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Hawkins: New Cats deal will get done

January 17, 2015 11:44:11 UK

Forward Tom Hawkins is intent on signing a new deal with Geelong, rather than testing free agency at the end of this season.

The Cats face the prospect of losing Hawkins, who has been the Cats’ leading goalkicker for the past three seasons, later this year.

The 26-year-old, though, says contract talks are progressing well and he’s optimistic of reaching an agreement with the club, who are 14.00 to win the Grand Final, before the start of the 2015 AFL campaign.

It’s an old cliche in football but until the time comes for both parties to sit down, we’ll do that and we’ll get it taken care of.

Tom Hawkins

Hawkins, who is with team-mate Joel Selwood for testing at a sports science institute in Florida, said of the negotiations: “We’ll work that out over the next couple of months but at the moment I’m firmly entrenched in pre-season and doing what I can to prepare myself for the season. But that (the contract) is going to get done. I’m happy with how it’s going.”

The 2012 All-Australian said there was bound to be speculation over players who were months away from free agency.

“That’s football, that’s what it’s evolved to in the past couple of years, so there’s going to be pressure on all sorts of players and scrutiny along the way,” he added. “It’s an old cliché in football but until the time comes for both parties to sit down, we’ll do that and we’ll get it taken care of.”

Hawkins has won two premierships with Geelong, in 2009 and 2011, coming third in the Norm Smith Medal votes in his second Grand Final. He finished equal second in the Coleman Medal the following year, with 62 goals, and led the club in goals with 49 in 2013 and 68 last season.

Geelong are 2.30 to finish in the top four.

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Hawkins: New Cats deal will get done

January 17, 2015 11:44:11 UK

Forward Tom Hawkins is intent on signing a new deal with Geelong, rather than testing free agency at the end of this season.

The Cats face the prospect of losing Hawkins, who has been the Cats’ leading goalkicker for the past three seasons, later this year.

The 26-year-old, though, says contract talks are progressing well and he’s optimistic of reaching an agreement with the club, who are 14.00 to win the Grand Final, before the start of the 2015 AFL campaign.

It’s an old cliche in football but until the time comes for both parties to sit down, we’ll do that and we’ll get it taken care of.

Tom Hawkins

Hawkins, who is with team-mate Joel Selwood for testing at a sports science institute in Florida, said of the negotiations: “We’ll work that out over the next couple of months but at the moment I’m firmly entrenched in pre-season and doing what I can to prepare myself for the season. But that (the contract) is going to get done. I’m happy with how it’s going.”

The 2012 All-Australian said there was bound to be speculation over players who were months away from free agency.

“That’s football, that’s what it’s evolved to in the past couple of years, so there’s going to be pressure on all sorts of players and scrutiny along the way,” he added. “It’s an old cliché in football but until the time comes for both parties to sit down, we’ll do that and we’ll get it taken care of.”

Hawkins has won two premierships with Geelong, in 2009 and 2011, coming third in the Norm Smith Medal votes in his second Grand Final. He finished equal second in the Coleman Medal the following year, with 62 goals, and led the club in goals with 49 in 2013 and 68 last season.

Geelong are 2.30 to finish in the top four.

Don’t forget, all of the fantastic markets we have to offer, including In-Play betting, can be accessed on mobile or tablet with bet365 On The Move.

View all Australian Rules betting

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