Dale Thomas on the free agency radar

Yahoo!7 November 7, 2012, 9:47 am

Dale Thomas could be the next big name to move clubs as a free agent, with the star Magpie's contract ending at the end of 2013.

Speculation on who could be the next star to cross clubs in 2013 has already begun despite a ball not yet being kicked in anger.

Thomas becomes a restricted free agent, but Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley just accepts the speculation that will go with it as a part of footy, the Herald Sun reported.

"We've got Dale Thomas who has got another 12 months of a contract and then he becomes a restricted free agent," coach Nathan Buckley said.

"There's going to be one story in the next 12 months that becomes bigger than others because it becomes the free agent story of the year.

"Now, Collingwood has probably had that two out of three years.

"Pendles (Scott Pendlebury) was big in the first year of GWS (Giants), and Clokey (Travis Cloke) was big.

"And Collingwood's a big club and we know we're going to get a lot of speculation about us."

Buckley felt that speculation regarding the future of star forward Travis Cloke affected his form throughout the season.

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  1. underarm_bowler05:00pm Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Nice one con Dom. Like it. Only thing better than pommy bashing is beating up on a kiwi

  2. underarm_bowler04:23pm Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Way to go Vicki. I'd call him too but what do say to a ventriloquists dummy?

  3. Dave's 4303:07pm Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    wow,,,, jeeze poms are tossers,,,well not all poms just poms who live in Aus named Steven who only can cut and paste....flogger !!!!! lol.

  4. vicki11:00am Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I just rang him and he really is a wally. He thinks by abusing everyone, makes him superior. The funny thing is, he came to live in our country. I wonder why when he keeps saying how great his ex country is.

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  5. Roger10:16am Friday 09th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Go easy on Steven, he's labouring under the illusion that the UK is a fully racially assimilated society and that he's welcome at all levels within it. Unfortunately he gets limited time on the computer in the nick so has to cut and paste rather than pose new argument.

  6. underarm_bowler08:05pm Thursday 08th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Stevens number is 0422 183 655. Give him a call so he can tell you how great England is......as he lives in Australia lol

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  7. underarm_bowler06:43am Thursday 08th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    ive made some change to my response to stevens cut and paste. let me know if anyone wants to add anything. Tim sainter has his phone number if you want to call him. Funny thing is that its an australian mobile phone number so guess where the dummy lives

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  8. underarm_bowler06:41am Thursday 08th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    LOLOL The poms are wankers in life and sport. They nearly lost the war to the Germans but thanks to the Aussies and the Yanks prevailed. They have had to rely on the though bronzed Aussies to bale them out of losing all wars and rely on us to show you how to play sports and be champions.They can only win on their own dirty soil and as history has shown they are reduced to a pathetic squandering country outside of their own confines. The only war they could win is the Falklands and even then it was close. Great Brittan are useless at sport and have shown that even they invented the game cricket have been smashed by every country from pillar to post. It took them a quarter of a decade to beat Australia in Australia. It takes four countries, England Scotland Wales and Ireland to which they can draw sports people from and even then they fail. Great Brittan, what’s great about it, has been kicked out of every country it invaded. They sent the convicts to Australia and now they are kicking down the doors to immigrate there. Their queen (not ours) is a taxrapist who rips of her own people so she can live a life of luxury. England, or as it’s known, little Pakistan, is now ruled by Muslims. We all sit back and laugh at you as you sing rule Britannia as you rule no one now. We laugh even more how you “keep a stiff upper lip” and drink your cups of tea and have cucumber sandwiches with your little pinky extended. We continue to laugh how you still don’t know how to shower, hence the name smelly pom. Your country is no longer a financial leader as you still haven’t recovered from the pounding the Germans gave you. Not only are you wankers in sport but you are wankers in life or as you pommy bustards say “tossers”. No wonder your country is run by a queen. We shall always be your masters in life and you will always be humble to us. Your miserable country with your miserable weather has produced many a lilly white pom. No wonder Australia has had to control the large influx of lilly white poms running away from not great Brittan. Even America kicked your backsides in a war. From rule the world you can’t even rule your own streets. And when you do get to Australia we all laugh how you welt like rotten fruit under our summer. Still Australia needs poms as we need someone to the menial and shite jobs. Even your beer is krap as its always hot. And you women much prefer the superiority of the Aussie male against the lily white pommy male. Even your cricket team is full of imports and soon the real Englishman will be a head wobbler and wear a turban.

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  9. Jan09:42pm Wednesday 07th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    WOW Stephen I appreciate parochial pumping up ones nation BUT trying to discredit Aussies in sport is like saying we can't swim or are good at any type of sport. Time to admit your only jealous coz ur so inadequate in hmmmm errr that department that guys so love...Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi wait until coming ashes series before making further outlandish statements, Your welcome !!!

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  10. Rob08:17pm Wednesday 07th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Hey Steven , have you found a job yet ?.