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Smokey last won the day on December 18 2017

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  1. Jake Lever

    “It just reeks of self-importance. I reckon he’s got to be more humble or choose his words better, ” Blight told Sportsday radio. “The future will be what it’s going to be, but I had a saying, which I think I nearly invented, and that was: ‘The footy god can sometimes get you’. Translation: "Oi young fella - be more humble! Oh and by the way everyone else, check out this brilliant phrase I invented!" The irony is too much. Jog on, Blighty ...
  2. Sponsorship Problem?

    Agree with all of that. Just thought it was a bit ridiculous to say that our performance in 2017 would have zero bearing on potential investors.
  3. Sponsorship Problem?

    But surely a history of playing less games in a season than we should have, in turn offering our brands less exposure than was possible, has crossed a potential investors mind? This isn't about MFCSS, it's how someone with business sense analyses a potential investment. Historical data is very important. If I buy a product that should have a life span of 26 uses, but I only get 24, I'm going to question my purchase.
  4. Sponsorship Problem?

    I would have thought the missed opportunity to give the sponsors more exposure by playing extra games in September would absolutely be a major consideration. Any other scenario doesn't really make sense from a business perspective.
  5. If she feels violated and expresses so, then it ends there. Regardless of agreed upon facts. There are no legal tests to determine how a person feels in any given situation so this point is moot.
  6. 2 ideas to make the club money

    I hear you, but don't necessarily agree with all of this. No-one said they need to be knocking down the door at Dreamhack, but a local Melbourne team that competes nationally wouldn't cost much at all but would provide enough exposure to younger generations for a positive ROI in my opinion. A byproduct of this exposure is of course membership. I see this as a viable longer term strategy to expanding our membership base, not a way for us to make millions in the next few years. Our biggest problem is securing long term major sponsers (no answers for that from me other than getting a better draw from the AFL). Consider this idea a side project at the most.
  7. 2 ideas to make the club money

    Esports team for sure
  8. Boot Camp 2017 cancelled by Players

    To a certain extent - yes, I do. They are professional athletes - not your average 20 year old off the street. Of course the professionals are required for guidance, but the coaches can't feel a player's hammy or knee the moment before it goes. Only they can. As everyone else, I'm only speculating here anyway. I'm choosing to back the players in that they made a decision for the right reasons. That's all.
  9. Boot Camp 2017 cancelled by Players

    Haha yeah I guess so @Win4theAges's comment resonates with me quite a lot - we had a serious year for injuries last year. Perhaps the players identified the pre-season camp had something to do with that? You can hire all the coaches and sports scientists in the world - they will never understand the player's bodies quite as well as the players themselves.
  10. Boot Camp 2017 cancelled by Players

    I'd be lying if I said your sentiments hadn't crossed my mind, because they indeed have. And me 2+ years ago would've thrown my arms in the air and cursed them in a similar vein. But I honestly believe we are past our bruise free footy days. I hope for all of our sakes I'm right, eh? I'd hate to be proven wrong on this (but am, as always, prepared to be).
  11. Boot Camp 2017 cancelled by Players

    I didn't do "camps", training like this was done most days before work. I don't use that as a basis for necessarily agreeing with what they did - more so giving them the benefit of the doubt that they took a certain course of action for a legitimate reason. I can see the work the boys have put into their bodies before the pre-season - and that's all I need to have faith at this stage. I'm a glass half full guy. Each to their own.
  12. Boot Camp 2017 cancelled by Players

    You do realise that your ridiculously long winded comments don't actually hide the fact you never seem to address the questions people ask you, right? Show me proof of what your saying - or dare I say it, is this just more know-all rhetoric?
  13. Boot Camp 2017 cancelled by Players

    Feel free to read my previous comments - I already identified the fact I didn't know what the training schedule was. I only offered my opinion from somebody who has done plenty of this style of training myself. And 20 minutes of this style of training can be enough to break you. Trust me. I have the MRI's to prove it.
  14. Boot Camp 2017 cancelled by Players

    I'd take your comments more seriously if we weren't, as always on here, speculating on trash news articles with little facts to base our opinions on. Know-all rhetoric? Bloody hell, who took the jam out of your doughnut today Turkish? This comment was (quite obviously) not a matter-of-fact statement. Interestingly enough, you've taken it for that for some reason. For your benefit, I'll make it simpler for you - the players should be entitled to enjoying a Christmas break without being physically broken. While we are at it - please provide proof of this incredibly tough guy comment: "our timid show pony playing list ran like pre school tattle-tails to big brother AFLPA to usurp the coaches." I will accept verified transcripts of all conversations had between players, coaches and the union only.
  15. Boot Camp 2017 cancelled by Players

    I think you missed my point completely. Being judgemental about how a group of athletes go about their preparation is meaningless when it comes from somebody who wouldn't know the first thing about pushing themselves physically, which I believe to be the case for a few on here. All of these things that people comment on so flippantly are much easier said than done.