‘Demons hurting the AFL brand’

By on April 8, 2013

Melbourne Demons

Model … Melbourne’s begin to the season is likely one of the worst in historic earlier. Supply: Information Restricted

Revered AFL journalist Mike Sheehan believes Melbourne Demons’ horrific commence to the season could also be having a bad influence on the AFL.

A spoke of Demons supporter, Sheehan mentioned whereas they’d by no means admit it, the AFL had been involved in regards to the membership after their 148-stage defeat to Essendon.

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“The AFL are not collaborating on this, no individual is taking part in this,” Sheehan stated on FOX FOOTY’s On The Couch.

“My view is, (the AFL) don’t declare this and it is now not coverage, they Consider the emblem is being severely affected.

“The membership has carried out poorly for a very long time length and there can also be modifications made, my bet, the CEO – Cameron Schwab – and the train (Mark Neeld) shouldn’t be going to see the Twelve Months out.”

After heavy defeats to Port Adelaide and the Bombers, the combined 227-point deficit is one of the worst begins in AFL historic past.

Pressure is mounting on the membership’s hierarchy and Sheehan and Paul Roos have grave fears for the membership’s capacity to keep and attraction to avid gamers.

“The screws are tightening on everyone at Melbourne, from the president down,” Sheehan said.

“The sad truth is that is the oldest membership in Australia and it’s in worse Form than the 2 latest golf equipment; GWS and Gold Coast.

“i am interested sooner or later of Jack Watts. he’s a primary round draft chance and i do not believe he’ll be on the membership subsequent One Year.

“I Believe sorry for the child. (The subbing off) is a big observation in a loss like that, it’s roughly like ‘you’re the worst perpetrator now now we have received available in the market’.”

Roos mentioned Watts wasn’t the difficulty, it used to be the membership’s potential to extend trained young gamers.

“You have a look at the number of early picks that have not flourished, it is not just Jack Watts,” he mentioned.

“Colin Sylvia was as soon as some other early make a decision, Cale Morton’s now not there anymore, Tom Scully’s no longer there anymore. it is time we lay off Jack Watts, there are greater issues on the membership.”

Former Melbourne participant Gerard Healy believed former All Australian full-once more James Frawley used to be susceptible to leaving the membership, following the likes of Brent Moloney, Jared Rivers, Brock McLean, Tom Scully, Stefan Martin and Ricky Petterd out the door.

The Demons have the possibility to redeem themselves relatively when they face West Coast Eagles on the MCG on Saturday.

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