Analysis We Were Port Adelaide - Facts, Statistics, and Quotes

Alyx

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Introduction

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Enviable Tradition

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Surely Cripps' quote that "enternal people, including supporters and members'gets a run.

It could be combined with facts about traditions lost and member powers lost.

I.e. prison bars, #1, after match access to players and officials, access to financials, voting rights, juniors, recruiting zones, SANFL distributions, SANFL voting rights etc. etc.

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Lockhart Road

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Could I please request a source for this quote, so I can share it word for word?
Port Adelaide hits out at ‘external’ criticism over trades, happy to go to the draft

Port Adelaide list manager Jason Cripps has hit out at “external’’ criticism over trades and says the Power is happy to go to the draft for the club’s long-term gain as Sam Gray’s AFL future is clouded.

Andrew Capel, The Advertiser

October 16, 2019 7:58pm

... (Kane) Cornes slammed Port’s decision to offload the contracted Howard “in his absolute prime’’, saying it had “absolutely botched this and been stitched up’’, declaring the 23-year-old could be a future All-Australian.
But Cripps hit back, saying the Power had plenty of tall players and wanted to access a second first round draft selection to continue to build its list.
“We wanted a first-round pick for Dougal, which we were able to get,’’ he said.
“We decided as a club that if we could get a first rounder for Dougal in terms of someone who potentially wasn’t in our best 22 going forward — we think we’ve got a lot of talls on our list who can play at either end — then we were happy to take it into a draft that’s pretty even.
External people, including our supporters and members, don’t have all the information that we do.
“We need to be aggressive with some of the decisions we make and we are backing that in, that we are making the best decisions for the club long term.’’
 

Rexie J

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Apr 22, 2012
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Port Adelaide hits out at ‘external’ criticism over trades, happy to go to the draft

Port Adelaide list manager Jason Cripps has hit out at “external’’ criticism over trades and says the Power is happy to go to the draft for the club’s long-term gain as Sam Gray’s AFL future is clouded.

Andrew Capel, The Advertiser

October 16, 2019 7:58pm

... (Kane) Cornes slammed Port’s decision to offload the contracted Howard “in his absolute prime’’, saying it had “absolutely botched this and been stitched up’’, declaring the 23-year-old could be a future All-Australian.
But Cripps hit back, saying the Power had plenty of tall players and wanted to access a second first round draft selection to continue to build its list.
“We wanted a first-round pick for Dougal, which we were able to get,’’ he said.
“We decided as a club that if we could get a first rounder for Dougal in terms of someone who potentially wasn’t in our best 22 going forward — we think we’ve got a lot of talls on our list who can play at either end — then we were happy to take it into a draft that’s pretty even.
External people, including our supporters and members, don’t have all the information that we do.
“We need to be aggressive with some of the decisions we make and we are backing that in, that we are making the best decisions for the club long term.’’

Noted Cripps said, quote, "We as a Club" unquote.

Precisely, who are the 'we' Mr Cripps?

Certainly it's possible to guess but it would be nice to know as it shouldn't be a secret.
 

Lockhart Road

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Noted Cripps said, quote, "We as a Club" unquote.

Precisely, who are the 'we' Mr Cripps?

Certainly it's possible to guess but it would be nice to know as it shouldn't be a secret.
‘We ... as a Club’ obviously excludes the ‘external’ masses such as ‘supporters and members’ as Cripps calls us.

Hinkley at the B&F called us ‘members and fans’ then went on to point out that he was ‘still standing’ and that he didn’t care, presumably about anything except the fact he was still standing.

Hinkley also said he had been ‘Last Man Standing’ when coming to the Club as Senior Coach (minus fronting a selection panel at any stage). He was wrong. Others such as Rowe called him Last Man Standing, which Hinkley shot down by calling himself Right Man Standing.

In his B&F presentation in an act of accidental honesty he at no stage called himself Right Man Standing.
 
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Us against the rest

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Port Adelaide hits out at ‘external’ criticism over trades, happy to go to the draft

Port Adelaide list manager Jason Cripps has hit out at “external’’ criticism over trades and says the Power is happy to go to the draft for the club’s long-term gain as Sam Gray’s AFL future is clouded.

Andrew Capel, The Advertiser

October 16, 2019 7:58pm

... (Kane) Cornes slammed Port’s decision to offload the contracted Howard “in his absolute prime’’, saying it had “absolutely botched this and been stitched up’’, declaring the 23-year-old could be a future All-Australian.
But Cripps hit back, saying the Power had plenty of tall players and wanted to access a second first round draft selection to continue to build its list.
“We wanted a first-round pick for Dougal, which we were able to get,’’ he said.
“We decided as a club that if we could get a first rounder for Dougal in terms of someone who potentially wasn’t in our best 22 going forward — we think we’ve got a lot of talls on our list who can play at either end — then we were happy to take it into a draft that’s pretty even.
External people, including our supporters and members, don’t have all the information that we do.
“We need to be aggressive with some of the decisions we make and we are backing that in, that we are making the best decisions for the club long term.’’
Wow.
 

Expat power

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So when do you shut your Facebook, Twitter, and forum thread down? Is it after you've had the coach sacked? Or would you also like the CEO and Chairman sacked? And then what if they don't replace them with people you're happy with do you just keep your page going and keep making memes and bagging list choices and draft picks? And how much money exactly would you like the club to lose in lost memberships? And how much time wasted on spreading your misery? Just interested at what point this all stops and you get back to supporting your club? Genuine question. I can't see how this ends well for anyone.
 

Prison bar Pete

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So when do you shut your Facebook, Twitter, and forum thread down? Is it after you've had the coach sacked? Or would you also like the CEO and Chairman sacked? And then what if they don't replace them with people you're happy with do you just keep your page going and keep making memes and bagging list choices and draft picks? And how much money exactly would you like the club to lose in lost memberships? And how much time wasted on spreading your misery? Just interested at what point this all stops and you get back to supporting your club? Genuine question. I can't see how this ends well for anyone.
dissonant user name to content ratio
 

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