Restricted Free Agent Stephen Coniglio

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They have been a great success in being a first-rate feeder-club for the rest of the competition.
I guess some peoples version of success is very different to everybody els

Reminds me of school days when the fat kid didnt win but still got a ribbon that had 2nd/3rd/4th and he was so proud

But to me success is when you win the thing, Would we classify St Kilda as being successful during their years of making finals

I dont
 

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I guess some peoples version of success is very different to everybody els

Reminds me of school days when the fat kid didnt win but still got a ribbon that had 2nd/3rd/4th and he was so proud

But to me success is when you win the thing, Would we classify St Kilda as being successful during their years of making finals

I dont
Winning a flag is not the only messure of success.

It is the ultimate aim sure but there is more levels of success than just that.

How many years between flags wqs it for Richmond? 37?
 

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It isnt hard to understand that any new expansion club would need to pay overs to retain players.

Established clubs with established credentials are more attractive when players come out of contract. So the club needs to pay over to retain them.
Thanks for clearing that up for me , I would never have picked that up myself without your help


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Hard to see him at a team without 'West' in their name. Good luck Bulldogs, but he'll be a Giant or an Eagle. We've been keen on him since he was playing in the WAFL at 16.

GWS let Shiel go for a pretty good offer and gave Scully away for next to nothing. With Lobb going out and Smith, Wilson, Kennedy last year they've eased some salary cap pressure. They didn't do that for the hell of it. They've clearly prioritised Kelly and Coniglio as key players to retain. I'd be very surprised if GWS let Scully, Shiel, Lobb go under contract if they were expecting to lose Kelly and Coniglio.

We'll be pushing to sign Coniglio as a free agent but I would not be surprised at all to be sitting here this time next year with both he and Kelly as GWS players.
Everyone seems to hype up the Kelly prospect, but hadn't heard any links to Cogs. Is it really that strong?
 

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GWS surely don't give up 3 best 22 players for less overall than they could have got if they are willing to give up Coniglio and Kelly without a fight...

Cogs being a RFA will make it interesting. GWS will come prepared to offer a lot, some Vic club will be paying through the nose to get him if they do.
 

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Winning a flag is not the only messure of success.

It is the ultimate aim sure but there is more levels of success than just that.

How many years between flags wqs it for Richmond? 37?
Thats correct it has been 37 years of being extremely unsuccessful , we did make finals in that time but was not successful
'Now tell me being a west coast supporter do you believe fremantle to be a successful team ?

3 years ago gws were meant to be unbeatable with all the assets they had at their disposal and they still do have a massive amount of talent on their list but its slowly being dwindled away and currently after 7 years the best they have achieved is a prelim.

Sorry but for a team that was given so much talent needs to win the thing in 10 years for me to call them successful
 

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Thats correct it has been 37 years of being extremely unsuccessful , we did make finals in that time but was not successful
'Now tell me being a west coast supporter do you believe fremantle to be a successful team ?

3 years ago gws were meant to be unbeatable with all the assets they had at their disposal and they still do have a massive amount of talent on their list but its slowly being dwindled away and currently after 7 years the best they have achieved is a prelim.

Sorry but for a team that was given so much talent needs to win the thing in 10 years for me to call them successful
RE Freo in some areas they are more successful than other clubs.

Big membership and financially independent.

Did make the big dance but fell short against one of the most powerful teams of the era.

If the Tigers had of faced the Hawks at their peak you'd be 37+ years between drinks.
 

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If he was going to stay, he would've signed an extension. Where there's smoke, and all that....
Like Kelly did?
Like Dusty?

Only reason theres smoke is that there is an out of contract Giant.
Greene had smoke and never wanted to leave.

They arent fools here. If we were no chance of keeping him he would of been traded last year so we got something and we wouldnt of cleared the cap like we did.



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Thats correct it has been 37 years of being extremely unsuccessful , we did make finals in that time but was not successful
'Now tell me being a west coast supporter do you believe fremantle to be a successful team ?

3 years ago gws were meant to be unbeatable with all the assets they had at their disposal and they still do have a massive amount of talent on their list but its slowly being dwindled away and currently after 7 years the best they have achieved is a prelim.

