Sheed comments "ill-advised": Sumich
Eagles midfielder Dom Sheed attracted headlines for saying De Goey should spend “a good month or two on the sidelines” for his bump that left Hewett concussed in the second quarter in the 63-point loss to Collingwood, with the club posting an apology to social media yesterday.
West Coast legend Peter Sumich says Dom Sheed’s comments on Jordan De Goey’s bump on Eagles youngster Elijah Hewett were ill-advised.
Sumich told Sports Breakfast Sheed, who gathered 43 disposals in his 150th match on the weekend, should not have commented on the situation.
“I’ve always been told, you’re going to talk about opposition players, you talk about them in a positive nature or don’t talk about them at all,” Sumich said.
“I just think it was a wrong call by Sheed. You just don’t comment on anything like that.
“The club should’ve apologised and withdrew all that, because that was just poor.”
Across town, Fremantle enjoyed the bye over the weekend but had a busy time on the contracting front, announcing club legends Nat Fyfe and Michael Walters had signed two-year contract extensions.
Sumich said signing Fyfe, aged 31, and Walters, 32, to multi-season deals was not ideal, but could save the club some salary cap space.
“Fyfe went around and asked the question to a couple of clubs (through) his manger, didn’t get what he wanted, but he got two years at Fremantle on way less money,” he said.
“Walters, I don’t know how much money he was on, but to get the two years like Fyfe, I reckon he’s gone at a low rate too.
“They’ve gotta spend their money now on Schultz, Darcy comes out of contract the end of next year so are they going to give him a little bit extra? All these things will pan out.”
In the local league, Sumich’s boyhood club South Fremantle extended their derby winning streak over East Fremantle to fifteen yesterday with a 14-point win at the WACA Ground, with Sumich saying the streak was a “joke”.
“The Sharks didn’t like the water, did they? They wanted to get out of the water, which was unusual,” Sumich joked.
“If East Fremantle are premiership contenders, I’m looking at something different.
“They were soft, let’s be honest, and South were very good, they were hunting the footy.”