List Mgmt. Ross The Boss

Is Ross still the man for the job?


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Docker82

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To GWS cost them nothing really and he was a Rising Star Winner at odds with his club.

To Carlton was a salary dump that included some much better players didn't it?
Sam Kerridge
Jed Lamb
Andrew Phillips
Lachie Plowman
Liam Sumner
Matthew Wright
Daniel Gorringe
Caleb Marchbank
Rhys Palmer
Jarrod Pickett
Billie Smedts
Jarrod Garlett
Aaron Mullett
Alex Silvagni
Darcy Lang
Matthew Kennedy
Matthew Lobbe
Cameron O’Shea
Matt Shaw
Alex Fasolo
Will Setterfield
Mitch McGovern
Nic Newman
Hugh Goddard
Tomas Bugg
Josh Deluca

How does a list manager recruit this many recycled players in four and a half years?

If I’m being generous any other list manager may have picked up eight of these guys.
 

GoFreo4eva

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Headlines across a few outlets. The guy is such a troll. They both new exactly what the headlines would be when they chose to sit in a public space and eat lunch in Lygon st of all places.
Far better to do so very publicly. If,they even looked like they looked like they were in a private chat it would be all over the place even more speculatively.
 

Superkoops

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In my opinion this is a nothing story. However I guess Rosco could be building his brand. You only have to go back 12 months and his brand was damaged in the wake of the sexual harassment scandal. He would have been lucky to get a boot cleaner position at another club. Now suddenly he has rebuilt his brand and he is showing Freo that there is interest so let’s look at an extension now rather than wait till 2020.

“My identity is incredibly strong with Fremantle. I’m fully committed. The playing group and I are really strongly committed.”
 

stax on the mull

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If Ross gets a bigger contract, I be Michael Walters tapping him on the shoulder reminding him that he'd be 5 games without a win, if it wasn't for two of his kicks.
 

Vintage

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What if he did it on the sneak, out of the public view but it somehow leaked or someone saw him in the back having a extremely private lunch with SOS. I think it'd be 10x worse what we have to deal with in the media.

I think he made it public because he didn't want to cause any more rumors. He planned to have lunch with his business partner and old friend before the hall of fame dinner that night. He's answered the questions already and people will move on.
Thank you. I’ve been reading the last 3 pages waiting for this post, not wanting to state the bleeding obvious myself.
 

FreoMonocle

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HOT news just in from SEN, Ross reported to be having a dim sim at a cafe in Melbourne. It is not yet known what type or how many were consumed. More to come
He didn't walk out of the meeting, dim sims uneaten, so there is only one conclusion to be drawn from this. Carlton must have offered a plate of highly delicious South Melbourne Market dim sims (no other dim sim will do), so the talks are serious. ;)
 
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FreoMonocle

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I’m sure there’s nothing in it except being mates and outside business interests

But it’s not ideal is it, optics will likely ******** freo leaders

What’s his angle? Trying to see who blinks first - a contract extension or he walks?

Introducing ploy RTB


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Or, the club calmly accepts that he is meeting with a mate.

Could be getting a job for a nephew because Silvagni's got connections. Could be offering some wisdom to Silvagni - e.g. F#$% Ross, the coach just left mid season - what should I do mate? No one should have a problem with any of that given that Ross was in town anyway - a day or two in his home town, after a game and at the start of the mid season break.

If there were pics emerging of a clandestine meeting, sneaking out of a carlton sponsors head office that might be something. But lunch in a public place is not a problem. Between mouthfuls of dim sim, you aren't discussing much in a short lunch meeting and job offers etc can be done discretely via the newfangled tele-me-phone instead of in public.
 

tacopavlich

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MadDocker

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Should we just pack up all the threads then?
Isn’t it all just opinion and statements and innuendo and rumour spreading??
There's a difference between reasonable people stating "we think this could/would happen" and someone stating "that has ZERO chance of happening".
 

Cobbler

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There's a difference between reasonable people stating "we think this could/would happen" and someone stating "that has ZERO chance of happening".
What percentage chance would you give it?

If I need to break down the figures I could be a bit Rainman about it?

Firstly, Carlton need a coach now. So they need someone who is out of contract. Lyon is in contract. Is in contract for next year too. So I mean that basically puts him at ZERO already doesn’t it?

Unless he goes against everything he has said, is allowed to be released, is then poached and everything changes. That’s not even paying 100-1, it’s odds larger.

It’s the equivalent of saying Fyfe will play elsewhere next year.

Just because Lyon did it once under incredibly different circumstances shouldn’t mean it’s any larger possibility than ZERO.
 

Hazelsnuts

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He didn't walk out of the meeting, dim sims uneaten, so there is only one conclusion to be drawn from this. Carlton must have offered a plate of highly delicious South Melbourne Market dim sims (no other dim sim will do), so the talks are serious. ;)
Bag of dimmies with a splashing of soy sauce??
 
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