Scandal Fremantle forward Cam McCarthy quits club after being told he won’t get a new contract

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Altum Volantes

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His manager is seriously at odds with Freo - anymore Colin Young players left on the list?

Messy way to end an AFL career. He won’t get another run. He didn’t fire a shot at Freo (and no, 1 off games don’t count) and he has a highly questionable history now.

Freo posters spinning this turn of events as an astute move by both player and club - come on - keep this sh*t in-house. I realise you are still clearing a backlog of Ross Lyon passion projects but it’s really not a good look having players quit the club before the season is even done.
 

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His manager is seriously at odds with Freo - anymore Colin Young players left on the list?

Messy way to end an AFL career. He won’t get another run. He didn’t fire a shot at Freo (and no, 1 off games don’t count) and he has a highly questionable history now.

Freo posters spinning this turn of events as an astute move by both player and club - come on - keep this sh*t in-house. I realise you are still clearing a backlog of Ross Lyon passion projects but it’s really not a good look having players quit the club before the season is even done.
Isn't the chat that he got told he's not going to get a new contract so he walked?

It's not ideal, but if he gets to leave early rather than training for no reason at all then it's a win-win really?
 

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Isn't the chat that he got told he's not going to get a new contract so he walked?

It's not ideal, but if he gets to leave early rather than training for no reason at all then it's a win-win really?
I just don’t think a guy (with unquestionable talent) walking away from the club before the season is done is ‘win-win’. Shows a level of disconnect between player and club. Plenty of guys know their time is up at a footy club before the end of a season - rarely do we see players ‘cut ties’ immediately when that becomes apparent. 3rd time in recent seasons that this has happened at Freo that I can recall - Bennell, Kersten, McCarthy.

Maybe it’s a byproduct of the current situation but regardless, it’s not a good look and I think Freo would rather it didn’t happen regularly.
 

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I just don’t think a guy (with unquestionable talent) walking away from the club before the season is done is ‘win-win’. Shows a level of disconnect between player and club. Plenty of guys know their time is up at a footy club before the end of a season - rarely do we see players ‘cut ties’ immediately when that becomes apparent. 3rd time in recent seasons that this has happened at Freo that I can recall - Bennell, Kersten, McCarthy.

Maybe it’s a byproduct of the current situation but regardless, it’s not a good look and I think Freo would rather it didn’t happen regularly.
i think it is in part due to the current situation, in 'normal times' he'd just be playing at Peel each week trying to prove himself to other clubs there, whereas this year with the hubs etc he simply can't do it.
 

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In fairness, he has the talent to be a really good player, but just couldn't manage AFL life.
At GWS in those days he was third in line after Cameron & Patton, the time off he had to take probably didn’t help but he certainly struggled as the main man. Freo’s game style probably didn’t help his cause
 

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i think it is in part due to the current situation, in 'normal times' he'd just be playing at Peel each week trying to prove himself to other clubs there, whereas this year with the hubs etc he simply can't do it.
You may be right - maybe he gets special permission to play at Souths for the rest of the year. I’d think though that would be something you organise BEFORE you bail from your AFL club....because if he doesn’t get given permission to do that he will be running around in the ammos, or more likely, not playing footy at all. So perhaps that’s just the plan now...after he has packed his bags and cleared out of Freo.

Anyway, it’s neither here nor there - he’s done at AFL level.
 

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You may be right - maybe he gets special permission to play at Souths for the rest of the year. I’d think though that would be something you organise BEFORE you bail from your AFL club....because if he doesn’t get given permission to do that he will be running around in the ammos, or more likely, not playing footy at all. So perhaps that’s just the plan now...after he has packed his bags and cleared out of Freo.

Anyway, it’s neither here nor there - he’s done at AFL level.
He did sit out of the game for a year to get to freo so he’s mentality is different from majority of footballers.
 

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I just don’t think a guy (with unquestionable talent) walking away from the club before the season is done is ‘win-win’. Shows a level of disconnect between player and club. Plenty of guys know their time is up at a footy club before the end of a season - rarely do we see players ‘cut ties’ immediately when that becomes apparent. 3rd time in recent seasons that this has happened at Freo that I can recall - Bennell, Kersten, McCarthy.
Maybe that’s because they prefer to continue being paid?
 

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I just don’t think a guy (with unquestionable talent) walking away from the club before the season is done is ‘win-win’. Shows a level of disconnect between player and club. Plenty of guys know their time is up at a footy club before the end of a season - rarely do we see players ‘cut ties’ immediately when that becomes apparent. 3rd time in recent seasons that this has happened at Freo that I can recall - Bennell, Kersten, McCarthy.

Maybe it’s a byproduct of the current situation but regardless, it’s not a good look and I think Freo would rather it didn’t happen regularly.
It's not a great look for them. Perhaps they should do like every other club and not tell blokes mid year they won't be recontracted. Dangle a carrot, see if they train the house down and bust a gut don't cut them off with the season still going on.
 

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Pretty sure I read tonight he had a serious medical issue this year and couldn't travel to hub and now has been informed he won't be offered a contract beyond 2020.
 

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Jason Carter has walked too. Just got a club suspension of 5 weeks for drink driving. With the restrictions on AFL players at the moment and these 2 not going to play any more, they may just be doing it for a bit of freedom. It saves the club having to pay fines for covid breaches.

Seems to be a good spirit around the club at the moment so I wouldnt really view this as a reflection on management.
 

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Whenever he played against Carlton he never missed at GWS & Freo then the following weeks he would be putting them on the full from 30 metres out directly in front.

I would be surprised if another team takes a chance on him.