I’ll assume that was based on my quote.^ wtf
...well you asked me why ?They might as well not draft anyone and fold then.
Yes there is that - but the Suns have had a million high picks so the value of that pick is not the same as it would be to say Hawks, Sydney, WCE or my club....well you asked me why ?
But I agree - maybe they need to play hardball but if, as reported, he is stalling over his contract, then it might only be this year they have the chance to nab a top 2 or 3 pick for him from the one of the Adelaide sides.
And not everybody wants to live in Tasmania.How do you know they wouldn't? Not everybody wants to be at a beach.
The solution to what? The AFL want one game per week played in each of the Northern states due to their TV deal.And not everybody wants to live in Tasmania.
"Tasmania has four distinct seasons with the warmest months being December to March.
The average maximum daily summer temperatures are between 17 and 23 degrees Celsius and winter daily temperatures sit between 3 and 11 degrees Celsius. "
I would suggest the simple solution is to absorb the best 30 players from the Gold Coast into the other 17 teams and adjust the fixture to allow more 6 day breaks / Thursday night games and a single bye each week solving the issue of the mid season 3 week bye period which is an absolute debacle.
Maximize their return. He still holds most of his draftee lustre. He has a mediocre second year because he's restless and leaves the club because he's out of contract, and the return will be a lot less.Why would GC do that?
And they have a three week block in the middle of the season where momentum simply dies.The solution to what? The AFL want one game per week played in each of the Northern states due to their TV deal.
Rankine was always the player who was considered the flight risk.I’ll assume that was based on my quote.
I worded that wrong, I doubt he is sulking, but they need to build a positive culture where people want to stay. If Jack doesn’t want to, or has already one foot out the door, well then I think the GC need to look at moving him on now. It isn’t going to achieve anything keeping him another year. Adelaides pick seems very attractive given that situation.
Although very aware of how big a move it is at his age, Jack was a top 3 draft pick really ever since that prelim final in the SANFL in his 17th year. He’s had a fair bit of time to prepare for the move, given both the crows or Port were unlikely to ever have a pick so high in the draft.
It’s a national comp, if you aren’t prepared to move to play in the AFL, there’s a fairly decent local comp he can play in and stay home.