- Aug 13, 2020
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
clubs setting themselves up to have ready made replacements when hall and ziebel retire in 2-3 years.This $1m+ argument that keeps on being brought up is a bit of a strawman.
Is anyone actually proposing $1m+ offers? By contrast, $700k would be comparable to what Ziebell is on... and would still not be anywhere near what Darcy Moore is currently getting paid.
Hall is 31. Ziebell will be 31 when the next season starts.
I'm open minded to the possibility that Perez et al will impress this year but time is running out to bring the defence up to speed with where the rest of our ground is at. The equilibrium between where our defensive talent is tracking is out of whack with the great progress elsewhere on the ground.
So a serious investment in one proven elite KPD and one proven elite rebounding defender in the prime of their careers shouldn't be dismissed out of hand just because we all want our kids to have every opportunity to succeed.