- Feb 25, 2008
Neil said and I quote when asked about the new rules via Hocking at a pre game function "What idiot came up with those?"Just finished reading the Neil Balme biography and Neil has some things to say about SHocking. They used to be pretty close when Neil was footy manager at Geelong. In fact Neil said he felt comfortable leaving the position because he was confident SHocking would handle the position after he left. However, now Neil says he can hardly talk to SHocking after what he's done to the game !
So, you aren't imagining things, even the Godfather of modern football culture, the Guru of Premiership Clubs can't stand what SHocking has done to screw up the world's best game. History will judge him and it won't be pretty.