Reasoning: Another solid defender would be good. I think we need one desperately but two would make a defense really solid IMO.
Candidates: See Priority 1.
Lot of spots to fill here but I don’t feel like we need superstars, just players who we can be confident will fill each role. There might be some players on the list like Richards and Cavarra that could come to be solid contributors in these roles but until that happens we need to be flaunting the cap space we have available to structure up and balance our list ASAP.
Perth has also been rated very high on those rankings (sometimes higher than Melbourne) until the economy dropped in the last couple of years, so I'm not sure how that really has anything to do with whether people leave. Apart from rare cases like Lachie Neale, usually people simply move to be closer to family, or to get more money. Anyone who thinks Melbourne is somehow a tier above the rest has clearly never lived in or visited places like Perth or Adelaide
Perth is fine, Melbourne is better of course and would prefer to live there if I were a footballer, but we are so lucky in Australia with the capital cities we have. Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane etc are all great places to live, especially if you are on good money.
Big difference in American sports with cities like New York, LA, Miami compared Detroit, Cleveland etc.