- Jun 15, 2005
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- AUFC, Everton, Sturt
Not at the moment, where we are at as a club. In essence Laird is now being paid by us until the end of 2026.Disagree, you pick the right ones.
That said, I wouldn't be giving out too many more. Maybe Crouch, that's it.
Matt's been the better Crouch over the journey however he's the easier to replace.Not at the moment, where we are at as a club. In essence Laird is now being paid by us until the end of 2026.
I certainly wouldn't entertain a 5 year deal to Matt Crouch. IMO if a Crouch was going to get 5 years at our club, it should have been Brad not Matt. Even then you wouldn't have done it due to Brad's injury history.
Only due to durabilty. Brad has far more ability than what Matt does.Matt's been the better Crouch over the journey however he's the easier to replace.
You could probably give him 4 with slightly higher coin.
Matt is at least bankable in the role he plays. Use the top draft picks (including Pedlar last year) to bring in talented mids around him.Could be, much of a muchness for me.
I'd say 3 with a trigger for 4. Durability is becoming a major worry.Matt is at least bankable in the role he plays. Use the top draft picks (including Pedlar last year) to bring in talented mids around him.
Brad there was always some bloody drama that rarely saw him playing like the AA quality mid he should have been.
On another note, Doedee's contract will be interesting. His durability is a major concern.
We don't have that luxury. You pay up, or they go elsewhere. With our list profile, we have to be damn careful about giving up experienced players who can still perform at a high level.The point being we shouldn't be giving 5 year deals to anyone over 24 at the stage we are at as a club.
You're probably giving our list management way too much credit hahaI'd expect that now you've contracted him for six seasons that Adelaide has shifted four of the six years money into 2021 and 2022 so he is essentially playing for free in the last four years of this deal - allowing the crows to throw big cash at attracting new players from 2022 onwards.
The problem is we have no one to spend our cap on. And the off field are so conservative all they can think to do is re-sign what we have to bigger, longer contracts.The players walking out over the years are having a secondary effect. Now every player knows it is so difficult for us to keep players that they can be more demanding. Using our desperation against us.
Really difficult to turn this ship around and I don't envy the current custodians.
Need three things to happen:
- Select good players in the draft (last year looking good, some iffy selections previously)
- Have good coaches for those players (starting.... NOW)
- Sign the youngest players up early to long term contracts (not yet)
Signing the older players to inflated, lengthy deals is a disaster. Will just continue the downward spiral.
He’s a great player but his work out of the back line under pressure is the same every time: slam the ball on his foot and watch it fly up and clear the area to at best a 50/50Laird is a relatively one dimensional player who best plays a non-critical role three years past his best football.
Of course we gave him 5.