De Goey is presently unable to hitch Grundy and the remainder of his teammates of their pre-season coaching resulting from being stood down by Collingwood after he was charged with assault over an incident in New York in October.
The 25-year-old is now again on Australian soil and has been coaching with Leopold, an area group within the Geelong Soccer League, whereas being coached by Cats nice and ex-Magpies assistant coach Garry Hocking. Regardless of being stood down, De Goey continues to be paid in full by Collingwood.
Grundy, who’s a part of a seven-man management group at Collingwood, steered De Goey’s behaviour was hurting the brand new tradition that the Magpies are attempting to construct within the wake of the Do Higher Report.
“We have now gone by so much as a soccer membership over the past 18 months, two years. We’re working actually onerous to make this membership one thing that we’re happy with,” Grundy mentioned on Monday.
“That alleged behaviour is one thing that we won’t stand for thus till that performs out – that’s one thing we all know extra about – Jordan will probably be spending time away.
“Till issues play out, I’m simply supporting what the membership is putting in. Jordan is coming into his eighth season now, he’s knowledgeable, I feel he’ll be a sufficiently big boy coaching away from the group and that’s going to play out within the subsequent 5 to 6 weeks.”
Regardless of backing the membership’s stance, Grundy mentioned he’d remained in touch with De Goey and expressed some sympathy in direction of his troubled teammate.
“Actions are one aspect of it, there’s the human aspect as nicely. You do empathise with him being abroad, by himself at that time (De Goey’s buddy Luke Dyson was additionally current in New York and charged), you do assume it could be scary, however, clearly, the alleged behaviour is one thing we won’t stand for at this soccer membership,” Grundy mentioned.
“However, having mentioned that, Jordan remains to be a Collingwood participant and we assist him. Like I mentioned, we reached out, we now have been in fixed conservation with him, and [we’re] hoping as an individual he’s doing the very best he can.”
The 27-year-old mentioned there was no purpose why De Goey could not be “upskilled” within the group’s gameplan below new senior coach Craig McRae.
“It is simply going be on him,” Grundy mentioned.
“It will be a problem for him to have the ability to sustain his conditioning and to come back in, however I’m positive, if and when that occurs, he will probably be determined to place his greatest foot ahead.”