Essendon legend Matthew Lloyd, who kicked 926 goals for the club, has allegedly delivered a passionate plea to his former club, appealing the Bombers to develop a sustainable, finals-like football brand or risk further discontentment with fans.
While speaking on AFL Trade Radio, Lloyd admitted he’d become “frustrated” at how the team played and said that the time had come for the Bombers to turn the tables.
In a statement, he said, “They are doing extremely well off-field, the Bombers, (but) it’s now time. I’ve had enough, it’s time. They’re doing all these great, wonderful things off-field. But I want to see something happen on-field — and that is play some good, hard, tough finals and play a sustainable brand of football that stacks up.”