3 have retired. 2 rookies delisted. You’d think 2 up for trade, but 1 in. With only (now) 2 worthwhile draft picks (assuming Francis is costing a pick) I doubt more will be delisted until trades are sorted.
I think those questions only arise if the player wants to leave, you’re salary dumping, or you really need to trade in a gun (like de Goey for instance). I’d be open to trading Florent or JMac. Not Rowbottom.
Local in a footy sense. I think there’s a benefit in NSW towns having “their boys” playing with Sydney. Wagga probably isn’t the greatest example of that as they’re footy mad anyway but as a general rule, all other things being equal, I’d like to hang on to nsw products.
Want isn’t the right word but Melican and Ronke have probably hit their ceilings with us and have some currency. I’d be asking for future picks.
Actually if there’s a player I “want” gone it’s Ladhams. I may grow to love him but right now I’m still livid.
I never forgot that and was unwavering in my support of Reid. I was right. I wanted Clarke delisted. I was wrong.
Opinions are fine. Analysis and criticism is also fine. Sometimes though I think the criticism goes beyond what’s reasonable and becomes unjustified and cruel online bullying.
James Bell 23yo. Ryan Clarke 25yo. By the Clarke measurement, we should give him a 2 year contract.
Ask also this. Bell is a Blood because Goodes got in his ear. Who’s to say Bell doesn’t have a similar effect. He certainly looks to be an engaging popular type of kid.
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I don’t think the criticism of Bell is racist. But it does tend to go beyond the constructive. You’d think the seasons of Reid and Clarke (and Fox) this year, a year we made the Grand Final would give cause for people to be more cautious about writing players off.
Especially Academy graduates.