Personally I don't give a shit what he thinks, don't rate him. For every good thing he has ever done he has f**ked up as well.
He's just another self opinionated blow hard wind bag.
Agree we haven't, otherwise we wouldn't have had such a long drought and we have developed plenty of good players but we dont retain them. We have a few juniors in our team atm, Reed, Dylbags, Haze, Mitch, Matto and Sivo. Thats a big improvement on the amount of our players that have come through from the lower grades.
I believe we are getting better now that we have the right set up in the office, just not where we want to be yet.
Other than wanting to blow Gus, you still haven't said how you would implement anything, or how you would change our set up.
What you want me to state a plan of how to fix our pathways? If that is what you are asking for, you are an idiot who is just trying to score points with a "gotcha" moment.
Mate they hire seasoned professionals who still get it wrong to do it. That is why you need the highest calibre personnel. But slowly more and more clubs are realising how vital this part of the game is and are making moves in this direction. I heard on 360 a month or so ago that quite a few of the clubs are now looking at copying the Gus/Panters model believing now that long term success and sustainability can only be achieved if you have quality juniors coming through your pathways regularly and therefore not needing to constantly go to market and pay top dollar for your recruitment. Hence why the Dragons and Dogs tried acquiring Gus's services recently.
Anyway, if you want a comprehensive outline of a great pathways setup, maybe write to Gus. I'm sure he will be eager to assist.