Sorry but for a team that was given so much talent needs to win the thing in 10 years for me to call them successful
That really is nonsense.

You concoct an absurd expectation and then try to use it as the measuring stick.

Meanwhile your club was crap for many decades by your standard, but that's ok, because it didn't have the disadvantage of setting up a club from scratch.
 

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Thats correct it has been 37 years of being extremely unsuccessful , we did make finals in that time but was not successful
'Now tell me being a west coast supporter do you believe fremantle to be a successful team ?

3 years ago gws were meant to be unbeatable with all the assets they had at their disposal and they still do have a massive amount of talent on their list but its slowly being dwindled away and currently after 7 years the best they have achieved is a prelim.

Sorry but for a team that was given so much talent needs to win the thing in 10 years for me to call them successful
The reason the start up concessions were there is they knew allot would leave straight off the bat.
It was about making the club competitive enough to grow, not undefeatable.

Making finals consistently is being successful as is the growth in grassroots etc

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Both the Doggies & Tigers were on their knee's when GWS joined the league with unseen before help with draft picks & Players that were at your disposal
understandable that it would take 4-5 years before these kids were mature enough to stand up but the talent that is on your list GWS playing in a GF was the least that would have been expected and most football experts had you guys winning 3 flags in your first 10 years.

"Graeme ‘Gubby’ Allan, Greater Western Sydney football manager, has predicted the AFL’s newest franchise will win a premiership by 2015"

This will be the Giants 8th year and with the amount of 17 year old players that were granted prior to the draft that included the likes of
Tomlinson,Shiel,Treloar,Wilson,Cameron + another 7 players that dont need to be mentioned as well as the Zone selections and the players that were allowed to come at no cost like Davis,Scully,Ward plus more and all the 1st round draft pick that were given.

The Giants should have won atleast 1 and most think 2 premierships in the first 10 years

To me thats not a successful team considering they still have not played in a GF let alone win a flag.

In my opinion the GWS have probably another 5-7 years to take advantage of the start they were given before the playing field levels out and
if the cabinet is still empty then forget about being successful it would have to be classified as being a miserable failure
Miserable failure?

Miserable is not making finals at all. Aka Gold Coast.

You seem to be going out of your way to put down GWS.

How would you describe 37 years between flags? I wonder if you describe that Richmond era in similar terms?

I presume you will need to come up with a term worse than 'miserable'.

GWS has done pretty well IMO. Sure a flag by now would have been the cherry on top but winning those is not a given. Chances are it wont take 37 years for them to win one.
 

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Miserable failure?

Miserable is not making finals at all. Aka Gold Coast.

You seem to be going out of your way to put down GWS.

How would you describe 37 years between flags? I wonder if you describe that Richmond era in similar terms?

I presume you will need to come up with a term worse than 'miserable'.

GWS has done pretty well IMO. Sure a flag by now would have been the cherry on top but winning those is not a given. Chances are it wont take 37 years for them to win one.
Really ?? You have asked this 3 times so far what are you a child
I have already told you that Richmonds period between 1982 - 2017 was absolutely a shocking time for the club after winning 5 flags in the previous 17 years but in 1982 the Richmond team was down to skin and bones with no money no players after the exodus of our best players that included
Rioli,Taylor,Raines,Wood,Cloke and the retirements of Bartlett,Bourke,Dunn,Jess etc all at a time when there was no money but this is all besides the point the club was on its knee's

Just about every football expert and the AFL set up GWS to win multiple flags in its first 10 years and Gubby Allen was on record as saying they should win by 2015 and most had them winning 3 in 10 years

I asked you on your thoughts about Stkilda & Fremantle would you consider these teams as being successful ?

Port Adelaide joined the Afl in 1997 - Premiers 2004
West Coast joined in 1987 - Premiers 1992 & 1994
Adelaide joined 1991 - Premiers in 1997 & 1998

Im not going to go into what concessions these other teams recieved when they joined but in no way was it anywhere near the platter that GWS was given
all 3 of the teams listed above were also expansion teams that started off from nothing and at most were given local talent to select from but the gws were given 12 of the best available 17 year olds then a host of the best players they could attract from other clubs and unseen draft picks never seen before

GWS has played 7 full seasons so far but in the first 7 years 2 of the above clubs had won a flag and Port won in their 8th year
If losing 2 prelim's make the most talented team a success well then all i can say is that our interpretation of success is very very different
 

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That really is nonsense.

