Is it time to accept players announcing they’re changing clubs during the season?


Tony Shaw says it’s time we “grew up”.

Scott Pendlebury told the Jock and Journo podcast this week that it’s time we accept it if players announce they’re leaving their club before the season is over, and Shaw is with him.

Shaw said he used to be opposed to the idea, but the persistent specualtion around Tom Lynch’s future has changed his mind.

“I think we’ve got to grow up,” he told 3AW Football.

But Shaw said it would present a dilemma to clubs in that situation who aren’t going to play finals.

“Will you play that player? You probably won’t.”

Matthew Lloyd said the Crows’ players reaction to Jake Lever leaving the side told him we’re not ready.

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