McKenzie & Johnson seem like two obvious delistings, along with Hewett from the Rookie list. Trengove, Amon, Farrell, Bonner are probably on the fringe. The latter three at least may get traded, albeit for little value, but if just one of those guys go that's three off the main list and one of the rookie.
So on a list-basis it's not straightforward whether we NEED to delist Ryder.
Wonder how he'd feel about being told we could give him another year, but he'd likely be playing most of it in the SANFL?
As much as I've loved him at the club my instinct is probably that he's not best 22 next year, and he's not necessary for depth, either.
Tough decisions need to be made with our list. We made two last year moving on Polec and Wingard. Ryder will be 32 at the start of next season, is starting to move more and more like a pensioner and we have 2 guys ready and waiting in Ladhams and Frampton, and potentially the best of the lot in Hayes coming through as well.
Ruck is a difficult position to play and he's a high quality, experienced ruckman. You never know what will happen with injuries/form so far as Lycett is concerned and nobody here can guarantee me that any of Frampton, Ladhams or Hayes will make it at AFL level.
If you really want to develop a young guy then tell Lycett and Ryder that they're battling for 1 ruck spot. Or even tell Ryder and Dixon they're battling for 1 forward spot.
A little early for me. Has been very disappointing this year and has really only given us 1 good full season. By round 16 we should know but we must be willing to roll the dice with Ladhams and Hayes once he is back and finds some form. But more looking on the cooked side....
All you guys saying we extend him and other old grinders will have no place complaining about our perennial midtable finishes, when we won’t back in the players coming through, won’t stop gifting games to players on a rapid decline, and allow our playing list to be consistently a couple extra development spots down because we can’t let go of a senior players faded form
Depends if contracting him means committing to playing him in the firsts. If Ryder is willing to play on a reduced contract and be a back up/fringe player then yes he is handy depth. He shouldn't get another year as our primary choice though.