#11 David Zaharakis - signed till end of 2021


#3147

Zaka was on SEN this afternoon.

Very good interview.

He’s very open and honest and doesn’t mind having a laugh.


#3148

Did he say anything particularly insightful?


#3149

Bring in Draper


#3150

that’s a given


#3151

I’m thinking he would make a decent footy personality post playing career. Has what it takes.


#3152

Did he expand further on the reasons behind the change within the team when they played the Dees?


#3153

He spoke about how the round 1 loss was a result of a lack of intensity and effort from the squad.

KB asked if Ruttens gameplan was having any negative effects and he basically said that there are always adjustments even throughout the year so it’s not something the club are using as a reason of an excuse.

He said that their bread and butter is to pressure the opposition and they didn’t bring it in round 1.

They were far happier with the effort against saints but their disposal let them down.

KB also asked him about Wooshas lack of using a tagged. He basically said they do jobs on opposition players around stoppages but they back in team defence in generral.

kB cheekily asked him if he would prefer to play sides who tag or sides that have team defence. Zaka said he prefers playing against team defence.

There was more but they stood out. He’s a good operator and wouldn’t be surprised if he goes into media.


#3154

I think so too. Although i got yelled at on here when i said his interview after round one was good haha. You have better timing than me.


#3155

Media jobs are hard to come by if you don’t have a swag of medals around your neck or multiple AAs, David would want to start cranking out Premierships.


#3156

He’s very good.

Doesn’t have the media polish that some of the others have.

Bit more free flowing and honest.


#3157

I think his looks might open a few doors.

Plus the fact that he’s from Essendon helps due the audience being big already.


#3158

Yep. Similar to Dev Smith.


#3159

Hate to say it, but bit of a Brad Johnson type, media-wise.


#3160

Please be wrong.

Johnson is an enormous flog. He is Cameron Ling levels of flog.


#3161

Could see him on one of those Getaway or Better Homes Than Yours type shows.


#3162

Brad Johnson?

Don’t think so.

The Dev comparison is good but minus the agro😊


#3163

Right this very moment they’ve uploaded the interview on the Essendon website.


#3164

Never go full donnington


#3165

He has the looks, the personality… even similar builds, and the way he speaks.


#3166

But he’s bulldogs Deckham.