- Sep 14, 2006
- AFL Club
- Brisbane Lions
- Other Teams
- GWS; CCMariners; NQCowboys; Ravens
I think the key part was Fev was basically being thrown out the door by Carlton and yet we paid market rate for him and took on his full contract.I never really understood why Fevola was so bad. He was the reining Coleman medalist iirc. We traded a lot to get him and it was obviously a risk, but l suppose the thing that made it really bad was we didn't put someting in the contract that helps us in case he did something bad e.g. gambling etc.
The original offer (Rischitelli and Bradshaw) would've worked out pretty well for us in hindsight, but Rischitelli refusing to sign a contract extension sunk that. After that died we effectively gave up more (a first round pick and a recent first round selection) despite only bidding against ourselves.