News Crows appoint new chairman, John Olsen AO

Is this a good appointment?


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Scrogdogg

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A great shame the MATS plan was scrapped.

NS corridor is a legacy, also allowed for the OBahn. SE Freeway also part of it

Would have been a lot better if it was done earlier and completed.

Not to mention retaining the light rail system.

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yep. Politicians are driven by their own politics. Great isn’t it! Never let the welfare of the people get in the way of the wealth of your big end of town mates and their ownership of public utility assets. It’s sick. Anyway I’m gonna go with Olsen. Wait a sec.....can AFC be privatised, or have we already been taken over by Vic.?
I hope he shakes the board up.
 

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Everything at the club makes a lot more sense when you realise they fired Sanderson for straying too far from the Neil Craig days and every move since then has been an attempt to return the Crows to the state they were in during that era.
 

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Everything at the club makes a lot more sense when you realise they fired Sanderson for straying too far from the Neil Craig days and every move since then has been an attempt to return the Crows to the state they were in during that era.
That's not quite why the fired Sando.
 

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Everything at the club makes a lot more sense when you realise they fired Sanderson for straying too far from the Neil Craig days and every move since then has been an attempt to return the Crows to the state they were in during that era.
It certainly feels that way

People at the club (Trigg, Chapman, Ricciuto) bought in heavily to the Craig model that was very nearly successful.

Appointments like Pyke, Burton and now van Berlo tap into that period.

As long as we are shrewd enough to retain the good things from that era, discard the bad plus add in good things picked up elsewhere (VB at West Coast) then there's no problem. If all we retain is slavish devotion to tenure then we're in for more of the same.

Will Olsen have any particular stamp on the club? Or is he a figurehead only, likely to stand by while the club continues on whatever path it's currently on?
 

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We'd won one finals game in five years

If we were talented then so was almost every club
That probably had more to do with the coach in charge. The players were by and large the same from 11 to 12 and yet we found ourselves a kick from a GF.

But yeah we didn't have any talent in that squad ....
 

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That probably had more to do with the coach in charge. The players were by and large the same from 11 to 12 and yet we found ourselves a kick from a GF.

But yeah we didn't have any talent in that squad ....
That was his (and the club's) undoing IMO. We stopped trying to get better and had a sook whenever things didn't go our way.

We lost a lot of games due to either poor efficiency going forward, or poor matchups around the ground.

Port were similar after the 2014 PF.
 

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That probably had more to do with the coach in charge. The players were by and large the same from 11 to 12 and yet we found ourselves a kick from a GF.

But yeah we didn't have any talent in that squad ....
We were the only club to play both expansion teams twice, so there was a bit of a leg up there. They did play some good footy though.

Some basic things worked effectively to the strengths of the personnel. Sauce tap down to Thompson, hack kick to Tippett out of the middle, set up a lot of scores for example.
 
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jackster83

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You're arguing that it wasn't due to the coach remember

Just an uber talented, super fit crew that anyone would have had success with
That's my opinion on us under Pyke actually. I think we would have had virtually the same results if Campo had stayed in the top job.

I don't think Pyke ever really had buy-in from the players - they were doing it for Walsh.
 

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We were the only club to play both expansion teams twice, so there was a bit of a leg up there. They did play some good footy though.

Some basic things worked well given the personnel. Sauce tap down to Thompson, hack kick to Tippett out of the middle set up a lot of scores for example.
And a Flying Mullet who was on the verge of taking over the world
 

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And a Flying Mullet who was on the verge of taking over the world
Ideal pairing with the contested marking of Tippett who took the best defender.

Eddie Betts would have been interesting in that side.
 

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Wasn't the issue with Sando to do with his ability to deal with the players?

From what I recall a lot of stories came out that he spent 90% of his focus on our best dozen and many of our young kids didn't EVER get to speak to him.

So while he certainly bought about a successful game plan in his first year, he very quickly lost a large part of the playing list and so we tumble down the ladder.
 

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It certainly feels that way

People at the club (Trigg, Chapman, Ricciuto) bought in heavily to the Craig model that was very nearly successful.

Appointments like Pyke, Burton and now van Berlo tap into that period.

As long as we are shrewd enough to retain the good things from that era, discard the bad plus add in good things picked up elsewhere (VB at West Coast) then there's no problem. If all we retain is slavish devotion to tenure then we're in for more of the same.

Will Olsen have any particular stamp on the club? Or is he a figurehead only, likely to stand by while the club continues on whatever path it's currently on?
Re Olsen being a Figure Head, you don't become the state leader being a figurehead, Olsen will make his own moves, either good ones or bad ones time will tell on that one,
 

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Wasn't the issue with Sando to do with his ability to deal with the players?

From what I recall a lot of stories came out that he spent 90% of his focus on our best dozen and many of our young kids didn't EVER get to speak to him.

So while he certainly bought about a successful game plan in his first year, he very quickly lost a large part of the playing list and so we tumble down the ladder.
I'm not even sure it was a dozen of them
 

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Wasn't the issue with Sando to do with his ability to deal with the players?

From what I recall a lot of stories came out that he spent 90% of his focus on our best dozen and many of our young kids didn't EVER get to speak to him.

So while he certainly bought about a successful game plan in his first year, he very quickly lost a large part of the playing list and so we tumble down the ladder.
There are numerous good reasons one would get rid of Sanderson after 2014. The reason the Adelaide Football Club chose is not one of those good reasons.
 

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