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Cool, let's play Max until he suffers a major injury from overwork and then maybe we can give Preuss a run.

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2 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

The Bigger Picture is to hold onto 52,000 Members and Top Line Sponsors for 2020

Winning is still very important.....

Sadly there are potentially three more wins left SWYL for this year. Sadly both the above are in serious danager.

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31 minutes ago, poita said:

Cool, let's play Max until he suffers a major injury from overwork and then maybe we can give Preuss a run.

I'm tipping Maxy won't play. 

Having said that there is no guarantee that Preuss will be his replacement. 😳

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10 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Lewis??

Not looking good for Josh W's contract extension

I for one am happy to see Lewis in the team! 

Congrats to Kyle Dunkley well done young man!

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3 hours ago, old dee said:

This mob beat Brisbane a few weeks so they are no easy beats for us. On top of that a change of coach has them looking interested on the field. Dees by a point if things go our way. 

I would generally agree, but with no Cripps, McKay or Charlie Curnow we really should wipe the floor with this mob, despite our current malaise.

Momentum and confidence are funny things in sport though.

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15 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I'm tipping Maxy won't play. 

Having said that there is no guarantee that Preuss will be his replacement. 😳

Agree, it's got late withdrawal written all over it.

 

Still don't know why all the talls.

Maybe a few more late withdrawals

or they'll play May and Frost as smalls.

I'll stop now before this it turns into a poem.

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52 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

I would generally agree, but with no Cripps, McKay or Charlie Curnow we really should wipe the floor with this mob, despite our current malaise.

Momentum and confidence are funny things in sport though.

Probably what Freo thought last week Dr. and we know how that ended.

 

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Yep play the Benny hill music please.  

We are a joke. 

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7 hours ago, binman said:

Unfortunately it has been worse than ever this year.

I have no  idea about what the boards KPIs are for pert and so no real sense of how he is travelling as CEO. Except in regard to communication.  

Communication and supporter engagement is critical for teams long terms success and viability. i would argue it is never more critical than when a team i struggling. And responsibility for communication falls squarely at the feet of the CEO.

Really it is beyond ridiculous that the Pert could publicly say we are aiming for 70, 000 members (which is fine in of itself) and then allow our communication to be so woeful. I mean talk about a disconnect. 

I have been banging on about this for years now. Time for me to put my money where my mouth is. I will go to the next AGM and ask why our communication has been so poor and what they plan to do about it. 

I endorse this post x 2

You can even tell them you are "Ding from Demonland" if you dont want your rep tarnished.

Mine is already rubbish so i dont have anything to lose.

 

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14 minutes ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

[censored] me Max better be 100% if they’re going to play him...

I don't know that any professional AFL player is 100% by this time of the season.

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2 hours ago, poita said:

Cool, let's play Max until he suffers a major injury from overwork and then maybe we can give Preuss a run.

In fairness the club said he will be named and train Saturday before a final decision will be made.

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7 hours ago, Roger Mellie said:

The member survey just arrived via email. There's quite a chunk on club communication. 

I suggest you (all) have your say on the matter.

I scored it very low. But not the staff on the membership line, they are always polite and helpful.

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The son and heir is getting married tomorrow and there's a shindig on Sunday. I have been instructed that I won't be at the game.

Losing this has the potential to put a downer on a big weekend.  

But it's only footy, right...

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6 minutes ago, frankie_d said:

The son and heir is getting married tomorrow and there's a shindig on Sunday. I have been instructed that I won't be at the game.

Losing this has the potential to put a downer on a big weekend.  

But it's only footy, right...

Don't worry Frankie. We'll smash them. Take it to the bank

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7 minutes ago, frankie_d said:

The son and heir is getting married tomorrow and there's a shindig on Sunday. I have been instructed that I won't be at the game.

Losing this has the potential to put a downer on a big weekend.  

But it's only footy, right...

Poor excuse 

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They've got to be taking Max out. If they were going to play him surely they'd pick a proper second ruck and limit his minutes on the ball.

Smells like a hamfisted scheme to me.

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1 hour ago, Graeme Yeats' Mullet said:

Still no Preuss 🤦‍♂️ 

WT complete F?

Poor old Preuss reminds me of when kids are choosing who they want on their team when they are playing a game among themselves. He is the big overgrown awkward kid hovering at the back of the smaller, more popular kids, his face getting more and more crestfallen as everyone is getting picked instead of him. Finally, he is the only one left and the captain of one of the teams (in movies this is usually the star, the kid who has his own battles with the bully of the story) is forced to take him on, with no conviction that this big lug is going to be any help at all to his cause. 

Does Preuss wait until there is no one left to pick? Hope not!

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Can someone explain the the rules of selection to me please 

if Max pulls up crook Saturday morning we bring Preuss in and this is all quite legal

Is that correct?

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7 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

Can someone explain the the rules of selection to me please 

if Max pulls up crook Saturday morning we bring Preuss in and this is all quite legal

Is that correct?

Yes indeed it is

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I guess we’ll know at 2pm tomoz as to whether or not Max is playing, with Preuss named in the vfl

Unless, of course, they decide in their infinite wisdom to ruck T Mac and Weed in tandem...

Like most I’m expected Jones and Gawn late outs for Preuss and pick a Wagner, any Wagner (probably Josh, to play back, with Lewis in as a midfield rotation)

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24 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

I guess we’ll know at 2pm tomoz as to whether or not Max is playing, with Preuss named in the vfl

Believe that Preuss will be held over regardless. They can still pull Max out right up until game time.

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