ROME wasn’t built in a day.
But if Casey McPhail had been in charge, it may well have been.
Since taking on the presidency at Glenrowan, McPhail has completely transformed the football club.
So far, 29 clearances have been lodged for players to join the Tigers, and there are more to come according to new coach Nigel Robinson.
“Even now, we’re still working hard to get blokes in just to help improve our depth in case of any injuries,” Robinson said.
“But basically, where the side is at now, we’re pretty happy with the balance of the list.
“Bringing around 35 new blokes into the club it’s really exciting.
“But we haven’t gone out and targeted someone just because of what they are like as a player everyone knows someone at the club, and we haven’t gone outside of that.
“We’ve said all along we want to get a group together who are all mates, and that’s how it has worked out.”
Coming off a season in which the Tigers lost all 18 matches by an average margin just shy of 30 goals, Robinson knows his side is coming from a long way back, but he’s keen to see just how far Glenrowan has come.
“Casey, myself and the rest of the guys involved are really hanging out for round one just to see where we are at,” he said.
“At this stage we don’t know how competitive we are going to be.
“But we think we will be able to compete with the good sides we’re not going to get belted.”