Ablett had achieved everything you can in football by the time he left Geelong. He had the chance to lead a new team and start a dynasty with the best young talent in the country, he was set up to be a leader and mentor with his exceptional work ethic and gave himself the chance to become the undisputed greatest of all time. Obviously it didn’t work out like that and instead he is only in the conversation for greatest of all time, he still won a second Brownlow in a terrible team and continued to be the best player in the competition until injury stopped him. Now that he is past his prime and gold coast are nowhere near a premiership they have no real use for him, get him off their pay roll and use the money on more long term options.
And all of this came with his pay being quadrupled. If you are saying accepting a 4x pay increase for all those things I mentioned is greedy and that you wouldn’t want the extra money, you are either lying (to us or yourself) or living in a fantasy world
People having a crack at Ablett obviously really annoys me. Seriously complaining about the best footballer in the country accepting more money to do the same job is just unbelievably petty and reeks of jealousy