Adrian Dodoro: Football’s Biggest Fraud

PP34

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Seriously how does this bloke have the reputation he does?

How does he seemingly have free reign to as he pleases at Essendon and end up with promotions.

What has he actually achieved?

All this talk about Worsfold and maybe he’s part of the problem but this bloke has been in charge of their list 7 years.

Won zero finals, his drafting leaves a fair bit to be desired in my opinion and year after year they have the same giant flaws.

This man has a lot of people conned including the media. Don’t think I’ve seen them ever criticise his record.

Always banging on about him winning trade periods. How can you win them when they don’t lead to any sort of genuine success?
 

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Upgrayedd

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I've defended him saying there are people in the background who need to get pushed before him

However the Ruck contest they had McKernan whos not a league standard Footballer and Bellchambers who's just an honest footballer. No Midfielder with absolute grunt either.

He's got some decent players for low/bargin prices however Shields is not going to do shit when nobody can win him the ball, Saad cant keep Rioli/Jetta/Cripps in check and be expected to push and break lines at the same time.

The philosophy of what they have drafted and identified looks utterly pits.
 

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Scary thing is They'll go all out for Jack Martin to add some class, and Ignore guys they desperately who they may be able to bring over like Wines/ Either of the Crouch brothers
They've spent a decade bagging shit out of Cunnington and Ziebell as "plodders" yet either of those blokes would immediately make them a substantially better team. Cunners in particular. They even get it as when we play them they put lots of work into Cunners which inevitably serves them very very well.
 

Elmer_Judd

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He is a bit like Jim Carrey in The Cable Guy. He is way too erratic and unreliable to be a head recruiter of any footy club anymore.
 

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They've spent a decade bagging s**t out of Cunnington and Ziebell as "plodders" yet either of those blokes would immediately make them a substantially better team. Cunners in particular. They even get it as when we play them they put lots of work into Cunners which inevitably serves them very very well.
Yep. Lacking Leaders through the middle. You'll never be scratching your head at 3QTR time "Where's Cunnington?"

Their 3 best players were all defenders. Which is fine. However it wasnt Hurley or Hooker, and the midfield didnt give a Yelp

So unless Ambrose/Saad move to the center circle full time they are doomed to get belted by 10 goals in meaningful games
 

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They've spent a decade bagging s**t out of Cunnington and Ziebell as "plodders" yet either of those blokes would immediately make them a substantially better team. Cunners in particular. They even get it as when we play them they put lots of work into Cunners which inevitably serves them very very well.
I was cursing at draft time when we passed on Cunnigton. the bloke doesn't understand that you need tough/big mids to win finals and flags but yet he continually drafts skinny kids who get brushed off like nothing.
 

PP34

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In only a few short weeks we'll be treated to the boasting about Dodo took Gold Coast for a ride with Jack Martin.
New shiny toy that they don’t need. They’ll spend all trade week going for that toy, get him at the death and then the fans and Essendon media figures like RoCo boast to us all about what a genius Dodoro is and how next year will be big.

Then they of course deny this was ever the case when results like tonight happen.
 

SimpkinByTheDockOfTheBay

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Yep. Lacking Leaders through the middle. You'll never be scratching your head at 3QTR time "Where's Cunnington?"

Their 3 best players were all defenders. Which is fine. However it wasnt Hurley or Hooker, and the midfield didnt give a Yelp

So unless Ambrose/Saad move to the center circle full time they are doomed to get belted by 10 goals in meaningful games
Cunners is vulnerable to a hard tag, bloke hanging off his back like Clarke and Steele did, and maybe once a season he goes missing, but in their set up, him dishing to the blokes who can burst away like Shiel and Merrett, it'd be lethal.
 

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