- Jun 15, 2005
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- AUFC, Everton, Sturt
The last 2 are patently untrue. He called time on his career when the club wanted to keep him.1)he was co-midfield coach of a flag winning team
2)The midfield he coached was full of very experienced players with very few young kids to mentor (which is the situation we're in) and had been good for years before he came along
3)the midfield declined significantly once his co-coach left
4)He hasn't been out of the AFC system long at all
5)He has played besides some of our current players, bringing his ability to be impartial into question
6)As a player he was gifted games towards the back end of his career, games his form did NOT justify; so he is part of that toxic culture.
So I think a better question is: why are you content with this appointment?
You dismiss his role at the Eagles because it suits your narrative, his co-midfield coach was Mitchell who is now back working under Clarkson..... Pretty good I'd say.
He is a very good get for a group needing to learn what it takes to get the most from yourself, and given he's likely to cost slightly less than other alternatives it will allow us to beef up other areas.
Only the truly pessimistic would take your view on this