TD the way the rookie list works nowadays is not that different to being on senior list. For guys who have proven talent along with an injury history, a heavily laden performance-based contract would be a better way to go.True. But I am putting my Case Forward.
I don't mind them Hating My Idea but don't have to get Personal though
No, we can't be aggrieved. We can't be cynical when we love what Howe & Treloar did, but cry treason when Freeman does the same (and maybe Moore might do).This is an interesting approach to players injured.
Is this the same approach if a player wants to leave? Or do we become all aggrieved how dare they treat us this way?
Interesting interpretation.No, we can't be aggrieved. We can't be cynical when we love what Howe & Treloar did, but cry treason when Freeman does the same (and maybe Moore might do).
However, do we want to be the most gracious team? If so, then we need to keep the following on our list until they decide they want to retire:
Blair (because he is a premiership player, and gives his all for the club)
OR.. we can be honest with those players, and tell them we do not believe they are capable/their bodies are not capable of continuing a senior AFL career. And then look to accommodate their next phase in life.
An assistant coaching/football position maybe?
A transfer to another club?
A move to the commentating/press.
Otherwise, we start with a list of 33 players and 7 honorary positions.
Good lock with that.
Not worth the risk - write off this year for him. Another pre season and see how he goes next season. However if we go deep into finals a block of 6-8 weeks now and he could be ready to play.If that's the case, we might be able to get a decent pick for him.