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Special shout out to PJ

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With us sealing our finals berth yesterday, PJ's brief has been fulfilled. When I say that, it wasn't merely the obvious statistic that came to the fore.

I cast you back to 2013 and one of his earlier interviews when the club had few people that could speak with authority.

What he said about being a 'resilient club' started to come to the fore yesterday. Years ago had the Swans loss happened, then the shutters would have gone up and we would have imploded. 

Yesterday, with the Eagles constantly coming at us, with their muppet supporters  acting like it was the 1919 World Series and with the football media writing us off, we FINALLY showed some real grit. That was what we were lacking when PJ came in and I don't think it's a coincidence that we are showing 10 times more of it after 5 years with him as CEO.

That hopefully will be PJ's legacy moving forward. I dream of the day when we are spoken of in similar terms to the Swans in that we are known as a club that never lays down and never gives up. If we do, it will be largely due to the work that he put in.

 

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2 minutes ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

With us sealing our finals berth yesterday, PJ's brief has been fulfilled. When I say that, it wasn't merely the obvious statistic that came to the fore.

I cast you back to 2013 and one of his earlier interviews when the club had few people that could speak with authority.

What he said about being a 'resilient club' started to come to the fore yesterday. Years ago had the Swans loss happened, then the shutters would have gone up and we would have imploded. 

Yesterday, with the Eagles constantly coming at us, with their muppet supporters  acting like it was the 1919 World Series and with the football media writing us off, we FINALLY showed some real grit. That was what we were lacking when PJ came in and I don't think it's a coincidence that we are showing 10 times more of it after 5 years with him as CEO.

That hopefully will be PJ's legacy moving forward. I dream of the day when we are spoken of in similar terms to the Swans in that we are known as a club that never lays down and never gives up. If we do, it will be largely due to the work that he put in.

 

Can remember this On The Couch very well. I thought PJ was going to sign Roosey up on live TV! 

An extremely difficult job and we were coming from a long way back. There's probably only a handful of people that could have taken this job. Thank you PJ for everything!

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Good thread.

I am absolutely rapt that we made finals during Jackson's tenure.  Many have contributed but undoubtedly, he is the architect of where we are today. 

I can imagine him smiling within but saying:  Well done, the jobs not finished yet boys!  But where ever we end up in September he will leave brim full of pride and satisfaction. 

Endless thank you, Mr Jackson.  The team have set up a fitting farewell for you:  Finals.  It is what you promised us and you delivered.   

Forever a Demon  :pj:

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Watching that clip reminded me of the bad years, of being a losers club, getting thumped weekly and winning only 2 for the year. I had nearly forgotten them this week. Thanks.... 🤨

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For context purposes only, @Moonshadow

IMO, the struggle years are an important part of our story. The club and supporters are the footballing equivalent of Andy Dufresne: we waded through five football fields of [censored] to come out clean on the other side.

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The revival started with PJ and he deserves our gratitude.

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Thanks PJ. You took on a club 6 years ago that was almost dead. 

We are alot more healthy now, with still a long way to go and a lot more to prove. 

But that proving can only happen in September...

thanks...

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