Certified Legendary Thread Mitch watch - get that boy a contract - UPDATE: 2 year contract secured!

Gadzorks

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LESTER has cemented his place in our BEST 22 and needs a contract for 2020. Work your magic Gadzorks!
Gotta think he’ll get contract. Highly respected as a leader in professional standards and willingness to do whatever he can for the team/club.
Hodge has specifically stated this about him so no way club is going to not offer a contract. He is still improving and I think he’ll be the hodge replacement next year.

The Mitch thing was he was only given a year just before turning 30 last year and I figured he’d end up on a bum low paying one year deal again at best. And I went to an intra club and he was in the seconds team.

Didn’t know fagan was reshaping him as the best wingman in the club and fagan knew exactly how to crank him up. In fagan I need to trust.
 

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I cam guarantee that nothing from big footy would influence club decisions.

But this thread been a truck load of fun for me.
We certainly wouldn't change their minds but I wouldn't go so far as to say we have *no* influence ... we are enough on the scope that Lions_Insider exists (and you might remember them posting a shot of Mitch with this thread up on his computer!) ... we don't have a vote on the board but the club will be aware of what the various social media elements are saying about things.
 

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We certainly wouldn't change their minds but I wouldn't go so far as to say we have *no* influence ... we are enough on the scope that Lions_Insider exists (and you might remember them posting a shot of Mitch with this thread up on his computer!) ... we don't have a vote on the board but the club will be aware of what the various social media elements are saying about things.
Lol I saved that photo!!
I think they acknowledge us very well. Hasn't happened this year but last year there was a big footy information session at the Gabba where noble and others talked to us about the club and answered questions. It was great.

They like the feedback from the forum. If we are talking about something the wider Afl community would be interested so it helps them manage their narrative and communication.

And fans are the reason the Afl exists so nailing communication is vitally important.

But I don't believe that we are considered when making decisions about playing lists and tactics and other club management.

In this instance they know there are die hard fans who appreciate Mitch and what he brings but if he wasn't best 22 they wouldn't be offering a 30yo a two year contract. And to be real, this thread would have died off if he wasn't impressing us either.
 

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We certainly wouldn't change their minds but I wouldn't go so far as to say we have *no* influence ... we are enough on the scope that Lions_Insider exists (and you might remember them posting a shot of Mitch with this thread up on his computer!) ... we don't have a vote on the board but the club will be aware of what the various social media elements are saying about things.
If the Lions are making list decisions based on this site, I'd be very disappointed.
 

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If the Lions are making list decisions based on this site, I'd be very disappointed.
Thinking more along the lines of awareness but if a decision was truly 50:50 from the club's perspective then taking into account the level of fan support for an idea is not the worst concept out there.

If you mean paying attention to our 'Changes against team xxxx' thread for who to pick for the game then hell no.
 

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Just watched his podcast for the first time, great watch! At home sick, can't see a better way to use my time.

Great for Robbo to get another two years, great player, great leader, great human.
 

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Thinking more along the lines of awareness but if a decision was truly 50:50 from the club's perspective then taking into account the level of fan support for an idea is not the worst concept out there.

If you mean paying attention to our 'Changes against team xxxx' thread for who to pick for the game then hell no.
No, I mean the former about list management.

Whether the mascot is called Roy or Fitzy or something - fair enough ... get the people's thoughts.

Mitch deserved this contract because of his on and off-field contribution to the Club and making it about anything other than that is lowering his achievement.

This seems like a really pinko position for you Vice!
 

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I cam guarantee that nothing from big footy would influence club decisions.
No, I mean the former about list management.

Whether the mascot is called Roy or Fitzy or something - fair enough ... get the people's thoughts.

Mitch deserved this contract because of his on and off-field contribution to the Club and making it about anything other than that is lowering his achievement.

This seems like a really pinko position for you Vice!
Yeah well I don't think anyone is going to start calling me Che Vice or Comrade Vice in the near future!

I suppose I read the top quote there from an absolutist/literalist viewpoint and it felt wrong to 'guarantee' that 'nothing' from Bigfooty would (mentally added the word 'ever') 'influence' decisions and was spitballing scenarios where even a smidgen of influence would be present.

Of course I don't believe that the List Manager checks our thoughts etc but I wouldn't be surprised if someone posted a particularly insightful piece of analysis or information that wouldn't normally be at the club if someone at the club wouldn't pass it on to the appropriate person.

Even further off topic but wouldn't having the masses have influence be more Libertarian or Anarchist rather than the centralised authority generally displayed by your Socialist/Communist (ie pinko) groups?
 

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Yeah well I don't think anyone is going to start calling me Che Vice or Comrade Vice in the near future!

I suppose I read the top quote there from an absolutist/literalist viewpoint and it felt wrong to 'guarantee' that 'nothing' from Bigfooty would (mentally added the word 'ever') 'influence' decisions and was spitballing scenarios where even a smidgen of influence would be present.

Of course I don't believe that the List Manager checks our thoughts etc but I wouldn't be surprised if someone posted a particularly insightful piece of analysis or information that wouldn't normally be at the club if someone at the club wouldn't pass it on to the appropriate person.

Even further off topic but wouldn't having the masses have influence be more Libertarian or Anarchist rather than the centralised authority generally displayed by your Socialist/Communist (ie pinko) groups?
Haha Point made - your last paragraph is a little too intellectual for me but since it's popped up on a big footy I'm going to google what it means.
 
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