As of this week, I will be writing a new weekly column. I often see many stories which have an impact on the industry but are never strong enough to warrant an in depth article.
So every week I will be writing “The Wash Up”, which will include a brief critique about several stories that impacted the industry that week.
– Chris Judd announced that he has chosen Carlton as his preferred destination. However, the deal is not set in stone. The Eagles and the Blues still have to negotiate a trade, and it currently looks like a stalemate. West Coast want picks 1,3,20 and Josh Kennedy, however the Blues aren’t budging on giving up the number 1 pick, reserved for Kruezer. [Eagles, Blues in Judd stand-off]
– Alpha magazine this month has the theme of “The Rich List”, which is a fascinating and in depth look into athlete’s earnings, with a rare section on Australian athletes. There is no link to the articles online, but at only $2.95, I suggest you check it out.
– Michael Huyghue, the newly appointed Chief of the United Football League, has voluntarily handed back his NFL agent license, as it is a conflict of interest to be Chief and represent football athletes. However, Huyghue still has a client list that includes MLB players, and the MLB is looking into whether there is a conflict there. [New football league chief gives up his agent’s ticket] I can’t see a conflict as it is an entirely different sport, what are your thoughts?
– Ever wondered how much a rookie makes in the AFL? Well, in the Herald Sun‘s article on the financial success of Joel Selwood this year, it announced that a first-round first year draft pick makes a base salary of $50,200. Also, an AFL player recieves a match payment of $2,400 per game. Seems slim pickings to the millions made abroad.
Stay tuned for more next week!
– Chris Lesley