‘We put him in this scenario’: No hard feelings from Suns after North swoop on delisted Greenwood
The Gold Coast Suns have been blindsided after a sneaky list management move backfired.
North Melbourne signed the Suns’ former midfielder Hugh Greenwood, who was still contracted to the Suns, after he was delisted as part of a list management tactic.
Greenwood was delisted, along with Rory Thompson and Jez McLennan, at the end of the season to give the Suns more flexibility in the national draft later this month.
The club had been planning to pick the three players back up in the rookie draft.
Despite the bungle, Gold Coast Suns General Manager of Football, Wayne Campbell, says the club holds no hard feelings towards Greenwood.
“Hugh goes with our best wishes. We put him in this scenario,” he told Sportsday.
“When a contract is put in front of you that secures your future, and gets your three years guaranteed playing footy, as opposed to one where we are, I find that hard to hold against a professional footballer.
“We couldn’t match what North Melbourne had to offer.”
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