List Mgmt. Talk about the makeup of our list (and overall list management)

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I heard Tippas a little under the thumb when it comes to Mum. Heard a rumour from a current players sibling she looks after his finances and keeps tabs on his spendings.
Looks like the price just went up again after Saturday....
I read in an article on him that EQ did years ago that he has a slight learning difficulty and among other things they had to change the way he was coached to accommodate that. With that in mind it doesn't surprise me that his adopted mum is keeping an eye on things a bit, he seems almost child-like in his love of footy in his interviews and would probably take minimum pay just to be playing if it were left to him.
 

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Lore

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I read in an article on him that EQ did years ago that he has a slight learning difficulty and among other things they had to change the way he was coached to accommodate that. With that in mind it doesn't surprise me that his adopted mum is keeping an eye on things a bit, he seems almost child-like in his love of footy in his interviews and would probably take minimum pay just to be playing if it were left to him.
That's probably laying it on a little thick, but roughly in the right track I suppose.

There's also the fact that a lot of players clearly need their mothers to do the same thing for them, what with reports of gambling addictions, expensive drug habits and a lot of reliance on clubs to help them with everything else, not just their finances. I imagine he also has a player manager, like pretty much every other player in the league.
 

ghostdog

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I'm not a particularly politically correct person but the commentary around Tippa's family influence on his personal spending, finances or contract negotiation seems fraught with danger.
The word I think you're looking for is paternalism. Our colonial and sovereign governments' relationship with ATSI people is fraught with condescension and paternalistic attitudes. If that's not the word you're looking for, play on :)
 

Red Black and Blue

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I read in an article on him that EQ did years ago that he has a slight learning difficulty and among other things they had to change the way he was coached to accommodate that. With that in mind it doesn't surprise me that his adopted mum is keeping an eye on things a bit, he seems almost child-like in his love of footy in his interviews and would probably take minimum pay just to be playing if it were left to him.
I wouldn’t have thought he’d have an actual learning difficultly. I'm no expert on the Tiwi Islands but having worked in a few remote community schools, I'd imagine it isn't close to the standard of cities. Normally one teacher to thirty kids of all different age brackets. Take nearly any kid from that system and they would be deemed to be behind the normal standard unless they are exceptionally gifted learners.
 

ghostdog

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Problem seems easily fixed (if there is a problem); pay him what he's worth, together with a quiet whisper about the importance of being where he's happy. Is there a significant other in the equation?
 

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Lore

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I wouldn’t have thought he’d have an actual learning difficultly. I'm no expert on the Tiwi Islands but having worked in a few remote community schools, I'd imagine it isn't close to the standard of cities. Normally one teacher to thirty kids of all different age brackets. Take nearly any kid from that system and they would be deemed to be behind the normal standard unless they are exceptionally gifted learners.
I don't think it was a reflection on the community he comes from. I seem to remember it being reported somewhere along the way, along with the rest of his story? Which isn't to say it's severe or anything, could be something that's easy to treat but just needed to be diagnosed. He also didn't speak any English when he moved to Victoria so I'm not sure we can say he even attended one of those schools, unless they teach in local languages up there..
 

quotemokc

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We need to draft (not early) a developmental small defender.

  • Baguley, McNiece and Dea and almost certainly gone this year.
  • McKenna and Saad are locks but if they get hurt we are in trouble
  • The coaching staff is hell bent on McGrath as a mid
  • Gleeson/Redman/Guelfi would be ok stop gaps but I wouldn't want to see them on someone like Walters or Betts
 

BrunoV

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We need to draft (not early) a developmental small defender.

  • Baguley, McNiece and Dea and almost certainly gone this year.
  • McKenna and Saad are locks but if they get hurt we are in trouble
  • The coaching staff is hell bent on McGrath as a mid
  • Gleeson/Redman/Guelfi would be ok stop gaps but I wouldn't want to see them on someone like Walters or Betts

Agree with the sentiments, and would make a point of getting another small defender, but Redman is much better than a stop gap as a small defender. Granted, there are also better uses of his talents.

That new Irish boy will most likely play as a defender.
 

Towno78

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Don't know why they wouldn't include Stringer in that stat. Chuck his 25 in and that puts 5th on the list.
But who really cares which type of player is kicking the goals, as long as the team is kicking them.
 

Yoda_

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And if they want and actually damning stat, use the points for as a measuring tool

(Were something like 16th)


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