You concoct an absurd expectation and then try to use it as the measuring stick.

Meanwhile your club was crap for many decades by your standard, but that's ok, because it didn't have the disadvantage of setting up a club from scratch.
How did i put words in your General Managers mouth ?
That measuring stick that you believe i concocted was the expectations of the club you support, The line about my club has no significance on the subject but if you really do want to go into my club lets just say that 6 flags in 51 years is a pretty good result

But i would like you to aleast tell me what your expectations are in the next 5 years for the GWS , Will you be happy with another 3 Prelim losses or are you actually expecting to win a flag ?
 

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Really ?? You have asked this 3 times so far what are you a child
I have already told you that Richmonds period between 1982 - 2017 was absolutely a shocking time for the club after winning 5 flags in the previous 17 years but in 1982 the Richmond team was down to skin and bones with no money no players after the exodus of our best players that included
Rioli,Taylor,Raines,Wood,Cloke and the retirements of Bartlett,Bourke,Dunn,Jess etc all at a time when there was no money but this is all besides the point the club was on its knee's

Just about every football expert and the AFL set up GWS to win multiple flags in its first 10 years and Gubby Allen was on record as saying they should win by 2015 and most had them winning 3 in 10 years

I asked you on your thoughts about Stkilda & Fremantle would you consider these teams as being successful ?

Port Adelaide joined the Afl in 1997 - Premiers 2004
West Coast joined in 1987 - Premiers 1992 & 1994
Adelaide joined 1991 - Premiers in 1997 & 1998

Im not going to go into what concessions these other teams recieved when they joined but in no way was it anywhere near the platter that GWS was given
all 3 of the teams listed above were also expansion teams that started off from nothing and at most were given local talent to select from but the gws were given 12 of the best available 17 year olds then a host of the best players they could attract from other clubs and unseen draft picks never seen before

GWS has played 7 full seasons so far but in the first 7 years 2 of the above clubs had won a flag and Port won in their 8th year
If losing 2 prelim's make the most talented team a success well then all i can say is that our interpretation of success is very very different
No you didn't say that Richmond had a shocking period between 1982 and 2017.

Describing your wierd view as "every expert" is clearly just untrue.

Ni-one ever denied we receivednextra draft picks. Did you expect us to play ground security staff?

We had the weakest junior comps in our zone to draw players from. Including Gold Coast.

We are in a completely different position to WA and SA entries who had local comps to draw talent from of a suitable standard, and were give start up concessions to access them.
 

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How did i put words in your General Managers mouth ?
That measuring stick that you believe i concocted was the expectations of the club you support, The line about my club has no significance on the subject but if you really do want to go into my club lets just say that 6 flags in 51 years is a pretty good result

But i would like you to aleast tell me what your expectations are in the next 5 years for the GWS , Will you be happy with another 3 Prelim losses or are you actually expecting to win a flag ?
I dint recall anyone from the club ever saying anything about winning a flag in 2015. Without a reference, including context, I'm gonna dismiss it out if hand.

To question whether I believe we want to win flags, when I said in my first response that we need to, is just too silly for words.
 

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How did i put words in your General Managers mouth ?
That measuring stick that you believe i concocted was the expectations of the club you support, The line about my club has no significance on the subject but if you really do want to go into my club lets just say that 6 flags in 51 years is a pretty good result

But i would like you to aleast tell me what your expectations are in the next 5 years for the GWS , Will you be happy with another 3 Prelim losses or are you actually expecting to win a flag ?
No one expects a flag.
Only fools do.

Management talk it up to build sponsorship and excitement.


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No you didn't say that Richmond had a shocking period between 1982 and 2017.

Describing your wierd view as "every expert" is clearly just untrue.

Ni-one ever denied we receivednextra draft picks. Did you expect us to play ground security staff?

We had the weakest junior comps in our zone to draw players from. Including Gold Coast.

