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New Leadership Group includes Neville Jetta

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Congratulations to Nev.  A much deserved promotion for a perennially underrated player.

2019 Leadership group
Nathan Jones (co-captain)
Jack Viney (co-captain)
Max Gawn
Neville Jetta

Jetta replaces Lewis who will work with coaches and leaders.

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Very happy with this. The right choice, as far as I'm concerned, and glad Jonesy gets another year. 

Also stoked for Nev. Absolute champion and well deserved. Am surprised it took this long.

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Welcome Nev to the leadership group in a premiership year. Makes up for all the AA teams you were rudely ignored in.

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9 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Also notable that Jordan Lewis has been cut.

Lewis is coming to end of his career 

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That's the best looking leadership group in years in terms of numbers and personnel.

Jetta's inclusion makes me very happy.

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Never been as proud of this club in my 50 odd years as I am now. Good people making consistently good decisions. Might only be small things, but adding Nev to the leadership Group and Goody going to SA for the indigenous summit etc are examples of this. Just need to win the bloody thing for validation of all the hard work done by many good people in the last few years!

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36 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Also notable that Jordan Lewis has been cut.

Absolutely happy for Nev and the club. Great decision. In presser noted that Lewis will work with coaches and assist the leadership team. Transition time for Jordan but his experience has been and will be invaluable going forward.

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26 minutes ago, spalding said:

Never been as proud of this club in my 50 odd years as I am now. Good people making consistently good decisions. Might only be small things, but adding Nev to the leadership Group and Goody going to SA for the indigenous summit etc are examples of this. Just need to win the bloody thing for validation of all the hard work done by many good people in the last few years!

Don't worry. There is always a chance Port Ade will be 5 goals up at quarter time in round 1 . And you will hate them again. 

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Absolutely outstanding selections!

So happy to see Jetta in there.

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It's like the character selection from some kind of online role-playing game.

"Here are four options, choose which kind of hero you would like to be"

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6 minutes ago, Little Goffy said:

It's like the character selection from some kind of online role-playing game.

"Here are four options, choose which kind of hero you would like to be"

Sounds like aflx 

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2 hours ago, Satan said:

Lewis is coming to end of his career 

Lewis wants to coach, we are faciliating a pathway to achieve that, we kick goals off field these days as well

Totally rapt for Nev

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Would prefer to have seen either Viney as sole captain, or Viney and Gawn as co captains.

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8 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

Would prefer to have seen either Viney as sole captain, or Viney and Gawn as co captains.

Plenty of time for that tho....

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28 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

Lewis wants to coach, we are faciliating a pathway to achieve that, we kick goals off field these days as well

Totally rapt for Nev

Agree on both points 

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44 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

Would prefer to have seen either Viney as sole captain, or Viney and Gawn as co captains.

The mix is great, Jones deserves 1 last year after the chit mix he had to carry. He is winding down and I just hope he gets to lift the cup this season.

Nev is an in most thought should have happened last year and again well deserved.

Hasn’t the durrie puncher been a revelation!

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Jetta, absolute standard bearer, definitely a bloke I'd follow.

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2 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

Would prefer to have seen either Viney as sole captain, or Viney and Gawn as co captains.

Don't write off Jones yet. It was the Semi final v Geelong when he kicked the sealer and his celebration literally caused the whole stadium to shake. 

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I was at the Family day at Luna park  in 2014 and saw Nev Jetta standing virtually on his own when picked as a rookie thanks to then new coach Paul Roos.

Went up to him and wished him luck for the season and asked for a selfie with him and obliged kindly such a good person with a smile.

Said to him Roos sees something in you to keep you at the club Hope all works out for you as he replied thanks with that look of determination.

The rest is history as he turned his career around and nothing makes me happier to see such a loyal person be recocgnised and added to the leadership group. Well done Nev as l am sure you have some unfinished business to attend to in 2019.

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Bout time... about time Nev was given this Honour.

A true Dee, and role model... for all indigenous and non indigenous alike.  We could all take a page from Nev's book.

Well done Melbourne,   and congrats Nev.  rapt with this.

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I like that with Nev being included, we have finally shown we can produce our own leaders.

It wasn't long ago that any blow in who came from a purportedly 'winning culture' was shunted straight into our leadership group upon arrival.

Also the size of the leadership team could be taking up more than a third of the on field playing team at any given time. It screamed to me of a mindset that there were no stand out leaders so let's throw whatever we can at the wall and see what sticks.

I get the feeling that Jordie is at a similar stage to Bernie last year. Like Bernie in 2017, he can still find the pill but his core strength is starting to go and he is starting to lose a step. I'd say this is the year he starts to transition into coaching (which was a big reason he came to us in the first place).

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