Especially since he’s captain now!If one of Witts or Grundy could play as a decent forward both would be with us.
Grundy is clearly the better player so we made the right choice but everyone knew we should’ve got more for him. GC got something like pick 13 for Hickey, we paid pick 14 for Cam Wood.
I couldn’t believe we didn’t get one of GC’s mid 20 picks for him.
This is revisionist at best. Anyone who’d paid attention the year he was traded knew that:None of us has a crystal ball, time waits for no one and he had been on the list for some time without realizing his true potential. At times you have to pull the plug and say enough.
No one can say before hand that it's the right or wrong call but players can't be left on the list perpetually on 'potential'.
Brodie has always rejected captaincy talk so there is no loss of value there.Especially since he’s captain now!
I wouldn't use the term "arguably".It was fairly obvious to most that unfortunately we had managed to recruit and develop two 1st rucks so we were always going to lose one of them at some stage. Good to see Witts doing so well but luckily for us, Grundy is doing arguably even better.
Stop being wise after the event, that way lies madness.It’s even more annoying that he should’ve been part of the Treloar trade. Could’ve been pick 7 and Witts for Treloar and we would’ve had pick 8 the following year
Nothing about his statement is being wise after the event. The club literally had worked out a deal with GWS to have Witts as a part of the Treloar trade but Witts scuttled it and backed himself in to make it at Collingwood. He’d be the first ruck at GWS now if he’d accepted the trade offer back then.Stop being wise after the event, that way lies madness.
Coulda, shoulda, woulda.
It is what it is, stop beating yourself up with scenarios.
I thought second guessing was what this board was all about! I've been sorely misled by the thousands of second guessers on here!Brodie has always rejected captaincy talk so there is no loss of value there.
Both players have always been first rucks - each playing much better with the other out of the side so a choice was necessary.
A choice was necessary and as Brodie was by far the better player around the ground it was a no brainer.
We need to stop second guessing decisions the club has made with after the fact wisdom.
Brodie was our choice.
Witts needed to leave to further his career.
We acceded to helping him find another situation.
The entire competition knew the club and Wittsy's situation so of course GCS played hardball.
Any club would do in their situation.
I liked that Witts backed himself in. That he was our number ruck over the following preseason and into round 1 shows he was right to have that confidence. We'll never know due to that finger injury, but I suspect Grundy would have eventually surpassed him at Collingwood albeit it may have taken another year or two.Nothing about his statement is being wise after the event. The club literally had worked out a deal with GWS to have Witts as a part of the Treloar trade but Witts scuttled it and backed himself in to make it at Collingwood. He’d be the first ruck at GWS now if he’d accepted the trade offer back then.
Wasn't aimed at you Finnish, those it was aimed at are very well aware of what they do.