Official Blayke Brailey

burgess1978

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On the nepotism thread, when I was playing in the 90s Barry Russell was one of the scouts for junior sharks teams. He came down to a few of our games and gave me and a couple other players a tap on the shoulder that we were in line for a call up.
I’m the end John Langs son (not Martin) got the call up with a couple of his mates - none had much talent. Still stings.
I will add that after going into the development system these fellas did come out of it significantly better players.
Yep. That's the Pygmalion effect in a nutshell. They end up good and nobody stops to think how good others kids may have been given the same opportunities.
 

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Yep. That's the Pygmalion effect in a nutshell. They end up good and nobody stops to think how good others kids may have been given the same opportunities.
Yep and that's the real shame. And its harder to get in, than be asked to leave cause time and $$$ already being invested within. Think these "Development Programmes" however are a step forward to widen the net, seek inclusiveness and hone skills/basics as a building block for all.
 
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