Completely agree.It's about time clubs took a stand against contracted players trying to strongarm their way out. In most leagues around the world, offering contracts to other teams' contracted players is called tampering, and you get fined and/or lose draft picks if caught doing it. In AFL it gets lauded and celebrated. Papley, Hill, Daniher, Kelly, Bruce etc all have signed contracts, and then changed their mind and expect to be traded. What's even worse is they expect to be able to demand where they will be traded to. It makes the AFL more of a laughing stock than it otherwise already is, and the sooner a few clubs stand up to this crap the better, for the good of the competition.
In the NBA there have been a heap of fines lately for 'tampering' for seemlingly innocent comments made in the media about contracted players. I wouldnt expect it to get that far but clearly the AFL need to tighten up on this