I think there is lots of speculation about. As Bucks said they forced Stevo, Treloar and Phillips out. Hearing the Phillips family account of how it played out it was brutal just as Bucks said.Open your mind - what would make the club trade someone with his talent.
In fact all the guys we got rid of, remember we chose them specifically and for a reason.
I’m not going to sh*t on them or speculate what that exactly is, but there is a reason. And it’s not just cap.
No doubt all 3 had some weaknesses but their big problem was they were all on big contracts and were bigger than their output. Some players had to be sacrificed for the cap.
We can speculate all we like and Stevo clearly had issues that need addressing. For me the pertinent question is if we didn’t have a cap problem do you believe any of these 3 would have been traded?
My answer Is a clear cut no
The manner it was done, very late and after almost all other clubs had already done their caps etc shows it was an emergency response to a cap crisis.