- Jul 19, 2010
- AFL Club
Underrated post. Crikey, that’s some ugly reading there.Anyone else notice that our football department, apart from maybe Pyke, were all unable to accept that their own playing careers were done?
Smart - dropped unceremoniously mid-season. Cracked the s**ts and retired.
Hart - delisted by Craig. Cracked the s**ts and ended up playing a year in the SANFL.
Camporeale - went to another club and played another couple of seasons while well past his best.
Clarke - went to another club and played another season while well past his best.
Ricciuto - kept putting his hand up to play at the expense of the team. Cost us a final.
Mattner - went on one season too long.
Burton - went on one season too long. Was dropped unceremoniously (despite Craig calling his performances "solid") and couldn't get a kick in the SANFL so retired.
Reilly - was already well and truly cooked by the time his unfortunate incident happened.
How come McLeod’s never had a gig in the decade he’s been retired? He shadowed Bassett all through that dominant Norwood reign. He’s one of those rare midas touch people in football, success seems to follow him.