- Mar 16, 2022
- AFL Club
I don’t think our list is the greatest in the comp but it’s certainly good enough. 17th was never a true reflection of its quality but more a reflection on how bad our self induced off field issues were plus lack of ideas in the coaches box.C’mon, nobody since Hafey has turned a team’s fortunes around so profoundly - and Hafey did it when there were only 12 teams.
And our list isn’t that great, even today. In the Melbourne game last night the best two players on the field were playing for them. IMO Melbourne clearly had the better players. But we have the better team - they play as a better organised unit - and that’s on McRae & co.
Provided McRae has the right stuff (which based his experience our hiring procedure and him being well liked from his previous stint as a development coach I did think he had the right stuff) a rise was inevitable.