We are in a completely different position to WA and SA entries who had local comps to draw talent from of a suitable standard, and were give start up concessions to access them.
Your answers are not what i asked,But ill go through your post and answer them

Describing your wierd view as "every expert" is clearly just untrue. -More than happy to go back and pull out what was written at the time and who "experts' 'are but let me just say that just about every media outlet as well as the AFL are all on record as saying that they needed to build a strong franchise in the western sydney region as well as your GM that was saying the same thing. Seriously who would you consider an expert if these people are not ?

Ni-one ever denied we receivednextra draft picks. Did you expect us to play ground security staff? - No nobody expected you to play with the security or ground staff BUT that doesnt take away the depth of talent that you were given and this is by far away the best talent ever assembled for any start up team i history

We had the weakest junior comps in our zone to draw players from. Including Gold Coast. - You received 12 17 year olds prior to anyclubs having access to them. I have already mentioned who they were and man did you get 6 beauties from that crop so this far out weighs anything the other teams recieved
Treloar,Tomlinson,Adams,Sheil,Cameron,Wilson plus a few that you traded for picks

We are in a completely different position to WA and SA entries who had local comps to draw talent from of a suitable standard, and were give start up concessions to access them - You didnt need the local comp to draw talent from you had the a choice from any 17 year olds from anywhere in australia plus any AFL player that wanted to come for the $$$$ like Ward,Davis,Scully etc which the other expansion clubs didnt get

Just have a look at what your club received below and compare them to any one of the other teams - Its miles apart


http://aflnswact.com.au/gws-giants-list-concessions-explained/
 

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I dint recall anyone from the club ever saying anything about winning a flag in 2015. Without a reference, including context, I'm gonna dismiss it out if hand.

To question whether I believe we want to win flags, when I said in my first response that we need to, is just too silly for words.
GWS predicts 2015 premiership success
Graeme ‘Gubby’ Allan, Greater Western Sydney football manager, has predicted the AFL’s newest franchise will win a premiership by 2015.

That’s right, after entering the competition in 2012, the ultimate measure of success may be only three years away.

“That’s the plan – whether it happens, I can tell you I’m very confident now,” he told The Footy Show.
 

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Your answers are not what i asked,But ill go through your post and answer them

Describing your wierd view as "every expert" is clearly just untrue. -More than happy to go back and pull out what was written at the time and who "experts' 'are but let me just say that just about every media outlet as well as the AFL are all on record as saying that they needed to build a strong franchise in the western sydney region as well as your GM that was saying the same thing. Seriously who would you consider an expert if these people are not ?

Ni-one ever denied we receivednextra draft picks. Did you expect us to play ground security staff? - No nobody expected you to play with the security or ground staff BUT that doesnt take away the depth of talent that you were given and this is by far away the best talent ever assembled for any start up team i history

We had the weakest junior comps in our zone to draw players from. Including Gold Coast. - You received 12 17 year olds prior to anyclubs having access to them. I have already mentioned who they were and man did you get 6 beauties from that crop so this far out weighs anything the other teams recieved
Treloar,Tomlinson,Adams,Sheil,Cameron,Wilson plus a few that you traded for picks

We are in a completely different position to WA and SA entries who had local comps to draw talent from of a suitable standard, and were give start up concessions to access them - You didnt need the local comp to draw talent from you had the a choice from any 17 year olds from anywhere in australia plus any AFL player that wanted to come for the $$$$ like Ward,Davis,Scully etc which the other expansion clubs didnt get

Just have a look at what your club received below and compare them to any one of the other teams - Its miles apart


http://aflnswact.com.au/gws-giants-list-concessions-explained/
I'm fully aware if what we received. Of course it isn't valid to compare it with startups in a different position though. That's a concept you seem to struggle with.

You also seem to struggle with the obvious difficulty of setting up a team from scratch in foreign territory. The challenge remains and will for some time. There's a lot if work to be done.

As to whether the concessions were too generous, how long is a piece of string? They were certainly generous though. There's no objective definition of what would be right.

Maybe the fear of how difficult it would be for us led to generosity, maybe the club CEO's thought no problem their takent will be a great opportunity. Most likely a bit of both in my view.

In any case the club did not define the concessions, a committee led by the AFL did. The clubs task was to exploit them as best it could. The AFL hasn't helped by ending our list allowances and COLA early and unexpectedly, but there's not much the club can do.
 
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