Faction leaders of the Bulldogs have purportedly been alerted to a potentially incrimonious text message that poses an additional disturbance to their floundering team dynamic.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a circulated message has stoked discontent among a reported team faction of eight players who haven’t found Cameron Ciraldo‘s foundational year as coach to their liking.
Their dissension has been accentuated by Ciraldo’s stern “workload requisitions”, which entail a heavy daily schedule that runs from 8am to 5:30pm.
Despite welcoming a cohort of star players to the club this year in Ciraldo’s debut season, the Bulldogs are languishing in 15th position, with the poorest for-and-against record in the league. The report implies this unrest could possibly tarnish the club’s 2023 recruitment ambitions.
Building on this, Panthers centre Stephen Crichton pledged his allegiance to the team as well, inking a four-year deal, and aligning himself with his former coach, Ciraldo, at the perennial champions.