- Sep 28, 2009
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- Reading FC
I guess the Gambler was the first one to crack
Absolutely, but its hard to do a full scale overhaul while preparing for week to week football and still ultimately wanting to win those games.The change needs to come now and not in the off-season. Trial a new gameplan a few weeks back and get a sighter on it in the off-season.
Thought that as I was writing it. I can dream. Fair enough.Absolutely, but its hard to do a full scale overhaul while preparing for week to week football and still ultimately wanting to win those games.
I want to see changes in these three weeks, but I don’t think you can judge someone’s ability to overhaul a five+ year gameplan based on three in season weeks at the pointy end.
With all due respect, you've just closed a thread and renamed it, "I'm not open to anybody else's opinion." Just lock the thread and post the reason why you've locked it in the comments. No need to abuse your mod power and rename the thread topic to something that fits in with your view, especially when the person whose thread you locked doesn't have a right of reply.Everybody dial it back.
The discussion has actually been pretty good given the nature of yesterday’s loss and the growing sentiment particularly over the last few weeks.
Leave the personal attacks at the door.
I feel like this thread topic covers what the coaches need to change with regards to off field training and the gameplan and strategy they need to adopt to win games. The poster you've quoted BlueandGoldforever wants to discuss the suitability of the current personnel we have in place, debate who else we might want to bring it who might better fill our need, and how to go about getting those coaches into our organisation. I know that I am also interested in hearing other people's thoughts on these topics. This is an important discussion and should not be buried in a thread that's over 100 pages long now.Have another go at it mate, I didn’t get it the first few times.
Coaching chat goes in the coaching thread. Votes go in the votes thread. Previews go in the preview thread. I’ll let you figure out where the non Eagles discussion goes, but the answer might surprise you.
While we’re at it, if the title of a thread is enough to articulate the entirety of your thoughts on a topic, you’ve probably not thought hard enough about that topic.
Share your thoughts on the coach in here, as you can see in the title above it is the coaching thread!
The poster who created that thread has acted infantile and abused, or made fun of, anyone with a slightly different opinion.With all due respect, you've just closed a thread and renamed it, "I'm not open to anybody else's opinion." Just lock the thread and post the reason why you've locked it in the comments. No need to abuse your mod power and rename the thread topic to something that fits in with your view, especially when the person whose thread you locked doesn't have a right of reply.
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Even if the poster acted in this way, should the thread title be changed to humiliate him/her without giving them a right of reply? The mod has asked that we keep personal attacks outside but it reads like a personal attack to me. My previous post has suggested a more objective way of moderating/locking that thread.The poster who created that thread has acted infantile and abused, or made fun of, anyone with a slightly different opinion.
According to that poster I'm Simmo's mother simply because I don't want Clarkson as a coach...
Reckon McGovern got missed in the list of ‘under performing/over rated’ players. If he were on a performance based contract this year he would be eligible for job seeker. Seems to be getting an easy ride from club - needs to be potted moreThe cattle just aren't at the level they should be... a few hard truths to consider (and I'm open to alternative arguments);
1. Luke Shuey isn't an A-grader. He's capable of A-grade output, like his Norm Smith performance, but he's never won an All-Australian and it's for a pretty fair reason. Everyone expects him to be like Duty, Bont or Dangerfield... but he just isn't.
2. Gaff wasn't worth the effort to retain. Excellent player, hard worker and multiple AA. But he doesn't hurt the opposition anywhere near enough. We don't know what he was offered to stay, but the North Melbourne offer was reportedly pretty significant so I'm assuming our offer to retain him was at least in the same ballpark.
3. Despite everyone saying that Kennedy looks as good as ever... he doesn't.
4. Despite flashes of brilliance, Yeo hasn't reached the Fyfe-like levels that everyone was hoping for.
5. Jack Darling goes missing waaay too often for a player of his ability. How often does he have a brilliant burst, only to disappear for the rest of the game? How often does he have horror runs of form?
6. Tim Kelly wasn't worth what we traded. Again, a good player... but the reality is that he played two seasons in Geelong, with Ablett, Selwood and Dangerfield ahead of him. He was definitely worth pursuing, but at what cost?
I could go on, but basically the gist of my point is that most of our "A-graders" aren't really A-graders... they're either players in the twilight of their career, players that are way too inconsistent, or players that haven't quite lived up to their potential. We lack any real superstars, many of our A-graders are really B-graders and many of our B-graders are really C-graders. It's worrying that the bright hopes in our midfield are Connor West, a mid-season draftee and Luke Edwards who was drafted at pick 57.
We've traded and drafted on the basis that we're still in the premiership window, and the players haven't delivered accordingly. At the very least, someone has drastically over-estimated the quality of our list. And the development of our youngsters has been pretty poor, maybe with the exception of Liam Ryan (and to a lesser extent, Willie Rioli) and maybe Harry Edwards who looks like a prospect. Maybe you could make a case for Oscar Allen but he was highly rated right from the start.
Unless something drastic happens, I can see next year being pretty dark. Simpson will probably get blamed, and his head will be the chopping block. If we see a clear-out of some of the Assistants and development coaches, there may be some hope.
Don't necessarily disagree but yes, when that poster acts like a pork chop they deserve to be called out for it.Even if the poster acted in this way, should the thread title be changed to humiliate him/her without giving them a right of reply? The mod has asked that we keep personal attacks outside but it reads like a personal attack to me. My previous post has suggested a more objective way of moderating/locking that thread.
Mods do need to be (and need to be perceived to be) impartial and objective.