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Eèeeeeeeeeee, Ablett...


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On 10/27/2016 at 9:48 AM, SaberFang said:

Wow, pretty pathetic "leadership" from a captain.

Thats the bottom line Saberfang.  Well said.  Some soft types on here getting a bit PC.  Stuff Ablett.  He signed for three years and for heaps so he just needs to see it out.  As hard as he is and all that I still reckon he is soft.  Not a leaders shoelace.

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On 10/26/2016 at 9:47 PM, Demon Jack said:

Money does not equal happiness. He's played some terrific football at Gold Coast but it's clear his heart isn't in the team anymore.

Anymore?

 

Never was.

 

As for captaincy material, other than his playing ability, he would have scored a 0/10 for everything else; like commitment, attendance, articulation, communication....

 

 

Makes Richard Vandenburg look like Mick Voss.

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16 hours ago, Uncle Fester said:

As club chaplain?

Gary Ablett Jr, Australia's first playing chaplain.

GA: Gather round me, my flock. For you are as lambs unto me. Ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies. Let not your hearts be faint; fear not and do not tremble. Now, I want a good clean game today. Ye shall not blaspheme or use uncouth language. It is written, the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. And, should one of our opponents commit violence unto thee, turn him the other cheek. For it is written, whosoever shall smite thee--

Player: Ah, Gary.

GA: Please, my son. Call me Pastor Gary. Recall when Moses went into battle, a thousand--

Player: (sighs) Right. Pastor Gary.

GA: Yes, my son.

Player: Pastor Gary. The game's already started and we're 4 goals down.

GA: Oh, was that the siren? I thought it was the horn of Gabriel. Fear not. Recall the parable of the three ... My flock. Are ye listening? Recall the-- Guys. Guys! Come back here! I haven't finished! ... oh screw it. [censored] the lot of ye.

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Gary Ablett has an enviable record. 

However in going to the Gold Coast, he could not resist temptation and the pursuit of material wealth. That's OK and no doubt the Lord would be forgiving. 

However, from a pure football viewpoint there was a cost. 

We will never know but one thinks that his star would have been even brighter if he had stayed at Geelong. He would have played in another premiership and played heaps of finals. His exposure to the football world, the media and the public would have been much greater staying in Victoria. His greatness better appreciated now and for posterity. Players who grab the money and run are never viewed in the same light as those who remain with their original club. The cup becomes a little tarnished. One can understand players leaving poorly performing clubs for finals success, but leaving a successful club like Geelong to go to the GC must be seen from a football viewpoint as a mistake. Example, the late great Robbie Flower. His legacy would not have been the same if he had jumped ship to another club. In Ablett's case a return to Geelong would not restore the shine to his football cup. 

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1 minute ago, hemingway said:

Gary Ablett has an enviable record. 

However in going to the Gold Coast, he could not resist temptation and the pursuit of material wealth. That's OK and no doubt the Lord would be forgiving. 

However, from a pure football viewpoint there was a cost. 

We will never know but one thinks that his star would have been even brighter if he had stayed at Geelong. He would have played in another premiership and played heaps of finals. His exposure to the football world, the media and the public would have been much greater staying in Victoria. His greatness better appreciated now and for posterity. Players who grab the money and run are never viewed in the same light as those who remain with their original club. The cup becomes a little tarnished. One can understand players leaving poorly performing clubs for finals success, but leaving a successful club like Geelong to go to the GC must be seen from a football viewpoint as a mistake. Example, the late great Robbie Flower. His legacy would not have been the same if he had jumped ship to another club. In Ablett's case a return to Geelong would not restore the shine to his football cup. 

Perhaps.

Perhaps not.

 

Matthew 19:24King James Version (KJV)

24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

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Filthy lucre...let he who is without sin....and note he is not the messiah (g ab sen.)

 

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