- May 21, 2001
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Adelaide Crows
I doubt Laird would fetch band 1 compensation.If he's an AA midfielder next year? What about if that wildly optimistic scenario doesn't occur?
That aside, if he wants out, it probably won't be your call whether he stays. Hence the question.
Ideally, you'd want Band 1 compensation but that may be unlikely given his age. Short of that, you're probably looking at Band 2 or slightly better via trade.
Laird is happy at the Crows, but there has been talk about him going to Melbourne where his partner is from.