I wasn’t fussed if we got Clark or not I must admit, theres no doubt he wasn’t working hard enough at Geelong, but I can almost understand that due to their list & a real lack of similar aged players of his type to work & develop with.
Motivation is massive in getting the best out of yourself & the environment your working in plays a big part of that. I’m so pleased to hear his results at training & that he took part in the Brayshaw tradition of 100 100’s on Christmas Day & can guarantee that something like that would have never crossed his mind at Geelong.
This list is perfect for him & Freo (& home) is a good match for him to fulfill his potential, however high that is for him. I hope he proves his doubters wrong.
Never underestimate the power of wanting to stick it up someone to motivate.
I too wasn't overly fussed if we got Clark - the pragmatist in me would have rather kept the pick and hoped we'd get him at a much discounted price next year. However as the cards fell - keeping 19 was just so important ...basically was worth the value of another top 10 pick for us.
Now Clark is going to be super motivated to show what he can do - JLo and Co obviously see a place for this skill set in our game play. If giving Wilson a kick up the bum to be a consistent contributor is a further result then that's a bonus....if we play finals next year it will be off the back of some of our mid to late 20's players stepping up