We had a period of time that was clear rebuilding and pushing out of older players. And an untried coach who was not enamouring himself with the group. Stars are not going to come to you then.
We ended up getting Prismall and Mark Williams in during this time which was diabolical.
Then Hird/Thompson era began which saw us get Goddard the best free agent whose been a star.
Thereafter what player in their right mind was going to come to us. And even those who wanted to saw us unable to give anything to satisfy their club due to draft penalties. Taylor Adams being one such.
2017 was going to be a complete unknown how we might bounce back so no stars were coming our way although I think Lachie Neale was close to.
We had Stewart select us over the Blues, although Marchbank chose Blues over us, and I expect Green chose us as well as his destination as a delisted FA. OMeara chose the Hawks thank fk.
This trading period will be the first that we will be free of saga bullshit. It's obvious we on right track and we are cashed up. I'm confident we will attract a bigger name or two end of this season.
Rockliff would be ideal to replace Watson and cost nothing as a free agent.