Geez, there’s some revisionism going on in here… All this talk of him leaving out of anti-Essendon sentiment is just utter crap.
Crameri was made a huge offer by the Bulldogs, pure and simple - one that we had no hope of matching. Would I leave my current job for double my salary (maybe even more) - Ken Oath I would!
Did we receive unders for him at the time? Damn right we did, but that’s hardly Stewart’s fault…
Should we take him back? If it was a free-hit (i.e. little cost) and we were guaranteed the same player from 4-5 years ago - absolutely! Sadly, by virtue of his injuries alone I doubt that would be the case. This is where it begins and ends for me.
But please don’t go making ■■■■ up to suit your own narrative.