Hopefully we’re just cutting costs for one year and then we’ll get back to spending and bringing in fresh people.My initial reaction was somewhat meh and then I thought what a great way to keep Rohan honest.
I have been happy with the overall list management but like many, our inability to shoot earlier on players with the rough edges has meant that we select players like Gorter and do not take a minimal risk the Kelly. Have another WAFL year.
So Rohan gets under his control the drafting (talls exceptional but mids appalling) as well as the draft picks we need to give up to correct our mistakes.
I would have preferred 2 people as I see it as 2 roles. That said, maybe Vozzo is going to play a more hands on role.
Big questions with Rohan are:
Does he have the financial and commercial skills needed to list manage?
Does he have negotiating skills or can the club bring someone to the table who can do it well?
Does he have the relationships with the player agents to get us the right players selecting West Coast for a trade?
Will he be ruthless enough with pushing players out when their time can come if he was the one who recruited them?
The bottom line is that the struggling clubs in Melbourne have dragged us down to the lowest common denominator and we are forced to cut where cuts are starting to look silly. The sooner the AFL Boys Club address the unsustainability of the current clubs the better. It is not likely to be happening while we have the VaFL running the show.
Our social media team is on the big bucks, and you can see why!Geez we are so light on for staff at the moment. Have very low profile assistants. Got RO'B doing 2 very important jobs. Vozzo the rest. I know there have been cuts across the league, but where is our money going? Other clubs have much more fulsome staff. My guess is that Simmo must be on an absolute packet.