AFL star pours fuel on bombshell rumours
Dustin Martin has poured fuel on the hearsay mill fireplace as he heads off on a post-season vacation along with his future up within the air.
AFL: Kangaroos coach Alastair Clarkson has made his pitch for the membership receiving enough draft compensation if his facet lose key defender Ben McKay.
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DUSTY’S POST-SEASON TRIP SPARKS SUNS CHATTER
After his facet’s 2023 marketing campaign resulted in Spherical 24, Richmond famous person Dustin Martin has ventured to the Gold Coast … for a vacation.
And Trent Cotchin – the person who captained Martin and the Tigers to a few premierships in 4 years – mentioned it might be superior to see the triple Norm Smith Medallist end his profession in yellow and black.
Martin stays contracted till the tip of 2024, however Gold Coast’s appointment of Martin’s former coach Damien Hardwick, in addition to the retirements of Cotchin and Jack Riewoldt, has achieved little to douse commerce hypothesis Martin might be a part of the Suns.
Veteran journalist Caroline Wilson reported on Channel 9’s Footy Categorised on Monday night time that Richmond sources imagine Martin nonetheless needs to succeed in the 300-game milestone on the Tigers and nobody else.
However she added Martin was “a bit disenchanted” for the time being contemplating Cotchin and Riewoldt’s retirements, in addition to the actual fact he nonetheless doesn’t know who Richmond’s coach might be in 2024.
Wilson added: “He hasn’t fairly made up his thoughts … different golf equipment imagine there’s a dialog available.”
Requested on Channel 7’s Speaking Finals program if there was any probability Martin might reunite with Hardwick on the Suns, Cotchin mentioned: “(Martin is) up on the Gold Coast for the time being having a bit vacation. I don’t suppose there’s something extra to it than that,” Cotchin mentioned on Channel 7.
“It’d be nice to see him as a 300-plus sport participant for the Tigers within the yellow and black. Is it some pre-retirement enjoyable to go up there (to the Gold Coast) and benefit from the sunshine on the very finish of his profession? I’m unsure (however) I do know that one in all his values is loyalty.”
NORTH VETERAN ASSESSING HIS OPTIONS
North Melbourne ruck Todd Goldstein is ready to play on in 2024 — however whether or not his 315-game profession continues on the Kangaroos stays unsure.
Regardless of Goldstein’s strong 2023 marketing campaign, the Kangaroos are within the midst of a heavy rebuild beneath Alastair Clarkson — and Goldstein, who turned 35 in July, stays out of contract.
The Herald Solar, AFL Media and 7 Information Melbourne all reported on Wednesday that Goldstein was weighing up his choices, with the latter two shops stating Essendon had proven curiosity in Goldstein, who was an All-Australian and North finest and fairest winner in 2015.
7 Information Melbourne reporter Tom Browne indicated Bombers coach Brad Scott — who used to teach Goldstein at North Melbourne — had “sounded out” Goldstein about the potential of becoming a member of Essendon to offer ruck depth for Sam Draper and Nick Bryan.
It comes after the Bombers additionally tried to lure Tarryn Thomas out of Arden St, just for the top-10 draftee to tell North final weekend he was eager to honour the ultimate 12 months of his contract.
In the meantime senior AFL reporter Damien Barrett mentioned he might see golf equipment like Port Adelaide and Sydney making a play for Goldstein short-term.
“I increase that as a result of he’s 35, going to be 36 throughout the 2024 season and he’ll be on an AFL listing subsequent 12 months,” Barrett informed AFL Each day.
“In my eyes, it (Goldstein) received’t be at North Melbourne, and it might be a kind of two groups I discussed. However extra possible the Sydney Swans in the event that they don’t get Brodie Grundy.
“That will be my early commerce sort of dialog at this stage of September.”