- Apr 11, 2007
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
GR interesting what Blakey said about being a North man and that winning premierships and achieving success solidifies that.Blakey audio this morning
After 14 seasons at the Swans, John Blakey has decided to leave the Swans and take up the assistant coaching role at the club he played 224 games for working alongside Rhyce Shaw as the Kangaroos look to rebuild in 2021player.whooshkaa.com
Got me thinking back to 2016 when we discussed Nick Blakey going to the Swans or North. Johns plan was always to return to Melbourne but to not coach his son. He gets that now and his kids gets a free shot at a career. That saying on exposed form Id rather take John as a coach over Nick the player.
Well we can't get Spargo under the current F/S rules however the other two would have to agree to come to us. Blakey is eligible for North and Brisbane for F/S, Sydney (academy) and Longmire, North (F/S) and Sydney (Academy).
Leigh Matthews for the muppet he is, along with Mick Malthouse were asked post coaching retirements to whom their allegiance was aligned to.
For Lethal he was pressed for an answer and they argued Brisbane for him heavily. Maybe the Pies too. Malthouse was thrown West Coast and Collingwood as well.
Matthews said Hawthorn. Malthouse said Richmond. Lethal said you never forget where you hurt. Where you put the boots on.
If Horse and Blakey are the North men we know they are, then their boys are only going to one club.
We hope so. Thing is, will they convince them to go to where your old man works now or where your old man worked before?
What troubles me is how both families are settled in Sydney.
Tho I recall Donald moving out of footy and into commercial operations when Luke was drafted. Maybe Horse and Blakey dont want their boys under their tutelage at the Swans?