Norths 'a pub team' By Steve Mascord July 10, 2006 MELBOURNE chief executive Brian Waldron has slammed North Sydney as a "pub team" more interested in getting on the drink than playing football. Waldron made the comments last night in response to the Bears' decision to end their feeder team relationship with the Storm in favour of a joint venture with South Sydney. The Melbourne boss claims they dumped Norths - not the other way around. "We pulled our players out of there two weeks ago because we were concerned about the level of professionalism in the place," he said. "The feedback we were getting from our players was that they weren't much more than a pub team, that their players couldn't wait to get the game over with before going for a drink." North Sydney chief executive Greg Florimo said: "Hearing those comments second hand is quite disappointing. I know it isn't true." Florimo said the club would get more fulltimers from Souths than from the Storm. "Melbourne also have a feeder team deal with Brisbane Norths and we have only been getting two, three, four players each weekend," said Florimo. "We need more than that if we are to compete."