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LuvtheKangas

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Read a couple more of his tweets - he's a Barrett apologist. Suggests that Damo is still "one of us" who does work "behind the scenes". I call bullsh!t on that.

For clarity, NO he isn't one of us and NO he hasn't done anything beneficial to the club behind the scenes.
 

Val Keating

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Read a couple more of his tweets - he's a Barrett apologist. Suggests that Damo is still "one of us" who does work "behind the scenes". I call bullsh!t on that.

For clarity, NO he isn't one of us and NO he hasn't done anything beneficial to the club behind the scenes.
Behind the scenes doesn’t mean sh*t when you’re sh*t canning publicly
 

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Kimbo

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Barret would have to be doing a shitload of work behind the scenes to make up for that sh*t.

It's a clearly negatively biased article that does NOTHING (except the word 'exciting' at one point) to paint the club in a good light; quite the opposite.


 

the flying ham

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Don't see the fuss to be honest. We get on here and sh*t can the coach, the recruiting, the board, week to week performances, our membership packages, the players, the VFL list, the clubs extra curricular work, the clubs membership numbers, the finances, the lack of football people etc etc etc

Damo does the same thing and everyone goes bat sh*t crazy. The club has work to do, and we need to start by getting everything right for a red hot crack at winning games in 2020.
 

Orange Peanut

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Read a couple more of his tweets - he's a Barrett apologist. Suggests that Damo is still "one of us" who does work "behind the scenes". I call bullsh!t on that.

For clarity, NO he isn't one of us and NO he hasn't done anything beneficial to the club behind the scenes.
Did he really say that? Definitely not true, he has said as much on his podcast with Hutchy.
 

Passmore

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Don't see the fuss to be honest. We get on here and sh*t can the coach, the recruiting, the board, week to week performances, our membership packages, the players, the VFL list, the clubs extra curricular work, the clubs membership numbers, the finances, the lack of football people etc etc etc

Damo does the same thing and everyone goes bat sh*t crazy. The club has work to do, and we need to start by getting everything right for a red hot crack at winning games in 2020.
Barrett is shitcanning the club for making changes pretty much. Some of the sh*t he’s written has to be spoon fed by Scott or a sympathiser.

Nothing he’s written is from a perspective of wanting North to improve.
 

the flying ham

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Barrett is shitcanning the club for making changes pretty much. Some of the sh*t he’s written has to be spoon fed by Scott or a sympathiser.

Nothing he’s written is from a perspective of wanting North to improve.
Yeah, I disagree.

We made these changes despite the financial cost, and that now there is pressure to ensure we made the right appointments as their replacements for obvious on field and off field reasons. I for one am sick and tired of being almost rans, not surprised a north supporting journo is critical of what we have been of late
 

The Y Factor

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Read a couple more of his tweets - he's a Barrett apologist. Suggests that Damo is still "one of us" who does work "behind the scenes". I call bullsh!t on that.

For clarity, NO he isn't one of us and NO he hasn't done anything beneficial to the club behind the scenes.
Thanks for clarifying - the first para where you called bullshit I thought you were really sitting on the fence;)
 

Passmore

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Yeah, I disagree.

We made these changes despite the financial cost, and that now there is pressure to ensure we made the right appointments as their replacements for obvious on field and off field reasons. I for one am sick and tired of being almost rans, not surprised a north supporting journo is critical of what we have been of late
Barrett is a gossip columnist first, North supporter when it suits him.

Financial cost is part of the price for removing under performers. Getting rid of the underperformers might lift us from being alsorans. And of course there is pressure to perform. There should be. Probably hasn’t been enough at the club.

A North supporter would be praising the club for moving on from mediocrity. Barrett prefers to barrack for turmoil. It’s a better story for him.
 

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the flying ham

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Barrett is a gossip columnist first, North supporter when it suits him.

Financial cost is part of the price for removing under performers. Getting rid of the underperformers might lift us from being alsorans. And of course there is pressure to perform. There should be. Probably hasn’t been enough at the club.

A North supporter would be praising the club for moving on from mediocrity. Barrett prefers to barrack for turmoil. It’s a better story for him.
We don't need praise. We need wins. And if these appointments don't deliver some, we will slide further down the pecking order - if we aren't already last anyway. sh*t fixture, tv, membership numbers, stadium deals all stem from wins. So when Damo says there is a fair amount the club HAS to get right this year, I agree with him.

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Jabba the Trump

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Don't see the fuss to be honest. We get on here and sh*t can the coach, the recruiting, the board, week to week performances, our membership packages, the players, the VFL list, the clubs extra curricular work, the clubs membership numbers, the finances, the lack of football people etc etc etc

Damo does the same thing and everyone goes bat sh*t crazy. The club has work to do, and we need to start by getting everything right for a red hot crack at winning games in 2020.

It's a bit of a "No sh*t, Sherlock" article if you ask me, albeit quite pessimistic as we've come to expect from this journalist. Not sure why everyone is losing their sh*t over it, other than for the fact that Barrett is supposed to be a North supporter. Otherwise, I'm sure most of us would agree that these 3 appointments had better work as we are not going to be happy with another 10 years without a grand final appearance. Whether that also leads to a Tasmanian relocation is highly debatable. But just as with Caro in 2007, I'd prefer reading these articles warning us about the AFL's evil intent rather than hearing after the fact that the deal has been done and there's nothing we can do about it.
 

