In fairness to K Hunt and G Abblett, salary cap concessions allowed GC to put a fair bit of their wage outside the usual structure but this was another of the start up allowances that GC managed to screw up.
Western Sydney was supposed to be the failure. No one would want to go to Western Sydney they said. I even recall a conversation at the time where the commentators were saying how lucky the boys who were old enough to get drafted by GC were in relation to the poor lads who would be eligible for the draft the following year when GWS could get them.
Everyone involved in the club from inception are culpable to some degree. What they do from here is anyone’s guess but by the way they’re going, it doesn’t look like they have any answers.