#26 Cale "Thank You Mr" Hooker

A supposed bidding war for hooker is on the back page of the west:

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/afl/a/30792593/cale-hooker-set-to-start-bidding-war/

All-Australian defender Cale Hooker will defer talks about his future until at least mid-season in a move expected to spark a bidding war among rival clubs.

The 27-year-old West Australian is one of the 12 Essendon players sitting out the 2016 season while serving doping bans.

The West Australian understands Hooker has been advised to wait until midway through this year before contemplating where he wants to play in 2017 and beyond.

The postponement of contract talks comes with compensation claims still being prepared on behalf of the 34 past and present Essendon players who were involved in the club’s 2012 supplements program and suspended last month by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

AFL Players Association chief executive Paul Marsh confirmed the appeal details this morning, saying the papers would be lodged in Switzerland later in the day.

Essendon’s insurers have committed to covering the costs of the appeal.

“What they’re seeking to do is clear their name,” Essendon chairman Lindsay Tanner told the ABC yesterday.

“It’s theoretically possible they could succeed in these proceedings and be available to play and play before the end of the 2016 season, but it sounds to me like that’s an unlikely picture.”

The dozen banned Bombers, including captain Jobe Watson, will be eligible to file for a contract breach and leave the club as de-listed free agents.

Hooker has already attracted strong interest as an official restricted free agent and given his value as one of the AFL’s best key-position players.

Fremantle are likely to chase the East Fremantle product.

The Dockers are yet to identify a replacement for retired defender Luke McPharlin.

Hooker’s experience in defence would complement Zac Dawson, Michael Johnson and emerging Alex Pearce.

Hooker, 197cm, also went forward in the second half of last season, booting 21 goals in 10 matches. The 133-gamer is coming off his best two seasons, winning his first All-Australian jumper in 2014 and Essendon’s best-and-fairest award last year.

Hooker previously turned down the chance to return to WA, refusing to be traded to West Coast in 2012 as part of a three-way deal with St Kilda involving Eagles defender Mitch Brown.

Four other West Australians — Travis Colyer, Ben Howlett, David Myers and Tayte Pears — are on the banned list and loom as targets for the WA clubs. Essendon are believed to have offered the players an extra year on their existing deals.

It’s got leaving the club all over it.
I’ll be very surprised if he stays now.

How do you infer that from this article?

They have taken some facts and said it may happen.

A supposed bidding war for hooker is on the back page of the west:

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/afl/a/30792593/cale-hooker-set-to-start-bidding-war/

All-Australian defender Cale Hooker will defer talks about his future until at least mid-season in a move expected to spark a bidding war among rival clubs.

The 27-year-old West Australian is one of the 12 Essendon players sitting out the 2016 season while serving doping bans.

The West Australian understands Hooker has been advised to wait until midway through this year before contemplating where he wants to play in 2017 and beyond.

The postponement of contract talks comes with compensation claims still being prepared on behalf of the 34 past and present Essendon players who were involved in the club’s 2012 supplements program and suspended last month by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

AFL Players Association chief executive Paul Marsh confirmed the appeal details this morning, saying the papers would be lodged in Switzerland later in the day.

Essendon’s insurers have committed to covering the costs of the appeal.

“What they’re seeking to do is clear their name,” Essendon chairman Lindsay Tanner told the ABC yesterday.

“It’s theoretically possible they could succeed in these proceedings and be available to play and play before the end of the 2016 season, but it sounds to me like that’s an unlikely picture.”

The dozen banned Bombers, including captain Jobe Watson, will be eligible to file for a contract breach and leave the club as de-listed free agents.

Hooker has already attracted strong interest as an official restricted free agent and given his value as one of the AFL’s best key-position players.

Fremantle are likely to chase the East Fremantle product.

The Dockers are yet to identify a replacement for retired defender Luke McPharlin.

Hooker’s experience in defence would complement Zac Dawson, Michael Johnson and emerging Alex Pearce.

Hooker, 197cm, also went forward in the second half of last season, booting 21 goals in 10 matches. The 133-gamer is coming off his best two seasons, winning his first All-Australian jumper in 2014 and Essendon’s best-and-fairest award last year.

Hooker previously turned down the chance to return to WA, refusing to be traded to West Coast in 2012 as part of a three-way deal with St Kilda involving Eagles defender Mitch Brown.

Four other West Australians — Travis Colyer, Ben Howlett, David Myers and Tayte Pears — are on the banned list and loom as targets for the WA clubs. Essendon are believed to have offered the players an extra year on their existing deals.

Fark off you WA carnts!*

*No offence to any WA Blitzers.

A supposed bidding war for hooker is on the back page of the west:

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/afl/a/30792593/cale-hooker-set-to-start-bidding-war/

All-Australian defender Cale Hooker will defer talks about his future until at least mid-season in a move expected to spark a bidding war among rival clubs.

