- Feb 29, 2008
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"Once Stack got injured in 2019, his form really dropped off"Fair enough in most of that. Don't get me wrong, i am all for him getting his chance this year to turn it around. I just think in a group of 42 guys if 1 is taking way more time than any other, he is likely a burden on your system and its probably unfair on his teammates.
The thing is with exuberance - its all fun and games when you are winning and playing well. The second you aren't - it becomes a weight on your back & a burden to your system.
Stacks 2019 season was brilliant - he nailed it. His exuberance resulted in seeing the best version of him. A great player, supporters of all clubs loved him. But was that type of thing sustainable? And how does he handle it when things don't all go his way? That is the key to "The Tiger Way" which has seen us crawl from the sh*t ol days IMO. There was no way you can have a 10 year career if you need that level of attention to sustain your output.
Once Stack got injured in 2019, his form really dropped off. He was mediocre in the VFL finals. That was passable as there was a bit of a perception that he might have been rushed back to give him a chance
2020 though was very ordinary. Looked like he came back out of shape. Was handed more chances than any other player based on not a lot of form tbh. When he was dropped to the reserves, i personally didnt think he did much to show he was willing to work his way back. That "lack of interest" problem could have been passed off as a "hub" side-effect - but he escalated it bigtime when he pulled the stripper stunt, 2 weeks out from the finals. I thought what he and CCJ did what the most selfish thing I have seen in a long while by 2 fringe players while their teammates were approaching a massive finals push - the entire club was under attack for weeks prior to that (Cotchins, Grimes, Lynch, Vloss, Short ) - we had finally got on top of the negative media attacks & then these 2 pull out "kebab-gate". It was really, really selfish.
Even after he got out of jail, the guy should have been staying dead quiet and letting it pass by. Instead, he was bloody posting stupid sh*t on IG like below, drawing more attention to himself.
If being banned from the AFL and spending Christmas behind bars wasn’t bad enough, Richmond player Sydney Stack is now being targeted over a “fashion statement”.www.news.com.au
This is all real petty stuff, but it makes me seriously question if he can handle being the 30th man in a team of 40. All he has needed to do since the kebab-gate is be invisible and let it blow over. Get off social media etc.
That's the funny thing about injury. It's stops you playing your best.
You personally didn't think stack did much to get back after injury in the hub? Did you get that impression from watching all those 11 on 11 scratch matches behind close doors did you?
"Even after he got out of jail, the guy should have been staying dead quiet and letting it pass by. Instead, he was bloody posting stupid sh*t on IG like below, drawing more attention to himself."
You might want to check the date of that IG post mate just quietly. Was made over a month before he went into jail.
Interested in your thoughts on Naish and his approach to training. If Stack is taking more time than others, Naish is taking eons to show return on investment. Any theories on what he can deal with psychologically being in a team of 40?
Even Egg you speak highly of was criticized by Hardwick post game just days ago for having similar issues to stack. Doing what's required consistently and taking advantage of the talent that he has.