Hawks Coach Alastair Clarkson stunned the footy world when he dropped in on premiership stars Sam Mitchell and Jordan Lewis to suggest it would help them and the club to move on. I've asked my mate "Clarko" to have a chat with a few footy personalities that are in need of some straight talk.
Carlton: Dale Thomas - I thought he would have entered Fox Footy's "The Recruit" to be able to spend more time with his footy dad Mick Malthouse. Only problem is Daisy has slipped so far that unless each week's challenge was to kick mongrel torps at an angry old man he would have been booted out in week one.
As Leigh Montagna would say, “let the burning of the dwarves begin.” This time of year not only consists of finals footy and the glory that it creates, it also is a time when players are that the privileged chapter of their life they have led has now come to an end. Like a slow racing greyhound, these players will need to be re-wired to fit back into normal society. They will need a lot of attention, happily sleep on the lounge but may chase cats.
The great American sports motivator Jackie Moon once said; "Everybody love everybody." Unfortunately in the harsh world of AFL footy that mantra isn't always the case. The last few weeks while enjoying the sun, sights and relaxed firearms laws in Bali I have observed several incidents in the footy landscape.