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Big Red Machine

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So according to this report the AFL are keen for us to fix our footy department and Evans' answer appears to be replacing head of footy Jon Haines with Wayne Campbell and midfield coach Josh Francou with Michael Voss. Two considerable upgrades, it must be said.
Oh lordy.

I am frothing at this prospect.
 

Iva Bigun

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I think the interesting part of this off field restructure is if some people are assuming Clarkson comes next year then they would be hesitant to sign up knowing that they could get turfed when he comes in. Interesting times
 

GC2015

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This all seems a little too coincidental to me...

Is this information purposely being leaked in the hopes that Dew may step down and the club can put Clarkson in the driver's seat for 2022? It just seems like the Hawthorn situation with Sam Mitchell all over again where the club admin publicly back the current coach (Dew) but behind closed doors they want someone else at the helm (Clarkson). We know the AFL's preference would be to have Clarko as our head coach ASAP and that's probably why they've helped us in offering him $2 million a year.

Don't forget, a few weeks ago Caro was adamant that Haines and Dew were gone and we know Haines 'chose to go home to WA' a few days ago. Caro is at least 50% correct in her prediction so far...
 

GC2015

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Two pieces of important information that are probably going to set the rumours off and running for this off season.

So the first piece of information is apparently being reported by the South Australian media that Lukosius met with Port Adelaide officials and players for lunch today. I wish I could find a link to back this up but I haven't been able to at this stage.

The second piece of information that's probably far more interesting is this...




The big man, Charlie Dixon, happens to be in Mermaid Beach as of about an hour ago according to the above Instagram post. What do we make of this and is it tied to the Lukosius report?

Cheeky from Charlie to head to a restaurant named 'Glenelg' in an attempt to perhaps throw us off the scent but we know better than that. This is truly a 'rumour from the Esplanade' considering the close proximity of Glenelg House to the beach 😂
 

Ben Drever

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Two pieces of important information that are probably going to set the rumours off and running for this off season.

So the first piece of information is apparently being reported by the South Australian media that Lukosius met with Port Adelaide officials and players for lunch today. I wish I could find a link to back this up but I haven't been able to at this stage.

The second piece of information that's probably far more interesting is this...




The big man, Charlie Dixon, happens to be in Mermaid Beach as of about an hour ago according to the above Instagram post. What do we make of this and is it tied to the Lukosius report?

Cheeky from Charlie to head to a restaurant named 'Glenelg' in an attempt to perhaps throw us off the scent but we know better than that. This is truly a 'rumour from the Esplanade' considering the close proximity of Glenelg House to the beach 😂


seeing family? 🤷‍♂️
 

Iva Bigun

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Two pieces of important information that are probably going to set the rumours off and running for this off season.

So the first piece of information is apparently being reported by the South Australian media that Lukosius met with Port Adelaide officials and players for lunch today. I wish I could find a link to back this up but I haven't been able to at this stage.

The second piece of information that's probably far more interesting is this...




The big man, Charlie Dixon, happens to be in Mermaid Beach as of about an hour ago according to the above Instagram post. What do we make of this and is it tied to the Lukosius report?

Cheeky from Charlie to head to a restaurant named 'Glenelg' in an attempt to perhaps throw us off the scent but we know better than that. This is truly a 'rumour from the Esplanade' considering the close proximity of Glenelg House to the beach 😂

Fantastic steak restaurant, about 300m from my house, do yourself a favour
 

RowellAnderson12

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The Kings Ransom

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He won't re-sign unless we make finals
I we win 10 games and finish 10th and young guys really start to show out I'd hope that gives him confidence that finals will come.
Realistically our list is in a position to be challenging in the top 4 in a few years time. Whether we can make it happen is obviously another thing..
 

Choppers

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I we win 10 games and finish 10th and young guys really start to show out I'd hope that gives him confidence that finals will come.
Realistically our list is in a position to be challenging in the top 4 in a few years time. Whether we can make it happen is obviously another thing..

I'm not so certain on how many games we may win next year but with King and Campbell coming in, this is HUGE imo, and I think the players, being another year older, and with another years experience, and another pre-season, will respond accordingly.
If we can get an uninterrupted VFL season next year, I think our young players will greatly benefit from that, and with Rhyce Shaw in his 2nd yr, along with Kaesler in charge of development, then I reckon the Club starts its upward journey, finally.
Drummond has the defence looking good, and with King and Clarke joining forces to get the mid/fwd lines clicking, we should see improvement.

And if the improvement doesn't materialise, then I don't think Dew continues into 2023.
 

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I'm not so certain on how many games we may win next year but with King and Campbell coming in, this is HUGE imo, and I think the players, being another year older, and with another years experience, and another pre-season, will respond accordingly.
If we can get an uninterrupted VFL season next year, I think our young players will greatly benefit from that, and with Rhyce Shaw in his 2nd yr, along with Kaesler in charge of development, then I reckon the Club starts its upward journey, finally.
Drummond has the defence looking good, and with King and Clarke joining forces to get the mid/fwd lines clicking, we should see improvement.

And if the improvement doesn't materialise, then I don't think Dew continues into 2023.
Dew knows his future is linked to retaining our stars
 

Jirik13

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I'm not so certain on how many games we may win next year but with King and Campbell coming in, this is HUGE imo, and I think the players, being another year older, and with another years experience, and another pre-season, will respond accordingly.
If we can get an uninterrupted VFL season next year, I think our young players will greatly benefit from that, and with Rhyce Shaw in his 2nd yr, along with Kaesler in charge of development, then I reckon the Club starts its upward journey, finally.
Drummond has the defence looking good, and with King and Clarke joining forces to get the mid/fwd lines clicking, we should see improvement.

And if the improvement doesn't materialise, then I don't think Dew continues into 2023.
Agree. I would only add that most importantly we should have a ruck.
 

The Kings Ransom

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I'm not so certain on how many games we may win next year but with King and Campbell coming in, this is HUGE imo, and I think the players, being another year older, and with another years experience, and another pre-season, will respond accordingly.
If we can get an uninterrupted VFL season next year, I think our young players will greatly benefit from that, and with Rhyce Shaw in his 2nd yr, along with Kaesler in charge of development, then I reckon the Club starts its upward journey, finally.
Drummond has the defence looking good, and with King and Clarke joining forces to get the mid/fwd lines clicking, we should see improvement.

And if the improvement doesn't materialise, then I don't think Dew continues into 2023.
Yeah but even if there is this intangible improvement but we still finish bottom 4 is this enough to hold onto the young stars?
 

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