- Jul 20, 2001
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Sydney Swans
Despite saying we’d like to start him a defender, does not a defender make. He had no history as an Australian Rules Footballer.We took him as a defender
He had no position coming in. Fair point on him playing as a ruck but to suggest he had a position because we suggested he’d start in defence because just about all of our (and most) Irish recruits start as defenders doesn’t mean the club shouldn’t be exploring his capabilities given as I said earlier, he had never played the sport before.
This predetermined position talk particularly for rookie listed players is nonsense anyway. They are a flip of the coin compared to their more (perceived or otherwise) talented counterparts from the main draft and clubs may have other plans for them.