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West Coast Eagles coach Adam Simpson says clubs will focus on drafting private school boys due to COVID cuts


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Braden Quartermaine
The West Australian
Thu, 22 July 2021

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has made some big calls about the draft at the end of the season.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has made some big calls about the draft at the end of the season. Credit: James Elsby/AFL Photos

West Coast coach Adam Simpson says clubs will increasingly draft private school boys from stable family backgrounds, because COVID-19 financial cuts meant they no longer had the resources to help players who arrived with problems.
The AFL slashed the football department spending soft cap by more than one-third to about $6.2m this season. Clubs had expected a modest increase for next season, though current lockdowns around the country have prompted further losses and uncertainty.
Simpson said the Eagles were running short in the welfare area, and would also like one more coach and two more medical staff.

“It does effect who you draft and you develop,” he said.

“You really want to go for the talent and gee this kid needs a lot of help, we can resource that with support around either mental health issues or family support or learning difficulties or these type of things that you’re happy to take a risk on because you can resource it.
“We just don’t have that anymore and you’re more inclined to go safer in the draft and you’ll draft the same type of player. You know, mum and dad are still married, the kids go to the private school. They’re not too much of a hassle off-field.
“And you get the same type of player. Whereas I think we all want to see the risk-takers don’t we. And the more resourcing we can have the more risk-takers we can take.
“That’s probably the main thing. It will affect the product in the long run.”
Simpson said another concern of the COVID crunch was that increased staff workload was forcing people to confront whether they still wanted to be part of the AFL industry.


The 2018 premiership coach said the Eagles had been incredibly fortunate this season, a point that was rammed home when he saw the tears of Sydney coach John Longmire following the Swans’ win over Greater Western Sydney on Sunday.
“I think reality hit for me just watching Horse (Longmire) after the game on the weekend and seeing what Sydney are going through,” Simpson told 3AW.
“We’re not having issues with family and mental health as much as we did last year, because we’ve been largely at home.
“We’re living a normal life. We’re on charter flights. We’re in and out and we’ve been really lucky. So you take that for granted a little bit.”
 

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West Coast Eagles coach Adam Simpson says clubs will focus on drafting private school boys due to COVID cuts


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Braden Quartermaine
The West Australian
Thu, 22 July 2021

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has made some big calls about the draft at the end of the season.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has made some big calls about the draft at the end of the season. Credit: James Elsby/AFL Photos

West Coast coach Adam Simpson says clubs will increasingly draft private school boys from stable family backgrounds, because COVID-19 financial cuts meant they no longer had the resources to help players who arrived with problems.
The AFL slashed the football department spending soft cap by more than one-third to about $6.2m this season. Clubs had expected a modest increase for next season, though current lockdowns around the country have prompted further losses and uncertainty.
Simpson said the Eagles were running short in the welfare area, and would also like one more coach and two more medical staff.

“It does effect who you draft and you develop,” he said.

“You really want to go for the talent and gee this kid needs a lot of help, we can resource that with support around either mental health issues or family support or learning difficulties or these type of things that you’re happy to take a risk on because you can resource it.
“We just don’t have that anymore and you’re more inclined to go safer in the draft and you’ll draft the same type of player. You know, mum and dad are still married, the kids go to the private school. They’re not too much of a hassle off-field.
“And you get the same type of player. Whereas I think we all want to see the risk-takers don’t we. And the more resourcing we can have the more risk-takers we can take.
“That’s probably the main thing. It will affect the product in the long run.”
Simpson said another concern of the COVID crunch was that increased staff workload was forcing people to confront whether they still wanted to be part of the AFL industry.


The 2018 premiership coach said the Eagles had been incredibly fortunate this season, a point that was rammed home when he saw the tears of Sydney coach John Longmire following the Swans’ win over Greater Western Sydney on Sunday.
“I think reality hit for me just watching Horse (Longmire) after the game on the weekend and seeing what Sydney are going through,” Simpson told 3AW.
“We’re not having issues with family and mental health as much as we did last year, because we’ve been largely at home.
“We’re living a normal life. We’re on charter flights. We’re in and out and we’ve been really lucky. So you take that for granted a little bit.”
Classist?
 

