We should re sign Frampton on this basis alone. Another year with Wild Bill and Ladhams might surpass Grundy as a ruck / midHe moved out of home and in with Billy Frampton after the end of last year. Wonder if Chris Davies or whoever deals closely with him at the club told him to do it to show more commitment. He says it was the best move he has made, to not depend on his folks to do everything for him.
IMO:Nothing earth-shattering but a positive is a positive. Marshall had next year to go anyway.
Per Contracted Players* still unsigned for next year are Patrick Ryder, Matthew Broadbent, Trent McKenzie, Billy Frampton, Karl Amon, Jack Trengove, Kane Farrell, Riley Bonner, Aidyn Johnson, Justin Westhoff, Cam Hewett, Martin Frederick (1st year category B rookie), Sam Gray, Tobin Cox (1st year rookie), Kai Pudney (1st year category B rookie), and Cameron Sutcliffe (1st year rookie)
* not updated at time of posting with the Marshall and Ladhams changes
It’s not that hard to find someone who can do what Frampton is doing.Anybody who thinks delisting or trading Framton is a good idea is a ******* moron.
Two great signings, both players deserve there contract extensions.
Unfortunately it means ryder will be moved on next year to another club, ryder is too good to be playing sanfl.
Billy should be delisted. Had long enough go. Been a spud for a while, and form improvement may have come from him wanting another contract, i dont buy it and either do the coaches. Hopefully some else gives him a go
Each to their own. I see the Club likes with your post.It’s not that hard to find someone who can do what Frampton is doing.
Over the last 10 years we have had Salter, D.Stew, Butcher, Cloke, Harvey, Shaw, Eddy, Frampton all kicking bags at SANFL level plus brief cameos from players like Howard kicking 8 coming back from injury, Marshall, etc.
Been here long enough and hasn’t made an impact, he will go and we will find an instant replacement. It won’t come back to bite us. Most will move on, some will not.
Pretty sure Brogan said something similar about Ladhams being a lefty is a big advantage, when he debuted.Hadn't realised til this week that Ladhams was a lefty. That instantly makes him a much more valuable proposition because lefty's change up the ruck contest so much, coming from the other side, and throwing off their opponent. Jarrod Witt's is a great example of a relatively average tap ruck who completely neutralises contests every week with the help of being a lefty.
Also means we'll have real difference between our rucks if/when we play a two ruck system with him in the team. One right hander and one lefty will make it hell for a gawn or grundy to consistently be on top.