Yeah, it was disappointing to lose Nick Bowen from covering North with his departure from afl.com.au, but McGowan is an excellent replacement. Incredible amount of respect for him actually asking the questions that the fans want asked instead of the generic bullshit that most journos come out with at the bigger outlets, which generally happens because they don't want their cushy media passes threatened.
At every single club he has been involved in he has been lauded for his development of players. Players play for him. Would have good balance between old school coaching and new school on field development.