Not having Sandilands is one of the go to excuses already popping up on their board.
If you sign a 76 year old broken husk of a giant, you have to expect to not get 22 games a year from him.
He’s played 26 of their last 66 games. When you sign a guy coming off 39% availability in the three years prior, you have to know he’ll miss some time. Stop factoring him into your team, and just acknowledge that having him occasionally might be a nice cherry on top for a handful of games per year.
Ross Lyon has boldly declared he will not be sacked as Fremantle coach, saying he’s “coaching and managing better than ever” and “fully committed” to helping the club return to finals.
“I have no doubt I’m coaching and managing better than I ever have and feel as energised and as determined as I have ever been in coaching,” Lyon said. “I’ve never really doubted myself and am very confident in my knowledge and capabilities to be able to bring this group through.
“People ask me if I’m going to get sacked. It’s not something I’ve ever thought about and I don’t believe it’s going to happen.
“I’ve always coached with expectation and those who put the slows on would stop Phar Lap if they could.”