Former Essendon champion Tim Watson has taken a sneaky shot at the Carlton Football Club on SEN this morning.
Carlton v Essendon rivalry
It is no secret that the Carlton and Essendon Footy clubs are not best of mates.
It is hard to forget Michael Long’s goal that Stephen Silvagni swore he touched in the 1993 Grand Final. Then there was Essendon’s shock 1999 Prelim loss at the hands of the Blues.
Tim Watson rekindles the rivalry
Tim Watson who played for the Dons in their 1993 Premiership win against the Blues (infamously at the expense of Derek Kickett) made a remark that has ticked off plenty of Blues fans.
Watson questioned whether players want to be traded to Carlton.
“They’re a proud club, but right now, they’re not seen as a destination club, they’re seen as a club that is still building and building and building,” Watson told SEN Breakfast.
“There are a lot of people out there wondering how long is this build going to take.”
Garry Lyon adds fuel to the fire
Former Melbourne Captain Garry Lyon backed Watson up saying the Blues were no longer the powerhouse they once were.
“They aren’t a big-four club anymore,” he said.
“That’s a misconception.”
Compared to Essendon, who have already landed Devon Smith in a four year deal, the Blues have been fairly quiet this trade period.
However with constant speculation surrounding the future of Bryce Gibbs, that could change very quickly.