MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 23: Chris Dawes of the Demons looks dejected after a loss during the 2015 AFL round 21 match between the Carlton Blues and the Melbourne Demons at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia on August 23, 2015. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

I’ve got a lot of good footy to offer: Dawes

Delisted Melbourne forward Chris Dawes believes he still has enough good footy left in him to be able to help out another AFL team, but admitted that teams haven’t come calling for his services yet.

The 28-year-old made 50 appearances for the Demons in the four seasons he spent in red and blue, after 71 games for Collingwood between 2007-12.

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“I reckon they (the Demons) really are on the cusp of finals, particularly with the list that they’ve built and I saw a spot for myself there as a senior player who is able to do a lot of the heavy lifting and help these young players if I can absorb some physical pressure for them,” Dawes told Melbourne radio station RSN.

“But obviously the club saw it differently.”

The free agency period begins on November 1 and Dawes will be eligible to sign for another club from that date onwards, although the big forward hasn’t seen any interest yet.

“Not to me directly,” Dawes said when asked if other clubs had shown interest in him.

“I don’t know, maybe that’s not a great sign.

“I don’t see it as the end, I still reckon I’ve got a lot of good footy to offer certain teams so I’m hoping I can get another opportunity.”

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  1. Maybe drop how much you think your worth then maybe clubs will start looking. If he is keen on playing in 2017 he needs to take the 1st offer that’s thrown at him otherwise he want play.

  2. He wanted to go to the Bulldogs for $400k a year, Melbourne snapped him up. Obviously the doggies recruiting staff were pretty savvy on that one. he could play in our VFL side, may make an impact.

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