I thought it was brilliant if only that I needed to keep watching to see how much more bitter he could sound.One of the blandest shows of all times I thought.
He obviously has an axe to grind with Sydney and Mike couldn't get it out of him.
Did Mike happen to ask how big the mortgage was?Finished watching the Dunkley one... Never have I seen one as confusing as that!
From claiming he didn't hit Hird to basically admitting when Mike showed footage and pressed him again
Saying he had a huge mortgage on his house and wasn't expecting to have to retire from footy at 34
Saying he would knock back an offer from Sydney to fly up to the SCG to watch his son play against the Swans because he won't leave his Adult kids at home???
The whole things was one big "wtf"
Had a big falling out with Roos when Roos didn't offer him a coaching gig. Complained to the board and they basically told him they would side with Roos.
Cracked the s**ts as he thought he deserved more from them.
You could very well be onto something there.Maybe that is why his sons aren't playing for Sydney.
It is my understanding that a prospective son has to accept a nomination to be picked under "father-son". They have the right to refuse.
Maybe Andrew Dunkley told his sons not to accept f-s from Sydney (as he was pi**ed off with the Swans), and maybe saw it as revenge, getting back at them by denying his kids playing for the club.
If so, this is similar to what I heard about why Marc Murphy of Carlton isn't playing for Brisbane instead.
In Murphy's case, his father is ex-Fitzroy captain John Murphy, who was a star for the Lions in the 70's and 80's.
The story goes that, in 1996, Fitzroy had sacked Bernie Quinlan as coach. Now, they were looking for a new coach, and John Murphy put his hand up.
He apparently petitioned hard for the role, and argued that Fitzroy, in its perilous position, should be coached by someone who played for the club (like him).
Instead, the board picked Michael Nunan from SA, who played 1 game for Richmond.
Murphy was livid. Then, when it was announced that Fitzroy would fold at the end of the year, and merge with the Brisbane Bears, and Nunan quit, Murphy came out and criticised the board, saying that if they had appointed him instead, he would have stayed for the long haul and seen out the year. He heavily criticized the board and how they had let Fitzroy die.
So, when Marc Murphy was going to be drafted, he was eligible to be picked up f-s by Brisbane Lions (since Fitzroy f-s could play for Brisbane; (Jonathan Brown came to Brisbane because his father, Brian Brown, played over 100 games for Fitzroy). But he rejected them, and chose to go in the draft instead, and Carlton had first pick.
Now, Murphy said that it was because he didn't want to move interstate. But some conspiracy theorists think that John lent on his son to not play for Brisbane, as payback for not making him coach in 1996.
So, I wonder if it is the same thing with Andrew Dunkley, and why neither of his sons accepted f-s nominations to the Swans?