Toast Sam Gray

PatientMental

Brownlow Medallist
Jul 17, 2010
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He’ll find a club, but not on the dollars that he was originally expecting.

He could have stayed too, but he had already burnt that bridge (as you can tell by CDs public message).
Peter Rhode truly is an idiot of the highest order.

We should know - especially with what he did to our club.
 

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The Rubber Man

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May 1, 2018
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I actually feel bad for Sam, he’s been badly advised.

It wasn’t just that he didn’t sign the original offer, he (or more accurately; his management) thought it would be a good ploy to counter with numbers that were out of this realm, numbers that he knew he was never going to get just to buy time to get elsewhere.

It was straight out of the Polec playbook, only it turns out he never got to his first choice club as they didn’t prioritise a deal for him.
was his first choice club Carlton like it was rumored?

Found it strange they didnt pick him up on the last day when it was clear papley wasn't happening.
 

C4[2]Yo`DooR

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Dec 18, 2005
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was his first choice club Carlton like it was rumored?

Found it strange they didnt pick him up on the last day when it was clear papley wasn't happening.
Can’t know for sure because nobody made any (serious) approaches during the trade period, but I think so.
 
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Rexie J

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Apr 22, 2012
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I actually feel bad for Sam, he’s been badly advised.

It wasn’t just that he didn’t sign the original offer, he (or more accurately; his management) thought it would be a good ploy to counter with numbers that were out of this realm, numbers that he knew he was never going to get just to buy time to get elsewhere.

It was straight out of the Polec playbook, only it turns out he never got to his first choice club as they didn’t prioritise a deal for him.

A manager who lacks the skill to read teas leaves must be a massive liability for a player.
 

Butters Made Me Do It

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Mar 16, 2019
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I actually feel bad for Sam, he’s been badly advised.

It wasn’t just that he didn’t sign the original offer, he (or more accurately; his management) thought it would be a good ploy to counter with numbers that were out of this realm, numbers that he knew he was never going to get just to buy time to get elsewhere.

It was straight out of the Polec playbook, only it turns out he never got to his first choice club as they didn’t prioritise a deal for him.
So he tried to fu** us with a bad faith negotiation to shop himslf around (he wasnt misled on that, thats the exact decision he made) and it blew up in his face, and we should feel sorry for him?

fu** Sam Gray
 

Us against the rest

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Sep 26, 2012
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Despite the fact that he was a bit of a whipping boy around here, Sammy did play plenty of good football for us. That patch at the end of 2015 where he went into the midfield and showed some real promise, all those games against North where he kicked bags.

Hopefully he finds another club. I wish him all the best.
It's unfortunate that the same logic is not applied to our under performing "coach".
 

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Portology

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Tredrea says he's off to Sydney.

Bit of a downgrade from a broken down Menzel tbh.
At least he won’t get to play FF or CHF CB there.

Good luck shooting from SCG angles Sam.

Will tear the NEAFL a new one on his off weeks.

Such is life.


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chiwigi

I’ll make tears from your Wines.
Apr 9, 2009
17,299
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I actually feel bad for Sam, he’s been badly advised.

It wasn’t just that he didn’t sign the original offer, he (or more accurately; his management) thought it would be a good ploy to counter with numbers that were out of this realm, numbers that he knew he was never going to get just to buy time to get elsewhere.

It was straight out of the Polec playbook, only it turns out he never got to his first choice club as they didn’t prioritise a deal for him.
His own daft fault then. Similar to his decision making on field. Takes a long time and still messes it up.
 

shewho

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Oct 7, 2005
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Are there other teams?
Thanks Sam for the 90 odd games. Never had any doubt he tried 100%. Sydney will be a good fit for him.

I don’t believe Rohde would have given him bad advice. Rohde was very conservative and professional when at Port. Don’t know C4 but I’m guessing he has links to a Player Management group maybe with an agenda to bag the opposition from time to time.

Ultimately it’s up to the player whether he signs Port’s contract. If a player decides not to, without another firm offer on the table, that’s on the player. No one, least of all Rohde, would have given him guarantees about getting a gig elsewhere.

Whatever, Sam was a great clubman. I’d consider making an exception for him and letting his name go on the 46 locker.
 

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