Sydney are a wonderful footy club. But to suggest Carey would be ‘gassed’ by modern footy is a bit ridiculous. Carey has more runs on the board than Bud, however bud has what 4 years left on contract? And has plenty left to give.
I don’t think anyone seriously is having a big crack at Longmire. But at one point his time will pass. Much like Sheeds at Bomberland.
I’d like for COLA to be 100% flicked. I don’t buy into the extra cap for retention in Eastern Sydney. As you said, Sydney don’t lose guys they want to keep.
Sydney will have extra credibility if they do. And no doubt will still be a success. The attitude of ‘can’t afford to fail’ is weak. Personally I think Sydney now have a great band of committed fans. They shouldn’t be propped up by the AFL.
They(swans core fan base) are now far from fairweather which was once I think a valid criticism.
I think the suns and GWS probably do need some mechanism to assist in player retention. It’s ridiculous how their players are regarded as easy picking. (doesn’t stop me wanting us to land Shiel or Kelly though)