- Oct 27, 2007
- AFL Club
The rookie promotions have been very poorly communicated across the board as far as I can see.Yeah, operative words ‘primary list’!
It just occurred to me that front ending a rookie contract thereby using the discount for TPP and allowing a lower wage in the year he must be upgraded would be good swans shenanigans......The view towards contracts and the rookie list could have changed somewhat.
Previously if you were on the rookie list you had to be promoted to play a senior game.
Now for Cat A rookies that has changed.
If you were to sign a “rookie contract” before you were consigning yourself to needing outside influence to play senior football. Now you can just play if selected.
Therefore Ronke could well have signed a 2 year contract with whatever wage conditions, provided they meet the AFL minimum. To Ronke it is somewhat immaterial which list he is on because he can play anyway. For the Swans, there are salary cap benefits of having a player who will otherwise play senior football listed on the rookie list.
For the 4th year he won’t be able to be listed on the rookie list anymore due to rules preventing that, so a senior spot will need to be freed up for him, however given the playing ability of a rookie has changed, it may well now be possible to have a contract that allows a player to transition between the rookie and senior list at the appropriate time as from Ronkes position, there isn’t much difference.
Im struggling to find more than 5 or 6 players we should care about keeping when looking who is out of contract at end of 2019 and 2020.SYDNEY SWANS CONTRACT STATUS (Updated 26-Mar-2019)
Contract Expires - 2019:
Joel Amartey (Cat A Rookie - 2nd Year)
James Bell (Cat B Rookie - 2nd Year)
Jack Maibaum (Long Term Injury List)
Hayden McLean (Cat A Rookie - Maibaum Replacement)
Toby Pink (Cat A Rookie - 3rd Year)
Harry Reynolds (Cat A Rookie - 1st Year)
Kurt Tippett (Cat A Rookie - 1st Year - WON'T PLAY)
Durack Tucker (Cat A Rookie - 1st Year)
Sam Wicks (Cat B Rookie - 1st Year)
Contract Expires - 2020:
John Longmire (Senior Coach)
Contract Expires - 2021:
Contract Expires - 2022:
Contract Expires - 2023:
Mills is still a quality player even if he hasn't hit top gear since coming back from the year off. I think he'll be a big part of our next premiership and potentially a co-captain. Heeney has more x-factor superstar potential but Mills could become one of the backbones of the team. I think those are the reasons they locked him in for so long.Got me absolutely ****** how Mills is signed on the longest contract of any player on our list. Should be Heeney.
Mills was drafted a year after Heeney. Both signed 3rd year extensions to their original rookie contracts and then both signed a 5 year contracts after those contracts ran out. It therefore makes sense.Got me absolutely ****** how Mills is signed on the longest contract of any player on our list. Should be Heeney.
I understand that but my point is Mills should have never been offered 5 years and I hope he never gets another 5 year offer from us again.Mills was drafted a year after Heeney. Both signed 3rd year extensions to their original rookie contracts and then both signed a 5 year contracts after those contracts ran out. It therefore makes sense.
Why? I think Mills has been exceptional for us and continues to be. He, hopefully like Heeney, will pave the way for ever increasing local talent to aspire to make the grade and come through the ranks. His long term presence at the club is critical.I understand that but my point is Mills should have never been offered 5 years and I hope he never gets another 5 year offer from us again.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. He was extended prior to the start of the 2017 season following his first season when he won the rising star award. The view at that point would have been that it would have been stupid not to offer him a longer term deal.I understand that but my point is Mills should have never been offered 5 years and I hope he never gets another 5 year offer from us again.
Forgive the intrusion but have any of you heard whispers that Buddy is considering hanging up the boots at the end of the season..?Im struggling to find more than 5 or 6 players we should care about keeping when looking who is out of contract at end of 2019 and 2020.