Last one on this, to try and clarify my position.
2017 I walk away knowing our midfield is not top 8 material, I also know the modern game is built around a strong midfield.
EFC has not had a strong midfield for 15 years and in that same time we have been the most mediocre to disappointing club on field in the league.
WE NEED TO FIX OUR MIDFIELD. This should be our no.1 priority - by drafting and bringing in established talent through trading.
I also think that 2018 and 2019 we will finish 10-12th and I hope in that time we have drafted and traded in talent that can bring success with our new generation of Joey, Merret, McGrath etc from 2020 on wards
I would be happy to move on Bellchambers for Josh Kelly, but it’s not going to happen - so you need to look at which players would hold value and with his age and talent - I think he would hold some value.
My fear is we continue to fumble our way to a better midfield, 2018 and 2019 we miss finals - and 2020 we have a Hooker turning 32 and then what? Sure it might be great for player morale - but what about turning this club back into a powerhouse onfield?
I don’t care if players get ticked off at our club, I don’t support the players - I support EFC. I also don’t get welded to players like people here, I don’t have an issue seeing Ryder at PFC, because I support EFC.
I just wan’t this club to be a powerhouse, that is feared and a threat in finals.
FIX THE MIDFIELD