It is interesting the other club affected by the Bombers saga was Port who got to pay Monfries and Ryder outside the cap. Who were clubs who bought in the most “names” last year in trade and free agency? Essendon Smith Saad and Stringer. Port Rockliff Motlop Watts
Rucci reported over here at the time that Port got a million dollar free kick with the cap due to the bomber saga
What a weird thread. They missed out on a year's salary and had their reputations tarnished which affects their ability to get jobs in the media or coaching roles. They also have stress claims due to the highly publicised nature of the drama and people in the media trying to put the fear of long-term health problems into their minds. This was all a direct result of decisions made by the club. Everyone got a pay-out and was not influenced by whether or not they stayed at the club.
I am waiting to hear Alex Jones' take on all this.
I would've thought, you can't keep bringing sought after players from other teams in without losing any yourself. Unless there's something still hanging over from the insurance payments I don't understand.