He doesnt watch much footy either. Although (and im an episode behind) does put perspective into things when others are trying to compare players across eras.They had Caroline Wilson on Mk. 2 of this podcast today.
I thought Sam made bit of a fool of himself, using her appearance on the podcast to settle old scores. Launched right into it from the first minute; it came across really poorly. Made a few factual errors too, which didn't help his agenda.
The addition of Don Scott isn't working great so far, the bloke seems to know very little/have no opinion about anything outside of AFL. The other two need to engage him more, wind him up, do whatever it takes to get Don fired up.
I found it a pointless discussion. Sam does what all old people do, argue the statement and not the problem so things go round in circles. Caro wasnt much better.Listening to the episode with Caroline Wilson. Sam Newman is a massive lightweight.
I quite like listening to Sam, as we both generally have a Conservative political persuasion.Sam adamant afl players use mental health to mask an issue unrelated. But is equally adamant Garry lyon had depression.
he often singles out buddy franklins depression as a cover up for 3 strikes.I quite like listening to Sam, as we both generally have a Conservative political persuasion.
But, his podcast with Caro was appalling and childish. He used it purely as a chance to settle old scores and when she didn't react the way he expected and he discovered that she had intelligent and measured responses to his baiting, he leant back on the old "well I hope we can have a less frosty relationship now" excuse.
She walked all over him, without it looking like a hatchet job. He was way in over his depth with her and I have a new found appreciation for the way she deals with chauvanism.
I agree with peternorth , he is conflicted in his defence of Lyon and his scepticism of mental health as an excuse for other AFL players.
He cannot have it both ways, he either believes all other cases of mental health excuses along with Lyons, or he dismisses Lyons as "contrived" like he seems to think they all are.
He was good wasn't he Wallsy.Had Robert Walls on in the recent Pod. Good episode. Robert talked about the struggles of being a coach after being sacked, and how he nearly punched Ian Stewart.