Kim Ravaillion has hit out at Collingwood’s handling of Adam Treloar’s exit, believing she was made a scapegoat.
Last week Collingwood conceded Treloar would probably still be at the club if not for fiancee Ravaillion’s move to play netball in Queensland in 2021.
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Despite Treloar staying in Melbourne after being traded to the Western Bulldogs, Collingwood list manager Ned Guy said Ravaillion’s move to the Queensland Firebirds acted as a catalyst in the club looking to move their star midfielder.
“I think it could have been handled a lot better,” Ravaillion told the Herald Sun on Sunday.
“Ads absolutely loved playing for Collingwood and he loves all his teammates and he had nothing bad to say about them.
“I wish he was a bit more well respected in what he gave to the club and him as a person, I think he was treated pretty poorly. But in saying that, he’s now at a club that will now treat him with that respect.”
Adam Treloar hits out at Collingwood too
On Friday, Treloar confirmed Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley told him senior Magpies players no longer wanted him at the club.
The 27-year-old became a Western Bulldogs player right on the deadline of the AFL trade period.
It followed weeks of information leaked out to the media detailing discontent between Collingwood and Treloar, who was contracted at the Magpies until 2025.
In a meeting with Buckley, the Magpies mentor expressed concern some players had with Treloar and they believed it was in his best interests to leave.
“That was told to me in no uncertain way,” Treloar told reporters at Whitten Oval.
“That did hurt because I know how close I am with the players; to be told that when I don't think that's the truth (hurts).
“To be told there's some players who don't want you there when I know that the majority of players love and care for me.
“They were adamant on moving me on so no matter how they were going to go about it, it was going to happen.
“It was a fight up until the end because that's where I wanted to be at Collingwood. I guess anything was going to be said to move me on.
“There's not been one player that has come to me and said 'yeah, I was apart of moving you on’.”
Adam Treloar holds no grudges at Collingwood
Treloar was one of four Magpies to be traded out on Thursday night as the club attempts to rectify woes with its salary cap.
Despite his acrimonious exit, Treloar says he holds no grudges towards Buckley or anyone at the club where he played 94 games after arriving in 2016 from Greater Western Sydney.
On Thursday night, list manager Guy admitted Treloar would probably still be at the club if Ravaillion was staying put in Victoria.
“We had some conversations with Adam and (manager) Tim (Hazell) originally around whether his family was going to move to Queensland and whether he wanted to do that and it evolved from having that conversation to he thought he’d look at another opportunity,” Guy told Fox Footy.
When asked if Collingwood would have considered trading Treloar if Ravaillion was continuing her career in Victoria, Guy said: “That was the catalyst for the discussion.”
“We wouldn’t have looked to have that discussion. It wouldn’t have evolved from that, I wouldn’t have thought, no.”
Treloar said he was unhappy with Guy’s comments about his family situation and added that he wishes the saga hadn’t played out so publicly.
This is an absolute disgrace we also traded Aish out in a fire sale last year and now Treloar, Stephenson and Phillips for pick 14. You cannot seriously expect pies supporters to see this level of mismanagement and not demand heads to roll we’ve lost the plot!
— Nick (@Seredz) November 12, 2020
I’m disgusted by the actions of @CollingwoodFC and the mismanagement of our players. We are paying Tom Phillips $500k a year to not play finals footy but trying to trade away Adam Treloar? What a disgrace...
— Tyson (@tyson40132439) November 12, 2020
The way Collingwood has treated Treloar is an absolute disgrace. I’m done as a member after 20 plus years. Hope he wins a flag at the Bulldogs that he could have had at Richmond.
— Gerard Guthrie (@gedguthrie) November 12, 2020
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