04MAY21: Top 8 where they're at Lazybits/Fox Sports New
- Jun 2, 2014
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Areview of the top 8 teams and where they're at
Thanks Ticky.Areview of the top 8 teams and where they're at
I was always of the opinion that signing buddy at the time to such a big contract was a bad idea.Buddy’s understudy ready to join main cast after priceless lessons from the master
Franklin is a guarded figure in public but behind the scenes he is heavily invested in the development of the Swans’ youngsters.
There is nothing glamorous about watching through tapes of games but Franklin happily volunteered his time to McLean, sharing the tricks of the trade with the 22-year-old.
“Last year being in the hub, he chose to come being injured to spend time with us young boys and gel with us,” McLean said.
“He helped me a lot with my forward craft, going through vision each week, talking about the things he worked or the things he did when he was younger. He certainly has had an impact on me and my forward craft. Sam Reid has been massive for me as well.
“A few games I said ‘can you watch my forward patterns, where I’m getting, and each quarter report back?’. That helped each week and then it became
McLean has called a mentor, having also worked with former Hawthorn great Dermott Brereton as a teenager. Brereton’s son played in the same junior teams as McLean at Beaumaris, in bayside Melbourne.
Young forward Hayden McLean and the Swans are now reaping the rewards of Lance Franklin’s selfless decision last year to join the bubble despite a season-ending injury.www.smh.com.au
Ive told this story on here before,, but appropriate to do so again..I was always of the opinion that signing buddy at the time to such a big contract was a bad idea.
While undoubtedly he's been great for us as a player on the field one has so think that he's been a failure for the massive price paid. No premierships to show for it. All the injuries and clogging the salary cap have left us having to lose players we might not have wanted to ideally.
That is until you take into account his off field contributions which imo has far outweighed the price we paid for him. He's a draw card that has put bums on seats, he will surely have helped with public profile, merch sales, sponsorships, memberships, etc.
By far the most opportune thing of it all is the fact that with covid and the soft cap cuts we have essentially got a coach outside of the soft cap. His experience and knowledge especially on a very young group must be such an awesome asset for the club. How good must it feel coming to a club knowing your going to be learning from one of the greatest forwards of all time. That must be such a rush to take the field even just for training along someone like that.
It would've been so easy for him to put up his feet at home last season and rest up with the family. Credit to him for being the clubman that he is and playing that coaching mentor role. It really shows that the club came together and looked to build to something special in a pretty crappy situation last year.
Looking forward to seeing more of the fruits of their labour this year.
Buddy is a bit like Barry (Hall) in that way. Kids loved them both.Ive told this story on here before,, but appropriate to do so again..
Three years ago my 2 x 7yo nephews went to an all schools sports day. 1000 kids all up
Rugby league sent their star, as did rugby union and soccer. The Swans sent Buddy.
At the end of the day, 1000 kids wanted to play AFL.
All tested negativeLongmire and assistant coaches Don Pyke, Dean Cox and Jarrad McVeigh in isolation after attending Moore Park’s Azure Cafe, one of several declared hotspots
I get that but the training in small groups thing that was implemented because Vic teams couldn't train in larger groups was done to keep the playing field level.This isn’t the afls doing
Is what it is
Just deal with it. Not a biggie.I get that but the training in small groups thing that was implemented because Vic teams couldn't train in larger groups was done to keep the playing field level.
One team having an extra 3 coaching staff watching the game live taking notes and making suggestions to the head coach seems like a massive advantage.
I'm fine with it, it's exactly what I would expect tbh.Just deal with it. Not a biggie.
having your Mum pick apart your gameAn interview with mothers of AFL players - our Pen Swan is Mrs Gulden
If it weren't for the selfless, hard-working mothers, there would be no professional athletes. On the eve of Mother's Day, Justin Robertson spoke with four mums who have shaped their children's football careers.www.espn.com.au