Oppo Camp The Non-North Footy Discussion & Matchday Chat Thread (NNFD&MCT) VII

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giantroo

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Cyril...

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Devington

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“2 games in 2 years in NT.”

I mean there was this thing called a Pandemic ?
I think that's part of his point. During a pandemic they managed to find a way to play there twice. But while they had one of the most popular and exciting aboriginal players in the competition there was nothing. Maybe I'm interpreting it wrong but It seems to me he's basically saying 'too little, too late', and at a guess he was probably shut down for advocating playing there in the past. Regardless of how valid his criticisms are it's sad to see such a popular player have a clear, and public, falling out with his club like this.

Can't wait to see if Kennet replies and puts his foot in it.
 

SammyRoo

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I think that's part of his point. During a pandemic they managed to find a way to play there twice. But while they had one of the most popular and exciting aboriginal players in the competition there was nothing. Maybe I'm interpreting it wrong but It seems to me he's basically saying 'too little, too late', and at a guess he was probably shut down for advocating playing there in the past. Regardless of how valid his criticisms are it's sad to see such a popular player have a clear, and public, falling out with his club like this.

Can't wait to see if Kennet replies and puts his foot in it.
Fair enough. Maybe I miss interpreted it.
 

DaveyBoy123

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Poor bugger... Good player too, so will be a big loss to the Weagles:

https://www.afl.com.au/news/691397/west-coast-all-australian-retires-following-medical-advice

West Coast All-Australian retires following medical advice

WEST Coast defender Brad Sheppard has announced his retirement after ongoing concussion symptoms forced a premature end to his accomplished 216-game career.

Sheppard, who was named All-Australian in 2020, leaves the game while still a top-line defender after weighing up medical advice and considering his long-term future beyond football.

The 30-year-old suffered two concussions in the second half of last season, missing the final round clash against Brisbane after experiencing delayed symptoms that have since been ongoing.

"We just heard him speak to the staff and players, and [it was] really emotional," Eagles coach Adam Simpson said. "He's had a wonderful career that's been cut short. The way he spoke today was first class. He's going to be missed. "It's just really sad it finishes this way. "There were plenty of games left in Brad. He still had plenty of good footy left."

A respected and popular member of the Eagles' squad, Sheppard was one of the most courageous players in the club's history and one of its finest defenders, despite being widely underrated across the competition.

He was sidelined for the club's 2018 premiership because of a hamstring injury, but Simpson said he considered the lockdown specialist a premiership payer because of his immense contribution that season.

"That's the sad part about it, he didn’t get to fulfil his full career. But he did achieve a lot and played over 200 games. The way we look at him, he’s a premiership player," Simpson said. "He got a severe hamstring injury in the first 10 minutes of the first final and unfortunately missed out … but he was so much a part of that."

Simpson highlighted Sheppard's versatility as a 189cm defender who could play on the full range of forwards but excelled as a lockdown small defender. His ability to cover injuries to the Eagles' key defenders in 2015 played a significant role in the team reaching that year's Grand Final, also earning Sheppard the nickname 'Sheptember'.

"In 2015 he was playing on talls, playing on resting ruckmen, supporting others in the air. And then fast forward two or three years and he’s playing on the best small forwards in the competition and doing a very good job, so versatility comes to mind," Simpson said. "The ability to adapt as a player, that’s what gives you longevity … and it wouldn’t have surprised me if he elevated to a bit more of a rebounding defender, because he has those capabilities as well. "He was just too bloody good at stopping small forwards."

Simpson said he was not yet thinking about the toll Sheppard's absence would take on the club's premiership ambitions in 2022. "It’s just dealing with the person at the moment," the coach said. "He's one of our best players, so we’ve got to replace that at some stage. But I’m not in that mindset at the moment."

The Eagles have invited overlooked draft prospect Kade Dittmar and former Fremantle-listed ruckman Luke Strnadica to train with the club head of the Supplemental Selection Period. Sheppard's retirement will also open a spot on the list that can be filled during that period, which runs from January 10 to March 9.
 

krakouers

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The Eagles have invited overlooked draft prospect Kade Dittmar and former Fremantle-listed ruckman Luke Strnadica to train with the club head of the Supplemental Selection Period. Sheppard's retirement will also open a spot on the list that can be filled during that period, which runs from January 10 to March 9.
Always thought Strnadica was unlucky to be delisted
 

big_e

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I thought all were about the same SANFL, WAFL & VFL
The Sanfl salary cap was slashed a couple of years ago, iirc it's now inline with the Vfl salary cap, so circa $210k
That’s absolutely ******* nothing.
Can't speak for the other leagues but I know a current WAFL player and he also has to buy a club membership, socks, and something else - club jacket they had to wear to games, I think - before they can actually play. Training fees as well. Not to mention a few pairs of boots to get through the season.

Needs to play about 10 or 12 games in the seniors to break even.
 

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muttley45

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Why can't Giants bite the bullet and admit Coniglio is not a captains bootlace, should be Toby Greene or Callan Ward imo
 

roos_fanatic08

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Stinks of the inability to make a decision.

Seems like they don’t want to upset anyone…Cogs & Greene have huge ego’s so Cogs wouldn’t have wanted to step down, while Greene would’ve wanted to do it better…Kelly on the other hand was probably sold the idea of being captain as an incentive to stick with his contract.

Either way they are never going to be a genuine contender as long as Leon Cameron is coach. Considering the talent he has had at his disposal he has failed miserably.
 

Boozeroo

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Sauntered over to the Tigers page to see how many all Aus blazers have been placed on Robbie's ample shoulders by the zealots, and the only talking point was that he has played 11 games at the MCG.

Apparently we are a "sh*tstain" of a club as we don't play at the 'G much.

Never ceases to amaze me. You go for the McDonald's of Football teams, the Toyota Corolla, the xxxx gold of footy teams, and we are the lesser you say?

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krakouers

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“The club’s ill-fated decision to go on a buying spree around its then Abbotsford home at Victoria Park to create ‘Maggieland’ – a club entertainment precinct – was a financial disaster.

That coupled with its new major sponsor in Viatel failing to deliver its promised cash spelled big trouble off-field trouble.

Speaking on Fox Footy’s Open Mike program in 2013, McGuire admitted he held grave fears for the club.

“I was trying to help as they’d had that Viatel sponsorship disaster and suddenly it was all going pear-shaped,” McGuire said.”
 

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