Petition/Letter to the Club demanding an external review (now with PDF link in OP)

Mike Smyth

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Oct 8, 2012
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If we tried everything in our power to win a premiership during the window you could respect it and say to yourself at least we tried our best. But it's like we did everything in our power to make it more difficult for ourselves and eventually prematurely close the window.

I have zero faith left in this club. The thought that these same people will have the future of 18 year olds in their incompetent hands while we rebuild is truly disturbing.
 

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Is this a serious post or DABM piss take
Well, it's both.

I'm sure we'll trumpet loudly about a top to bottom review we're having and use the word external a lot.

That's where things will finish.

The review (if it actually exists) will reaffirm a lot of our beliefs.

It will not be publicly available but we'll talk about how we've made some subtle changes to structure and processes.

What are the changes?

"I don't really want to get into the specifics..."
 

Kane McGoodwin

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Well, it's both.

I'm sure we'll trumpet loudly about a top to bottom review we're having and use the word external a lot.

That's where things will finish.

The review (if it actually exists) will reaffirm a lot of our beliefs.

It will not be publicly available but we'll talk about how we've made some subtle changes to structure and processes.

What are the changes?

"I don't really want to get into the specifics..."
Will be like Chapman promised transparency after Tippett-gate... yet we are still waiting for him to tell the club's side of the story...

He wonders why we don't trust him.
 

jackster83

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Jul 31, 2007
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Well, it's both.

I'm sure we'll trumpet loudly about a top to bottom review we're having and use the word external a lot.

That's where things will finish.

The review (if it actually exists) will reaffirm a lot of our beliefs.

It will not be publicly available but we'll talk about how we've made some subtle changes to structure and processes.

What are the changes?

"I don't really want to get into the specifics..."
"We'll tweak a few things..."
 

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Geoffa32

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Footy Classified just mentioned that there has been a push from Adelaide players to bring Teague back
The main reason Gov left was to work with Teague at Carlton. Was told this by an AFC Football Dept employee.

The players and Pyke love him.

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footy4ever

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Well, it's both.

I'm sure we'll trumpet loudly about a top to bottom review we're having and use the word external a lot.

That's where things will finish.

The review (if it actually exists) will reaffirm a lot of our beliefs.

It will not be publicly available but we'll talk about how we've made some subtle changes to structure and processes.

What are the changes?

"I don't really want to get into the specifics..."
"we'll be making a few tweaks..."
 

SaltPeter

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and there's the problem.
Players directing culture rather than coaches and Admin.
Alternatively, Caro highlighted on Monday night on Footy Classified that Adelaide have a playing group that is strong and pushes their own agendas. She claimed the playing group were largely responsible for Sanderson getting sacked as an example.

Yet I always thought Ruccuito realised that Sanderson wanted/needed someone to hold his hand (Bailey) and decided rather than getting an experienced coach in to assist Sanderson, move him on and get someone who could handle the role by themselves (Walsh).
 

MRB37

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Alternatively, Caro highlighted on Monday night on Footy Classified that Adelaide have a playing group that is strong and pushes their own agendas. She claimed the playing group were largely responsible for Sanderson getting sacked as an example.

Yet I always thought Ruccuito realised that Sanderson wanted/needed someone to hold his hand (Bailey) and decided rather than getting an experienced coach in to assist Sanderson, move him on and get someone who could handle the role by themselves (Walsh).
You can't see how they're connected? If Sando isn't strong enough to coach himself, how is he going to handle a playing group that want to be the ones dictating how things go.
 

SaltPeter

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You can't see how they're connected? If Sando isn't strong enough to coach himself, how is he going to handle a playing group that want to be the ones dictating how things go.
Actually no. It wasn't about him being strong enough to coach by himself, it was about him not having or having a weakness with strategy. If he lost players because of it, so be it. I've never heard Caro rip into another club when a coach has been sacked because "they lost the players" ..

And on that note, in the same segment, she went on to say as far as she's concerned "Don has lost the playing group."
 
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