Cool. So Thomas, Scott, Tyson out? Is that what the general gist is?
One thing I didn't like about the interview, was that he is still searching to find out what the 'best' option is for the ruck situation. "Is it better having g goldie ruck most the entirety and have another key forward? Or is it better to have a two ruckmen? I don't know I'm still trying to figure it out" - forgive my ignorance. But has he not been trying to work at this formula out for the past five years?
Certainly agree that the player content is our greatest asset and something we are hoping to keep growing.
It can be a little bit about judging the current climate in terms of angles and sentiment at times. Putting out multiple player interviews this week for example isn't going to be received well, given the on-field fortunes and frustration from fans, so we need to focus on things like VFL performances and those pushing up. It's a bit of a balancing act, as sometimes forcing content can have a negative impact.
A good example of this is how we highlighted Ben Cunnington's performance after the game on Sunday for our full-time Instagram post - it arguably made for a more negative vibe in the comments because it came across like we were trying to soften the blow of the loss.
Will definitely take your feedback on board, as we want to make sure the website/app are constantly ticking over with fresh content.
It’s just more shit from Scott. The four traded in have been good and Scott was our best in round 1. 10 years this guy has spewed shit and people at the club lap it up. Listen to Christian Wallace on the North Talk podcast, his confirmation bias is terrible. Scotts has got everyone at the Club believing he is some messiah when all they have to do his look at his results.
It’s bollocks and I’m getting close to being completely done with this club. My 40 years of investment in the club is not only being ignored, it’s being f***ed over by an administration that doesn’t seem to care.
Cool. So Thomas, Scott, Tyson out?
Is that what the general gist is?
Thomas and Scott have been developing like quality draft picks should be developing. So let's compromise there development like we've done in the past ten years?
One thing I didn't like about the interview was that he is still searching to find out what the 'best' option is for the ruck situation. "Is it better having goldie ruck the entirety of the game and have another key forward? Or is it better to have a two ruckmen? I don't know I'm still trying to figure it out". Forgive my ignorance, but has he not been trying to work out this formula for the past five years?
Edit. Too many errors when battery was on 2% on the train.
In places I've worked there have been large groups of people who seem to treat senior execs as cult hero's. Referring to them only by first name, repeating their motherhood statements like dogma. Sticking to the next rising star in hope of becoming a member of the future inner sanctum.
When the campaigner is caught cooking the books or doing some other sackable offence and gets the bullet, the coattail riders end up face down in the mud unless they were quick enough to turn allegiance to some other campaigner.
Jarrad Waite urges former club North Melbourne to back-in young tall Nick Larkey
APRIL 11, 2019
Jarrad Waite says he would have considered playing on into 2019 if the club had offered him a contract at the end of last season.
But as the winless Roos forward line woes continue, the 377-goal veteran has urged North Melbourne to back in two-game key tall Nick Larkey to play alongside Ben Brown.
Waite, 36, kicked 32 goals in 13 games last year but was not prepared to go through an entire trade/free agency period before the club made a decision on whether to hand him a new deal.
Waite made his VAFA debut for St Kevins on the weekend, kicking three goals after barely missing a training session over summer.
Mid-sized forward Mason Wood has been unable to fire since signing a significant deal in 2016 while Taylor Garner is exciting but injury-prone.
Waite told the Herald Sun he wasn’t the answer to the club’s woes, adamant 198cm key tall Larkey can make an impact if backed in to play regularly.
“If there had been a contract I would have had a think about it,” Waite said.
“I had waited the year before (until October) and I wanted the run out with the kids and if I hadn’t said goodbye I might have been a bit frustrated with the end of it.
“It’s a nice compliment being thrown around but how long does it last for?
“They have got Nick Larkey who really played well in the VFL on the weekend. With where the club is at they need to start playing a few of the young players and almost throw them into the deep end.
“That’s the way teams learn. It’s the way every key position player learns.
“I think they will see real benefit in playing the likes of Larkey and getting continuity with him and Benny Brown.”
￼Jarrad Waite says it took time to build continuity with Ben Brown. Picture: AAP
Coach Brad Scott admitted to selection mistakes in recent weeks, having tried Tom Campbell as a foil alongside Brown.
Waite said the Roos’ forward line might almost have to take a small forward to go forward with a second tall alongside Brown.
“Ben and I came in when Drew (Petrie) was playing, so he had a massive influence on us working together.
“You can only play games together to get that continuity. There might be a few teething issues at the start but they will be fine.”
Kangaroos great Wayne Carey this week lashed the club’s forward line under full forward Brown.
“He’s never laid a tackle because he can’t, he’s not nimble enough,” Carey said.
“Ben Brown has to look at himself in the mirror and ask himself whether he wants to be a star of this competition or one-dimensional.
“If he doesn’t mark it, he’s deemed useless — he has to get a couple of other tricks up his sleeve.”
I thought every bit of criticism Duck brought on was completely fair, and as harsh as he was on Ben Brown, its true. He is useless below the knees, and never ever tackles. Ever.
Tim Watson pressuring him hard to go coach, and he should he has a coaches mindset. We need to get over this Stevens bullshit and the past discretions and welcome him back to the fold and it starts with unfortunately, the supporters to get it going.
Carey should be our forwards coach right now, why the club hasn't even bothered ONCE to ask him is ridiculous.
We need him at Arden St. again, the cleanout must happen soon and if you ask me hiring Wayne Carey as your first new coach as part of a new coaching crew would be the perfect spearhead the fans will get behind enormously. If you wanna boost members in one fell swoop, that's one way to do it, start with that.