- Sep 23, 2009
- AFL Club
You mean like when we walked Jack Martin to the pre-season draft? Or like when Dodoro blocked Daniher from getting to Sydney by rejecting a perfectly decent offer and then losing him for nothing a year later, seemingly just to stop us from getting Papley?Cause being seen to be absolute pricks at the trade table would be a great way to encourage other clubs to do the same to us?
And not your regulation Dodo or SOS type prick, but the kind of prick who rejects an acceptable trade only to give up the same asking price in the draft purely to deny it to the club who is losing the player.
Imagine if that became "acceptable" practice across the comp?
Furthermore, as much as it would deny Essendon Pick 8, it would effectively move every other club's pick up one spot, thereby helping 16 other sides...
Didn't seem to affect the following year's trading landscape one iota. The 'stains still got a decent return for Fantasia, they also managed to get Calldwell from GWS, and we did a great deal for Fogarty.
List managers are paid to get the best possible outcome for their club, and all of the clubs know that, obviously. And if a move like the one suggested was actually going to benefit "every other club", why would they be unhappy anyway?