- Oct 27, 2007
- AFL Club
Of course there’s a huge difference in support at home v away but if you want to play AFL football and you decide to enter the draft, you had better be damn sure that you’re prepared to play anywhere. Clubs are very professional and supportive of player welfare and they do provide the best they can with any support services. Back to Kelly, he was drafted and obligated to play at Geelong for 2 seasons and they had every right to hold him to his contract. Papley signed a contract extension of two years with a two year trigger just last year after spending ‘how many years’ in Sydney? He knew what he was doing, he just got a good ******* offer and wanted to break it...he can suck it up imo!There's a huge difference between having a select few members of your family flown across the other side of the country to help out as opposed to living at home, with all of your support network & without the stress of travel, staying in unfamiliar surroundings without the family unit (inc uncles, aunties, grandparents, cousins, family friends) etc etc.
I took your post "They have facilities in Geelong for Autism. Perth isn’t the capital of all things Autistic." ... As indicating there is equivilant support in Geelong as in WA (& the inference is "suck it up" IMO).
However I agree with Heeney2Franklin, close family support (without having to hop on a plane everytime) is something that some people need & IMO it often can't happen properly without living in the same place.
I'm glad he got back home but his situation, as far as I am aware, is significantly different to that of other "go home" trade/trade proposals recently & (IMO) it would have been nice if the clubs could have facilitated his request last season. Shame they couldn't get it done.