“Obstacles” - meaning they aren’t givinv their currently contracted B&F winner away for peanuts.
There is no way Cats will come to party on picks/players for someone who might only be a 1yr proposition, so more value to GC to keep him up there next year.
GC need Ablett on field from a marketing sense.
Just need to allow him extra time throughout year to be down in Melb with family as he requires.
I can’t see him just retiring with $600k sitting there for one more year of footy.