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  1. lachy

    Western Region FL - Divy 1 2021

    Whether you are part of the Deer Park inner sanctom, or are one of the many who have issues with them, remember their location means they will never build a junior base. There are many traditional clubs in this position. The salary cap is and will always be a joke. 46 points allows clubs...
  2. lachy

    Players that left in the off season

    I still find it rather perplexing, not so much those who do not support our club, more do those that do found our post season last year so disastrous due to the players we lost off the list. Now those such as Howard were clearly not up to it, but the complaints from our supporters about losing...
  3. lachy

    Mount Atkinson

    An interesting story on seven news last night. A new suburb is being built in the outer Western suburbs near Caroline Springs and Rockbank. It will house 22,000 residents. The interesting part of it is the development of football facilities to be developed are to be used as a possible second...
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    Turmoil at a club not always a bad thing

    It has been an interesting couple of weeks as a doggies fan. We went from being irrelevant to all over the pages for what was perceived to be bad news. However, like all businesses and sporting organisations turmoil or upheaval like we have seen does not necessarily mean the demise of a club...
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    Why we should win more than 10 games in 2015

    Reading through the coaching thread and then the trade thread it occurred to me we rate individuals higher than there worth but undersell a good core team being developed. Alot of posters including me we perplexed at team selection this year. Picking a balanced team actually is not that...
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    The cycle of success

    There are numerous threads on this board and others where the short term thinking of supporters which sometimes flows through to the clubs upsets this cycle almost terminally in the environment of Drafts, trading and salary caps. I would argue as a club whilst not being ultimately successful we...
  7. lachy

    Whitten Oval Redevelopment

    Does anyone know if a feasability study has been done in the last couple of years on redeveloping the Whitten oval to host AFL games? Realistically, Geelong were making $750k a game with a capacity of 22k. Based on the historical records that no more than 50% of members turn up to any one game...
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    Refresh V Rebuild the cause of the angst?

    Despite sparring with the likes of Ernie and the Professor thier angst and thoughts towards the current coach are in allot of ways understandable. My 'opinion' is the board brought all of this on in their justification of not offering Rocket a new contract and appointing Macca. David Smorgon...
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    Gameplan and Matchday coaching

    No matter where the rest of the year takes us 2 clear things came out of the weekend: 1/ the Gameplan Macca has been developing based on pressure around the ball to create turnovers, quick spread and ball movement with a quick ability to switch between attack and defense will stand up in big...
  10. lachy

    Footscray football clubs core values and purpose

    This topic has been mentioned with some information covered in the the thread 'Patience is required like it or not' With the dramatic changes in the club overnight I thought it appropriate for its own thread, given that David Smorgon and Peter Gordon had to front the AFL to ensure we were...
  11. lachy

    Gotta Love the irrational meltdown

    Posters tearing up memberships, not joining as members, rioting, wanting revolution all because we MAY trade pick 21 for Chris Dawes. Now I am not strong on the idea, but can see how a muture big body in the forward line for the next couple of years would give our youngsters time to develop...
  12. lachy

    New system new thought process required

    Allot has been made about free agency and it's impact on clubs like ours. The main thing to become glaringly obvious is the need to ensure the players you want to keep do not come out of contract. One method would be long term contracts, 4 years or more. These are fraught with danger. We need...
  13. lachy

    Patience is required like it or not

    Watching some of the trheads around trading and free agency there appears allot of people wanting resutts tomorrow. Our list is 2 years into a rebuild. This trading/draft/free agency period required a focus on: 1/ keeping our best young talent and locking them up for at least 3 years (this is...
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    The question reversed

    One thing noted from going through the big footy profiles is in general we have a high representation of gen y, which whilst representing less than 20 percent of the membership, represent 80 percent of the posters here. The question has always been asked as a competition between Footscray and...
  15. lachy

    Growth in VICTORIAN clubs since 1997

    After being challenged to produce facts that our name change has not been successful in growing our club in the western region, Below is the growth in each Victorian club membership since 1997. Remember this is the ONLY rational argument for the name change. To those who don't care bad luck...
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    Change the 'SPIN' on our growth into the West

    To secure the clubs future so we can have the time to develop, those on the board really do need to refocus their message when they have the opportunity to push the clubs growth in the western region of Melbourne. Though those may not think so, this is not simply a Footscray v Western thread. It...
  17. lachy

    Our worst list since 1982

    I have heard Terry Wallace say this is our worst list since 1996. Totally disagree with you Terry this is our worst list since the Royce Hart era. We have no superstars just a couple of a graders with heaps of c and d graders. Our list management since 2000 is appalling. I challenge anyone to...
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    Development at the Whitten Oval

    Whilst the development of the Whitten Oval has been a boon for the club in a number of areas I wonder whether enough thought was given to be able to use it as a football venue. This season Williamstown were unable to use the ground for home games whilst their ground was being renovated as the...
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    What should we be called

    With the jumper and change and quite lively debate on the topic over a couple of months now I thought it would be interesting to run a poll to see at least what big footy posters now think. Hopefully it will stop the childish abuse of fellow supporters. Also it will give the vote members did not...
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    What is a good way to sack someone?

    I find it interesting that alot of opposition supporters and some Bulldogs supporters are so insistant that the club handled Akers sacking so badly, I would like those posters to advise on how it should have been done or could have been done well. It seems there are alot of posters who are...