- Oct 15, 2014
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I've come in late on this but this is as close as it gets to understanding a very complicated and simple man at the same time.No, it started in late 1980 when his great mate, David Parkin was sacked and Alan Jeans was appointed coach for 1981.
If you remember 1981, Scott pretty much sulked all year, then retired.
Scott has never, ever praised Alan Jeans despite his fantastic record coaching the Hawks (nor has he ever said anything remotely nice about Alastair Clarkson for that matter).
I was at a talk 3 years ago: David Parkin told us that Scott had never forgiven the club.
And for Dave Id: Don Scott speaks with apparent intelligence, but there have been many other lunatics who have done so!
Don has said in the past that Hawthorn was the club he played for but the Hawthorn of now isn't the same club he played for. This is in regard to the people he was associated with in his time at the club.
Don doesn't draw any correlation with club just people, he sees loyalty to the people he played with and works with first he would still bleed for the colors but those colors would have to be on a woolen jumper with a floppy collar. Don doesn't relate to modern footy as he has said by way of once trying to explain his stance he said that when a new coach is appointed these days they sweep out all the people you once knew and bring in all new faces from outside organizsations and clubs to the point that you walk in the door and not recognise anybody. He is loyal is to his time, his club and his people. In this way he doesn't see any comments made now having any effect on his club, his time, his people. Today's people aren't his people not even his club.