It's a salary cap pressure stunt.I was one of the vocal opponents of trading Preuss ahead of Goldstein.
Well, while Melbourne do have Gawn and that's a big factor - Preuss has played 2 AFL games this year and the last month in the VFL.
Finding a really good ruckman isn't as easy as people think.
If allowing Todd free passage was almost certainly getting us say pick #3 (say if he was as good as James Frawley and we were as sh*te as the 2014 demons..) then sure, I'd be listening.
But this isn't going to happen. The reward on offer is nowhere near enough to actively encourage this situation.
Crikey this will just make St Kilda chase him even harder. They've recently adopted a George Costanza-like "do the opposite of every Terry Wallace decision" strategy.Relax everybody.
Terry Tan has put a stop to it!
Wallace’s concerns with Saints’ reported Goldstein chase
Terry Wallace can’t see how veteran North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein would fit in at St Kilda, amid reported interest in the soon-to-be free agent. Goldstein, 30, is being monitored by the Saints who are looking to bolster its ruck stocks to support up-and-coming big man Rowan Marshall.
With the likes of Marshall, Tim Membrey, Josh Bruce, Max King and Paddy McCartin already on its books, Wallace says St Kilda would run the risk of becoming too top-heavy if they acquire the 2015 All-Australian. “I thought they’ve actually found their ruckman for the future. I think Rowan Marshall is really starting to grow and evolve as a player,” the AFL Hall of Famer told SEN Afternoons. “I can only think that St Kilda are looking to play tandem rucks … but how are they going to fit everyone in? “How would they be able to have Goldstein as their No.1 ruckman, have Rowan Marshall as your forward/ruck, then have (Tim) Membrey and (Josh) Bruce, who are the two key forwards at the moment? “You’re trying to bring Max King into the line-up in the next 12 months, and that’s not even accounting for Paddy McCartin. “There’s too many to be able to service.” Goldstein has played 223 games across a 13-year career with the Roos.
he'll also be a lot cheaper than he was previously.Then we get him and someone else.
Goldstein is going ok, but is not the future.
Yep.Goldy has hit form when it most matters, the last year of his contract. Perceived rival interest gives his management leverage in contract negotiations.Is this Goldstein's manager playing funny buggers?
Goldstein has been good lately. Is he one of those 'contract on the line, time to pull the finger out' types of players?
If so, no need to rush the contract. A dawdling Goldstein is worth nothing to the team. We've seen that.
Let him keep playing for his contract. One-year contracts.
Dunno as I'm not sure who is available.what do you propose instead? .
was still solid last year, this year has been even better.Dunno as I'm not sure who is available.
I think we should continue to prioritise building a quality, fast midfield.
I'm happy to keep him on a cheaper contract, but wouldn't fuss me at all if left
People have short memories. He's been very ordinary last couple of years overall.
2015 is 4 years ago.i think you've forgotten that he was AA in 2015
the last few weeks, was a major reason for the midfield domination and wins.
i love how you pick and choose what to reply to to suit your narrative, very much like a a polly.2015 is 4 years ago.
Played against 2 teams without an AzfL standard ruckman. He should have dominated.
He's got attractive offers from rival parties - or he's certainly got interest from rival partiesFrom Ralph via twitter
Dominated like 28 possessions 7 marks and 57 hit outs?2015 is 4 years ago.
Played against 2 teams without an AFL standard ruckman. He should have dominated.
As previous I'm happy to keep him. But there is no rush whatsoever to extend.
Oh, I've gotta go and read this.This rubbish is based upon the comments of a sacked coach:
"The Kangas are undertaking “a strategic shift,” as former coach Brad Scott put it."
One of the better space cadets on the Richmond board has the "inside word" that Cunnington is off to Tigerland next year.