Alan Didak has been delisted by Collingwood but he insisted early this week that he had two seasons left in him. Although the 30-year-old wasn't the player he once was, he could still be an asset at some clubs. Here are five clubs that I believe could use him:
1. Greater Western Sydney
An easy option. The Giants have a very young list and need some experience in there. It's questionable if he has the pace and stamina to play in the midfield but he can feed off the crumbs of Jeremy Cameron or Jonathan Patton.
2. Gold Coast
Most of the Suns' young guns are starting to click. With guys like Dion Prestia, Harley Bennell and Jaeger O'Meara on the rise, Guy McKenna will have some impressive on-ballers at his disposal in 2014.
At the Giants Didak could be an option in midfield but at the Suns he would a quality small forward. Campbell Brown could be the more defensive forward but Didak would be the mercurial one and he could give Brandon Matera a few pointers.
Ross Lyon has a defensive team but even at St Kilda he had Stephen Milne as a goalsneak. 'Freo' can be labelled as boring and predictable so having Didak would give the forward more unpredictability. Hayden Ballantyne has good skills but he likes to pester the opposition too. Didak is more focused on the footy than Ballantyne.
Dale Thomas seems to be Mick Malthouse's preferred target and the Blues have enough small forwards. Didak did play under Malthouse when the Pies won the 2010 premiership so it wouldn't be surprising if the Carlton coach tries to get more ex-Collingwood players because they are familiar with his tactics.
This move would be unlikely because the Dees have forced players over 30 years old into early retirements over the last few years. New coach Paul Roos needs to search for quality players in all parts of the roster and whether it is in midfield or the forward 50, the Demons need a guy like Didak.
The former Magpie star could play as a forward and he could feed off crumbs from Jack Watts and Jeremy Howe but one of the main problems at Melbourne is not the lack of forward options. The Dees have a serious problem with getting the ball into the forward 50 in the first place.
Richmond could consider him if Dustin Martin leaves, Port Adelaide look like it is on the rise and the Western Bulldogs also have a young list. If he is fit, he could add some more spark to those sides. The five I've listed are perhaps the more convenient locations for Didak and maybe the most realistic if he does get re-drafted.