Who thinks Walls has it in for Freo…
And this from Herald Sun Journalist Mark Robinson, who interviewed Mark Harvey after his interview with Robert Walls, and who obviously thought Walls was bias and out of line…
“Did Robert Walls hunt you?
You will have to ask Robert that.
There’s a school of thought Walls is going for you, and people have wondered is it because of his volatile relationship with Kevin Sheedy and that you’re a product of Sheedy?
And there’s a school of thought he’s gone for you and not, for example, said much about Ross Lyon because he helped select Lyon as coach of St Kilda, or Matty Knights because he coached him.
Do you think there is merit in that?
All I know is he went after Mark Thompson a couple of years ago.
You’ve talked to Thompson about that?
Yeah. It’s been brought up.
How do you deal with people, such as Walls, having a crack at you after just eight games coaching?
I worked with Robert on 3AW for a couple of years and he is one of the major players and he has seven or eight consortiums he has to either write for or commentate on, and he has to draw attention to those.
Do you think he was fair?
When you are a coach in your first year, I think (you should ask) how far do you go in your line of questioning.
Walls and Mick Sheahan, to be honest, smelt blood and went for it.
The timing wasn’t great. And, really, I wasn’t defensive about what had happened the previous day. I was just disappointed with losing to Melbourne and giving up a 50-point lead.