Norm Smith Medallist
- Apr 16, 2017
- AFL Club
I think he's a fine leader. Though I agree that relieving of the captaincy role may be more of benefit for Sloane and the club. I think Sloane still has 1 or 2 good years still left in him, and he'd be better if focusing more on getting his mind and body right.Yeah these thoughts have crossed my mind also. He's definitely way more hesitant then he was prior to 2017- 2018. Even moreso after his latest eye knock, and let's be honest, the way the bloke has had his head smashed in(along with every other injury) who could blame him?
Unfortunately, fearless lack of self preservation was his bread and butter and to my mind has always been one of the two standout traits in his game.
The Captaincy is another issue altogether though, and I don't think he wears the badge very well at all. Said it at the time of his appointment and stand by my thoughts that he just isn't the personality type. Too nice, too eager to please(everybody). Contradicts his playing persona.