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Thetrader15

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Not sure Sloane can be captain next year. He isn't good enough anymore.

Doedee full time for me.
Doedee also represents the club and leads on and off the field.

The absence of representation by the captain during the worst season on record is astounding. I'm sure they want to drive traffic through AFC media, but there comes a time when the captain needs to stand up.
 

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Agreed yet at the same time I don't think we'd have banked on him being in the guts for the next 3-4 years (however long his contract is), at least I hope not. You'd think that we'd have planned some kind of transition to another role for the twilight of his career. Think his attitude/mentality would be great as a defender, maybe become a bit of a general down back? Feel like he'll go forward if/when that time comes but would like to see him trialled at the other end of the ground.
He could well be the forward link up player we have been missing.

He can run, is great overhead and poor by foot, so could play the role Lynch has been doing
 

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I like Doedee as a future captain, but giving the captaincy to a 30 gamer is the kind of bullshit Melbourne did when they were terrible.

If Sloane has 3 years left on the contract, then either we are total morons or we think he still has at least 2 more years at the elite level.

Figger it out AFC.
 

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All of our senior players, and I mean ALL of them suck right now. From Gibbs through to Tex and Sloane

Surely it can’t all be them? Every single individual?

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark
I have to agree with this. How can the entirety of our seniors turn to garbage?
 

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“I 100 per cent game back from that camp feeling like a better husband, a better son and a much better teammate than when I was before I left for that camp. For me the experience was unbelievable,” Sloane said.

“It’s possible that Rory Sloane found the camp as transformational as that. But given all the evidence we now know, it’s probably hard to believe,” Judd said.

“When I did hear Rory Sloane talk like that about the camp, it just reminded me of the pressures players are under for group thinking and to toe the party line — and when you do toe the party line for an extended period of time, there is a big cost to players. A little piece of you dies each time you say something publicly that you don’t actually believe.”

Judd said he “constantly” toed the party line as a player and that “the vast majority of players do it”.

“I don’t think you want to underestimate the importance of players still being able to have individual thought and being able to say what they think.

“When they are constantly toeing the party line, we can underestimate the long-term effects it can have on players.”


“Juddy, as nice as it would be if we were married, I think the only people who can comment on whether I have become a better husband or son is my wife and parents,” Sloane said.

No mentioned of teammates in your rebuttal Sloaney?

Jump to August 2020

Now in his 12th season with Adelaide, Sloane says he’s loving his football more than ever.

“Tex was saying to me the other day: ‘How good is the job we have’,” he says.

“Although I haven’t been part of a year that’s had a win-loss record like this … I love playing footy more than ever.


So Sloaney is enjoying his footy more than ever and Tex is wandering around saying how great his job currently is. Nah, we've got no problems with the senior leadership at our club. These guys are physically and mentally cooked. Need both of these guys out of our club at first opportunity.
 

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I have to agree with this. How can the entirety of our seniors turn to garbage?
Pretty easily.

Between COVID and the fact that we've said we're rebuilding, our on and off field leaders can cruise around like a 9-5 office worker, content with where they are at, and safe in the knowledge that their positions aren't under any threat. Those with long term contracts can do even less - look at how Brown has dropped off since signing a new deal.

Nicks is the only one who gives the appearance of being frustrated or under any sort of pressure. For good reason.
 
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Now in his 12th season with Adelaide, Sloane says he’s loving his football more than ever.

“Tex was saying to me the other day: ‘How good is the job we have’,” he says.

“Although I haven’t been part of a year that’s had a win-loss record like this … I love playing footy more than ever.
We've heard this before

David Burtenshaw: Our leaders are really coming under fire, particularly Neil and VB. I think we need to re-establish that respect. Once people lose faith in the leaders things degenerate very quickly. Neil… we need you to be the calm, in-control club leader in your press conferences. Lately you’ve be making some… odd comments that people are scratching their heads over.

Neil Craig: Like what?

David Burtenshaw: Well, all this super-positive stuff. I know you’re trying to appear upbeat but comments like “most exciting list” and “loving coaching more than ever” just come across as forced and fake.

