Loved his interview regarding method. He said what I have long believed in that there are too many voices with advice. The kids need to learn who to listen to. Went through the same thing with my 14 year old this winter. He was confused. I don’t normally get involved but told him to listen to his gut instinct. He killed it back end of season by just going after the footy and not listening to 4 coaches all telling him different things.
Russell will be gold for us.
I think the positive energy from the industry in itself is worth heaps. The nods of approval and kudos. Our boys would have started to believe we are headed for elite even before he started on them. The right mindset creates no limits and you just can't put a price on it.
Hawthorn were filthy on losing Rusty Absolutely filthy. He managed to help mend Jag O'Meara's dicey knee. Don't think we should sell this coup short. I will argue that he is the most significant person we have 'poached' to our club since Chris Judd.
I hear ya...my faith is on the fact they worked together for some time at Hawthorn already. Already know each other well enough (with trust, respect etc) to want to work through this phase and see us through to our next era in success.