Farewell Brodie Grundy in Melbourne Demons Posted Sunday at 21:55 · Edited Sunday at 21:57 by Cheap Seats 18 hours ago, whatwhat say what said: i'll disagree a bit here - i think it was as much about gawn not being able to be a #1 forward target grundy was only ever a ruckman, not a forward target, at the end of the day i do wonder how it would've worked if the skipper hadn't been injured early on vs the bears in rd 2 - the grawndy combo looked okay in pre-season and r1, and then they never really got a decent crack at it outside of that gawn is the game's generational ruckman; to have him deployed forward for over half the game is to waste a unique playing talent I do agree with your points and I've said the whole time I'd hoped they'd give it a go for one more year. But as the season went on something happened to splinter the relationship. (There obviously a lot of speculation about what it was but I have no idea, but it was bloody obvious to all watching). But back to my point was it round 5 vs Essendon? Grundy got towelled up, I'd argue he wasn't worth the cash. Edit. I also like that the real reasons haven't come out publically, it shows we were both respectful in parting ways. Otherwise it have been the brick McLean situation all over again.