And pick fights bring a bit of un socialable footy to pieland. Love it.McRae already threatening to tag Hawks players (Mitchell, I assume!) - love it!
I think he was at pains to convey to supporters a more aggressive and attacking brand. Multiple times he made comments about a style the fans will want to cheer on.God Korda was awful, but the only reason he was there was because of the numpties that said he should have been at Bucks departure presser! The reality is he shouldn’t have been at either it should have been Licca as the board representative in both cases. There’s no pleasing everyone though…
Despite the terrible questioning I took a bit from that. Primarily we’re going to be harder to beat at the contest so to everyone that’s bemoaned Grundy’s hitout efficiency I think you’re about to get your wish. Flowing from there we’re likely to defend more with ground position than numbers ala Richmond. I think he’s going to be a standard you walk past is the standard you accept type of guy and he’ll use relationship building to drive that because those strong relationships will foster courageous conversations.
Beyond that it’s hard to predict what we’ll look like because he kept things close to his chest. Now to put the board challenge to bed…
I don't really subscribe to this "hate" for those who are gifted the FIGJAM tag.I understand that POV but I didn't get the FIGJAM vibe in the presser. What I got was - I'm going to do the best I can, I'm confident in my ability and I'm going to give this a helluva shake. He set the tone of the relationship with the media. They won't have an easy kill here and he let them know.
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Yeah between a better midfield structure/coach, a full pre-season with Jamar and an injection of Daicos into that midfield and I'd be kinda disappointed if we don't see a tangible improvement in midfield performance next yearHard to tell. Jamar came in mid season. Grundy was better this year than last year so maybe.
I suspect a functioning midfield structure will be Grundy's biggest help. I'm hoping we get that with McRae.
He stole a few lines from my post yesterday! I called Korda's demeanor funereal and said he sounded as if he'd come to sack McRae! He was clearly casting his eye over our responses to the new coach.