I have been pretty supportive and sympathetic to Mick overall. I think most fans realise he has walked into a hornets nest of a club. The football he had us playing early int he season was very promising and he seemed like he had effected a cultural change about the place. I have not forgotten all that in a couple of months ravaged by injury and politics. However some things about Potter concern
Why has he not bought Steve Roach into line for attacking our captain and our leadership in the media?? Would a current assistant coach at Melbourne come out and bag Cameron Smith without facing Bellemy’s wrath. I think its an appalling look and Blocker in continuing to carry on without anyone seemingly bringing him into line. As the head coach he should have people around him that want to back him 100% and in Payten, Roach and Kidwell they seem to be working against him and getting away with it to a point.
Maybe it is just bad timing, but when the cameras pan to the sheds in the halftime brake you see different dressing rooms. You get a Bellemy, Hasler Robinson etc barking instructions and our bloke was sitting there looking pretty uninspired. The players didn’t look like they were taking in a word on Saturday night. Maybe we need a coach that can demand and intimidate after 10 years of Sheens boring speeches and Potter the good bloke. Just seems more intensity in other coaches.
I still have not seen any player really come out and back him to the hilt. The amount of flak he has got you would expect some maybe to give the media some stick but its all been pretty tip toeing around it. They certainly don’t look lik they want to play for him.
Like I said I feel sorry for him, but i just don’t know if there is a road back from this debacle. Maybe he is just to nice a bloke to cut it at this club. I would be happy for him to get another season however with all that has happened maybe it is best for everyone if they cut Mick.