Probably not the best sign that one of the favourable comments on Quade’s Instagram post was from Liam Gill.
And I know Quade (and Karmichael) were considered the most professional players in the Brisbane City squad, leading by example, first to training last to leave, cleaning the sheds etc. I also know Quade spent 45 mins giving one on one coaching to a kid who asked him how to drop kick the night before the final Bne City match. You don’t get that kind of engagement or commitment to fans from many players.
He definitely had his issues as a kid, but he’s well and truly matured now. Best of luck to him, he will be missed.
really? What's he supposed to do, just suck it up (what ever 'it' is) and continue playing out in club rugby cos Thorn doesn't want him? Come to Melbourne Quade, we want you, say what ever you want to get it off your chest
Yes we have and had Slipper joined Rebels it will have been a tough call for me too. Rebels will be my “second team”. The Reds attitudes and actions since 2013 have made them hard to love. And it’s not the players (generally) that I’m talking about.
Some critical thinking is likely to bring you to a conclusion that fans following their departing favourites was predictable. Especially from fans who have voiced concern with Thorn’s Puritanism. In a general Red environment of the underwhelming over 5 years.
Thorn's treatment of Quade may well have been the right thing to do, but it's execution was poor - mast probably due to Thorn's inexperience in that role. A decent organisation would have taken steps to ensure that Thorns position was better presented and ensured that one of Queensland's best was treated with dignity that he had earned.
The Rebels fans are in for a real treat tbh, even on quade's off days he is unbelievable to watch live. He (like wally Lewis) seem to be three or four plays ahead of everyone else on the field and it is remarkable to see him work. I have rarely seen that in many footballers over the years, but it something special when it occurs.
I hope Quade lifts in his new home and soars to the heights that only he can.