I’m generally well disposed towards Marley. I really know nothing about him personally but I like him - for whatever reason, along with the fact that he’s a solid member of NMFC. However, the worrying point about this is that the vast, vast majority of players manage to stay out of the way of this type of trouble. Having said that, I wasn’t in the Albion, so I don’t know the full story.
The only thing nanny are the old folks that refer back to 20+ years ago and still think the same rules apply. Back then players still had full-time jobs and didn't train every day. Back then you could smoke in the change room and swig a beer and everything was fine.
The professionalism in sport has evolved and the only people that got left behind were you. You know what also changed? Player pay. They can go back to drinking til 7am if they want, but instead of an average wage of 375k they could just get 150k instead.
Which again makes me think works there. Security? Door bitch? Bus boy? Bar tenders are usually pretty chill. Boyfriend/father m of someone who works there and is a bit touchy about afl players being around his girlfriend/daughter.
Fortunately for The Albion’s investors – a high-profile group including ex-Collingwood football player Dane Swan; ex-Melbourne Storm players Robbie Kearns and Danny Williams; and publicans the Darcy Group – the hotel is finally open.