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Read it and I think it’s quite a sensible article. Looks at the story in good detail and takes a swipe at the obvious reactions like frawleys but he wasn’t Robinson Caruso. Call her what you will but she is an investigative journalist who actually still, you know, investigates. A rare breed these days

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4 minutes ago, demonoid said:

Read it and I think it’s quite a sensible article. Looks at the story in good detail and takes a swipe at the obvious reactions like frawleys but he wasn’t Robinson Caruso. Call her what you will but she is an investigative journalist who actually still, you know, investigates. A rare breed these days

I get that but sometimes with Caro there is an undertone of attempting to destabilise. She would never report on the Tigers in the same manner.

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This old chestnut again, sick of hearing about it let’s start some footy already, every comment you read on Melbourne from opposition supporters on social media when it comes to someone pumping us up gets the same morons, oh they won’t finish that high they couldn’t even do a training camp, blah blah blah, I’m hoping we play well to shut a few up 

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6 minutes ago, brendan said:

This old chestnut again, sick of hearing about it let’s start some footy already, every comment you read on Melbourne from opposition supporters on social media when it comes to someone pumping us up gets the same morons, oh they won’t finish that high they couldn’t even do a training camp, blah blah blah, I’m hoping we play well to shut a few up 

Whether fair or not any failure this year will be attributed to it by the media and by opposition fans.

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1 minute ago, Demonland said:

Whether fair or not any failure this year will be attributed to it by the media and by opposition fans.

Yep I hope it’s the opposite to get a few back in their box, I wonder if goody could use it as motivation, the comp thinks we are soft 

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One would think that stooping down to a cynical attack on a"fellow wilderness Club" that hasn't tasted success for such a long time, when you could surely explore the mediocre workings of others, smacks of unprofessional easiness to me.......

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1 hour ago, Canplay said:

Just feels a very dated story with no new insight -  not sure why it needs re-hashing at this time

She must need to satisfy her contractural obligations of X number of articles per month. She no doubt wrote notes to herself during the summer of what would be good copy when she returned. 

Anyway, Caro is back doing what she does best. Raking over old coals, dramatizing the facts (including a few of her own special comments and references to sources), placing a slant on the story, and coming to a conclusion that is always qualified. 

But she is very skilled at it, and it makes a good read.  

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Nothing nice in that article done up as informed, just discord festering away, according to me, says the author........toe the line or get out.......

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Good article I thought.

 

Whether we like it or not, this story is going to be brought up in some way at the conclusion of each of our matches ; either by us after a win ("Ha! Who needed that camp") or by opposition fans after a defeat ("Maybe if they went on the camp they would have toughed out a win") - as stupid as that sounds.

 

Gives good insight into how we clearly had a line of communication with Bellamy and the Storm, and clearly it has worked in some form for them. 

I don't think she's trying to destabilize our camp, nor do I think it's possible that she could. Seemed to have sat on the story for a while and with everyone predicting us to do so well this year (Kane Cornes), seemed to be relevant to her to publish it.

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Good, I like it. Nothing like an early red hot poker up the khyber to remind the players that a good pre season hit up under no pressure means nothing. Like there’s talk we are a shoe in for the finals....gasp!

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That’s a decent article, but probably a few months late. The only new interesting piece of information I took from it was the fact that T Mac was the players rep who had to raise the issue with the club and call Nathan Jones etc. T Mac was then dumped from the leadership group... Possibly just coincidence but that jumped out at me.

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In typical media sensationalisim, modern click bate style, the headline doesn't really match the content and tone of the article, although Caro being who she is as a writer is trying to stir the pot and create more inuendo than probably really exists.

Apart from that, reading the article actually gave me some better insight into why the players were so cautious and aprehensive.  The previous and proposed camps sounded like pretty extreme kinda stuff, almost bordering on torture.  It's fair to say that all clubs are looking for an edge, but somewhere along the line you wonder if a line has to be drawn on what's unreasonable.

For all the people critical of the players and club for pulling the pin, be prepared to suject yourself to same experience as the players on this issue before you have a right to criticize.  As for Danny Frawley, pfft he was a cheap bordering on dirty player of marginal toughness and a dead set failure as a coach, so who is he to put scorn on Goodwin and the MFC - he wasn't called Spud for no reason.

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