If we think we can win the premiership next year, then he should stay another year.
He’s regressed but he hasn’t fallen off a cliff yet. He’s one injury away from that. Whether that cliff comes along next year or the year after is anyone’s guess.
I think the calls that Redman gets games next year are hopeful at best. Gleeson takes back a spot in the backline next year and Goddard needs to find another gap elsewhere in the team to fill if he plays on. I’d trust Gleeson to perform in a ten game stretch more than a declining Goddard or developing Redman.
I don’t think we’re a GF threat next year (subject to FA and trades) so we need to convince him that GWS, Brisbane or GC are in more need of his leadership services than we are next year.
We’ve drafted so many impressive ‘leaders’ and poured resources into those ‘leadership tours’ that it’s time they see the rewards of it by stepping up and taking more responsibility with the younger group during matches.