Accepting mediocrity is likely part of our clubs long term problem. I honestly doubt it’s the main one.
Our society nearly always blames a nebulous third party. On each issue we find a group easy to criticise.
For climate change it’s the politicians. For debt levels it’s the rich, for obesity it’s food companies.
Yet underneath each issue is a series of personal choices by an individual. My choice to put the heater on rather than an extra jumper. My desire for a tax cut over tightening my belt. My love of milkshakes…
So what are the choices of individuals that I think lie at the foundations of our climb back to being a strong club?
On the surface I like Reynolds but think he lacks integrity. I dislike his choice to accept $150,000 per game over the last 2 years. I reject the change in our society that says “but you would do it in the same circumstances”.
He is paid to be brilliant. If he can’t do that he should take responsibility. He can’t say he is all about the team. He can’t say he cares about the Tigers.
I passionately reject an individual putting themselves ahead of EVERYONE associated with our club.
I also hold up Packer. His lack of effort relative to his pay packet has left us painful short.
I hold up Mybe. How can he look himself in the mirror as he takes home his pay cheque. How can he shake a young Tigers fans hand knowing he personally is taking more than his share and far far more than he is contributing.
30 years ago these players would never have been accepted as ‘good blokes’.
So what do they say to themselves? It’s okay because some guy from the club agreed to it on behalf of EVERY Tigers and even though ‘I’ haven’t delivered my part the piece of paper says I get the money.
SHAME ON THEM