Written by AFL Online on 7th Jul 2008
Sydney Swans Barry Hall will miss this Sundays match against Hawthorn after being charged for attempting to strike Collingwood’s Shane Wakelin in Saturday nights blockbuster at ANZ Stadium.
But the decision made by the match review panel is the least of his problems, Hall has been suspended ‘indefinitely’ by the Swans which could see him spending more time on the sidelines.
The latest incident by Hall is shockingly familiar with the incident that occurred earlier in the year that left Hall on the sidelines with a 7 match ban and West Coasts Brent Staker knocked out in the middle of the SCG.
Swans coach Paul Roos was unable to say when Hall would be available for selection again and stated that the Swans’ psychologist recommended that Hall should remain ineligible for selection for the time being.
“Unfortunately Hally won’t play this week and we’re not sure how long it will be before he plays. At the moment he’s like a player who’s ineligible for selection,” Roos said at a press conference on Monday.
“I’m not sure when he’ll play again. That won’t be determined by me but he’s been working closely with Grant (Brecht, club psychologist) and we hope they can work through some issues and he can come back reasonably quickly, but when that is I don’t know.”