#34 Jake Long - Like his career, this thread just keeps going!


#1925

Geelong are interesting on this:

Two sons of a god of their club.

One pretty much went further than the father, the other walked away.
One was driven to succeed, the other decided the pressure and work load were not to his passion and moved away from professional levels.

Did the club help both? Was it the pressure? Or is the personality part of the setup? Did one have more skill than the other?

There are many factors that make up the reason why a son may not be able to follow the father. Some prove to better than their father.

Narrowing it down to the club or not the club is a little trite.


#1926

No I’m not, and yes it should be.
And hopefully it will be.

But I’m still waiting for an explanation about “Pretty much all of what you just said” being naive.

It wasn’t.
I think you are clutching at straws and going windmill tilting again.


#1927

Yes it is.

I will admit to a certain amount of benefit baiting in that.


#1928

Ben discussion of an indigenous player:

  1. They’re awesome, game-changing, elite, top 20 in their draft year, get them in.

  2. Poor bugger never had a chance with all the pressure they got heaped on them unfairly.

Rinse and repeat.


#1929

A lot has changed in this space in the last 10 years IT, our experiences has been the catalyst to a change in the AFLPA employer expectations.


#1930

Spot on, only a handful of clubs see the benefit that proper support provides.

Ironic, you think you’re just taking the ■■■■ out of me but your only illustrating how redundant your thinking is.


#1931

Mason will be drafted because of his name as well, Hope it turns out better for him.


#1932

I doubt they will draft him because his name is Mason.


#1933

Free Mason!!!


#1934

Never seen someone with two trades for names.


#1935

Wouldn’t have been surprised if Ken had a goat tethered in the backyard and an apron somewhere.


#1936

Which keyboard hero changed the thread title?


#1937

Can only be the poster who started the thread or a mod.


#1938

Not sure who, but pretty sure they’re a flog.


#1939

And still waiting.


#1940

I don’t have a point. Other than pointing out your silly cheerleading, when it comes to most of the the indig kids.


#1941

So am I a hero or a flog?


#1942

pretty disgraceful


#1943

FLOG


#1944

To be fair, I haven’t said “Fire” yet.