Non-Lions Footy Season (2017)

Discussion in 'Brisbane Lions' started by dlanod, Jan 19, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. Tairy Greene

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    I wouldn't blame Burton, Crows have a history of pulling this shit. Remember Gunston winning the Best Young player award only to be stripped of it when it came out before the night that he wanted to be traded?
     
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  2. TheBrownDog

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    Yeah, that was ridiculous. Who would be the common thread though... new CEO, new President since then.
     
  3. LongLion

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    Sounds like it is coming more from the senior players than the club. Tex having a lot to say. Surprising they have been able to find Tex, he went missing GF day.
     
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  4. Tairy Greene

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    Crows as a whole organisation then.
     
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    Remember when Rischitelli was known to be leaving for GC at the end of 2009?

    Not only did we "allow' him to attend our B&F that year but we also gave him the gong.

    For all the schizen that we have subsequently endured as a club, I am consoled by the fact that our Club showed some collective class and maturity back then.
     
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    The fact that he openly stated how much harder it was to leave than he thought it was going to be (tears at the b&f) helped me feel kindly toward him.
     
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    And, IIRC, the way he left ensured we got maximum compensation.

    edit. Or was that Brennan?
     
  8. Grizzly86

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    This is completely unprecedented! Losing two players in one off season! How ever will a club cope? It must be so hard for the Crows to sleep at night, if only there were clubs around that had dealt with this previously.

    Maybe they could chase a contracted player from another club for the first time ever. It may make them seem a little hypocritical, so I doubt they'd ever consider that, given how majestic they look on the pedestal they have placed themselves on...
     
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    Ladies and Gentleman, I present thee sarcasm.
     
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    Wait are you referring to Gibbs or parish?

    They clearly have culture issues, we had them but when it's happening to you and there are people in power that are largely responsivle for it it's hard to see

    Seriously the way they're carrying on if I was a player I wouldn't want to go to the crows right now
     
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    I don't blame the crows for being peeved. They have lost a lot of good quality players over the years.

    They've put years of development into him, they took a risk on him in his draft. They are right in their premiership window. If I was a crows player or supporter I'd be let down.

    Remember this is not a Riska situation where we had tried to trade Riska one year prior.

    When Rockliff fired some shots at the departing gh5, I remember a few of us here were pretty happy.
     
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    ...and so did Riska
     
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    They're in a good position to replace him with Motlop and also get what would be considered a first round pick in any other year.

    Not a bad return on a rookie draftee. We took a significant loss on the Go Home 5. They'll profit nicely from this if they strip the emotion out of it.
     
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    Until we realised he had a pretty big hand in them wanting to leave.

    His cup runneth over with his just desserts.
     
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    There are swings and roundabouts every year now with want-aways, want-ins and now Free Agents.

    That has become the nature of the beast

    I'm not sure we're ready for the total lassez-faire approach of the NRL to player movements but I sure as hell think the AFL Clubs need to grow up and quit the sickening "we are as pure as the driven snow and youse are all bastards" hypocrasy that has been brrilliantly illustrated by the Crows in the last couple of days.
     
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    Yeah Adelaide not covering themselves in glory the last couple of weeks
     
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    On Fox they're playing the famous WB vs Essendon game from 2000, when Essendon were supposed to go through the season undefeated but lost in Round 21, the birth of the flooding scandal and probably the highlight of Wallace's coaching career. Not a great spectacle but a great scrap.
     
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    I think they have had something in their gut ever since Fages said we'd take Cameron if he wanted to come home.
     
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    Stuart Dew is a great appointment for Gold Coast but he is not inheriting a great situation. I would love to see them hit the ground running next season and do well and have Lynch re-sign.
     
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    I'd like to see them file for bankruptcy and see their players go into a contraction draft. ;)
     
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    We'll take Steven May, Tom Lynch and Ben Ainsworth please the other teams can fight over the rest.
     
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    I support all QLD teams in all sports but they don't really feel like a QLD team, like the Lions, Broncos and Cowboys do, whatever that means. Don't really have an identity yet, I guess. Still like them.
     
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    Yeah but that's thing with footy, it's hard to separate the emotion. I think that's what makes it so great.
     
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