- Sep 8, 2014
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This times xxxxxxxx infinity.Talent is only one component that recruiters look at. Desire, work ethic, , leadership ability, off field stuff etc have much more bearing on whether a talented player becomes successful in senior footy
In my younger days I used to play competition snooker in a comp of about 80 A grade players and there were a dozen or more consistent 100 break players, so it was a tough high standard Comp.
There was a slightly younger bloke that had more natural ability in his little finger than I had in my whole body, he could knock in 60s 70s and 100 breaks in a flash and make it look effortless.
But I was always ranked higher and beat him many more times than he beat me, because I had a greater desire.
I worked and practiced for about 3/4 hours a day and he would rock up and just think he was going to win on pure talent, not just against me but even less talented players than I was.
There are a hell of a lot of people that are blessed with natural talent, but it only gets you so far.