#44 Shaun McKernan


#3659

#3660

Maybe not worse, just managed better?


#3661

Possibly, although looking outside Carlton then Ambrose, McKernan and Treloar certainly add some weight to the “more serious injuries argument”
As HAP mentioned before as well, there might be more awareness of tendon injuries than in the past which would automatically equate to a larger number of games missed per incidence.


#3662

In a roundabout way, that was what I was alluding to. They now regularly scan the hamstring and we are seeing an increased detection of tendon injuries. There may not be any more of these than there were say 10 years ago, just that we recognise the issue now and treat accordingly, meaning more time on the sidelines, with less recurrence.


#3663

We will sign him for 2 years where he’ll spend 85% of the time in the VFL and WE WILL LIKE IT


#3664

Jon ‘make up some guff’ Ralph has gone with him being unhappy at our offer.


#3665

maybe he should be unhappy with his entire career of mediocrity until a 4 week patch this year?


#3666

Prefer Brown, Joe combo anyways


#3667

Shaun just typifies the year we have had. For three years the guy shows tantalising glimpses. But fails with consistency.
Gets his chance. Shines!! Then is cut down by injury.
For Gods Sake!!


#3668

Not saying the report is true, but fk me if he wouldn’t be on a list if we hadn’t taken a chance on him, and then kept him beyond expiry.


#3669

If he’s not happy he can fk off. We owe him nothing.


#3670

The serious hammy did him over

But he is IMO vital for us next year


#3671

Then we will trade him to whoever he wants, yeah he had a god patch, but he very likely to revert to his average self.

I reackon Carlton would be sniffing, bigger $ and a longer contract, I’d take the second round pick and move on.


#3672

Yeah I bet the coaches don’t.


#3673

Meh. He tries his guts out and would like him to stay but gee whiz I hope we have moved on from being upset when a player like McKernan wants to leave


#3674

Oh well if Jon Ralph said it…

Fark off Smack, we hated you anyway.


#3675

He’ll take whatever he’s offered at the end of the day. A handful of good games doesn’t make him a best 22 key forward.


#3676

What has he done to deserve more than what we have offered?

I don’t mind if he doesn’t like his pay, and he is free to go if someone gives him something better, but not really sure he is worth a huge amount. I will be happy if he stays, I like him, but I won’t be heartbroken if he ends up leaving.


#3677

If I was him I would bite the hand off anyone who is offering the most money.

He’s literally just pulled his career out of the clouds with that 2 month stint in the seniors, he needs to milk that to the max.

Wouldn’t blame him in the slightest for taking the best offer.


#3678

If we need this man next year to make top 4 then GOOD GRIEF. He had one good month.