Ollie Wines


#262

Plenty from what I’ve been told, for this very reason.


#263

I thought they were fine, as they have the 2016 Ryder/Monfries cap as spare to pay off a chunk, and Melbourne is paying for a chunk of Watt’s salary.


#264

Plus they were apparenty one of quite a few clubs EFC included that were set up well by not writing standard increases into player contracts for the new CBA when the salary cap got lifted.

So it left a large amount to play with

We had to re-sign most of our stars before it came into play, we also had retirements and moving on of plenty of senior players.

We’d still have room not even factoring in Goddard and others going

And there is no way Port haven’t done things to ensure they left sufficient for Wines either


#265

If he decides to leave, it ain’t going to be about money.


#266

Yep he has already said his family is living in Melbourne now

In previous years moving to Melb not really relevant as family up in Vic country still


#267

For a change I don’t want Fark Carlton to get the wooden spoon, would be good for North to finish below them as well as some interstate clubs.

Worst outcome would be for him to want to go home and Carlton to be able to hold the “walking to the pre-season draft” gun to Kochie’s testicles.

I’d much prefer Wines to hold the “I want to go to the EFC, so get it done” gun to Kochie’s testicles.


#268

Let’s make them use everybody last cent then


#269

As long as someone’s shooting Koch in the balls.


#270

Evil or Swine


#271

IMO if we have a pretty good year we will be a great destination choice pitch for him. Hoping we make an effort. Surely we will. There will be a bit of cap space leaving again at end of year and I’m fairly sure we paid fairly shrewdly last year for our onboards. Time will tell. If he has a ripper year look out cos this thread will go full Stringer


#272

On paper, Wines looks like the final piece of the puzzle for our developing midfield.

Inside
Wines
Heppell
Myers
Parish

Inside/outside
McGrath
Zerrett
Zaharakis
Smith
Goddard

X factor cameos
Tippa
Fantasia
Stringer

Waiting in the wings
Colyer
Langford
Laverde


#273

He would be a perfect fit.

Just listening to episode 4 of the Crawf and Hirdy podcast. They were discussing the Essendon midfield and Crawf said that Essendon should have a massive crack at Wines, who’s out of contact at the end of the year.
Hird said it was good call - so it must be!

A side note - Hirdy was saying how much he still loves the Bombers and football. Made me smile.


#274

yeah so is Wines gettable?

I’d trade any of our home sick SA players to get him.

And I would put him on big dollars. contested bull.

a bit of STFU the ball is mine on every line. (Hurley,Wines,Stringer,Hooker).


#275

The narrative out of Port has been a matter of not if but when he re-signs. I get the impression he might only got for a 2-year deal, as by the end of that time he will be a Restricted Free Agent and have more freedom to decide on his future.


#276

wont get wines


#277

Commentators were talking of succession plan of him taking over as Captain from Boak after this year.


#278

Who from SA do we have though?

Zerk and Fanta off the top of my head.

Zerk has potential but no currency yet!

Do we have anyone else?


#279

francis


#280

Ah yes


#281

that being said, for francis to be used in any form of a trade in which we still hav something int he draft for the next 2 years, we need him to play afl footy and play well for the 2nd half of the year.