Don’t think he’s ever been a 6 pack/ shredded dude thoughSaw him down the beach the other day….photos can be deceiving….he really is not looking fit for mine!!! My misses couldn’t believe he was a professional footy player when I told her, who he was!!!
Amazing what a shirt on……and a set of weights can do for ones figure !!! Hahaha
Isn't concussion the main issue for Wade though? I know he's had other injuries but I reckon they're the least of his worries atm.Whilst I agree not the end of the world, considering his prior injuries additional weight isn’t going to just slow him down it’s going to put additional unneeded load on his body !
I agree there will be benefit to him from Finucane and McInnes regardless of titles.Don’t necessarily need co-captains but more so “leaders” on the park.
Having a “C” next to your name is more prestige, and it’s more about what they do out in the middle as leaders that counts (Aka Ennis and Lewis).
I think Graham will benefit more from the “leadership“ that we will get from the likes of Finucane and McInness (with Fifita as a spiritual leader) and I don’t think they “need” a label to perform.
Some of the Captain duties outside of the playing field could also be delegated to others so if you want to relieve pressure away from Graham, just delegate some of those duties to senior players. Just MHO!
A good solider doesn’t always make a good leader - clearly he needs people around him to lead/motivate him rather then him being the one guy that leads. Could just be a personality thingI agree there will be benefit to him from Finucane and McInnes regardless of titles.
Fifita was always a lead by example type, and big popular personality, but I've never been convinced he was a good option as a regular captain (chance to fill in there works well with his personality though).
Having the C is more than just prestige though as you are making on field decisions and talking to ref so there are some actual implications.
Personally I'd go co-captains probably McInnes and Graham, McInnes is the number 1 on field captain and Wade stays the face of the team for media and the like.
Wade obviously has some fantastic captain attributes, was captain in waiting from a young age, but doesn't seem to quite work for him on the field. Take some of that pressure off him, let him keep doing the behind the scenes, training, strat or whatever other side of it he was clearly good at from early on. I don't love the idea of taking it off him.
I'm sure there will be a 'leadership group' that also includes Finucane and probably Fifita too