Toast Sam Gray

Tibbs

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Jeremy Clayton was mentioned in article regarding the delisting of Sam Gray, saying the club had treated Gray with disdain.

Having checked Clayton's Twitter feed, when did he become a supporter of Port Adelaide at AFL level? He was one of a few Magpie players who trashed the AFL brand for years.

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Does he have inside knowledge of the contract negotiations, and what ultimately transpired? i doubt it! Like many he just sees the surface facts, and forms an opinion ... 'Poor hard-working Port-guy is hard done by by nasty Ports.'

Must more to it than that. The only thing I am cheesed off with, is that they have only now started to take the hard line. Poor Sammy just chose the wrong time for his side to act tough!
 

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Tibbs

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It is a pretty ruthless delisting honestly. Same for Pudney.

Hopefully the ruthlessness of the last couple years actually leads to something good and doesn’t just piss off the playing group.
Ruthless delisting? Really

He wants two & a pay-rise, and we say only one, so he walks ... "Ruthless delisting"?
 

Janus

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How is Pudney a ruthless delisting? We might not even fill the other Cat B spots because our club is trying to squeeze every penny.
This is one of those rumours that one person says and everyone runs with.

If we were trying to squeeze every penny, why would we have been in for Coniglio as a FA this year? Why would we have offered Tomlinson the most money?
 

Forzaport

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This is the canary in the coal mine about the list management team and Ken not at all being on the same page. If Ken keeps picking his guys ahead of their’s, they’ll remove the ability his ability to choose
We currently have a situation where the football department is taking the long term view and the head coach is taking the short term view. This impairs the club's ability to achieve its objectives and is a demonstrable lack of leadership at executive level. Fix it Ports.
 

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mtooler

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Dear "the Power", Gray seems a semi handy player to delist. He'll be in our best 22 for sure. Did he get on the nose of some of the coaches for some reason?
 

Enviable Tradition

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Oct 12, 2007
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Dear "the Power", Gray seems a semi handy player to delist. He'll be in our best 22 for sure. Did he get on the nose of some of the coaches for some reason?
Sam is a great club man, a hard worker and an almost player.

He will play some great games for you against lesser opposition and let you down at the final hurdle against quality opposition.

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The Rubber Man

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Dear "the Power", Gray seems a semi handy player to delist. He'll be in our best 22 for sure. Did he get on the nose of some of the coaches for some reason?
Few rumours. Company line is we are rebuilding and have 3-4 other small forwards aged between 18 and 20 that we rate highly and want to give game time to ahead of Gray next year.
Our theory is the coach loved him and would play him every game next year in an attempt to keep his job by scraping into 8th spot. List management would rather get game time into a young player and build for a few years down the track. Delist gray and the coach cant select him anymore. Problem solved.

Sammy is decent. He is average-good at just about everything but isnt great at anything.
 

RussellEbertHandball

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Weren't Sydney just as fussy in their media guide - Sydney Swans, not Sydney FC, or Swans, or Swannies, etc.

Funny how we're the only ones copping shit for this...
Yep Sydney, St Kilda and Geelong are as pedantic as Port and the rest varying degrees less than these 4

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theDuckFarmer

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Dear "the Power", Gray seems a semi handy player to delist. He'll be in our best 22 for sure. Did he get on the nose of some of the coaches for some reason?
He was our "go to" KPF one out in the F50 so is a natural Buddy replacement.
 

Janus

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After Davies put the boot in Sammy has every right to stay quiet.
Davies put the boot in because Sam was completely unrealistic in his contract demands and was actively seeking to leave the club.

It shows that he thought a little too much of himself. If Port hadn’t picked him as a rookie he’d be another Zane Kirkwood.
 

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