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Has anyone gone to North's board and told them that they've got a short sighted, reactive coach, have recruited the wrong kind of player and all this happens because they have a board who have been too focused on off field stability to notice what's happening in the footy department?
 

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https://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-05-15/state-of-origin-who-makes-the-cut-from-your-team

Allies: Dougal Howard's ability to play at either end of the ground in key positions is handy, but he's behind a couple of others for those roles. Key forward Charlie Dixon would've been in the mix, but he's a number of weeks away from returning from a broken leg.


South Australia: Co-captain Tom Jonas would be a walk-up start if it wasn't for a calf injury. The same goes for vice-captain Hamish Hartlett (hamstring), while young defender Ryan Burton also has a hamstring injury. Scott Lycett and Justin Westhoff are strong chances, Connor Rozee's made an impressive start to his AFL career and Sam Gray is around the mark as a small forward.


Victoria: Former skipper Travis Boak is in career-best form and demands a spot in the midfield or half-forward. Robbie Gray would've been considered, but he has been battling a hand injury.


Western Australia: Ruck/forward Paddy Ryder would be in the WA side, while midfield bull Sam Powell-Pepper probably just misses out.


In a nutshell: A strong presence in the SA team, as expected, with a representative in the Victorian and WA sides as well. - Lee Gaskin
 

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Define ‘unders’ in relation to a player who has never won a Best & Fairest, All-Australian guernsey or medal of note (Coleman or better).

For his profile and purported pay packet you’d think he was prime Tredwoldt.
Player's Association Best Captain award, m8
 

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Define ‘unders’ in relation to a player who has never won a Best & Fairest, All-Australian guernsey or medal of note (Coleman or better).

For his profile and purported pay packet you’d think he was prime Tredwoldt.
Speaking of Taylah, on the AFL website they have him as a certain selection for the Allies if SOO existed...do the people who write this **** not watch footy? the guy is a myth.

Lol resurgence...Who is Lee Gaskin?

Allies: Crows co-captain Taylor Walker (NSW) is a certain selection.
Walker is rewarded for his resurgence this year to get a spot with the Allies. - Lee Gaskin
 

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AFL 2019: Collingwood’s Brodie Grundy likely to sign new deal worth up to $7 million amid 17-man Pies cap squeeze.
Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy is reportedly likely to sign a new deal worth up to $7 million to stay at the club.
The superstar ruck is out of contract at the end of 2020 with speculation flying about whether he will remain a Magpie or return home to South Australia, having been liked to Adelaide in particular.
However Herald Sun reporter Jon Ralph told Fox Sports News Grundy is “going to stay”, and will eventually sign a new long-term deal likely to be worth $1 million a season.
https://www.news.com.au/sport/afl/a...e/news-story/567a337d3fbc9947af6b48e3c4658e21

Well I don't think he will go from Collingwood.
 

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AFL 2019: Collingwood’s Brodie Grundy likely to sign new deal worth up to $7 million amid 17-man Pies cap squeeze.
Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy is reportedly likely to sign a new deal worth up to $7 million to stay at the club.
The superstar ruck is out of contract at the end of 2020 with speculation flying about whether he will remain a Magpie or return home to South Australia, having been liked to Adelaide in particular.
However Herald Sun reporter Jon Ralph told Fox Sports News Grundy is “going to stay”, and will eventually sign a new long-term deal likely to be worth $1 million a season.
https://www.news.com.au/sport/afl/a...e/news-story/567a337d3fbc9947af6b48e3c4658e21

Well I don't think he will go from Collingwood.
In before we didn't really want him anyway. He ex Port, he **** anyway. blah blah blah.
 

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AFL 2019: Collingwood’s Brodie Grundy likely to sign new deal worth up to $7 million amid 17-man Pies cap squeeze.
Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy is reportedly likely to sign a new deal worth up to $7 million to stay at the club.
The superstar ruck is out of contract at the end of 2020 with speculation flying about whether he will remain a Magpie or return home to South Australia, having been liked to Adelaide in particular.
However Herald Sun reporter Jon Ralph told Fox Sports News Grundy is “going to stay”, and will eventually sign a new long-term deal likely to be worth $1 million a season.
https://www.news.com.au/sport/afl/a...e/news-story/567a337d3fbc9947af6b48e3c4658e21

Well I don't think he will go from Collingwood.
Their accountant is a genius.

 

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I gave you folks the heads up after our game about the current game plan not getting you anywhere.

You need a new coach. You also need to stop falling in to Koch's spruiking.

You're not delivering on your list talent.
Sounds like you're looking to offload one
 
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How appropriate. Ellis gets killed, and so does Hans - one because they thought they knew more about the situation than they actually did, and the other because they ran out of manpower and didn’t consider contingencies for a situation out of their control.

Kind of like this moron talking about our gamestyle when we had a forward line with 4 players that totalled under 50 games experience combined (Ellis) and you lot not appreciating that lack of experience will make an impact on the performance of the side (Hans).

Both are wrong for different reasons.

Yippee-ki-yay, mother******s...
 

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AFL 2019: Collingwood’s Brodie Grundy likely to sign new deal worth up to $7 million amid 17-man Pies cap squeeze.
Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy is reportedly likely to sign a new deal worth up to $7 million to stay at the club.
The superstar ruck is out of contract at the end of 2020 with speculation flying about whether he will remain a Magpie or return home to South Australia, having been liked to Adelaide in particular.
However Herald Sun reporter Jon Ralph told Fox Sports News Grundy is “going to stay”, and will eventually sign a new long-term deal likely to be worth $1 million a season.
https://www.news.com.au/sport/afl/a...e/news-story/567a337d3fbc9947af6b48e3c4658e21

Well I don't think he will go from Collingwood.
Deploy the ambassadors - Operation pump up aged reject to get Grundy!
Adelaide holds the aces to bring Brodie Grundy home from Collingwood in a multimillion-dollar play while Josh Jenkins looms as a wildcard in heavyweight trade machinations.

