"You've got to recruit because they're going to contribute on the field," Colless said.AFLcrap1 wrote: ↑Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:04 amYet when we apply the same to RL players making it in afl you lot screech ......marketing ...lolNlolRL wrote: ↑Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:13 pm You acknowledge he never played basketball until he started college right? You acknowledge that to make a college basketball side in any capacity, let alone play games, with absolutely no experience would be nigh on impossible right?
How can you repeatedly overlook these factors.
If he was a lifelong bball player you'd have a point, but he wasnt. He made an increadibly high level based on his agility and hand-eye co-ordination only.
"The Israel Folau experiment at GWS was an absolute waste of money.
"It was irresponsible and dumb.
"I don't think you could ever justify signing someone from a marketing point of view."
https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/gws ... r5vvb.html
GREATER Western Sydney is planning to meet Kurt Tippett next week, as the club explores the possibility of moving some of Israel Folau's marketing millions over to the controversial former Adelaide forward.https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/gws ... 28mww.html
in 2011, Folau ran out for start-up club the Greater Western Sydney Giants in a deal said to be worth $6 million over four years. The move was widely regarded as a cynical marketing ploy, something then-AFL chief Andrew Demetriou tacitly acknowledges. "AFL is a foreign game in western Sydney," he says. "The thing about Izzy was that he had originally come from western Sydney. He was a name out there, and any local name was good."https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/israel ... j4ksy.html
Oklahoma State saw how talented Cox was despite no basketball experience. They had no ulterior motive for signing him. The AFL saw Folau as popular in a new market and paid him massive overs to be a marketing tool. He wasnt selected for his likely contribution on the field