Cant answer why we didn't, but I would say Perths currently position, squad and coach would have played a large part. We APPARENTLY offered him over 1mil, which is huge. I have no faith in Kovacevic though, and that's why we dont have a backup CB.... not because we didn't want to, but because Ante is a bit out of his depth. He will be out the door in the off season I would say
I know Bruce wasn't a gun, that's kinda my point. You dont need a superstar striker to win the title at this level. The style Marco employs, and that's not just here but in Germany isnt conducive to winning titles. That's just the way he coaches.
With Bruno going to Perth I wonder if Keogh is on the market ?? If he is we could do a great deal worse.
They max out their marquee signings, we currently dont have one. Also the newbie Sydney signing is pretty much only being paid to play in the ACL..... pretty clever by Sydney.
Sage does a lot for every Perth player too, bit like Frank Costa and Geelong.
Bianco used to do it for AUFC players in the early days.
IMO the new owners want a new coach, and/or new off field staff. They dont have the pockets of the big clubs but they want the right people in the right places. I dont know whether Kurz is the right man for the job but if he is they need to give him better staff.