- Jun 6, 2016
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Pines Football Club
From the article:One AFL side has been named as one of the best 16 teams in the history of sport according to an esteemed American journalist.www.zerohanger.com
“McHale enforced this ideology, just as Lombardi did, by exercising a level of control that would be impossible today. He insisted that every member of his team, no matter how talented, be paid the same wage.
I'm not so certain it is impossible today, that would incline that players and more broadly professional sports people priorities are first and foremost, money.
If we look more closely at the dynastic teams (in AFL terms), certainly in this century, they sacrificed for the betterment of the team. If you look at our own team of 2010 - 11 it was clear that team came first and wage came second - visually so!
Every players dream is to be a premiership player, money comes second.
Maybe not so much 'wage' but I'm willing to bet that someone like Tay would happily accept less pay for a better chance of ultimate team success. It's that sort of culture that brings success. Look at the mob over the railway line, more than certain below their blue chip players would be on less money than ours yet are more than happy with 3 of the last 4 flags and their performances is evidence as much.