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What numbers? A slight dip in uncontested possessions, hardly a surprise given the team couldn't move the ball nearly as well this year as last. AFL players to average 20 disposals, 10 contested

If Trac is unhappy he hasn’t shown it in games. Very good season and can hold his head high in my view. I’d hate to lose him.

DD, there are some of us that have direct connections to AFL contacts that range from slight to extremely extensive. Just last week I was told by Josh Kennedy of the Swans due to my extensive AFL cont

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Just now, McQueen said:

Why don’t you just lay it it for me?

I’ve said it elsewhere .

 

Just now, dazzledavey36 said:

Isn't it all a coincidence that everyone now has so called 'sources within the club after finishing badly towards the end of the year...

Either people love to make [censored] up to suit their agenda or we have a rat within the club thats leaks like a burst cracked pipe.

Or people are close to sources high up at the club. 

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35 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

I have heard, and already posted here somewhere, that there is significant 'friction' (the word used when explaining to me) between a group of younger players and older players at the club. 

For what it’s worth I have similar info second hand from a current “younger” player.

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1 minute ago, Tony Tea said:

Petracca is in contract talks. Leak says Geelong talking to Petracca. Do I need to join the dots?

$$$$$$$$$

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10 minutes ago, drysdale demon said:

So is so called info given to you in confidence and you are just taking it upon yourself to break that confidence or is the so called source of your info breaking a confidence that they should not be.

DD, there are some of us that have direct connections to AFL contacts that range from slight to extremely extensive. Just last week I was told by Josh Kennedy of the Swans due to my extensive AFL contacts stemming primarily from Xavier College that several Swans players were stunned at the verbal barrage that Oliver gave Fritsch for not handballing to him. This verbal barrage contained a C bomb which was incomprehensible to the Swans players. 

Why am I raising this now?  Well, I just want to make the point to you that some of us hear quite sensitive & interesting feedback and I for one only chose to pass on a fraction of what I hear. 

Interestingly, when I posted at the start of the year that Tom Sparrow was going to be a late replacement and would debut well before anybody else had reported it, a number of posters thought it was so unlikely that I remarkably came under criticism. 

DD, rather than criticise other posters for posting stuff that you don’t like, just accept it is a discussion forum and go with it. Posters will soon be known by their accuracy. 

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20 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

To be honest, I don't ask if they're breaking confidence by telling me things. I don't post everything I hear though and sometimes I'm asked to not pass particular things on and I don't.

I understand you not believing me. I have no problem with that as I would be exactly the same. We'll just go round in circles though with this. Just decide you don't believe me and I'll be ok with that.

I dont worry about the Company man spy, DD. Never expresses an opinion of his own.

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It’s a funny place demonland. A forum where rumours start. But as soon as you name names or reveal too much, the admins shut it down and hand out bans. 

I knew what Was going on with the bloke who is now out west. Posted about it two months before it began to surface and was told it was risking defamation. Which is complete nonsense, because it was truth or substantially true. Believe what you want

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8 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

I’ve heard similar negative things that have been alluded to by Lord Nev. a fractured group. One leader that isn’t well liked and the players don’t respect. You can put the pieces of the puzzle together from that. 

I heard that the so called leader is Max Gawn, the younger players is upset that he's stealing their votes for the BnF.

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39 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

I can't predict the future, and I'm not an 'insider' myself, so I'll just put those disclaimers in at the top.

I have heard, and already posted here somewhere, that there is significant 'friction' (the word used when explaining to me) between a group of younger players and older players at the club. I don't know if that relates to the co-captains at all as I've not been told that specifically, but I was told Lewis has no interest in involvement in the club going forward due to it, so don't expect him to be back as a coach next year.

Both Petracca and Brayshaw have had significant meetings with Mahoney that involve their managers. Content wise I don't know, but they were before the Kangaroos game, so they weren't exit interviews, they were specific meetings.

The tension goes up the ranks somewhat though from what I've heard. I'm not 100% sure how bad, and perhaps a winning season may heal wounds, but as it stands right now we are seemingly a somewhat fractured club.

Difficult meetings have been held today too apparently. Not player-related ones.

