Agree with what you're saying, however the notion that we need wins is unrealistic, for at least the next 1-2 years wins aren't going to happen that often.It's almost as if we havent won a flag in 20 years and sell 4 games a year interstate. What positives should the media put out? Largely irrelevant on and off field. We need wins, I hope that Bradys list changes will fast track some sustained success but until that happens we will cop it from all corners because we have been ordinary.
We've been ordinary for 2 decades.Agree with what you're saying, however the notion that we need wins is unrealistic, for at least the next 1-2 years wins aren't going to happen that often.
Need the young guys to flourish, and start to be recognised as a really good young core. They will lose more games then they win, but media will jump on as an exciting young side as they have with the likes of Sydney, GC & Freo this year.
It wasn't a piss up. It was a zoom call. I have a friend who was on that call and there was no mention of them running for the board. The call was hosted by Ben Amarfilo. My friend is amazed with what Caro said and nothing that she mentioned was discussed.She pretty much mentioned them. Group of patrons got together at a piss-up, and now three of them are considering running for the board, and throwing around accusations about how the board is or isn't working. Not hard to figure it out.
And there's the distinct possibility that the story is all bollocks. But if it's not.....
Your friend shouldn't be amazed with anything Caro might say.It wasn't a piss up. It was a zoom call. I have a friend who was on that call and there was no mention of them running for the board. The call was hosted by Ben Amarfilo. My friend is amazed with what Caro said and nothing that she mentioned was discussed.
I was told these were some of the names at this 'meeting' :It wasn't a piss up. It was a zoom call. I have a friend who was on that call and there was no mention of them running for the board. The call was hosted by Ben Amarfilo. My friend is amazed with what Caro said and nothing that she mentioned was discussed.
Perhaps there was another call after that?It wasn't a piss up. It was a zoom call. I have a friend who was on that call and there was no mention of them running for the board. The call was hosted by Ben Amarfilo. My friend is amazed with what Caro said and nothing that she mentioned was discussed.
No idea what thread it was, but there was an interesting few posts that might be related. tldr the players and some coaches going a bit too hard on the grog together during a few days they had off and Rawlings punishing the players on the track because of it, some of those players then took umbrage to the fact there was seemingly no punishment dished out to the coaches involved so they went to 'the board'. IIRC it was also implied that this played some part in 'the board' stepping in and axing coaches at the end of the season.Interesting that the Hub stories/rumours haven't mentioned Archer at all. Rumours of the boys getting on the p*** and Brady cracking it. Rumours of Brady putting a line through multiple players (that ended up being delisted). Not one mention of Archer, was he even in the Hub??... Either no one in this board in ITK has any lens on the details of the Archer/Brady relationship, or Caro has a personal issue with Archer.
It's not all positive, but the 'negative' stuff is mostly in relation to the fact it took us so long to take decisive action.We've been ordinary for 2 decades.
We sacked our coach mid year after he said we needed a rebuild, sacked our senior assistant one year in, finished 2nd last and are looking to move on some of our best players. Now I dont dispute the clubs decision to rebuild but I'm not sure how you can paint the bulk of that in a truly positive light. We've been in a tail spin for a few years, yes it takes time but it's not like we nailed things in 2020 to hose down criticisms of the side and the admin.
When she told me she mentioned only Greg Miller, Francis Trainor and Tim Harrington, but she did say there were a fair few people in it. I think it was for the Northerners supporters group (or whatever our highest group is called). If there was another meeting and those you have mentioned were involved then lookout. Most of that group were pro Gold Coast.
I bet most in the footy media couldn't even name them all.
The thing is, it is all “if”. By all accounts, there is one particular very tricky situation that North has to deal with at the moment. The club can’t come out and talk about it right now, for obvious reasons. I think we’re going to have to collectively cool our jets until we hear something official from the club. Caroline Wilson is just throwing out a load of “possibilities” here. Some of it may be true - but unimportant. Some of the important stuff seems to be just guesswork. The WC comments are really meaningless. She even admits that everything will change next year. Hopefully, the club will be able to diffuse the situation fairly soon. One thing is for certain, I have not heard anything negative emanating from the players... yet.As much as I like Sonja, that's kinda missing the point. I suspect deliberately.
The football director's role isn't to make executive decisions, that's for the GM of football.
We've spent the last month in full #IstandwithBrady mode, and saying it's fine to trade out key players because Brady won't let us down - and it appears he may not actually have the final say. Last week we were all happy that Brady had the big balls to sack his brother, and it's inferred last night that he didn't.
And yes, Caroline has had a bee in her bonnet about Arch for some time, but if she's right, this is concerning on a number of levels. He can't be undermined like that.
so that's a no toturning over the 11 delisted players imo wont make a hell of a lot of difference in the teams competitiveness as if they were up to it they would still be on the list, BBB and Higgins on the other hand will make a lot bigger difference, plus there will be a recall of the blokes that were not available for a lot of the games this year. not saying we are going to slay it but wouldnt be surpriced if we could string together half a dozen wins next season as opposed to 3 this season.