Reporter: Paul, the Demons were terrible again today. Horrible in fact.
Paul Roos: Weren’t they? Just really bad. One of the worst games I’ve watched. A lot of the players just didn’t show up. I remember at Sydney we always worked really hard to play all four quarters.
Reporter: Does this change your opinion of where the team is at?
Roos: Melbourne’s players need to start thinking about their commitment. Melbourne currently aren’t a very good team. Other teams like the Bulldogs and St Kilda are just further ahead in their development.
Reporter: How’s that? Arguably you’ve had better picks and more time to improve.
Roos: That’s why Melbourne need to just keep coaching them. When I was at Sydney we had the defence in place and then we built on top of that.
Reporter: But other teams are skipping ahead of you and despite small improvements you’ve got a better list than Neeld but the growth is arguably as glacial as it was under him.
Roos: Absolutely. Melbourne as a club needs to have a good hard look at themselves. At Sydney we were always really honest. I won a premiership there.
Reporter: There were several quarters where no Melbourne players had a possession, is that a worry?
Roos: I think that’s just a reflection of where Melbourne is as a club and Melbourne fans just need to accept that. It’s a process Melbourne need to go through.
Reporter: But there were two quarters were several opposition players didn’t have anyone playing on them at all. The opposition’s worst player had three opponents on him for a quarter and still ended up with twenty possessions.
Roos: That was the players’ fault, I sent the message out but they didn’t listen.
Reporter: But isn’t that sort of your job? To make sure things like that don’t happen?
Roos: Look, the tough thing for Melbourne is that the players have already gone on their end-of-season break, mentally that is.
Reporter: To be honest, it looks like they’ve been on that for the past eight years. I guess you’ll refund all the Melbourne members for the last three games then?
Roos: Are you kidding? We’ve got to pay a pretty hefty salary.