Why can't Adelaide retain players?

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  1. Tandy

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    Your boys could at least try next year;)
     
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  2. BTs Nana

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    Look in your own backyard, Gary
     
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    Gary is one player not a whole team in a GF spudding it up
     
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    Wasn't he touted as a future captain of Adelaide?
     
  5. BTs Nana

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    I'm sorry I was only having a laugh before but now I'm not sure if you are serious.

    I could count the number of games on one hand where Gold Cost put in any effort.
     
  6. BTs Nana

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    Yep he sure had the potential IF he kept doing the right things and fulfilled his potential. I guess it all went to his head.

    Can't help kids with attitude problems. Guess we dodged that bullet.
     
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    "We're the pride of South Australia"
    I wonder?
    Maybe some non South Australians don't want to sing that bit.
     
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    GC are on the up now. #Dothedew
     
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    Attitude problems? Was the only defender at the Crows that stood up in the GF.
     
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    Lever has handled his exit poorly. He has asked to be AFC's highest payed player and has (in-season) talked with other clubs. Then he was [rumored] to have been talked to about whether or not he should go to the BnF. He has already spoken with most the players at a bbq and it is [rumored] that there were some stern words thrown about.

    Charlie has asked to be traded to Brisbane so he can be close to family, as it is believed he is having some family related issues. Is contracted so like with any contracted player, it may or may-not happen.

    One is exiting for coin, the other is asking to for family-reasons. Media and twitter-kiddies taking pot-shots at AFC. Twisting the truth to make it fit their shit-throwing narrative. Taking it all with a grain of salt because of what a joke it is.
     
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    wanted to set up an interview to tell everyone he was leaving the club and would force his way to another club by any means necessary.

    but we're the assholes.
     

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    Yeah attitude problems. Wants to be top paid player without first earning it - want to bank on a breakout season by going str8 to the top? Pfft he'd be laughed out of the office of any other business.

    P.s Hartigan was our best. Don't let BTs "fisting" excitement get to you. His theatrics have probably cost Melbourne 100k-150k overs.
     
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    Let's be realistic, there have been persistent rumours about Lever returning to Victoria long before Melbourne and a dollar value were raised.
     
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    I'll tell you where all this comes from.

    We just lose a Prelim to the Hawks then.
    The Tippett f**k up - we lose first round & second round picks for the next two drafts (Clubs fault yes - not fans)
    Tippett leaving
    Bock leaving
    Davis leaving
    Gunston leaving
    Vince having to be traded out because of Tippett f**k up
    Dean Bailey passing away
    Phil Walsh getting murdered
    Dangerfield leaving
    Then after all of that we are the best team for the year and don't rock up on GF day and fold like a pack of cards (Well done Richmond too much pressure).

    So everything thing this week is pretty raw as we are all pretty devistated (Same as every losing GF team each year) because we finally thought something good was finally going to happen after all of that shit and 19 years since winning a flag (yes I know Melbourne & Saints).

    Then two fan favourites firstly Lever who said he wanted to be a one club player is a 21 year old f**king gun who is touted as a future captain decides to do a runner for $. Then Charlie decides he wants to go for family reason.

    So the emotions are all running pretty high and everyone isn't exactly being rational at the moment but that's why.

    I also think he should have been allowed to attend the B&F btw.

    Everyone can sit there and take pot shots but it's just been a really f**king shit week.
     
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    We may have had several poor season in the last decade but player rention is one thing I'm really proud at my club. We've had several players take below market value to stay at the club for years now.
     
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    Grant Fielke at Collingwood?
     
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    erm, written by the famous apologist for the Power, Michaelangelo Rucci
     
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    Who is your List Manager, as it appears from the outside looking in he's not not doing too good a job? Surely there must be some players who are getting "overs" if the offers to players coming out of contract is so abysmal?? Or thirdly are players eg Lever being overrated by many. Srs question.
     
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    It's only footy, it's not personal issues with the wife or kids or problems at work.
     
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    Fingers crossed you salvage something through trade week and come back bigger and better next year pal :thumbsu:
     
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    Crows fans can rest easy knowing they won the Paul Seedsman trade.
     
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    He should be the highest paid player... By far.
     
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    I do recall a few years ago the sacking of sando and how the crows board blamed the players for the sacking and said it was their call.

    When Danger appeared on the footy show he was pretty angry and annoyed at the club for throwing the players under the bus.

    To me that showed that there is something very wrong with how the board conducts things and could explain why it’s so hard for them to keep their stars.
     
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    It seems that not many have considered that Lever may not have conducted himself very well in all of this. You can make the right decision but go about it the wrong way.
     
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