Pav: I’m glad I stayed
Fremantle skipper Matthew Pavlich says he strongly considered returning to Adelaide early on in his AFL career, but is glad he decided to stay at the Dockers.
Pavlich will notch his 300-game milestone on Saturday when he lines up against Geelong at Patersons Stadium.
Although he is yet to win a premiership, the 32-year-old will go down as one of the greatest players to feature in AFL/VFL ranks.
For much of the last decade, both the Crows and Power were keen to lure Pavlich their way.
The six-time All-Australian refused to say which of the two clubs he came closer to joining, but said he had no regrets about staying in Perth. ’Certainly there were some offers made. I explored those options,’ Pavlich said on Tuesday. ’But long story short I’ve been wearing purple from day dot, and will until I’ve finished. ’I knew there was some unfinished business at the football club and I wanted to be right at the forefront of that. ’Mum and dad instilled some really strong values in me, and that was, ‘If you start something and think it’s worthwhile, you may as well stay the course and stick it out’. ’I certainly thought that was the case at Fremantle.’
MARK HARVEY and BRAD HARDIE chat to MATTHEW PAVLICH
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