Seems that the break was in coverage was while the attendees were having dinnerThis is pretty poor. Wouldn't imagine they'd cut the Brownlow in half to go to a panel show in between, so why do it for the AFLW equivalent?
I was googling her to check images and compare - I was hoping that someone was hoping to call out to her & I could hear her nameShould've asked. If it was her, she probably would've been chuffed she was recognised as an AFLW player.
A pay stoush between Tayla Harris and Carlton could lead to the AFLW pin-up player looking for a new club.
Harris is asking for about $150,000 to play in the 2022 season, which would make her one of the highest-paid players in the sport.
She is a Tier 2 player which means she is paid about $25,000 to play football and the remainder would come from marketing and employment roles at the club.
Harris, 24, was believed to have earned about $80,000 this year, and the Blues are baulking at her new asking price.
Separately, the Blues are also privately questioning her dedication to football and whether she is a good fit for the team.
Coming off her worst season as a player — she finished outside the top 15 in the club best-and-fairest — the Blues were disappointed with her standards in preparation and commitment.
At one session during the past season, Harris walked off the training track — without telling any of her coaches — to post on her Instagram page.
That act drew the ire of her teammates.
She did not play the next game. The club listed her as “managed’’.
She was also late to several training sessions and arrived at the start of pre-season unfit.
If we're poaching from Carlton we'd want McEvoy or Prespakis - I'll back Barber in to continue developing at a good rate, she has the potential to be every bit as good as Harris if not better.No doubt one of the biggest names in the comp, but not sure she's worth her asking price, and say her and Carlton don't come to an agreement I hope we aren't a team that comes knocking
Rest of article - https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/...e/news-story/0d0be6dc1133f79a120e088013a7c6cf
Based on the season averages, you could argue Barber is better than Tayla Harris already.If we're poaching from Carlton we'd want McEvoy or Prespakis - I'll back Barber in to continue developing at a good rate, she has the potential to be every bit as good as Harris if not better.
Ave 2 marks, but only 1 contested mark per game an finished outside the top 15 in Carltons b&f - for a tier 2 player that is a shocking return, and her manager seems to be making excuses for her:Based on the season averages, you could argue Barber is better than Tayla Harris already.
Olivia averaged 6.6 possessions, 1.4 marks, 2.1 tackles, 2.6 hitouts and kicked 3 goals for the season.
Tayla Harris averaged 6 possessions, 2 marks, 2.1 tackles, 1 hitout and kicked 4 goals for the season.
And in regards to the following, while Carlton is mentioned it also seems to be a heavy focus on "the game" - so the manager & player is wanting a significant increase in her wage and not because of her contribution to the team, output on the field etc, but because of what she does "for the game". So if it's all about "the game" and seemingly more based on marketing, shouldn't that then come from the AFLW rather than from the club, because she sure as hell doesn't deserve to be one of the highest paid players based on her output
She added: “I think she’s worth a significant amount. The commitment to Carlton and what she’s done over the past two years for the game locally, nationally and internationally carries a lot of weight.
“Has she carried that weight (this year)? No. Does she rely on her team around her? Yes, to help her through that.
“I think she’s worth a hell of a lot, she’s worth over six figures to the game, absolutely.’’
It may not be a nice question to ask, but I wonder about her commitment to the game & her club versus her commitment to self promotion & marketingBig bucks for a talented player who's not currently performing and might already be past her best?