I agree that Ottens was a much better player than CJ when he was at Richmond. He had played more games in his first year than CJ has played in 4 years though.Ottens was a far superior player than CCJ. He was dominating games whilst playing at Richmond. CCJ has not done that.
Confirmed by his rejection of a fair contract offer after staff, players and supporters stood by him after his massive stuff up and $100k fine which he refused to pay.Confirmed by what?
HUGE HUGE mistake if Callum ends up leaving Richmond.
One - which many here - will rue for years to come.
Structurally it leaves a massive hole in our list. Disastrous decision by Blair and Hardwick - not prioritising Callum's contract. Not giving him longer than 2 years and promising him regular game time.
With Chol departing. If Lynch or Riewoldt go down for any periods next year - Who may I ask is going to fill the void.? Soldo? Samson Ryan? Or pulling Balta out of defence?
Accurate goal kicking ruckmen - who are just as proficient playing forward - are rare as hens teeth. Years of development down the drain.
Maintaining the salary/playing status of a legend of the club - Who as a rising 33yr old should have retired gracefully this year.
Riewoldt's form this year (1 good game in 4) is a portend of what is to come in 2022.
Jack - final year
Lynch - stuffed knee
CJ - gone
Chol - gone
no-one else in the cupboard
we need to trade / draft some key forwards
option is to play balta forward
bring in talia and tarrant in the meantime