he had 2/3 of the playing group for 2 seasons.
There inlies a big issue that is a massive concern for me.
2/3 of the group have been under his control for 2 years now. they didn’t have what i’d call the biggest core part of Essington around for a year.
Yet this yeah, the same systematic problems of the past 15 odd years surfaced yet again, in both coaching and players.
people say oh they’ll learn from this and get better.
They couldn’t ■■■■■■■ do it this year when they had the evidence right in front of them and it was still ■■■■■■■ raw from happening.
Why do people assume 6 months away from everything will all of a sudden
make players turn up to every game and play the exact same way, no matter whether they are a top 4 side or bottom 4 ?
Why will the coaches start picking teams based on form, and not names of players or personal preferences ?
It’s not even solely a worsfold thing anymore. It’s a you can’t change the the system from the inside by allowing the system to change you.
The essendon mediocrity culture takes over any coach that comes in the doors atm, and If worsfold can’t change that by next year, he’s not going to and never will, as he will already be apart of that culture making the same mistakes as all the previous other coaches.
on another note ■■■■ the pregame talk up by him was pretty ■■■■■■■ bland, softly spoke and just saying do all the things we’ve trained for the whole year. it was as inspiring as copping a brick to the face. no wonder they don’t turn up to every game motivated to play, if that’s how players are addressed before games.