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West Coast Eagles coach Adam Simpson says clubs will focus on drafting private school boys due to COVID cuts


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Braden Quartermaine
The West Australian
Thu, 22 July 2021

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has made some big calls about the draft at the end of the season.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has made some big calls about the draft at the end of the season. Credit: James Elsby/AFL Photos

West Coast coach Adam Simpson says clubs will increasingly draft private school boys from stable family backgrounds, because COVID-19 financial cuts meant they no longer had the resources to help players who arrived with problems.
The AFL slashed the football department spending soft cap by more than one-third to about $6.2m this season. Clubs had expected a modest increase for next season, though current lockdowns around the country have prompted further losses and uncertainty.
Simpson said the Eagles were running short in the welfare area, and would also like one more coach and two more medical staff.

“It does effect who you draft and you develop,” he said.

“You really want to go for the talent and gee this kid needs a lot of help, we can resource that with support around either mental health issues or family support or learning difficulties or these type of things that you’re happy to take a risk on because you can resource it.
“We just don’t have that anymore and you’re more inclined to go safer in the draft and you’ll draft the same type of player. You know, mum and dad are still married, the kids go to the private school. They’re not too much of a hassle off-field.
“And you get the same type of player. Whereas I think we all want to see the risk-takers don’t we. And the more resourcing we can have the more risk-takers we can take.
“That’s probably the main thing. It will affect the product in the long run.”
Simpson said another concern of the COVID crunch was that increased staff workload was forcing people to confront whether they still wanted to be part of the AFL industry.


The 2018 premiership coach said the Eagles had been incredibly fortunate this season, a point that was rammed home when he saw the tears of Sydney coach John Longmire following the Swans’ win over Greater Western Sydney on Sunday.
“I think reality hit for me just watching Horse (Longmire) after the game on the weekend and seeing what Sydney are going through,” Simpson told 3AW.
“We’re not having issues with family and mental health as much as we did last year, because we’ve been largely at home.
“We’re living a normal life. We’re on charter flights. We’re in and out and we’ve been really lucky. So you take that for granted a little bit.”
fu** me Simmo, never forget your roots.

Money isn't everything. The entitlement of being inside a mega rich corporation has rubbed off on him
 

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West Coast Eagles coach Adam Simpson says clubs will focus on drafting private school boys due to COVID cuts


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Braden Quartermaine
The West Australian
Thu, 22 July 2021

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has made some big calls about the draft at the end of the season.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has made some big calls about the draft at the end of the season. Credit: James Elsby/AFL Photos

West Coast coach Adam Simpson says clubs will increasingly draft private school boys from stable family backgrounds, because COVID-19 financial cuts meant they no longer had the resources to help players who arrived with problems.
The AFL slashed the football department spending soft cap by more than one-third to about $6.2m this season. Clubs had expected a modest increase for next season, though current lockdowns around the country have prompted further losses and uncertainty.
Simpson said the Eagles were running short in the welfare area, and would also like one more coach and two more medical staff.

“It does effect who you draft and you develop,” he said.

“You really want to go for the talent and gee this kid needs a lot of help, we can resource that with support around either mental health issues or family support or learning difficulties or these type of things that you’re happy to take a risk on because you can resource it.
“We just don’t have that anymore and you’re more inclined to go safer in the draft and you’ll draft the same type of player. You know, mum and dad are still married, the kids go to the private school. They’re not too much of a hassle off-field.
“And you get the same type of player. Whereas I think we all want to see the risk-takers don’t we. And the more resourcing we can have the more risk-takers we can take.
“That’s probably the main thing. It will affect the product in the long run.”
Simpson said another concern of the COVID crunch was that increased staff workload was forcing people to confront whether they still wanted to be part of the AFL industry.


The 2018 premiership coach said the Eagles had been incredibly fortunate this season, a point that was rammed home when he saw the tears of Sydney coach John Longmire following the Swans’ win over Greater Western Sydney on Sunday.
“I think reality hit for me just watching Horse (Longmire) after the game on the weekend and seeing what Sydney are going through,” Simpson told 3AW.
“We’re not having issues with family and mental health as much as we did last year, because we’ve been largely at home.
“We’re living a normal life. We’re on charter flights. We’re in and out and we’ve been really lucky. So you take that for granted a little bit.”
Just cut your UberEats budget.
 

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West Coast Eagles coach Adam Simpson says clubs will focus on drafting private school boys due to COVID cuts


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Braden Quartermaine
The West Australian
Thu, 22 July 2021

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has made some big calls about the draft at the end of the season.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has made some big calls about the draft at the end of the season. Credit: James Elsby/AFL Photos

West Coast coach Adam Simpson says clubs will increasingly draft private school boys from stable family backgrounds, because COVID-19 financial cuts meant they no longer had the resources to help players who arrived with problems.
The AFL slashed the football department spending soft cap by more than one-third to about $6.2m this season. Clubs had expected a modest increase for next season, though current lockdowns around the country have prompted further losses and uncertainty.
Simpson said the Eagles were running short in the welfare area, and would also like one more coach and two more medical staff.

