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  1. Apologies, he's a slightly more decorated, self obsessed crackpot.
  2. Whether you like Pert or not, he has a record of both action and inaction. Moved Malthouse on when it was the unpopular decision, proved to be the correct call, genuine crackpot that butchered his next coaching job. Stuck with Buckley when it was even less popular (partly because of the previous Malthouse decision). Both calls while against the grain and unpopular at the time, were absolutely the right calls, let's give the bloke a little more than 5 minutes to prove his worth, or not.
  3. Oh boy... if your opinion could be classified as 'news' this would be the definition of 'fake' news'. This is categorically false.
  4. Rather than looking for a scapegoat to pin this too, why don't we look at the facts from Pert's time at CFC: - Time at Collingwood extraordinarily successful - peopled laughed when he set the target of 80k members as they are laughing now at the target he has set for MFC - no club in the history of the game has experienced the level of growth that CFC did in Pert's time as CEO - membership, revenue, profit etc. - took a bottom 4 list and built it to a premiership side - Developed a facility that has become the benchmark for all others WITHOUT requiring taxpayer funding - Exited CFC from the gaming/hospitality investments of the previous administration that were haemorrhaging money and returned CFC to profit within 2 years - Removed a coach that looked good on paper but was subsequently moved on by Carlton FC shortly after his appointment (interestingly, spent most of his first preseason at Carlton on a book tour rather than overseeing training) - Appointed a coach that in 2018 took the team to a grand final - In the face of intense criticism that ultimately lead to his demise as CEO, backed Buckley and his system when the easy thing to do would have been to sack Buckley and buy himself time while the club 'imbedded' a new coach and system. Buckley now coaches the premiership favourite team which surely vindicates the club and Pert's support of him. Didn't get everything right; - Appointment of Allen and Eade, potential missteps. Removal of Balme arguably another (although Balme was in favour of removing Buckley so perhaps this has also been vindicated). If we look objectively at the decisions that are now up for debate as to whether that have enhanced or will hamper long term success, they were overwhelmingly made under the leadership of Jackson and Roos and Mahoney (the latter being Jackson's preferred CEO appointment to allow Jackson to stay on at the club as a mentor...). For what it's worth, I think the decisions that have been made over the last 5 years at least, will ultimately prove to be astute moves that will take us where we all desperately want to go. I believe, the appointment of Pert will be another of those positive moves and that at this stage, all be can do is have a little faith. When it comes to faith, every day of the week, I'll give mine to those that have been there and done it and when you look below the surface, have made a majority of very positive calls.
  5. Wow, strategic thinking at it's best. Win the ball in the middle, hit targets and kick more goals... Mate, you have to tell the FD about this... pure genius!
  6. Agree 100%, seems they prefer to throw Jack under the bus and cause a standard media [censored] storm than make the facts available.
  7. He IS injured, take that as gospel. Not emotional, others just have access to information you don't.
  8. Carrying multiple injuries and wearing all the heat for a team underperforming across the board. Absolute joke. Makes a nice easy whipping boy, every time the coaching staff want to look like they're taking a stand. They pick and choose which players they take a hard line on 'team rules' with and it shows. Has McCartney's fingerprints all over it, there's a reason why he was moved on from the Bulldogs and they've never looked back.
  9. I'm hearing Hawthorn are now well and truly in the mix and the VERY early favourites to secure him. If GC want to get near the offers that are being talked about, expect to see Ablett back in the hoops to free up some cap space. Unrelated but the same source also said not to expect to see Brayshaw on the park this year. Long term prognosis positive, but not much to be gained by bringing him back with 3-4 weeks left in the season.
  10. Finally some sense. Has played most of this year as a significantly undersized ruckman, then expected to float forward, take the best defender and consistently kick a minimum of five goals. He's an athlete, being placed, due to lack of personnel, in a position where he has little chance to use his athletic advantages. He's playing an incredibly valuable role for the team just getting out there and giving a contest in the middle. Anything else he manages to deliver before Gawn and Hogan return, should be considered a bonus.
  11. I sat with a current MFC listed player at the Brisbane game and asked directly, how we let Martin go. His response was, "can play a bit but a really ordinary unit". Direct quote.
  12. If Roos can turn this around I'll be the first to congratulate him and the coaching group on the job well done. The problem is, every indication is that we are going backwards, falling back into old habits, and Roos talks about it like it's unfair that the finger be pointed at him, like it's somehow not related to his role... No coach in the history of the game has ever accepted a bigger pay packet. You took the Messiah's price tag, you accepted the Messiah's adulation and now you have to live with the scrutiny of massively under delivering. You can't preach accountability and responsibility to the playing group and then not demonstrate any yourself. Just once I'd like to hear Roos say, I came into this job with my eyes wide open, I knew what I was getting into and what I had to work with, I have under delivered to this point but the players and supporters can rely on me, as the senior coach to remain 100% committed to achieving what we as a collective, set out to do. Roos was asked the question on 360 last night, "do you want to coach this team next year?" He cut up rough and avoided answering it. At the very least, he owed long suffering supporters a direct answer to a very simple question. Once again, he treated supporters with the contempt that has become all too common.
  13. Sounds like you didn't see years 9, 10, 11 or 12 of high school either.
  14. Huh...??? So clubs don't use later picks anymore... does that mean we have to give Jay Kennedy-Harris and Tom McDonald back? He was seen as a likely superstar, hence we used pick 4, using pick 4 on Toump also precluded us from using it on guys like Wines etc. hence the panic/hysteria if his progress looks even slightly delayed. Once again, it is vitally important that he becomes a gun. Not just because we used an early pick on him, but because we are heavily deficient in the type of link up, ball carrying, distributor we drafted him to be. We'd all have liked to see him burst onto the scene and put beyond any doubt that he'll be an a-grader. My point is, I've seen nothing to suggest he can't cut it just yet.
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