- May 27, 2013
- AFL Club
- Gold Coast
Chris Fagan, a proud Tasmanian who now coaches the Brisbane Lions, spoke with Tim Lane about a Tasmanian team in the AFL.
"I don’t think player retention is one. To be honest with you, I think one of the reasons Gold Coast struggles a little bit is because… it’s a nice place the Gold Coast. Why wouldn’t players want to stay there? Well, the reason probably is that it’s not a footy place. It doesn’t have a football culture. People aren’t necessarily interested in the game, and passionate about it. I think players will stay if they come to an area where people are passionate about football; they’ll stay if they come to a club that’s well set up and they feel like they’re improving and getting better. It’s not about those other sorts of issues. It’s really about that, I think. I don’t think there are too many reasons anymore."
Nice to see our mate up the road digging the heels in when his team ascends after a decade of mediocrity and we are where his club was two years ago. Don't forget Fages, the only silverware in your trophy cabinet to date is a wooden spoon. I thought he was a good guy until I read the quotes above. I've gone cold on this bloke and wanted to start a thread to roast him for a completely unwarranted attack.