If Josh Jenkins failed to regain his spot from Elliott Himmelberg then another trade path could open. Jenkins, who finished an impressive third in club champion voting last year, is contracted until 2021.
Deploy the ambassadors - Operation pump up aged reject to get Grundy!

A nice hilarious one in the Advertiser this morning on Adelaide. In a perverse way you can't help, but admire the audaciousness of trying to spin desperately looking to offload Jenkins and his contract off their books into why they should be getting Grundy's services.
 

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Why? A number 1 going to a team who didn't finish bottom is huge. They won't have the pressure like most.
there's just nothing to get excited about at the AFC. it's like that old post by someone (should've saved the username) "Imagine being flown down to Adelaide to check out the "Adelaide Football Club" and expecting to be taken to a beautiful club room and Adelaide Oval, only to picked up by Sam Jacobs at the airport, be taken out to a swamp at West Lakes that looks like an ancient Greek stadium with the only actual venue nearby being The Lakes Resort."
 

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there's just nothing to get excited about at the AFC. it's like that old post by someone (should've saved the username) "Imagine being flown down to Adelaide to check out the "Adelaide Football Club" and expecting to be taken to a beautiful club room and Adelaide Oval, only to picked up by Sam Jacobs at the airport, be taken out to a swamp at West Lakes that looks like an ancient Greek stadium with the only actual venue nearby being The Lakes Resort."
That $15m will help.....

Regardless Adelaide isn't a bottom team, it'd be unprecedented to come into a team that isn't a basket case. Especially one that makes use of their late draft picks.
 

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AFL 2019: Collingwood’s Brodie Grundy likely to sign new deal worth up to $7 million amid 17-man Pies cap squeeze.
Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy is reportedly likely to sign a new deal worth up to $7 million to stay at the club.
The superstar ruck is out of contract at the end of 2020 with speculation flying about whether he will remain a Magpie or return home to South Australia, having been liked to Adelaide in particular.
However Herald Sun reporter Jon Ralph told Fox Sports News Grundy is “going to stay”, and will eventually sign a new long-term deal likely to be worth $1 million a season.
https://www.news.com.au/sport/afl/a...e/news-story/567a337d3fbc9947af6b48e3c4658e21

Well I don't think he will go from Collingwood.
It was always going to be a tough ask to attract the king of the hipsters away from his kingdom. Pity though, if the Gibbs contract made a player walk then it would have been hilarious to see what happened if they threw $1mil+ a year at a player.
 

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Has anyone gone to North's board and told them that they've got a short sighted, reactive coach, have recruited the wrong kind of player and all this happens because they have a board who have been too focused on off field stability to notice what's happening in the footy department?
Don't worry, they're all convinced that Luke Davies-Uniacke will save them.

Admittedly this is proving hard to do from the VFL.
 

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How appropriate. Ellis gets killed, and so does Hans - one because they thought they knew more about the situation than they actually did, and the other because they ran out of manpower and didn’t consider contingencies for a situation out of their control.

Kind of like this moron talking about our gamestyle when we had a forward line with 4 players that totalled under 50 games experience combined (Ellis) and you lot not appreciating that lack of experience will make an impact on the performance of the side (Hans).

Both are wrong for different reasons.

Yippee-ki-yay, mother******s...
Settle down McClane. Everyone understands that losing key players is challenging but thems the breaks. Every team approaches every game with who they have available and they seldom have a full roster to choose from. You have to work around it.

We made choices, we chose poorly, we lost a very winnable game. La fin.
 

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Settle down McClane. Everyone understands that losing key players is challenging but thems the breaks. Every team approaches every game with who they have available and they seldom have a full roster to choose from. You have to work around it.

We made choices, we chose poorly, we lost a very winnable game. La fin.
Players that we could have played over the ones that did:

100+ games

McKenzie - 107 games
Mayes - 101 games

50-100 games

Trengove - 89 games
Bonner - 30 games

10-49 games

Nil

Under 10 games

Butters - 7 games
Atley - 3 games
Frampton - 1 game
Cox - 0 games
Fredrick - 0 games
Garner - 0 games
Grundy - 0 games
Hewett - 0 games
Ladhams - 0 games
Pudney - 0 games
Woodcock - 0 games

Players that we did play to replace the players we lost/dropped:

100+ games

Broadbent - 162 games
Motlop - 161 games

50-100 games

Nil

10-49 games

Johnson - 11 games

Under 10 games

Farrell - 6 games

Players that were in the team already:

100+ games

Westhoff - 256 games
Boak - 251 games
Ryder - 234 games
Rockliff - 180 games

50-100 games

Lycett - 83 games
S.Gray - 82 games
Byrne-Jones - 72 games
Clurey - 68 games
Burton - 55 games*

10-49 games

Houston - 47 games
Amon - 46 games
Powell-Pepper - 46 games
Howard - 36 games
Marshall - 16 games

Under 10 games

Lienert - 9 games
Drew - 8 games
Duursma - 8 games
Rozee - 8 games


Name another team that has 53% of their entire games played sitting on the sidelines in recovery.
 
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