I don't think things are unfixable, but they are far from good, and anyone thinking preseason fitness will solve everything is mistaken IMO.

 

This is where I have my doubts (I’ll stop short of saying “call [censored]”).

Lewis has been bent on forgin a media career after footy, since before he came to the club.

Other fractures may have appeared, but that is common in club land, and most will be mended. Some may not. Cest la vie. 

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1 minute ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

It’s a funny place demonland. A forum where rumours start. But as soon as you name names or reveal too much, the admins shut it down and hand out bans. 

I knew what Was going on with the bloke who is now out west. Posted about it two months before it began to surface and was told it was risking defamation. Which is complete nonsense, because it was truth or substantially true. Believe what you want

Tricky for them though. I'm not entirely sure how it works, but I'm sure as owners of the site where things are published they could possibly wear some of the responsibility for the things said here.

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1 minute ago, Mach5 said:

This is where I have my doubts (I’ll stop short of saying “call [censored]”).

Lewis has been bent on forgin a media career after footy, since before he came to the club.

Other fractures may have appeared, but that is common in club land, and most will be mended. Some may not. Cest la vie. 

Fair enough, and he may have gone to the media even if things were perfect at the Dees, just passing on what I heard.

I hope the fractures are mended. In the end, I'm just a fan and I want to see us win a flag.

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1 minute ago, Lord Nev said:

Tricky for them though. I'm not entirely sure how it works, but I'm sure as owners of the site where things are published they could possibly wear some of the responsibility for the things said here.

Not if what is published is substantially true or true. They could just ask me for the source and I’d be happy for them to do so. Tell them privately and then they can make a call. I know that the mail I get is solid as a rock and couldn’t care what people choose to believe or not. 

Point is, there are problems at the club. With players, with admin and I’ve been told to expect “really big changes”. 

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15 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

I’ve heard similar negative things that have been alluded to by Lord Nev. a fractured group. One leader that isn’t well liked and the players don’t respect. You can put the pieces of the puzzle together from that. 

Is that the same leader who has been offered a 3 yr deal at GC?

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7 minutes ago, goodwindees said:

DD, there are some of us that have direct connections to AFL contacts that range from slight to extremely extensive. Just last week I was told by Josh Kennedy of the Swans due to my extensive AFL contacts stemming primarily from Xavier College that several Swans players were stunned at the verbal barrage that Oliver gave Fritsch for not handballing to him. This verbal barrage contained a C bomb which was incomprehensible to the Swans players. 

Why am I raising this now?  Well, I just want to make the point to you that some of us hear quite sensitive & interesting feedback and I for one only chose to pass on a fraction of what I hear. 

Interestingly, when I posted at the start of the year that Tom Sparrow was going to be a late replacement and would debut well before anybody else had reported it, a number of posters thought it was so unlikely that I remarkably came under criticism. 

DD, rather than criticise other posters for posting stuff that you don’t like, just accept it is a discussion forum and go with it. Posters will soon be known by their accuracy. 

I have quite a few myself and have had for decades 

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1 minute ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

Not if what is published is substantially true or true. They could just ask me for the source and I’d be happy for them to do so. Tell them privately and then they can make a call. I know that the mail I get is solid as a rock and couldn’t care what people choose to believe or not. 

Point is, there are problems at the club. With players, with admin and I’ve been told to expect “really big changes”. 

Yeah that's fair mate. I guess I can just understand why they might get overly nervous about it and choose that road.

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1 minute ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

No. He is unhappy, but not the source of player discontent. Join the dots

Mate I am very slow at this joining the dots can u PM me???

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I have no contacts connected to the club but I appreciate the comments from posters who do. 

It is up to each of us if we believe them or not and time will tell if they are right. 

Imo where there’s smoke there is fire. 

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Same please

 

4 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

No. He is unhappy, but not the source of player discontent. Join the dots

So it’s jack Viney and probably Todd as well...

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5 minutes ago, DemonOX said:

 

Mate I am very slow at this joining the dots can u PM me???

 

3 minutes ago, alexfish said:

Same please

Click on his moniker to go to his profile page and then click on 'see their activity' on the right side of the page and the story will unfold.

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