Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is a passionate Essendon fan however was reluctant to get drawn into commentary the membership’s disaster on Sunday, preferring to play up his pleasure concerning the blockbuster on the MCG this afternoon.
“I believe that, clearly, on the finish of this season there’s now time to replicate. We’ve acquired to, all of us, and I’m certain management on the membership, the taking part in group, teaching group, the board, everyone shall be what we’ve got to do, the plan we’ve got to place in place to be sure that 2023 is a greater 12 months,” he mentioned.
“I’ve acquired sufficient to get on with with out changing into a commentator on my footy membership or any footy membership.”
Certainly he does with a blockbuster conflict looming on the November 26 state election. Nonetheless, Andrews was glad to play up the happiness that many will really feel in seeing a packed MCG this afternoon for the showdown between Carlton and Collingwood.
“It’s nice to see so many individuals at video games to see footy again so, so strongly,” he mentioned.
“I reckon this could be the largest crowd we’ve had assembled in a single place for the reason that pandemic began at the moment, the climate’s improbable, it’s such an necessary sport on the finish of this season, and it’s simply going to be an amazing spectacle and an amazing affirmation that Melbourne’s again, Victoria’s again and we’re going so strongly. That’s one thing that makes me more than happy.”
The premier flagged he wouldn’t be tipping a winner however did observe that his whole family was made up of Collingwood supporters who could be barracking for the Pies.