Well they obviously thought he was a leader at some stage, they made him captain. Lets not forget that Brisbane, post Matthews has been a debacle. They threw way too much at spuds like Fevola & have leaked quality players every year. Green last year was just another example of a player with value sold off from a club in turmoil. They’ve lost players like Polec, Henderson, Luenberger, Longer, Docherty, Yeo, Aish in recent years - all of them were 1st round draft picks & now it looks like Schache might join them. Judging a player in that environment for not being able to overcome his surrounds seems harsh IMHO. Besides that we don’t really need to bring in a leader we need good footballers. Maybe like Goddard a new club will bring out some better qualities but really we just need a mid who can win the ball 30 times a game & dispose of it with quality.
Pretty much this.
If Jobe pulls the pin, I definitely would. If Jobe doesn’t pull the pin, I still probably would.
To me, Myers, Hocking, Howlett, Bird and Stants have shown nothing to suggest they’re in our best side, going into next year.
Take them out of the picture, and we’ve only really got Goddard and Heppell as big, slow mids, and Goddard can play just about everywhere.
He’s a free hit, he’s not a perfect player, but he’s good regardless.
Suspect Brisbane will lock down on him, not a good look to have your captain walk out.
He’s not the captain, but I agree that anyone that doesn’t think Rocky is not a massive upgrade on our current extractors is overrating our plodders. We might be able to get him a little cheaper now too as he surely knows he aint worth what he hoped last year when he shopped himself around. Pay him $600K, the lions aren’t going anywhere - theres more upside playing for us. I’m not sure that I’d pay $800K for him though…