Norm Smith Medallist
- Dec 18, 2006
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- PHX, NUFC, Pats
Lynch is the only big name recruit I can think of in recent years who actually won a flag.There’s also no guarantee that if he went to a Vic club he would get ultimate success.
Richmond and Geelong may only have a couple of years before their eventual decline. North look to have a multi year rebuild in front of them.
The bulldogs wouldn’t be prioritising him with their gun midfield.
Carlton, Collingwood, Hawthorn and Essendon may or may not be a long way off. Roll of the dice with these clubs really. Law of averages says one will probably succeed, one will fail and the other two probably end up middling out. Hard to pick which will end up where.
For me, Melbourne is probably the only club that projects well medium term list wise on current form. The Saints are also a wildcard.
Just as much chance for him to see success at GWS if he stuck it out for the next half dozen years than picking one of those sides. And the cash is excellent.
no flags combined (at their new clubs)
there have been examples of trades which helped win flags, Prestia, Boyd, Yeo. But they all came at reasonable costs
and there have also been free agent signings which have contributed to flags. Frawley for example
but they weren’t big names.
there’s actually reason to believe that going balls out on a big name to be the messiah is not the way to go.