- Jul 20, 2019
- AFL Club
Leadership group Hurley, Merrett and McGrath.
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Problem is if Heppell isn't 100% fit then he shouldn't be Captain in 2021, and I don't think McGrath should be Captain in 2021 yet.I don't see any reason to shapperone McGrath into the captain next year. Go with Heppel one more year and allow Andy to lean on him, if Dyson goes down injured then Andy simply steps in. No need for dilly dallying around anymore. He's ready or he's not
I'd like to see a young player with a regular position in the leadership group, until they're a VC / C who really are the public face of the playing group as well as the guys that should be leading.So, appoint this years vice captain again. If we want to protect Andy then keep the same system we had this year
It's why I'm not averse to throwing McGrath in the deep end while players like Heppell and Hurley are still around to mentor him in the role, or as others have said, to have one of the experienced heads remain in the role and at least install McGrath as VC.No disrespect to all being mentioned but it does highlight one of our biggest issues. Much bigger than the coach or any game plan stuff.
We are very very thin on the ground as far as leaders go.
McGrath has potential as a leader and I agree he should be pushed up now he has had a year in the midfield.It's why I'm not averse to throwing McGrath in the deep end while players like Heppell and Hurley are still around to mentor him in the role, or as others have said, to have one of the experienced heads remain in the role and at least install McGrath as VC.
He can also drive the fitness standards in the off-season. I like it.Captain: Stringer
Vice Captain: Hooker
Deputy Vice Captain: McGrath
Get some grunt in the leadership group in Stringer and Hooker and have them groom McGrath over the next two years to then supplant Stinger as the Captain.
McGrath isn’t too young to be Captain, he’s too soft and not vocal enough at the moment. He’s, educated, polished and speaks well to the media, but needs some sandpaper.
Working with Stringer and Hooker might add some vital leadership skills and set him up for future leadership success.
Remember that Stringer was the guy who, out of nowhere, participated in Ramadan to support Saad.
He’s the guy who sat next to Smith’s hospital bed for hours when he came out of surgery last year.
He’s the guy who’s quietly heavily involved in Ronald McDonald House.
He’s also a guy who can be electric and a game turner.
He’ll also get on guys and bark when barking is needed.
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Because that stopped Jobe from evolving into the phenomenal leader he eventually became after being a self confessed disaster when it came to fitness, preseason and training?He can also drive the fitness standards in the off-season. I like it.
Difference was Jobe turned that work ethic around, not sure Stringer is going to do the same. Maybe he'll prove us all wrong.
Good player = good leader, duhI don't mean to be an jerk, but why are Saad and Ridley's names being thrown into the hat? What examples of leadership have they shown? If it's because they show some dedication on the field, then I'm afraid to say some people here are confusing talent with leadership. I don't want the bestest, toughest campaigner to be captain. I want the best leader to be captain. If said player is a tough campaigner, fine. If not, fine. As long as they lead, on AND off the field.