What do those names even mean? They were all champions to very good for Freo, but they're just names. Even perennially disappointing St Kilda have had Nick Riewoldt, Robert Harvey, Tony Lockett, Ian Stewart, Darrell Baldock. What does it mean? Some of the greatest sports people ever played in rubbish sides and in the accolades page of their wikipedia, won nothing. Freo hasn't won a flag and that's what stings. That's the soft spot.Agreed. This same outfit has produced fine people like Matthew Pavlich, Luke McPharlin, Peter Bell, Troy Cook, Aaron Sandilands, David Mundy, Dale Kickett, Nathan Fyfe and so on.... Let’s not get too hung up on the bad boys behaviour and recognise that there are many who have gone before them who were very much the opposite.
If Hogan is suffering from anxiety he needs support and a process for a way forward. It would seem his mates are the wrong kind of people if they are helping him find himself in compromised positions. Looking back on the trade process it seems the club needed to hear from Jesse that he was committed to footy and outwardly when he is there he seems to be. He just needs to take that mindset outside of footy or there will be consequences like this where he is not available for selection.
Also as an aside, how is Dale Kickett a Freo product? He'd been at six clubs before us – Claremont, Fitzroy, St Kilda, West Coast, and Essendon for a while... he excelled at our club, he'll always be remembered as a Dockers player, but he's not a product.
I'd also say no AFL clubs really 'produces' anyone. It's not like Manchester United and the class of '91, where you had a nucleus of some of the best players in the world and very servicable clubmen winning everything they could, who had played together since the age of about 13, and learnt all they'd known from each other and Man U's coaches and culture... ultimately AFL players are developed from Auskick, junior footy, to the WAFL colts and state programs. So those guys are West Torrents, East Fremantle and Hawthorn, Kojonup and Souths, Perth Demons, Mt Barker and East Freo (?), Ballarat or Bendigo or whatever, Claremont, and Claremont products.
This list really means nothing. Honestly who cares?