Reader opinion - Auskick and Sheedy on US
Friday, February 22 2008 @ 02:50 pm ACDT
Contributed by: Dale Wilson
G'day, and what a great day it is, the footy season is upon us with the NAB Cup and the boys are going at it hammer and tongs. I think the tempo is up a bit from last year so it is going to be a pretty tough year, the games I have seen so far have been fast and faster.
Anyway the reason for my post is I noticed a couple of posts on Mr Sheedy talking up international football, so I rang into our local footy /sports radio station SEN (Victoria) and got to have a quick chat to Mr Sheedy, I was talking up footy in the USA and I can't for the life of me work out why the AFL do not show enough interest in the USA. Any way Mr Sheedy agreed with me that the USA is full of talent and we are missing out big time, he said that there would be a player in the AFL from the USA within 10 years I think the AFL must be taking the cheaper option in pushing into Africa the way they are, not that I have anything against the push into Africa or maybe they think that football is entrenched enough in the USA for it to look after itself.
Well I will be embarking on another season of Auskick this year and I am looking forward to it I have some great ideas that I am going to bring to my coaching and it is all about fun, I will be bringing out the old favourites in footy darts and footy on a string, and the handball comp is back with a leaning to goal kicking and umpiring. So I hope I can post a few stories here and there on the exploits of a washed up gunna-be wanna-be football star's coaching exploits.