Why can't Adelaide retain players?

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by MaddAdam, Oct 3, 2017.

Put it out there
  1. Sttew

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    Who's asking?
    Maybe not the club, but the vitriol flying about on the Adelaide board is unprecedented. There's an entire thread dedicated to hanging shit on Lever and rewriting history. You've got to ask where does this come from? Well, the club telling Lever he wasn't welcome at the B&F was a good starting point. So childish and hypocritical
     
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  2. O'Rourke Awakens!!

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    Dumb trolling post. What's ironic is that Adz supports the multi explosionary Collingwood
     
  3. icrow32

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    How so? If I turned up to work tomorrow and told them I am going to a rival and will no longer be turning up, I won't be invited to the annual staff party next week
     
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    Plenty of people being critical here who have probably never travelled more than a few suburbs from home or even out of the city that they live in because they have access to everything they need.

    I like moving around and have from state to state, city to city, but it's not for everyone.

    I still consider Geelong my home even though there's nothing to really keep me there anymore and the fact that I've only lived there for 7 years out of the last 28. I've lived back there twice since 1989, first for 3 years and then more recently for 4 years, it's comfortable but then I get itchy feet and can't wait to get on the move again.
     
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    While that's true, it's really only Adelaide that I can think in recent times who it has been publicly reported have told players they're not welcome at the b&f.
     
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    multiple players were told not welcome? Like who?

    Am still waiting for proof that Adelaide told him he wasn't welcome

    also no one is up in arms that Trengove didn't go to Port's B&F and Stringer didn't go to Western Bulldogs B&F
     
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    Implode?? Strong word. Must be more happening other than Lever and Cameron leaving?

    Care to elaborate?
     
  8. PenfoldsFan

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    The Adelaide board going into melt is the club imploding, heres a tip, if I've learnt anything since frequenting this joint its that each clubs fans think they have some level of relevance to the ongoing happenings inside the inner sanctum.
    Guess what, they dont, they're just a bunch of people who think they have all the answers and take themselves too seriously.

    When you live in this place, which some obviously do judging by the length of time since their joining and the number of posts they've racked up in that time, you start to believe your own bullshit.
    There's plenty of clubs in a worse position than Adelaide, yours one of them, mine another. Hanging on to the glory of a decade ago means **** all going forward, what's happened in the past is for the history books, unless your a Hawthorn fan obviously being the greatest team ever.
    All people really care about is who will win the next one and i'd say Adelaide have a better chance than your mob so I wouldn't go flinging shit at anyone else.
     
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    It's not even unprecedented mate

    it's happened before when players have dogged the club


    Adelaide's board is probably more sensitive to these kind of things than most others - we've been burnt so often in recent history


    Geelong board would have been interesting had bigfooty been around when Leigh Colbert was in his prime
     
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    Hmm depends who you work for. My company often has ex employees at the Christmas party or other gatherings who are still working in the same field. Sometimes there are better opportunities out there for people, why hold it against them?
     
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    I know he deserves to cop shit for that stuff he said in the media. He's probably now my least favourite Crows player as a result. It's mostly people trying to use one bad game to smear his entire career that I think is bullshit. He kicked over 100 goals in the last two seasons. He is not actually a bad player, just an idiot.
     

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  12. Steven Gerrard

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    This is an interesting one, I have always wondered it myself. Forever letting my Crows' supporting brother know about it and he just shrugs his shoulders. Hard to put my finger on it, but I don't think it has anything to do with the city. No one in their right mind would put Manchester in the top 20 places they would like to live but you don't see players wanting to leave Manchester United, except for Ronaldo and Da Gea, and only then, because Real Madrid threw so much money at them they could not resist, albeit Da Gea is still at United because RM botched the transfer. Adelaide is only an hour's flight from Melbourne so it's not like the Crows' players are a million miles from nowhere. As much as the Port Adelaide inside of me would like to bang on about plastic culture etc etc, I think it's just a case of circumstances for each of the high profile players who have requested a trade away from them, except maybe Tippett, not sure what his motive was.
     
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    Disgraceful post
     
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    This is hilarious coming from a Pies supporter. Do you prefer the slow fade into obscurity?
     
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    Have seen it happen in a previous workplace where after giving notice to management they got told to clean out their desk immediately and were consequently marched to the elevator! Some partings, and a lot depends upon the circumstances, can leave a nasty taste in the mouth for all parties concerned!
     
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    He's not even a port fan
     
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    They won a flag not long ago.
     
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    clearly a Geelong poster, right?
     
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    This is especially funny given Adz actually loves Buckley.
     
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    Heh, was starting to wonder.
    Best Port fan ever!
     
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    A fair few are out of contract at the end of next year.
    Not sure how they fit them all in.
    Unless they continue to pay them peanuts.
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    Seems they treat players like shit, make an insulting offer to Lever then ban him from their BnF.
     
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    Bloke thinks he should be highest paid when he isn't even top 10 in our team.

    Enjoy that character in the rooms. Bloke has put a shitload of pressure on himself to perform and the rumours swirling already that there are Dees not happy with him already.
     
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    Guess we better win a flag next year eh?