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Colin B. Flaubert last won the day on August 31 2014

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  1. Finals 2018? Mick McGuane thinks so.

    I don’t like the term ‘on notice’. To me that indicates you are one slip up away from getting sacked. Unless the team goes backward at an unforeseen rate or he is involved in Wayne Carey in 2002 style shenanigans, there is no chance Goodwin is fighting for his life next year. If they miss the finals next year, then it moves the goal posts significantly for him being resigned come 2019. It will be finals or non renewal in that case. He gets us in in 2018 and he can probably get a further two on his existing deal. However to think we are even close to ‘on notice’ at this point is ludicrous.
  2. Finals 2018? Mick McGuane thinks so.

    It sets up the expectations for the last year of his contract. I will say that. Barring a Neeldesque meltdown, he needs to be allowed to finish his contract. If he isn’t the man to move us forward then we need to know who that man is before any attempt to move Goody on. I would say that 2017 was more heartbreaking than 2016. It was clear that we had run out of puff in 2016. The Geelong game proved that without doubt. Plus we had to have other results fall our way to get in. We could have gutted wins out and still might have missed out. We had our own fate in our hands in round 23. We had a full list (minus Jack Viney) to pick from and were playing depleted opposition. And we pizzed it down the drain with a woeful first quarter where we WEREN’T switched on.
  3. The Ox and Marko sacked by SEN

    Despite what the Tory dancing bear commentariat would have you believe, that headline proves that the upper crust have never held the moral high ground over the plebs they look down on.
  4. Finals 2018? Mick McGuane thinks so.

    One thing that I have always noticed about us as a club is that we just assume things will happen. Almost like natural progression, the competition will yield to our brilliance and we will be given our just rewards because of who we are. I have labored this point a lot on this board but it is very true. See the Red and Blue Print. You didn’t need PJ to spell it out like he did, but he was right that many people in the club seemed to think that we would become a league powerhouse just because of the high draft picks we had. NOTHING is guaranteed next year. Keep in mind that the Dogs will rebound, St. Kilda are also pressing and that there are a tier of teams (Collingwood, Fremantle, Hawthorn) who could also make a leap to the lower reaches of the top 8 should all the cards fall their way.
  5. The Ox and Marko sacked by SEN

    Two problems with that scenario when it comes to Ox. First, he was being fired. To be turfed out that way is rubbing salt into the wounds. In the situation you bought up, you were resigning. Secondly, it does depend on your line of work. You are correct in that blokes who work in law, sales and other fields do get that treatment if they are retrenched or resign. In other fields, you can be forced to sign a non compete clause if you sell a business or a non disclosure agreement (which can lead you to being sued should you break either). Realistically though, what intel could Ox have smuggled out of there? He was on the presentation side of things and I don’t know how much he would know about advertising deals, HR or contracts.
  6. Port Closer than Dees to a Flag says Jack Watts

    And Jack would know this how exactly? Is it from his numerous years as the leader of a perennial finalist? Not only were we rubbish while he was here, he never threatened to get into our woefully thin leadership group. This was illustrated best when he was asked in the wake of 148 about what could be done to turn things around ‘We don’t have leaders like Luke Hodge or Joel Selwood who can take charge at our club’. Those there sound like the words of a battle hardened pro who knows what it takes to win in September. He did participate in a beard growing contest once though.
  7. The Ox and Marko sacked by SEN

    Like... WOW. That kind of sacking should only happen should you be revealed to have been involved in grave malfeasance. As far as I know, neither has been. This is bush league stuff. What media gigs does Ox have left now? Hope he has a plan B.
  8. Harley Balic is settling in nicely.

    Or Jeff White. I remember Gerard Neesham saying how immature he was for admitting that he sometimes spent time in his car crying when he was at Freo. He turned out to be more than handy...
  9. Sponsorship Problem?

    I wonder if Ben Polis managed to get back on his feet....
  10. Not the Youngest/Least Experienced Anymore ...

    With the team, I agree with you but I am talking about how we as supporters react.
  11. Not the Youngest/Least Experienced Anymore ...

    I think that hope can be regained if we can roll Baby Jesus and the Cats round 1. I reckon we can do that if we get back to the style of niggle we displayed prior to Tommy Bugg’s knock out punch on Mills, I reckon we are a genuine chance. I think as observers we need to also be on for the long haul to an extent. I remember too well the roasting Bails got in 2011 when the season was still alive. Hell, even before 186, we could still make the finals. The final grade needs to be decided at the end of the year and not via mid year theatrics.
  12. Colin Sylvia

    Col needs help. No ifs, buts or maybes. I would be curious to see if he is currently employed. I have bagged the legacy he and Beamer left for younger blokes but by the sounds of things, if someone doesn’t step in, he will be in jail or Boot Hill soon based on his last 18 months.
  13. Not the Youngest/Least Experienced Anymore ...

    We saw glimpses of it last year but this must be the year of finding a way. It clearly went to pieces versus Collingwood where we ‘found a way’ to lose despite having everything to play for and a close to full strength squad (sans Viney). You could say the same in the other four ‘gimme’ games we dropped. But mid year, we gutted out some wins without key players. We weren’t prepared to use injury as an excuse and used the hand we were dealt to win. (Carlton, WCE, Collingwood on QB). If we miss out questions need to be asked. Goody can get a two year extension next year should he make the finals. If he misses out, he fights for one in the last year of said agreement. I won’t go all hysterical but that should be the situation.
  14. On a different note, would it be possible to do a ‘No T$ No B$’ version of the podcast? Where we can just fire random questions towards the hosts (within the bounds of good taste and common sense of course)?
  15. MFC Fourth Consecutive Profit

    I think it’s proof that soon the only thing between Jack Elliott and Eddie McGuire is a slightly more personable public persona. Ed is great at pumping things up and he can sell tickets. Sadly, like Big Jack, his presidency has now become about his continuous grip on power. Sure, Pert is gone but Fig should have followed.
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