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TGR last won the day on August 25 2015

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  1. According to the Fin Review: "Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest's Fortescue Metals generated $9.1 billion in sales in 2014-15 for a taxable income of $208 million, on which he paid just $13.2 million". Only 2 certainties, not 3. And the last aint a badge of honour either.
  2. While your at it....Gold Coast nearly kicked our score. Why not just swap lists? Love your name. You epitomise most of us.
  3. If we get this guy, what, will he get $250-280k? Watts would have stayed for what 470-500? Howe for an extra 50k on his current contract I am told unreliably. I think the extra 220k gives you more flexibility. I just can't work out the overall strategy and big-picture here? When you get rid of treasure and lure in trash, you have no choice but to gamble big (Bennell/Murray) and scrape the bottom of the barrel until your finger nails bend backwards. I can smell....a big rebuild in 12 months time and.... Clarko or Ross Lyon - 6 year deal 2021/2/3/4/5/6. Ross Lyon + EI = flag.
  4. Of course...we are looking at him. What did you say when he was no.4 or 5 in the Essendon forward line? Do you remember being concerned about him on the way the G earlier this year? I will give him one thing. He is a tad better than the Zac Clarke.
  5. Gee wiz. Get out stakes in the last at Gawler.
  6. Our tackle breaking ability was surely worst percentile in 2019. Hill work should also assist this somewhat.
  7. Forward small in 2020 65%/35% onball split.
  8. My thoughts exactly. If Paul Roos was here, he would be saying " the stuff that the players do at the clubs across-the-board varies slightly. The big discrepancy is what the players do in their huge time away from the club". From my end, nothing really changes until the decision-maker(s) (regarding players getting sent back out after injury onset) changes. Brukner for example is great at what he does, but that becomes insignificant if you have: (a) a desperate coaching box ordering injured players back on the park. (b) a head-strong player (Viney) wagging the dog and insisting that he comes back early from foot surgery; or that he gets back on with his stack-induced-AC when the game was over.
  9. Little do you know. We offered a level 4 coach a 3 year deal; which included kicking as a part of the brief. He could make a footy talk....drawing, fading...you name it. He thought long and hard, but ended up saying no. While Lewy is our 2nd choice, I welcome it. Should have happened years ago. Is he our discipline coach too? pTGR
  10. On the contrary. This appointment is 2 years overdue.
  11. History repeats? Journo is critical of the MFC. MFC supporters and the club go ape-droppings, shoot the messenger, and basically ridicule the journo. MFC invariably fail and end up a laughing stock. Journo invariably proven correct...again. 20 Goto 10
  12. These guys have got to be given a licence to let their hair down FFS. The thing that surprises me though, if you are pro footballer, on 200-600k per year, surely you can afford something better than dominos pizza and the worst drink on earth.
  13. Said it for 20+ years. Training and injury management is about getting the basics right first. In the last 3 years we have been so far from basics it aint funny. Why worry about the 1 percenters, when you are going negative 40% by putting May, Joel Smith, Viney back on the park with clear sodt tissue injury in a dead rubber or a game-over situation.
  14. What about the neural adhesions? Can you add that in your prayer too? If not we will probably retrain him to walk and run backwards, with Babo's help. Then we might get him over the line.
  15. I see what your saying, and am not disagreeing at all. Our predicament (building a slow list) has forced us to look where others fear to tread; and we have no choice but to gamble. What I would add is that there are many 'finger-pointers' with good reputations that I think don't necessarily add to culture either. Lewis, and Melksham were serial offenders. Clarry's go at Fritsch may have been isolated, but he learnt from the best. Roos' no-DH policy might have won him a flag at Sydney, but it might of cost Melbourne Toby Green for a "packet of chips". Culture just isn't about getting guys in that are good solid citizens. Did Lewis really buy into the red and blue? I doubt it. It was Hawthorn, Roughy, Buddy, daylight, then Melbourne. With Melky, it is Melky, Melky, Melky, daylight, then Melbourne. With Frost, I saw a guy bleed for the jumper. Just reading it from afar; but that is my perception.
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