- May 5, 2014
- AFL Club
We had Stokes, Kelly, Chapman, SJ, Hunt, Podsiadly, Byrnes, Varcoe all finish at second clubs. And tbh it's quite ok - it's just a post-script on a decorated career, they'll all be regarded as Geelong champions.
There are heaps of club champions who played out a final year or three at a different club. It doesn't really affect how they were seen in the end.
Nobody ever thinks of Sam Mitchell as an eagle, or Hodge as a Lion.
Even Isaac Smith - unless something crazy happens and Geelong get up again in 2023 he will be looked back on as a Hawk in 10 years time.
It really needs to be an even split in career for a player to be remembered as a two club player:
e.g. Buddy, Judd, Ablett jr