“We then had a meeting and collaborated what we thought was the best option, everyone went through the process, I seen the writing the wall that they wanted to make a change,” he said.
“I suggested maybe co-captains, but unfortunately for me, Chris Fagan had come in and he wanted to make a change, which is fine at the time.
“He wanted a fresh start, Greg Swann who was the CEO at the time as well, who brought Dayne Beams to the footy club, he wanted him to be captain, so unfortunately for me the writing was on the wall, and I didn’t get the captaincy.”
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Rocky said that the disappointment of losing the captaincy wasn’t the catalyst for his move to Port Adelaide at the end of that season, however.
“I certainly didn’t make a decision to leave there and then on the basis of not being captain,” he said.