Norm Smith Medallist
- Sep 13, 2011
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Raiders, Brumbies
Tomlinson was the only one I can remember that didn't have a contract on the table when he left.A number of the guys went for life changing differences in income. Corr, Tomlinson the most obvious, they really didnt have a choice. Pre-injury it was working great for Tomlinson, finally had a defined spot, was making good cash in the team on top.
Guys like Cameron, Shiel and Treloar commanded a huge wage wherever they went would be weighing it all up for different reasons.
I often wonder how Marchbank and Setterfeld feel. they were highly touted and haven't really fired a shot. Wonder if they regret their decisions.
I remember someone saying that of all the players that left Marchbank was the one that hurt most. Surprised me to hear that.
all the ones heater named had offers on the table from us and left for more money. There's a few who rejected the bigger dollars to stay. Treloar, Shiel et al, could have done the same.