- Dec 2, 2013
- AFL Club
- Brisbane Lions
Dear god, we're in for a long year on the witherden front, I can feel it.Unfortunately Witherden won't get sewn up.
He won't be a lion for life, the most we can hope for is a 1-2 year contract extension and if success is close maybe a year longer. I'll eat my socks if he is still with us in 5 years time. TBH I'm expecting a trade at the end of the year.
Not an indictement of Brisbane as a club we are a fantastic place to be around but witho doesn't like Brisbane city and misses his mates at home. (Strong pull from his girlfriend at home as well).
It's well known to the coaching stuff Witherdens dissatisfaction with Brisbane city (not the club) as the season draws on I believe games played will be a clear indication on whether he is committing to the club for longer or not.
It's no secret he didn't come back in the best of shape. Allthough well liked by team mates and coaching staff alike he unfortunately just doesn't fit well with life up here. Both him and the club knows he'll get the best out of himself back in Victoria.