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Are we changing our game plan by deliberation?

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  • No it only looks that way because of the stand rule

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Billys Back

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I think recruiting is the most important thing in the whole process. If you manage to recruit the right players, you can make up for the coaching and injury management and trading. I look at the scharenberg freeman draft as more of a disaster than the stephenson treloar episode. Some of that - freeman - couldnt be forecast but scharenberg had a history of injury and he was given too much credit for his footy smarts. We've done well in some of the lower draft picks and I certainly wouldnt be writing Hine off but its hard not to see all the misses that we've had over the last decade and wonder what would have happened if we had done a little better. The dumping of players to get the payment situation fixed - if it has been fixed - was absolutely necessary but I'm not that confident that the guys we have got in are going to fill the places of those that departed. I must admit that i still dont understand the recruitment of players like trey ruscoe...its beyond me but I know nothing of these things. I am a little perplexed that Hine gets a pretty good run at BF while a lot of others like buckley gets savaged. I think some of it is due to the PR focus that Hine has had over the years. I think that he spends far too much time explaining his drafting agenda to anyone who will listen, but obviously the fans love it.
I totally agree. Let’s not forget we gave a 2nd round pick away in a strong draft for Murray. And 2 first round picks for Beams.

We should be reviewing our recruiting department. Maybe we will see plenty of changes with Graham Wright now back home.
 

Markfs

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I totally agree. Let’s not forget we gave a 2nd round pick away in a strong draft for Murray. And 2 first round picks for Beams.

We should be reviewing our recruiting department. Maybe we will see plenty of changes with Graham Wright now back home.

ironically, that isnt recruiting.... it's trading. The question for me is whether you should trade for high profiled players. And simplistic assessments dont always give the right answer. One of the first round picks that we traded for beams was swapped for a couple of lower picks to give enough points for Isaac Qaynor.
 

JezzasOnTheAsphalt

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May have just been me but had a bit of a chuckle today reading that North Melbourne have found an 'official Cheese Partner', have since spent a fair bit of this afternoon thinking about which cheese brand would best suit Collingwood as an official cheese partner.
 

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Billys Back

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i know this has been said before, but I was looking at a recent grind episode, and saw a player number 27 and went to the site to see who that guy was, and other details...

well i got his name, but nothing else. There's several players who still dont have their details up. I dont understand why being professional means that you dont do things quickly. I understand that it might take weeks to organise a photoshoot and several meetings and months of post-production on the photos etc...... but how about a simple snap and 5 minutes editing the details? Just as an interim measure until the million dollar professional approach to doing media work has its time to do its magic.
You know it costs nothing for them to get an intern in to help with these duties. People will be lining up for a gig
 

Billys Back

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What really shocks me is that the Collingwood Football Club has survived for 129 years.
The way members carry on it should have folded decades ago.
The fact is the club will carry on long after we are all gone and it will have successful periods and unsuccessful periods.
 

Markfs

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What really shocks me is that the Collingwood Football Club has survived for 129 years.
The way members carry on it should have folded decades ago.
The fact is the club will carry on long after we are all gone and it will have successful periods and unsuccessful periods.
I was just looking at a clip of the grammy's and i realise that we take it for granted that footballers get better over the years - although some old stagers will argue the point with you. In contrast to music where it's diabolically bad now. I was watching for about 10 seconds something with cardigan B.... geez...i'd rather go to a school presentation night... If the football nosedived like the music business has, we should just pull the pin and play the nintendo version
 

DinoSoar

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So do we know how many will be sold in the AFL reserve and how many AFL members have Collingwood club support?
EDIT: " The AFL Members' Reserve has a capacity of almost 23,000 "
11,000 is the number available for the AFL reserve but given there are corporate boxes, Medallion Club and other assorted AFL hangers on also within the reserve it is unlikely that quantity will be available for ordinary members. Collingwood has the highest number of members with club support, I seem to recall figures from 4/5 years ago had us at around 10,000 but that is likely higher now. It’s going to be a scramble to get tickets but thank goodness Bulldogs don’t have anywhere near as many members. Trying to get them next week for the Carlton game will be much more difficult.
 

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