“It does effect who you draft and you develop,” he said.

“You really want to go for the talent and gee this kid needs a lot of help, we can resource that with support around either mental health issues or family support or learning difficulties or these type of things that you’re happy to take a risk on because you can resource it.
“We just don’t have that anymore and you’re more inclined to go safer in the draft and you’ll draft the same type of player. You know, mum and dad are still married, the kids go to the private school. They’re not too much of a hassle off-field.
“And you get the same type of player. Whereas I think we all want to see the risk-takers don’t we. And the more resourcing we can have the more risk-takers we can take.
“That’s probably the main thing. It will affect the product in the long run.”
Simpson said another concern of the COVID crunch was that increased staff workload was forcing people to confront whether they still wanted to be part of the AFL industry.


The 2018 premiership coach said the Eagles had been incredibly fortunate this season, a point that was rammed home when he saw the tears of Sydney coach John Longmire following the Swans’ win over Greater Western Sydney on Sunday.
“I think reality hit for me just watching Horse (Longmire) after the game on the weekend and seeing what Sydney are going through,” Simpson told 3AW.
“We’re not having issues with family and mental health as much as we did last year, because we’ve been largely at home.
“We’re living a normal life. We’re on charter flights. We’re in and out and we’ve been really lucky. So you take that for granted a little bit.”

 

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West Coast Eagles coach Adam Simpson says clubs will focus on drafting private school boys due to COVID cuts


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Braden Quartermaine
The West Australian
Thu, 22 July 2021

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has made some big calls about the draft at the end of the season.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has made some big calls about the draft at the end of the season. Credit: James Elsby/AFL Photos

West Coast coach Adam Simpson says clubs will increasingly draft private school boys from stable family backgrounds, because COVID-19 financial cuts meant they no longer had the resources to help players who arrived with problems.
The AFL slashed the football department spending soft cap by more than one-third to about $6.2m this season. Clubs had expected a modest increase for next season, though current lockdowns around the country have prompted further losses and uncertainty.
Simpson said the Eagles were running short in the welfare area, and would also like one more coach and two more medical staff.

“It does effect who you draft and you develop,” he said.

“You really want to go for the talent and gee this kid needs a lot of help, we can resource that with support around either mental health issues or family support or learning difficulties or these type of things that you’re happy to take a risk on because you can resource it.
“We just don’t have that anymore and you’re more inclined to go safer in the draft and you’ll draft the same type of player. You know, mum and dad are still married, the kids go to the private school. They’re not too much of a hassle off-field.
“And you get the same type of player. Whereas I think we all want to see the risk-takers don’t we. And the more resourcing we can have the more risk-takers we can take.
“That’s probably the main thing. It will affect the product in the long run.”
Simpson said another concern of the COVID crunch was that increased staff workload was forcing people to confront whether they still wanted to be part of the AFL industry.


The 2018 premiership coach said the Eagles had been incredibly fortunate this season, a point that was rammed home when he saw the tears of Sydney coach John Longmire following the Swans’ win over Greater Western Sydney on Sunday.
“I think reality hit for me just watching Horse (Longmire) after the game on the weekend and seeing what Sydney are going through,” Simpson told 3AW.
“We’re not having issues with family and mental health as much as we did last year, because we’ve been largely at home.
“We’re living a normal life. We’re on charter flights. We’re in and out and we’ve been really lucky. So you take that for granted a little bit.”
Based on this logic, the likes of Carey, Archer, Brereton and Dusty (just to name a few) would be overlooked. Yeah, right.
 

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Pretty clear to see he's just throwing out an argument to raise the cap in the hopes it resonates, and that it doesn't actually have any bearing on the reality of West Coasts recruiting, but it's one of the more classless arguments for it that I've seen, ironically enough.

Might have a bit of extra money in your soft cap if you fire the 'experts' who thought it up...
 

