- Oct 1, 2010
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Really good post and appreciate that perspective. But am hearing that the board went over backwards not for Lethlean but for the guy from GWS who said no. There was also a rumor of a fourth name that also rejected the club outright.The way I see it, Wick, that's possibly incorrect and probably irrelevant now.
Incorrect? Lots of speculation reported on the appointment. My best guess is MLG wanted Lethlean, the panel wanted Liddle. At worst Liddle was our second choice after Lethlean talks blew up. At best the panel thought he was better.
Irrelevant? A resume gets you a job. Your performance in that role is what keeps you employed. Imagine Bolts was our 2nd choice when we appointed him. 2 years in and he's seemingly everything we'd hoped for. We wouldn't care now if we had originally wanted someone else two years ago.
In a lot of ways, Liddle's appointment mirrors Bolts'. A young, impressive candidate who was 2IC at a successful club (Richmond off-field, Hawks on-field). Whereas Lethlean was a big name, with a big reputation but had no club experience and ultimately may not have been the right man for the job.
Not knowing Liddle, but going off what we do know about him, at this stage I'm quite happy with our 'booby prize'....
As I said, I don't wish the guy ill will but too much being said for him to have been their clear cut choice.