- Apr 17, 2007
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
Other clubs don’t offer anything substantial for our players - is the more likely reason.We as a board/club are very adverse to it, because on the flip side, we've rarely lost players like other clubs.
Loyalty is a pillar of the club.
However, it seems to be at our detriment with one of the longest GF droughts in the league at the moment.
The cushiest AFL career is at North at times....
We were one of the most active sides (at also losing players) during the Pagan era, it coincided with one of our most successful areas. We also built one of the largest draft hands in history for a contending side over multiple years.
Losing players isn't the sky is falling type scenario, especially if they are in serious demand, often it's the way clubs generate a way of moving forward.
See Melbourne/Hogan and Port Adelaide's 2018.