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Giants in talks with Martin

Greater Western Sydney will closely consider the option of recruiting Richmond's out-of-contract youngster Dustin Martin, who can walk to the Giants in the pre-season draft.

Sources have confirmed that the Giants are talking to the Martin camp this week. The midfielder has been unable to reach agreement with Richmond about a new contract and the Tigers went public on Monday with the news that he was fielding offers from other clubs. Martin went on social media later in the day to say that he had not walked out on the club.

Martin has been offered close to $500,000 a season in his next contract by the Tigers, who released a statement on Monday expressing disappointment in the stalemate.

GWS can use its No.1 pick in the pre-season draft to recruit Martin, rather than having to recruit him via a trade.

The Tigers have been mindful of their tight cap and payments structure in dealing with Martin, who has been a high-maintenance player for the club in his four years at Punt Road.

"Given the considerable effort we have put into Dustin's development both on and off the field, and our efforts to retain him all season, we are extremely disappointed with this decision," Richmond general manager of football, Dan Richardson, said in a statement on Monday. "We are proud of the way Dustin has developed as a footballer and as a person in his time at Richmond, and we have been steadfast in our view that he is a required player who has an exciting football career ahead of him.

"However, we understand the business of football, and Dustin's right to pursue other opportunities.

"We have also stated previously that we are determined to adhere to our payment strategy for all of our players.''


  • If he wants out, why should Richmond waste any more time and money on him? Let him go and languish with the Giants.

    Date and time
    September 18, 2013, 8:31AM
    • If Capt Blood (jJack Dyer) was here he would give him his famous ' clip over the ear' and walk him out Punt Rd. Good call from RFC to withdraw contracts. However Dustins management or advisers are making it difficult I believe. " YELLOW AND BLACK"

      Dust Buster
      Date and time
      September 18, 2013, 8:42AM
      • Yep, typical outcome for the tigers. Lose a top draft pick, good average player. Get nothing.

        Date and time
        September 18, 2013, 8:48AM
        • Giants would be silly to take him with number 1 and miss out on Boyd. They'd be better off trading for a lesser pick, maybe a decent player who wants to come back to Melbourne and getting both Boyd and Dusty. I'm a Richmond supporter but I think working out a reasonable trade would be better for both our clubs.

          Date and time
          September 18, 2013, 8:55AM
          • You're an idiot Mike. Giant's have both no.1 pick in National Draft and Pre-Season Draft and they could potentially have both Boyd and Martin as well as Franklin on their list next season.

            Date and time
            September 18, 2013, 9:09AM
          • Thanks for clarifying, I was under the impression Martin would need to nominate for the National Draft, not the Pre-season draft. Calling me an Idiot is unnecessary, but I understand that some people get a bit ahead of their own self importance when they're sitting behind a keyboard.

            Date and time
            September 18, 2013, 9:24AM
          • But whatever happens....Greater Waste of Space (GWS) can have them! They are mercenaries and play for the coin.....I would always go for a champion team than a team of champions.....

            Date and time
            September 18, 2013, 10:00AM
          • Mick. People often get ahead of themselves by commenting on things they clearly haven't understood or read properly too (re. pre-season draft...) It's the modern mantra of backing yourself in loudly and proudly... Rushed comments and opinions provided in lieu of any 'considered thought'.....Anyway, Dustin is a talent and should probably be playing somewhere. The backwaters of Sydney may be the best bet. Richmond really don't need him if they're endeavouring to improve their culture.

            Date and time
            September 18, 2013, 11:29AM
        • I'm sure I'm not alone in wondering how the contract and draft system works. Even though Martin is out of contract, if he is not a "free agent" how can he do anything without Richmond's say so? Sports journalists so frequently seem to assume that their readers understand this arcane system. Science and business journalists are far less presumptive.

          Date and time
          September 18, 2013, 9:03AM
          • As a richmond supporter I dont care if he goes. Hes not that great a player and best of all he will FIT right in at western sydney! I mean 500 grand to kick a ball around and that's not enough for you? Greed is not always good. A man should ask himself what legacy do I want to leave? Do I want my legacy to be I was loyal and a team player or do I want it to be I left because I wasnt paid enough? I think richmond has the potential to do great things in the next 5 years, I have been patiently waiting 15 years (as a supporter) to see a premiership and they will get it. His career will be over by the time the giants make an impact. But perhaps he isnt interested in a premiership he just wants money.

            Date and time
            September 18, 2013, 9:14AM

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