What absolute horseshit. The hard work of our list build was done by David Noble as list manager and Matt Rendell as recruitment manager.As part of his interview with the Rooch, Chappy said this:
“So we are in a reset. We made that decision at the end of last year – we publicly said as much but perhaps we did not communicate it well enough.”
So according to our chairman the rebuild started a few months ago, it's far from being in the middle.
Add to that this little gem:
“We threw everything at 2017 and did not get the premiership,” Chapman said. “Then we backed the team to get the job done in 2018. And we made mistakes."
“People will point to list management. And they will do that with the benefit of hindsight. But that list management (under Justin Reid’s watch from 2015) put us in a grand final."
Good to see he is still trying to cover his butt while going in to bat for Roo's mates and rewriting history in the process, apparently willing to give credit for other people's work who already assembled about 90% of that team.
Change can't happen quickly enough from the very top down.
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