Mega Thread 2017 Media Thread

Discussion in 'Fremantle' started by M_rash, Jan 6, 2017.

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  1. wild side

    wild side Club Legend

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    I heard this as well!
     

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  2. Grape Bear

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    That's bizarre, isn't Steve part of match committee?
     
  3. gaskin

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    I don't know but I would be very surprised if he was. A club CEO should not have any say over team selection.
     
  4. masai

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    Don't even think, we don't kneed him.
     
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    in this case its worked!!
     
  6. Dirty_banchez

    Dirty_banchez Premiership Player

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    The media really need to open their ears. Dale Alcock already said that Steve wasn't going anywhere due to his contract. If you've ever met Dale you'll know he doesn't **** about.*

    *I've never met Dale.
     
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  7. JohnW

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    What about alcock?

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  8. E Shed

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    The AFL media disgust me sometimes with their bias & agendas. This week in sliding doors - "if this" "then that" they choose to focus on Bennell rather than any of the amazing good news stories from Freo's renaissance & in the Hawks section they glorify Hodge & vilified the guy who elbowed him rather than focusing on what a train wreck Hawthorn are currently . Of course when Hodge takes people's heads off it's all good tough football & Hodgey's still a great bloke.
    It's sickening level of hypocrisy & double standards.


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  10. Grandstan

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    Herald Sun seem to have reconsidered their story on Rosich.

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  11. wayToGo_

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    You get that same response from their website when you search for "credible journalist".
     
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  12. FUS_RO_DAH

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    Compare the media buzz about Bob Murphy's 300th game to Pav retiring.

    It's infuriating.
     
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  14. Outshined

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    Tbf, pretty standard for the bin chicken of journalists, Barrett.

    He'd clap 'Hodgey' if he ran over a toddler.
     
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  15. Righteo

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    Unfortunately they're just pandering to their audience, it seems most (casual) fans prefer to talk controversy and scandal.

    And I will quietly mention that when we're doing poorly this board is far more active than when we're winning. People are inherently attracted to misfortune.
     
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    Lyon came back from his Harvard course with a 'pithy little aphorism' which I can't remember but it was about just that.
     
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    He would certainly be in a better position than most to understand that. Lose and he's a veritable pariah, win and it's simply meeting due requirement

    But yeah, the footy media are definitely a bunch of campaigners.
     
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    Not many good ones that's for sure.I imagine Belly is OK but I've never listened to him.I like the calm and under sensationalised,naturally honest way Pav plys his new trade.
    The industry pays them to jump at shadows and to manufacture the shadow before jumping all over it to breath life into it.
    RTB said after returning from Harvard to the Kebab kerfuffle and something else which had the media declaring the club's culture was in the ruined and in the gutter:

    "You can do 98 good things, and if you do two things that don't look great, human nature is to focus on the bad."
     
  19. E Shed

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    its the hypocrisy though, Hodge loses a major sponsor for his club drink driving, has regularly ironed out other players with elbows yet is still deified. Harley was on leave and drunk on a plane doing nothing wrong. Imagine if Harley had been caught drink driving? They'd string him up.
     
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    In fairness this board was a bloody miserable place for most of 2015 when we were winning due to the pessimism and general previously scarred, fractured personalities of a number of posters on this board with the expectation (rightly or wrongly) of failure. In this instance I feel the 2013 GF probably broke a few people.

    By contrast this board almost seems cheery these days, even when people start sinking the boots into Lyon, Suban et. al.
     
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  21. Back One Out

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    Hodge didn't cause the Hawks to lose a sponsor. That was Selwood a couple of months ago. :rolleyes:

    And Hodge has ironed out one player with an elbow in his 16 year AFL career: Andrew Swallow in Round 5, 2015

    It's nothing to do with hypocrisy in the case of Harley Bennell. He has talent to burn and has been given every opportunity, but for one reason or another, he has failed to deliver on his potential. Do you realise that Hodge at the same age had played a pivotal role in a premiership, won a Norm Smith, a Best and Fairest and was twice All Australian? And that was after his first few years were ruined by Osteitis Pubis. He was also a wayward party boy like Bennell, but the penny dropped.

    What has Harley Bennell achieved exactly? Isn't it time he delivered?

    LOL

    Hodge probably received 10 times more media scrutiny & vilification for Swallow and Wingard incidents in 2015 than anyone else would've received. The media went after him, demanding 4/5/6 weeks because it was a 'big story' - he was the Hawk captain. Damian Barrett was particularly scathing. The MRP duly delivered and gave him weeks off.
     
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    This season Hodge got pissed, slept in missed training then a game and is the cause of the Hawks dropping into the abyss. When did this penny drop?:rolleyes:
     
  24. Back One Out

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    It wasn't an elbow. Wingard was trying to scunge a goal and Hodge nudged him into the post. The photo makes it look worse than it was, IMO





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    How about this incident:

    R1 2016, 4th quarter, 5 mins remaining
    Hodge eyes on the ball - wide open - Mitch Duncan lines him up and breaks his arm. Completely unnecessary. The game was over.
    Did Hodge whinge about it? Nope. I saw him having a laugh & shaking hands hands 5 minutes later with the guy who just broke his arm.

     
  25. Allikat

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    How about go back to the Hawthorn board? I really cbf'd discussing the qualities of Luke Hodge in here.