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Why Gary Ablett’s fairytale mid-season Geelong comeback can’t happen – AFL

The paperwork behind Gary Ablett’s departure from Geelong means he can’t rejoin any club for the 2021 season

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A PLAYER lodgement technicality from last year will ensure Carlton champion Kade Simpson is eligible for the 2021 Mid-Season Rookie Draft, but retired Geelong great Gary Ablett won’t be.
Ablett has raised the prospect of a mid-season return with Geelong but the rules around the mid-season draft means another fairytale return will remain a fantasy. 
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The champion former Cat and Sun said Geelong’s recruiting of stars Jeremy Cameron, Isaac Smith and Shaun Higgins had prompted…

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