Opinion Peter Bell - Should get a raise?

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Scham

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Bell, was responsible for bringing Valente in (as i remember it he did a pick swap/upgrade)
Starting to think he might be more hot air than nous
How do you know that?

My memory was that Rosich was acting as the list manager at the time but in any case, the recruiters would be advising the worth and quality of any draftees. A list manager wouldn’t act to trade picks etc without fully be advised by the recruiters and even others that are in the room at the time. It would be a team decision.
 

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CapitalA

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Bell, was responsible for bringing Valente in (as i remember it he did a pick swap/upgrade)
Starting to think he might be more hot air than nous
What's the point of having scouts, recruiters, list manager if the head of football just picks who he wants? Seems very unlikely to me, more likely you are full of hot air.
 

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Interesting that a thread potting players is shut down (rightfully so) but a thread potting our GM of Footy operations is fine.
Just saying.
I find these types of threads a bit distasteful in general. These are still real people we're talking about, not characters in a computer game.
 
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Wigarus

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I find these types of threads a bit distasteful in general. These are still real people we're talking about, not characters in a computer game.
Horses for courses. I think it's distasteful to complain about umpires or a player's individual skill errors in gameday threads. But I also think ultimately if you sign up for it you're fair game.
 

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Interesting that a thread potting players is shut down (rightfully so) but a thread potting our GM of Footy operations is fine.
Just saying.
We do have a specific list management thread though. Not sure which thread this stuff would fit in.
 

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Question. Who else would you pick?

Criteria (not in any particular order):
  • Must know football
  • Must understand the machinations of football clubs (I'd argue background as a company exec or lawyer would be a useful skillset to have here)
  • Must be able to negotiate
  • Must be media savvy
  • Strong ties to Fremantle preferable, but not essential
  • Must show strong leadership
  • Must have a strong vision and the guts to make potentially unpopular decisions to follow it through (cutting losses appropriately for example)
For me Bell ticks a fair few of these, and given our (admittedly very gradual) improvement since his taking over, I'd say he's earned the right to a bit of time to see where his moves will take us. Don't get me wrong, you have a realistic, better option, I'm all ears, but I think a few are complaining about the meal halfway through it being cooked.
 

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I'm not sure what can be blamed on him aside from the Hogan trade? The roots of our dysfunction are older than his position as football manager, and it is not like he was appointed when we were good.
 

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Question. Who else would you pick?

Criteria (not in any particular order):
  • Must know football
  • Must understand the machinations of football clubs (I'd argue background as a company exec or lawyer would be a useful skillset to have here)
  • Must be able to negotiate
  • Must be media savvy
  • Strong ties to Fremantle preferable, but not essential
  • Must show strong leadership
  • Must have a strong vision and the guts to make potentially unpopular decisions to follow it through (cutting losses appropriately for example)
For me Bell ticks a fair few of these, and given our (admittedly very gradual) improvement since his taking over, I'd say he's earned the right to a bit of time to see where his moves will take us. Don't get me wrong, you have a realistic, better option, I'm all ears, but I think a few are complaining about the meal halfway through it being cooked.
Wasn’t James Clement interested? Anyway, no way would I be sacking Bell.
 

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Question. Who else would you pick?

Criteria (not in any particular order):
  • Must know football
  • Must understand the machinations of football clubs (I'd argue background as a company exec or lawyer would be a useful skillset to have here)
  • Must be able to negotiate
  • Must be media savvy
  • Strong ties to Fremantle preferable, but not essential
  • Must show strong leadership
  • Must have a strong vision and the guts to make potentially unpopular decisions to follow it through (cutting losses appropriately for example)
For me Bell ticks a fair few of these, and given our (admittedly very gradual) improvement since his taking over, I'd say he's earned the right to a bit of time to see where his moves will take us. Don't get me wrong, you have a realistic, better option, I'm all ears, but I think a few are complaining about the meal halfway through it being cooked.
The highest criteria I would pick is ultimate success as a Football Administrator in a GF winning team, i.e. Brian Cook, Neil Balme. If you want to achieve the ultimate you pick the best.
 

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30 ears ago belly had a paper clipping hung up on his bedroom wall he used to look at before he went for his daily run.
Fremantle were going to join the AFL & he wanted to be a part of it.

Peter Bell might have made a few mistakes but I have no doubt he will learn from them & he has only 1 thing on his agenda.
He wants premiership success more than any of us. So back the fu** up & give the guy a chance.
 

Wigarus

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30 ears ago belly had a paper clipping hung up on his bedroom wall he used to look at before he went for his daily run.
Fremantle were going to join the AFL & he wanted to be a part of it.

Peter Bell might have made a few mistakes but I have no doubt he will learn from them & he has only 1 thing on his agenda.
He wants premiership success more than any of us. So back the fu** up & give the guy a chance.
I wouldn't get too worried if I was you. The dockers don't hire and fire based on merit.
 

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30 ears ago belly had a paper clipping hung up on his bedroom wall he used to look at before he went for his daily run.
Fremantle were going to join the AFL & he wanted to be a part of it.

Peter Bell might have made a few mistakes but I have no doubt he will learn from them & he has only 1 thing on his agenda.
He wants premiership success more than any of us. So back the fu** up & give the guy a chance.
I want to snort coke off Scarlett Johansson's breasts. Sometimes our ambitions are not matched by our ability
 

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Clement was interested in the job that went to Simon Garlic from memory. Not sure if Clement even applied tbh or it could have just been a story?
Simon Garlic is a limp wristed Victorian sent here by the AFL to white ant us 😭 sack garlic thread coming up. We need a president who will sock it to the man..
 

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