AFL 2022: ‘I’d rather have a go than die wondering’

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Then Essendon skipper James Hird holds the 2000 premiership cup aloft.

Then Essendon skipper James Hird holds the 2000 premiership cup aloft.Credit score:Allsport

Hird labored there alongside one other former teammate Dean Solomon, who has additionally interviewed for the Essendon job.

Essendon sources have informed The Age that Hird and Solomon may come as a package deal deal, with one more likely to be part of as an assistant if the opposite is employed as senior coach.

Hird mentioned the teaching panel requested him to deal with 4 points; why he’s , what his imaginative and prescient for the membership is, his plan to realize that and his view on Essendon’s record.

“For me, to be 100% trustworthy, it was simply nice to do the interview. Possibly it was closure, but when I do get the job or I don’t get the job, then that’s a full cease on a saga that’s been fairly bizarre for all of us.”

Hird was interviewed by Geelong cult hero Billy Brownless on stage alongside former North Melbourne champion Wayne Carey, who requested Hird why he’d put his hand as much as coach once more, given the latest turmoil he’s been by.

“Braveness in life is definitely having a go at issues, regardless of if you happen to get them otherwise you don’t”

James Hird

“As a result of I really actually like teaching and I feel I’m really not unhealthy at it. I do know that’s egotistical to say that,” Hird mentioned.

“The Essendon Soccer Membership to me, I grew up with it, my grandfather, my father, it was a part of who I used to be and I’ve left it in a spot that’s unfinished and I genuinely assume I could make it higher.

“Braveness in life is definitely having a go at issues, regardless of if you happen to get them otherwise you don’t. And persons are going to knock you down and persons are going to smack you however if you happen to don’t have braveness in life, what do you could have?

“If I don’t get (the job), they’ll snort at me. However I’d quite have a go than die questioning.”

The Age provided Hird the chance to be interviewed privately however he politely declined.

Carey, who stood apart from his media roles (together with at The Age) throughout an investigation into his ejection from Perth’s Crown On line casino, didn’t discuss that incident.

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