It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the release of Jack Riewoldt.
He has been with the club since 2007 and he has been a very consistent scorer and dependable player having barely missed games in that period.
Whilst he has been good for us, we felt there was no further upside in his scoring abilities and felt we needed to gamble on the last few spots on our keepers list if we were to compete with Windy and Neela’s teams.
After much debate within the list management team, we’ve chosen to give Francis Watson a keeper spot as he is rated very highly internally and believe if given an opportunity he can become a very good scoring defender in much the same fashion as Nic Newman.
This does leave us thin in forwards leading into the draft, however we are confident in our ability to find worthy replacements during next week’s draft.
We wish Jack the best of luck in his future endeavours and if things turn out well, we would have no problems redrafting him in next week’s draft.
We wish to announce our other delistees being Jack Lonie, Aaron Mullet, Sam Gibson, Zach Guthrie, Corey Maynard and Joe Atley. We wish them the best of luck during next week’s draft.
In other news, Mitch Wallis has been put on notice. He is very lucky to make the cut given he hasn’t been involved in JLT. We believe he has some upside, but really need to see some stronger evidence in the first few months of the season. We will be looking to strengthen our midfield in the upcoming draft just incase our faith in his is unfounded.