Neil Craig: I mean them though.

Phil Harper: So you love losing?
 

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Jump to August 2020

Now in his 12th season with Adelaide, Sloane says he’s loving his football more than ever.

“Tex was saying to me the other day: ‘How good is the job we have’,” he says.

“Although I haven’t been part of a year that’s had a win-loss record like this … I love playing footy more than ever.

So Sloaney is enjoying his footy more than ever and Tex is wandering around saying how great his job currently is. Nah, we've got no problems with the senior leadership at our club. These guys are physically and mentally cooked. Need both of these guys out of our club at first opportunity.
I get it. Imagine getting paid so much while performing so poorly, with almost no expectations or accountability?

Living the dream.
 

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Not sure Sloane can be captain next year. He isn't good enough anymore.

Doedee full time for me.
Doedee captain, Rob vice captain. Embrace the rebuild.
Talia was my preferred option for captain but it doesn't seem like he wanted it, not even in the leadership group this year.
 
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Can Doedee stay on the park long enough to be captain ? :(

Sloane should still be playing good football. No idea what has gone wrong with him. Was our spiritual leader not so long ago
 

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Can Doedee stay on the park long enough to be captain ? :(

Sloane should still be playing good football. No idea what has gone wrong with him. Was our spiritual leader not so long ago
well if Sloane is the heart of the club it makes sense he's doing so poorly.

The heart can't keep pumping as strongly when the entire body around it is diseased. Those issues are going to make their way into the heart and destroy it as surely as they would any other organ.
 

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I have to agree with this. How can the entirety of our seniors turn to garbage?
There is clearly an irreparable rift between the senior players and the admin (from the camp I'm guessing) and the senior players are playing like guys collecting a pay check and not with any real heart. Unfortunately for the senior players, they can't trade / delist the admin.
 

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All of our senior players, and I mean ALL of them suck right now. From Gibbs through to Tex and Sloane

Surely it can’t all be them? Every single individual?

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark
This is Nicks biggest indictment for me, every senior player out of form/career worst just doesn't happen - he hasn't sold his vision.

He has not got one of them onboard, then you throw in crap selections, crap skill level, crap fitness, crap structures and a gameplan (if he has one) not suited to his players.
 

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This is Nicks biggest indictment for me, every senior player out of form/career worst just doesn't happen - he hasn't sold his vision.

He has not got one of them onboard, then you throw in crap selections, crap skill level, crap fitness, crap structures and a gameplan (if he has one) not suited to his players.
Or... drumroll, you've cooked your fitness program.

No coach has a snowballs hope in hell of doing anything if you are coming from such a base that a club can only last a half fitness wise. Does not matter if you have an amazing vision, great players, revolutionary structures etc if you cannot match the amount of running an opponent side can do. After all, inevitably you cannot keep pushing and you ball movement dies with it.

That said, I do suspect Nicks is playing a game plan that isn't suited to the level of fitness this squad has. However, the gameplan that might help this side in the short term has no potential whatsoever of being anything other than mid-tables/"token" finalist at peak, seeing it would be a slow, grinding, very contested style, similar to what we played early last year.
 
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This is Nicks biggest indictment for me, every senior player out of form/career worst just doesn't happen - he hasn't sold his vision.

He has not got one of them onboard, then you throw in crap selections, crap skill level, crap fitness, crap structures and a gameplan (if he has one) not suited to his players.
Or there is someone being a hindrance and the players have had a gutfull of the interfering.
 

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I get it. Imagine getting paid so much while performing so poorly, with almost no expectations or accountability?

Living the dream.
Spot on.
These guys choked gf day and will never play in another.
They have young families and footy simply isn't as important anymore.
Throw in a bloke they look up to in Roo who is totally about using the club as his personal profile/wealth builder and you quickly learn how to play the game $
 

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Gee, who would ever think that having no accountability at the club could lead to this.
This club looks like a gravy train for those left.
No pressure to perform because we are 'rebuilding'
 

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