As I have done in the past, I write to you at the midpoint of the season with some thoughts and reflections on our year to date.
Twelve months ago this was a very positive analysis, but proving the adage that a week is a long time in footy, right now we find ourselves in a testing period at 6-7 and needing a quick reversal of form to remain in the finals race. It is not the first time this has happened, nor will it be the last, for our Club or others. That is the nature of
The season has not been without highlights – some very good wins and some heartbreaking losses – but, just like you, we have been frustrated and disappointed with some of our defeats, particularly the last four weeks which culminated in an uncharacteristic and underwhelming performance against Hawthorn on Saturday night at the MCG.
It is reasonable for fans and media to speculate as to why this has happened, with many wanting to pinpoint a specific factor or issue. Some have looked to a post-Grand Final letdown, others to our significant injury toll and some to the effectiveness of pre-season camps. Along the way, there have been more than a few other extravagant theories.
The AFL is one of the most competitive and demanding environments in professional sport. The competition is fierce, challenges are ever-present,
At this time of
In other football news, I would like to congratulate Richard Douglas on putting pen to paper and signing a new one-year contract last week which will keep him at the Club for
I know these times are tough for all. We share a great love for this Club and its teams. As always your support is appreciated and acknowledged, not just by those tied to the Club but by those across the Australian sporting landscape who
Thanks for your support. We Fly As One!