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West Coast Eagles coach Adam Simpson says clubs will focus on drafting private school boys due to COVID cuts


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Braden Quartermaine
The West Australian
Thu, 22 July 2021

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has made some big calls about the draft at the end of the season.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has made some big calls about the draft at the end of the season. Credit: James Elsby/AFL Photos

West Coast coach Adam Simpson says clubs will increasingly draft private school boys from stable family backgrounds, because COVID-19 financial cuts meant they no longer had the resources to help players who arrived with problems.
The AFL slashed the football department spending soft cap by more than one-third to about $6.2m this season. Clubs had expected a modest increase for next season, though current lockdowns around the country have prompted further losses and uncertainty.
Simpson said the Eagles were running short in the welfare area, and would also like one more coach and two more medical staff.

“It does effect who you draft and you develop,” he said.

“You really want to go for the talent and gee this kid needs a lot of help, we can resource that with support around either mental health issues or family support or learning difficulties or these type of things that you’re happy to take a risk on because you can resource it.
“We just don’t have that anymore and you’re more inclined to go safer in the draft and you’ll draft the same type of player. You know, mum and dad are still married, the kids go to the private school. They’re not too much of a hassle off-field.
“And you get the same type of player. Whereas I think we all want to see the risk-takers don’t we. And the more resourcing we can have the more risk-takers we can take.
“That’s probably the main thing. It will affect the product in the long run.”
Simpson said another concern of the COVID crunch was that increased staff workload was forcing people to confront whether they still wanted to be part of the AFL industry.


The 2018 premiership coach said the Eagles had been incredibly fortunate this season, a point that was rammed home when he saw the tears of Sydney coach John Longmire following the Swans’ win over Greater Western Sydney on Sunday.
“I think reality hit for me just watching Horse (Longmire) after the game on the weekend and seeing what Sydney are going through,” Simpson told 3AW.
“We’re not having issues with family and mental health as much as we did last year, because we’ve been largely at home.
“We’re living a normal life. We’re on charter flights. We’re in and out and we’ve been really lucky. So you take that for granted a little bit.”
He simply wants kids drafted in who are fully vaccinated, to avoid lockdowns and border closures henceforth.
 

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West Coast Eagles coach Adam Simpson says clubs will focus on drafting private school boys due to COVID cuts


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Braden Quartermaine
The West Australian
Thu, 22 July 2021

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has made some big calls about the draft at the end of the season.

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has made some big calls about the draft at the end of the season. Credit: James Elsby/AFL Photos

West Coast coach Adam Simpson says clubs will increasingly draft private school boys from stable family backgrounds, because COVID-19 financial cuts meant they no longer had the resources to help players who arrived with problems.
The AFL slashed the football department spending soft cap by more than one-third to about $6.2m this season. Clubs had expected a modest increase for next season, though current lockdowns around the country have prompted further losses and uncertainty.
Simpson said the Eagles were running short in the welfare area, and would also like one more coach and two more medical staff.

“It does effect who you draft and you develop,” he said.

“You really want to go for the talent and gee this kid needs a lot of help, we can resource that with support around either mental health issues or family support or learning difficulties or these type of things that you’re happy to take a risk on because you can resource it.
“We just don’t have that anymore and you’re more inclined to go safer in the draft and you’ll draft the same type of player. You know, mum and dad are still married, the kids go to the private school. They’re not too much of a hassle off-field.
“And you get the same type of player. Whereas I think we all want to see the risk-takers don’t we. And the more resourcing we can have the more risk-takers we can take.
“That’s probably the main thing. It will affect the product in the long run.”
Simpson said another concern of the COVID crunch was that increased staff workload was forcing people to confront whether they still wanted to be part of the AFL industry.


The 2018 premiership coach said the Eagles had been incredibly fortunate this season, a point that was rammed home when he saw the tears of Sydney coach John Longmire following the Swans’ win over Greater Western Sydney on Sunday.
“I think reality hit for me just watching Horse (Longmire) after the game on the weekend and seeing what Sydney are going through,” Simpson told 3AW.
“We’re not having issues with family and mental health as much as we did last year, because we’ve been largely at home.
“We’re living a normal life. We’re on charter flights. We’re in and out and we’ve been really lucky. So you take that for granted a little bit.”
Good to see the West Coast running their standard yearly PR.

Prediction: they use all their rookie picks on kids rated top 20 talents but from underprivileged backgrounds while all the other clubs bump into each other drafting WA private school shitmens
 

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Lower football department spending for the Eagles means higher profit means higher dividend going back into the WA Footy Commission which leads to more money being spent on grass roots footy (and multicultural programs, and talent pathways and Aboriginal programs), which is a vastly better outcome than spending another $100k to make sure a 20-something professional footballer keeps his nose clean.
 

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