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Davis's manager adjusting to AFL: Roos

By Adrian Warren 18/07/2008 06:51:08 PM Comments (0)

Sydney coach Paul Roos wouldn't like to see AFL follow rugby league and have players hawked around clubs mid-season.

Roos was surprised to learn the management of his premiership-winning forward Nick Davis had already reportedly contacted several other clubs.

Davis was chosen for just three senior games this season before a knee injury last weekend sidelined him for the remainder of the campaign.

Traditionally AFL players announce their movements post-season unlike rugby league where signings are often announced several months before the end of the year.

Roos made it clear the club had yet to make a decision about whether to retain Davis.

He said he couldn't recall during his time in football any player who had shopped themselves around as publicly as Davis.

Davis is presently managed by former St George and Cronulla rugby league forward Lance Thompson.

"I like Lance, I've met Lance a couple of times, he's a terrific guy and I'm sure he's got Nick's best interest," Roos said.

"But rugby league is very different and I think it's still just for Lance coming to terms with how AFL footy is.

"Because every week we see NRL players shopping themselves around or players signing with other clubs when they are still playing with their team.

"That's probably the difference, but Nick is obviously an AFL footballer.

"Perhaps it's just a different way of doing things, but it's unusual."

Roos said it was fair to suggest he wouldn't like to see the rugby league model being repeated in his code.

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