- Jul 25, 2019
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Leeds United
Spot On.AFL fans have this bizarre ownership mentality when it comes to players.
We have this stupid system where a player can complete their contract but still be completely hamstrung when it comes to career choices; Either their club is willing to trade them or there's the lottery of going back in to the draft where they can end up anywhere.
Any player that's finished their contract should be a "free agent" and be allowed to move to any club they want. Can't wait for the day it happens.
We forget cases like Mitch McGovern, who was born in WA but chose to join a vic club (Carlton)
And yes money was a big factor, but it was also clear he wanted out of The Crows and that environment for a while.
There are plenty of variable, aside from go home factor, Will Setterfield nominated Carlton cause we just hired the best Doctor/Physio in the business in Andrew Russell, who could help him with his litany of chronic injury problems (and the Proof is in the pudding, with Setters having a superb second hald of the season with The Blues)