Western Bulldogs nice Scott West has revealed he’s “disenchanted” with reviews of a rift between his membership’s previous gamers and former teammate Adam Cooney.
Cooney claimed this week he felt extra welcome at Essendon features than at Bulldogs occasions.
The 35-year-old revealed on SEN Radio this week he didn’t really feel welcome on the Bulldogs after ending out his profession with two seasons at Essendon.
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Cooney advised he doesn’t really feel like he’s a part of the Bulldogs previous gamers group.
The Brownlow Medallist advised Essendon has been extra lively in retaining him concerned on the membership and reached out extra persistently than the Bulldogs have.
The claims attracted a response from West on Fb the place the 304 recreation nice introduced his aspect of the story.
“As a previous teammate and particular person I liked being concerned with, Adam — as he’s a very nice fella. BUT sadly he has acquired this VERY unsuitable,” West wrote on Fb about his former teammate.
“Being an lively member of the previous gamers group, there have been many, many events, the place the previous gamers committee have reached out, I do know this can be a reality!!! The previous gamers group keep in contact through a month-to-month publication letter that Adam does obtain. We’ve our personal wonderful room at Marvel Stadium with premium seating for all residence video games, plus no less than 3-Four previous gamers features per season. Adam will get invited to all of those.
“Our membership has labored actually arduous over the previous 10 years to welcome all previous gamers again. This text disappoints me.
“Adam is at all times welcome, we’d like to see him.”
The disputed claims come after Cooney first mentioned he didn’t really feel welcome on the Kennel.
“I haven’t been again to the Bulldogs since I left,” Cooney instructed SEN SA Breakfast.
“However I left in a troublesome circumstance, so I haven’t been again there. I really feel much more welcome at Essendon than I do on the Western Bulldogs.
“(The Bombers have) simply been in fixed dialog with me since I retired.
“They ring each few months, the previous gamers affiliation, and simply test in. I’ve executed some work on the Bombers since I retired.
“Possibly it was simply because it was recent after I completed up and I used to be an Essendon participant after I retired, however I really feel much more welcome on the Bombers for some cause.”
Cooney mentioned his scenario could also be just like the one which has seen a rift kind between Crows legend Andrew McLeod and his former membership.
Earlier this 12 months McLeod mentioned his former membership is “not a spot that you simply really feel welcomed”.
Cooney mentioned golf equipment transfer on shortly and neglect about their former servants.
“So you may really feel such as you’re not a part of a gaggle, however that’s simply the trade and the enterprise transferring on,” he mentioned.