- Mar 16, 2015
- AFL Club
- West Coast
- Other Teams
- Gold Coast
Can't agree more with this post. Beams would never have come to Brisbane but for the unfortunate circumstances involved. He gave good honest service and helped improve the Lions. Credit to the Lions for understanding that by returning him to the club that he was spiritually attached to .I actually have to agree with Jen
Beams only went to Brisbane for one reason - to be with his father while he battled cancer. After he passed it would have been very hard given how close they obviously were.
Could he have said ‘trade me to any Victorian club?’ - sure - but Beams isn’t from Victoria, he just loves the club he was drafted to.
I’d think that if Touk did the same to us right now, and had to go back to Victoria because his mother was sick, I’m sure the club and most of us would understand. I don’t think we would be as forgiving if he in a few years under the same circumstance was like, yeah I just want to go to any of the northern clubs, whoever gets you the best deal because we were further up the ladder and couldn’t offer as much to get him back.
Collingwood drafted him, developed him, and he had close relationships with a lot of the current players. I actually think it was very acceptable for him to say i’ll either stay or go to collingwood. The only negative part imo was that he made that stupid speech, which he has said in hindsight he wouldn’t have made had he not recently been told that he would be staying in Brisbane.
( This is from the biggest anti Collingwood Supporter ever !!)