The clubs held us over a barrel, because the players they were trading for, could well end up being suspended.
And they were suspended.
I'm not sure how much more Crameri was really worth anyway. Certainly not worth a first rounder, and the second rounder we got is probably gonna end up the best player on our list.
Ryder we got unders for, but still, we got their first and second round picks. Using that second round pick on a washed-up, career- finished, has-been was the real mistake, not the actual Ryder trade.
And the Carlisle trade was the swindle of the century.
I reckon we've made out like bandits considering how it could have gone.
Considering that Carlisle has missed training sessions, been caught taking Cocaine and is now contemplating taking St Kilda to court for no payments while suspended (unless we pay him) I would say we killed that trade and he is burning his bridges too at the Saints..