- May 8, 2003
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- Islanders, Nuggets
"The view internally is that the Roos' group of players aged 26 and over is not capable of taking them to contention and that the only way forward is invest more heavily in the national draft, a process that will take two or three years."
Nah I am in no means saying we should have stuck with bard. I just thought a lot of what we heard was that the club thought this list didn't need to bottom out(Obviously it always has)Worth noting that we got into this situation after a decade of him in charge, which I suspect was the greater aspect of the reason he got canned.
They probably were over his sh*t talking , that in the end got us back to where we started when bard was first given the job.Nah I am in no means saying we should have stuck with bard. I just thought a lot of what we heard was that the club thought this list didn't need to bottom out(Obviously it always has)
It's unclear from the article but surely players in that situation aren't upset about it? They've dodged a massive bullet.It’s understood several Richmond players are on a significantly reduced income for the back-half of the season because their annual payments were heavily front-ended before COVID-19 struck. The annual front-ended practise is not unusual at wealthier clubs, which can afford to pay players in bulk before Christmas or over the summer. But now all footballers are making 50 per cent of their annual wage, some players are literally getting paid a few thousand dollars from May through to October after receiving bulk coin pre-COVID-19.
It's worse; it's Queensland.Port Adelaide legend Warren Tredrea pointed to recent comments from New Zealand-born NBA centre Steven Adams, who recently told reporters of life inside the league’s Orlando bubble: “Let’s be clear, mate. This is not Syria, mate. It’s not that hard … We’re living in a bloody resort.” Tredrea said the AFL players “need some perspective”.