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While I agree that winning, winning well and winning Grand Finals makes a massive difference to our resilience I think people are kidding themselves if they think that everyone will just start sucking our knobs because of that. There are a whole bunch of people in this industry - clubs in worse financial positions in Melbourne amongst them - that are quite happy to see us get hammered from all and sunbury. People don't like our club and would be happy to see us die to make their positions appear more secure. Make no bones about it, if we had won in 2016 instead of the Bulldogs we would never have had the industry fawning all over us.

We need to grind these competitors into the ground - on field and off. I have zero interest in being a liked club now, I'd prefer if we were outright hated instead of this sniveling coward stuff we put up with now - and I'd be happy if we tried to harness such hatred aggressively. Things like the no pokies stand, great, you know what we should be doing - actively campaigning and being outspoken about the others getting out of them as well. They have no qualms about using their clout and fixturing to make us weaker, we should have no qualms whatsoever about using what competitive advantages we have to hamstring and piss off other clubs.
Well said Shinte.
 

the flying ham

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It's a bit of a "No sh*t, Sherlock" article if you ask me, albeit quite pessimistic as we've come to expect from this journalist. Not sure why everyone is losing their sh*t over it, other than for the fact that Barrett is supposed to be a North supporter. Otherwise, I'm sure most of us would agree that these 3 appointments had better work as we are not going to be happy with another 10 years without a grand final appearance. Whether that also leads to a Tasmanian relocation is highly debatable. But just as with Caro in 2007, I'd prefer reading these articles warning us about the AFL's evil intent rather than hearing after the fact that the deal has been done and there's nothing we can do about it.
Yeah, I agree. He points out the obvious from the past few years to create a narrative to further support his point we better have nailed these decisions.

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ferball

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It's a bit of a "No sh*t, Sherlock" article if you ask me, albeit quite pessimistic as we've come to expect from this journalist. Not sure why everyone is losing their sh*t over it, other than for the fact that Barrett is supposed to be a North supporter. Otherwise, I'm sure most of us would agree that these 3 appointments had better work as we are not going to be happy with another 10 years without a grand final appearance. Whether that also leads to a Tasmanian relocation is highly debatable. But just as with Caro in 2007, I'd prefer reading these articles warning us about the AFL's evil intent rather than hearing after the fact that the deal has been done and there's nothing we can do about it.
Is he warning us or shilling for someone else? (The second thing is obviously a warning too, just not a deliberate one.)
 

ferball

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Don't see the fuss to be honest. We get on here and sh*t can the coach, the recruiting, the board, week to week performances, our membership packages, the players, the VFL list, the clubs extra curricular work, the clubs membership numbers, the finances, the lack of football people etc etc etc

Damo does the same thing and everyone goes bat sh*t crazy. The club has work to do, and we need to start by getting everything right for a red hot crack at winning games in 2020.
Not all of us shitcan everything. Some of us even get up the people who do.

Anyway damo's article is sus. I'll get to why unless I go to bed.
 

Marstermind

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Don't see the fuss to be honest. We get on here and sh*t can the coach, the recruiting, the board, week to week performances, our membership packages, the players, the VFL list, the clubs extra curricular work, the clubs membership numbers, the finances, the lack of football people etc etc etc

Damo does the same thing and everyone goes bat sh*t crazy. The club has work to do, and we need to start by getting everything right for a red hot crack at winning games in 2020.
Probably the answer here is in your own words. "Damo" is a journalist. He isn't paid to "sh*t can" any club. If there is pressure from the AFL for North to relocate, I'd love to know more about it. If there is turmoil at the club, he should be exposing it. But that's not "Damo's" kind of journalism. This article is just a long-winded version of the bloke at the pub saying "Norf are sh*t. Why don't they piss off down to Tassie cos they're a joke."
 

Passmore

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We don't need praise. We need wins. And if these appointments don't deliver some, we will slide further down the pecking order - if we aren't already last anyway. sh*t fixture, tv, membership numbers, stadium deals all stem from wins. So when Damo says there is a fair amount the club HAS to get right this year, I agree with him.

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Problem is, Ol’ Damo is critical of us making changes. Of course the new appointments need to deliver. It’s the nature of the business. The previous appointments didn’t deliver yet he’s critical of getting new people in. He’s looking for turmoil and he’ll attempt to drum it up.
 

Passmore

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It's a bit of a "No sh*t, Sherlock" article if you ask me, albeit quite pessimistic as we've come to expect from this journalist. Not sure why everyone is losing their sh*t over it, other than for the fact that Barrett is supposed to be a North supporter. Otherwise, I'm sure most of us would agree that these 3 appointments had better work as we are not going to be happy with another 10 years without a grand final appearance. Whether that also leads to a Tasmanian relocation is highly debatable. But just as with Caro in 2007, I'd prefer reading these articles warning us about the AFL's evil intent rather than hearing after the fact that the deal has been done and there's nothing we can do about it.
Wilson wasn’t warning us about the AFL’s evil intent she was barracking for it. Barrett will be heading down the same path.

Barrett can take the Wilson path or champion our cause like Rohan Connelly, a ******* * supporter.
 

Luke72

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Read a couple more of his tweets - he's a Barrett apologist. Suggests that Damo is still "one of us" who does work "behind the scenes". I call bullsh!t on that.

For clarity, NO he isn't one of us and NO he hasn't done anything beneficial to the club behind the scenes.
Looks like he was born after the Swans and Fitzroy were shafted
 
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