I think the point is it won’t be up to all of themZiebs is only 30 - a lot are writing him off.
All the older guys can probably see the youth coming through and won’t want to miss out
On what basis do you think Jack has one more year?I think Jack and Taz have 1 left in them based off this year. Cunners can play for a while because he simply can’t get slower. It will be more how long he can be bothered playing.
Goldy up to 2 years more but depends how the body holds up. He has lost a bit of spring but with good support from a Comben or Edwards, could prolong the time.
Ats is still only 28, I mean he could go on for 5 more years. Probably more about form for him though.
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It’s always key not to lose all players in the one year and to look forward and stagger retirements accordingly have a few go each year so looking at the blokes born in 92 and earlier who will be 30plus next year (we surprisingly have quite a few in this category) we have the below and when they fall out of contract atm
88 Goldy 2022 89 Taz out of contract - 50/50 retire vs 1 final year 90 Hall out of contract - 1 year 91 Ziebell out of contract - 1 year 91 Cunners 2022 91 Campbell out of contract -delist 92 J Walker out of contract - 1 year 92 Atley Free agent 92 Polec 2023 (Trade Bait this year?)
from the above 9 players at years end campbell Would be gone. I’d also imagine one of Polec or Atley to another club. Tarrant up to him.
then the year after would expect Hall gone and maybe Goldy who would be 34. We need to start looking past him soon for a young ruck like Xerri who can play for a decade, and if not him we need to target someone ready to go with still 5plus years left
of the above 9 cunners is probably the only one I’d expect to be there when we challenge from 2024 onwards
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I think the point is if we were in the top 4 that would be fine to have that many over 30sBefore we retire any blokes (which we won't here because we are not part of the club's list management team, thank God), we should all remember that Geelong have at least 43 blokes aged over 30 running around each week and they are second on the ladder right now.