Don, I don't think Watson would have wanted to be Essendon's PR guy over the last 18 months, but you can't deny he's ended up in that role. He's clearly been conflicted within himself at times, like his statements after the parents meeting that he had no qualms about the program, while other parents were clearly distressed.
Like some others, I think it's a bad look to have him interviewing Jobe after games or making comments on the Bombers - he's the one who got them Hird and Thompson, how can he comment fairly? At the same time, I think it's pretty off when Ling or Mooney are down there interviewing Selwood and Stevie J. It's all just too matey.
Carlisle's been tremendous two weeks in a row - I talked about him in my other piece today. Watson's comments were news during the week.
Top piece Mick. Thanks.