- Jun 9, 2001
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- St Johnstone
The players joked last year about how turning up to meetings on time was considered being late and they started closing meeting room doors BEFORE meetings started. Though the references were to it happening during Walsh's time.I heard directly from players earlier in Brad's time that he'd cracked down on slackness around meetings and training. It's not unique to Shaw, though it looks like he's ramped up the consequences. Things may have changed later on with Brad and there have been some suggestions around here that they did. That would be consistent with the general vibe around the last couple of years.
He can't win though.
When you're going well it's strong unified leadership. When you're going badly you're a petty tyrant.
When you're going well you're a good delegator who trust and empowers your professional assistants. When you're going badly you're detached and out of touch.
But fact of the matter is this sort of approach was already happening under Scott.