- May 27, 2013
- AFL Club
- Gold Coast
I wasn't suggesting he would play for us, although technically he would be a free agent next year and could sign for any club if he wanted to...Don't see how it adds any value to the Sun's - 5 years ago this may have meant something
1. He's cooked as a player
2. Hasn't done anything outside of playing to suggest he would be of any value off the field - no leadership roles, etc...
All that suggests is he plans on living in a nice part of the world and has a couple of mates involved at the Sun's to catch up with.
I was suggesting he could get involved in coaching/mentorship with our young group. Could you imagine the kind of thrill guys like Izak Rankine or Ben King would get out of having Buddy Franklin coach them on their forward craft? I mean we're literally talking about a top 5 forward of all time!
Tippett seemingly had no interest in getting involved until Dew got in his ear. Maybe that's all it's going to take? Plus, Dewy and Buddy go way back. They were '08 Premiership teammates which is a much longer relationship than Shaw or Tippett.