Watch the 2020 Toyota AFL Finals Series on Kayo with every game before the Grand Final Live & On-Demand. “It hasn’t worked out in the sense that he hasn’t played as much as he would have liked and the two-ruck set up hasn’t transpired. The … “Seriously, North Melbourne’s game plan was all over the place early in the year,” Richardson said on 3AW. He played in only 9 games and managed to kick only 8 goals. Supercoach Price: $227,600 Supercoach Profile. “It’s not a decision we’ve made lightly as Ben has been a tremendous part of our club since 2014,” Rawlings told the club website. sport; afl; AFL world reacts to North Melbourne letting Ben Brown go. “But he’s seen Marc Pittonet become a number one ruckman (at Carlton) and others around the league and he senses a real opportunity. “Braydon Preuss, a lot of interest in him. We will work with Ben and his management to secure a mutually beneficial outcome.”. North’s 2020 season came to lacklustre finish as they finished second last on the ladder and they haven’t wasted anytime in planning for the future. “He will seek a new home and I believe it will be a team in the finals,” AFL journalist Damian Barrett told the Sunday Footy Show. AFL Fantasy Price: $359,000 AFL Fantasy Profile. "Maybe they can target someone like Ben Brown who can stay at home at full forward and straighten them up.". But after the Kangaroos shocked fans last month by announcing that they would cut star forward Ben Brown, who kicked over 60 goals for the Kangaroos in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Crawford has urged the Saints to make a play for the out of favour North Melbourne goal kicker. Tennis champion and Richmond Tigers fan Ash Barty will present the premiership cup if her team defeats Geelong. Watch the futuristic new series Brave New World only on Stan. Speaking on RSN Radio, Ramanauskas was left staggered by North Melbourne’s call to part ways with Brown. One of the many bright spots for the club was witnessing 20-year-old King boot 22 goals in his first real season of AFL footy after sitting on the sidelines in 2019 due to an ACL injury. "They're quite incredible, over 200 centimetres and can run like the wind. “(Brown had kicked) 63 goals, 61 goals, 64 goals on the way to this. Is there still a place in the game for an old-school, lead and mark full-forward with a run-up like that?” SEN’s Ashley Browne wrote. sport; afl; AFL 2020: Ben Brown dropped after baby death, North Melbourne confirm. He’s had a really poor year this year, so have a lot of key forwards the way football is being played. 2019: Brown became just the third North Melbourne player to kick 60+ goals in three consecutive seasons. “Ben was engaged there, you look at his work at the AFLW team, he was a North Melbourne player,” he said. He could have more of an influence up the field. Foxfooty.com.au has confirmed that negotiations stalled when manager Adam Ramanauskas pushed for a fourth year irrespective of triggers, pointing to Brown’s superb consistency leading into the year, having booted at least 60 goals for three straight seasons. Brown went on to be an influential player in the North Melbourne team in the latter stages of the season with strong … That’s a drop of at least $1.5 million from what he was offered pre-season. Managing just eight goals from nine games in 2020, which was cut short by a knee injury, the financial ramifications for the 27-year-old may not truly hit home until a new deal is struck elsewhere, with his wage set to be far below that which was offered by the Kangaroos at the start of the season. The club have so far culled 11 players from the list, but on Wednesday it was the news of Brown’s departure that captured the footy communities attention. Height: 200cm Weight: 101kg Position: Forward Last Drafted: Round 3, Pick #47 2013 National Draft by North Melbourne Kangaroos. “I’m not sure if Ben has got this one wrong or his management have got this wrong, but I don’t know how you can have a contract that has three years on it and then get to the end of the year and have nothing in front of you,” King said on AFL 360. Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >. Ben Brown’s career at North Melbourne appears to be coming to an end after the AFL club confirmed they are willing to trade for the full-forward. Jackson Williams: Shocking CCTV footage captures footy playe... Mike Tyson’s ‘absolute power’ ahead of comeback, NBA 2020: Michael Jordan photo, Keegan Hall Instagram news. AFL Trades 2020: Jesse Hogan Fremantle contract news, Sydney... AFL news 2020: Kane Cornes, Sam Walsh wins Mark of the Year,... Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Ben Brown might have cost himself big time. “I think North had decided a while ago that they’d probably be better placed without Ben and that’s a brave call, 60 goals in the last three years. Follow Ben Brown's progress through AFL. “They are a keen observer given the protection that they still feel that Max King needs in the early stage of his career.”. Age: 27yr 10mth Games: 130 Born: November 20, 1992 Origin: Werribee Tigers. Brown played his junior Football for the Devonport Football Club. “GWS are in the mix but there’s a few interested parties there, even if the Giants seem the logical suitor. The money angle left former North Melbourne premiership star David King scratching his head, saying it was an ugly look for the player and his management. Brown kicked a goal in his first game and impressed coach Brad Scottenough to keep his spot the following week. Former star Richmond forward Matthew Richardson couldn’t believe the call from North and believes once he gets his fitness back, Brown will be in the Coleman Medal hunt all over again. Ben Brown was offered close to $850,000 a season for three years, with a trigger for a fourth, by North Melbourne at the start of 2020. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites.