- Oct 24, 2012
- AFL Club
- Gold Coast
- Other Teams
- Milwaukee Bucks
Having 40 listed players that are clones of each other is not good for personal growth.I thought it was well reported that there ended up being a lot of divisions in the playing group after a few years that the group was unable to get over when, you know, actually playing footy.
It was one reason among many why, instead of pushing for finals based on talent we went into the toilet and did not come out for a few years. It was also one of the supposed failings of our captain at the time. One of the jobs of the captain is to get the players going in the same direction when it comes to footy, not make any natural divisions in the playing group worse.
What the divisions were based on does not matter. Every good team makes it work. I suspect most great teams even turn the differences in personalities and lifestyle and beliefs amongst the playing and coaching group into a positive.
I encourage diversity within the group - as long as it is used for positive rather than negative experiences.