The 27-year-old West Australian is one of the 12 Essendon players sitting out the 2016 season while serving doping bans.

The West Australian understands Hooker has been advised to wait until midway through this year before contemplating where he wants to play in 2017 and beyond.

The postponement of contract talks comes with compensation claims still being prepared on behalf of the 34 past and present Essendon players who were involved in the club’s 2012 supplements program and suspended last month by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

AFL Players Association chief executive Paul Marsh confirmed the appeal details this morning, saying the papers would be lodged in Switzerland later in the day.

Essendon’s insurers have committed to covering the costs of the appeal.

“What they’re seeking to do is clear their name,” Essendon chairman Lindsay Tanner told the ABC yesterday.

“It’s theoretically possible they could succeed in these proceedings and be available to play and play before the end of the 2016 season, but it sounds to me like that’s an unlikely picture.”

The dozen banned Bombers, including captain Jobe Watson, will be eligible to file for a contract breach and leave the club as de-listed free agents.

Hooker has already attracted strong interest as an official restricted free agent and given his value as one of the AFL’s best key-position players.

Fremantle are likely to chase the East Fremantle product.

The Dockers are yet to identify a replacement for retired defender Luke McPharlin.

Hooker’s experience in defence would complement Zac Dawson, Michael Johnson and emerging Alex Pearce.

Hooker, 197cm, also went forward in the second half of last season, booting 21 goals in 10 matches. The 133-gamer is coming off his best two seasons, winning his first All-Australian jumper in 2014 and Essendon’s best-and-fairest award last year.

Hooker previously turned down the chance to return to WA, refusing to be traded to West Coast in 2012 as part of a three-way deal with St Kilda involving Eagles defender Mitch Brown.

Four other West Australians — Travis Colyer, Ben Howlett, David Myers and Tayte Pears — are on the banned list and loom as targets for the WA clubs. Essendon are believed to have offered the players an extra year on their existing deals.

It’s got leaving the club all over it.
I’ll be very surprised if he stays now.

Terry Wallet said on the weekend there were reports that two of Essendons prime movers that are suspended, were seen talking with other clubs.
So let's see... Pears would be one of the Scanias, who's the other one?
Some managers are seeing this as a chance to extend deals at very inflated prices otherwise threaten to walk. Interesting how this plays out.

On Wallace and his co host, I heard them say that and then say it is too early to name names. Thus, pure speculation.

I would have thought that it would be wrong for any club to be speaking with any player at this time of year when they are still contracted? Or is it Essendon therefore it is okay?

Think you answered your own question there IceT. Essendon = Open hunting season.

Some managers are seeing this as a chance to extend deals at very inflated prices otherwise threaten to walk. Interesting how this plays out.

On Wallace and his co host, I heard them say that and then say it is too early to name names. Thus, pure speculation.

I would have thought that it would be wrong for any club to be speaking with any player at this time of year when they are still contracted? Or is it Essendon therefore it is okay?

No idea if it is permitted or not but contact is being made through managers.

Unfortunately, our WA brethren will be writing this crapola all year.

The only two we MUST keep are Heppell and Hurley, rest is a non issue

Terry Wallet said on the weekend there were reports that two of Essendons prime movers that are suspended, were seen talking with other clubs.

Fkn hell, every time any one of these jackals forgets to bring something for show & tell, this will be the go to story.

I heard a/one/some/ of the 12 are having talks with/have been approached by/have been offered,… just get used to it. It will be like this for the whole season.

Terry Wallet said on the weekend there were reports that two of Essendons prime movers that are suspended, were seen talking with other clubs.

Wallace is like the Pazza of the media. Nothing comes across his desk.

A supposed bidding war for hooker is on the back page of the west:

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/afl/a/30792593/cale-hooker-set-to-start-bidding-war/

All-Australian defender Cale Hooker will defer talks about his future until at least mid-season in a move expected to spark a bidding war among rival clubs.

The 27-year-old West Australian is one of the 12 Essendon players sitting out the 2016 season while serving doping bans.

The West Australian understands Hooker has been advised to wait until midway through this year before contemplating where he wants to play in 2017 and beyond.

The postponement of contract talks comes with compensation claims still being prepared on behalf of the 34 past and present Essendon players who were involved in the club’s 2012 supplements program and suspended last month by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

AFL Players Association chief executive Paul Marsh confirmed the appeal details this morning, saying the papers would be lodged in Switzerland later in the day.

Essendon’s insurers have committed to covering the costs of the appeal.

“What they’re seeking to do is clear their name,” Essendon chairman Lindsay Tanner told the ABC yesterday.

“It’s theoretically possible they could succeed in these proceedings and be available to play and play before the end of the 2016 season, but it sounds to me like that’s an unlikely picture.”

The dozen banned Bombers, including captain Jobe Watson, will be eligible to file for a contract breach and leave the club as de-listed free agents.

