Not content to let sleeping dogs lie (or in this particular case, cats) departing Tigers fullback James Tedesco has taken a shot at the Tigers’ handling of his negotiations, suggesting that he may have remained at Concord, had things played out differently.
Tedesco’s feelings were reported by News, after the fullback gave a candid radio interview for C91.3FM in Sydney.
“Ivan told me and my management that he wanted an answer by Friday that week, and we both sort of said to him that we weren’t ready to make a decision yet,” Tedesco said.
“He was pretty adamant that he wanted an answer by the end of the week and that’s why he put a deadline out; and they made it public too, and I didn’t think there was a need for that because it just played out more in the media.”
“They made that decision to put a deadline on us, and we already told them that week that I wasn’t ready.”
Asked if he would have remained at Concord were it not for that deadline, Tedesco replied “yeah, possibly.”
“That’s the way they wanted to do it, and we can’t really do much about it now.”
We look forward to some really good quality booing when the Tigers return to Campbelltown in Round 14.