Knitting needle through the temple...yep I know the feeling.Normally I would say Richmond or Collingwood, but there have been several stories out of Collingwood not just from this offseason that suggest that maybe it isn't the best environment for players.
Richmond has a passionate supporter base, they are now well run and financially stable, and they have plenty of big games (and no travel to places like Geelong or Hobart, unless they were rubbish the year before). It isn't a hard choice really.
Maybe Geelong would suit because I am not a big city person but my one experience down there did not leave a positive impression.
Depends how good you are and what you get paid to play - because you've picked some pretty cheap suburbs there and ones that would be a pain in the backside to get to training in Cockburn. If you want to be north of the river (which isn't a bad thing) then the further north you go the more into the West Coast fan base. I'd suggest the top edge of the Golden Triangle, like Wembley Downs or Churchlands - nice area, high performing Government schools and far enough away from the old Perth money and Doctors in Claremont, Dalkeith and Peppermint Grove. Easy access to the far northern suburbs if that's where your family is.As for where I'd base myself, probably Karrinyup.
Actually, just north of Perth in general would be one option but not as northerly as Butler or Alkimos.
Whatever the happy medium is regarding Craigie, Scarborough and Baldivis.
Nice idea, but sadly the only people allowed to live on Rottnest are the folks who work on the island.I would live on Rottnest Island and catch the ferry over to play for Freo, then go home to my giant rats.
One of the greatest ever Irish GAA players, Mick O'Connell, was a farmer & fisherman who lived off the coast of Kerry on a place called Valentia Island. He used to row over for training and games and row home again.
'Winning a match wasn't a triumph, losing a match wasn't a disaster': Mick O'Connell remembers his career at 80 years of ageThe Kerry legend refuses to endorse the iconic status attached to him.www.the42.ie
That sounds like youd end up at Collingwood.Richmond because their culture of success would give the best opportunity for a talentless plodder like me to be traded to a lesser club with an inflated contract. I pity the club that gives me a 5 year contract on a mil per season.