Hooker has already attracted strong interest as an official restricted free agent and given his value as one of the AFL’s best key-position players.

Fremantle are likely to chase the East Fremantle product.

The Dockers are yet to identify a replacement for retired defender Luke McPharlin.

Hooker’s experience in defence would complement Zac Dawson, Michael Johnson and emerging Alex Pearce.

Hooker, 197cm, also went forward in the second half of last season, booting 21 goals in 10 matches. The 133-gamer is coming off his best two seasons, winning his first All-Australian jumper in 2014 and Essendon’s best-and-fairest award last year.

Hooker previously turned down the chance to return to WA, refusing to be traded to West Coast in 2012 as part of a three-way deal with St Kilda involving Eagles defender Mitch Brown.

Four other West Australians — Travis Colyer, Ben Howlett, David Myers and Tayte Pears — are on the banned list and loom as targets for the WA clubs. Essendon are believed to have offered the players an extra year on their existing deals.

Some managers are seeing this as a chance to extend deals at very inflated prices otherwise threaten to walk. Interesting how this plays out.

On Wallace and his co host, I heard them say that and then say it is too early to name names. Thus, pure speculation.

I would have thought that it would be wrong for any club to be speaking with any player at this time of year when they are still contracted? Or is it Essendon therefore it is okay?

Terry Wallet said on the weekend there were reports that two of Essendons prime movers that are suspended, were seen talking with other clubs.

Some managers are seeing this as a chance to extend deals at very inflated prices otherwise threaten to walk. Interesting how this plays out.

On Wallace and his co host, I heard them say that and then say it is too early to name names. Thus, pure speculation.

The fact that a contract is completed does not mean that a breach of it is not a breach or you can't sue. If someone builds your house and after 10 yrs of living there you venture into the garage for the first time only to discover it's been constructed with styrofoam you can still sue the builder.

But if you bought the house, lived there 10 years and the builder said it might be styrofoam and you then sold it and bought again?

It’s not the same thing. The metaphor is hard to get right so think of it exactly how it is. Ryder is no longer trying to “break” his contract. That might be another story. If he was going after us for money it wouldn’t be any different to NLM or Dyson Heppell going after money.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/afl/a/31078404/essendon-will-struggle-to-keep-hooker/

Dons will struggle to keep Hooker
Dale Miller
March 12, 2016, 12:01 am

Cale Hooker faces a looming decision between money or loyalty, with Essendon unwilling to match the financial terms of Fremantle’s lucrative five-year offer to the free agent.

The 27-year-old swingman is expected to either return to Perth next year to join the Dockers or stay at Essendon despite attracting significant interest from three other clubs.

Fremantle’s pitch to lure the West Australian home is believed to be worth close to $800,000 a year, a deal that would secure Hooker until the end of the 2021 season.

The Weekend West understands Essendon are prepared to match the length of the offer from Fremantle, but not the money. A revised offer presented to Hooker’s management by Bombers list manager Adrian Dodoro is believed to be worth $600,000 a year.

The 2014 All-Australian is one of 34 past and present Essendon players banned for their part in the club’s flawed supplements program of 2012.

The Dockers will have more room inside their salary cap from 2017 to accommodate Hooker, with club games record holder Matthew Pavlich to retire after this season.

However, Fremantle will need an answer over Hooker’s future sooner rather than later given the pressing need to shore up the rest of their playing list.

Aaron Sandilands, last year’s All-Australian squad nominee Lachie Neale, leadership group member Lee Spurr and midfielder Michael Barlow are all uncontracted past this season.

Danyle Pearce and Chris Mayne are also in the final year of their existing deals.

The fact that a contract is completed does not mean that a breach of it is not a breach or you can't sue. If someone builds your house and after 10 yrs of living there you venture into the garage for the first time only to discover it's been constructed with styrofoam you can still sue the builder.

I don’t think its a fair comparison. Your still living in the house off the original contract. These players have re-signed a new contract. Yes they can sue for breach of the first contract. I understand that and think its fair. But they have new contracts they have that haven’t been breached. How are they allowed to break that new contract?

The fact that a contract is completed does not mean that a breach of it is not a breach or you can't sue. If someone builds your house and after 10 yrs of living there you venture into the garage for the first time only to discover it's been constructed with styrofoam you can still sue the builder.

But if you bought the house, lived there 10 years and the builder said it might be styrofoam and you then sold it and bought again?

The fact that a contract is completed does not mean that a breach of it is not a breach or you can’t sue. If someone builds your house and after 10 yrs of living there you venture into the garage for the first time only to discover it’s been constructed with styrofoam you can still sue the builder.

Well if he was an Essendon staff member and was running around telling everybody we might be investigated for PED then I'm not surprised we were investigated for PED use. Jesus H Christ.

The guy would only have been about ~20 at the time. You know how these young guys are.

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