Analysis Worst AFL contracts.

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Marcel Proust

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The pies list management situation has got me wondering what are the worst current contracts in the AFL?

Bucks is seemingly trying to dump a good but arugably not great player. Yet the almost million dollar salary in his final contracted season may put rivals off? Due when he is a older man



What are the worst contract in football?
 

frank99

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Grundy has to be up there, 7 years well into his 30s, huge dollars for a ruckman who was down this year, before the new deal has even kicked in. Generally anything greater than 5 seems to end badly, but I imagine clubs are making those huge commitments with the expectation of diminishing returns. Dusty appears to be the exception at this point.
 

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Marcel Proust

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Apparently a 5 year deal to a B-grade mid who will miss half the games with injury.

Or the second half of Franklin's contract.
Nomination number 2. Brandon Ellis.

Not injury prone and a host of positive attributes.

However can see him losing his spot in an improving suns 22.

Long term and not inexpensive contract. Richmond arugably improving in his position since moving on
 

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Mitch McGovern would nearly be at the top of the list
Surely on cost vs. output, this has to be the worst in the league currently. I think that is worse than any potential decline you'll get from a long-term star.

At 26 years old, he's probably as good as he's ever going to be, and it's arguable if he's even in Carlton's best 22 when everyone is fit.
 

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Marcel Proust

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Surely on cost vs. output, this has to be the worst in the league currently. I think that is worse than any potential decline you'll get from a long-term star.

At 26 years old, he's probably as good as he's ever going to be, and it's arguable if he's even in Carlton's best 22 when everyone is fit.
Saad. Jack Martin. Williams. Are also interesting options.

Carlton's aggressive rebuild may go either way?

When Roo questioned the McGovern contract he copped a lot of stick. But I thought he made some good points.
 

The 747

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Saad. Jack Martin. Williams. Are also interesting options.

Carlton's aggressive rebuild may go either way?

When Roo questioned the McGovern contract he copped a lot of stick. But I thought he made some good points.
If Roo was a random media pundit sure, but now when he is a club representative. Can you imagine someone at Richmond going on the media and bagging the players who have left Richmond over the past couple of years?
 

Marcel Proust

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If Roo was a random media pundit sure, but now when he is a club representative. Can you imagine someone at Richmond going on the media and bagging the players who have left Richmond over the past couple of years?
Wouldn't bother me personally. (I do it. Lot). But then again I do like Butler. Ellis. Townsend. Etc

Roo gets more leway being a legendary player too imo
 

Marcel Proust

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Much like Boyd - he helped deliver a flag, it's worth the long contract even if he doesn't deliver in the later years
I think the boyd comparison, is a bit unfair to lunch. He's more like big Wayne Carey, but overall a good point.

If I were a doggies fan, i would be happy paying Boyd 45 million for those efforts.

I remember reading a Carlton fans after lunch first flag ; saying "but was it really worth it?". I was thinking ya man sure was
 

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Saad. Jack Martin. Williams. Are also interesting options.

Carlton's aggressive rebuild may go either way?

When Roo questioned the McGovern contract he copped a lot of stick. But I thought he made some good points.
Should Saad be acquired, Carlton will be paying he same money Essendon had on the table. It's a lot but also a need for Carlton.
Martin was heavily front-ended but makes our forward line immediately better. Quality player and something we didn't have.
I like Williams and it isn't even the money I'm worried about, but for the extra year or two on the contract. Not sure why that was required.
McGovern though; I'll give you that one for now. Has a lot to prove.....like a real lot.

Franklin even though not playing is the face of The Swans.
That alone doesn't account for everything but there is value attached.

Beams is the shocker as it seems that his contract may have set in motion, an unfortunate chain of events. We'll see.
 

Marcel Proust

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Should Saad be acquired, Carlton will be paying he same money Essendon had on the table. It's a lot but also a need for Carlton.
Martin was heavily front-ended but makes our forward line immediately better. Quality player and something we didn't have.
I like Williams and it isn't even the money I'm worried about, but for the extra year or two on the contract. Not sure why that was required.
McGovern though; I'll give you that one for now. Has a lot to prove.....like a real lot.

Franklin even though not playing is the face of The Swans.
That alone doesn't account for everything but there is value attached.

Beams is the shocker as it seems that his contract may have set in motion, an unfortunate chain of events. We'll see.
I assumed Carlton would increase the Saad wage, given the new team and his form - buddy was indeed my 4th nom. A legendary footballer but also an epic wage , fit for the classics.
 

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