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3 minutes ago, Uncle Fester said:

From a seventeen year old future football star I'd be happy if they could grunt the words 'I like football and girls'. The rest we can work on over the years.

How about, 'I like swimming pools and [censored]'? 

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3 minutes ago, Skuit said:

How about, 'I like swimming pools and [censored]'? 

Yeah, I think he was a bit older than that when he said that.

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16 minutes ago, Uncle Fester said:

Yeah, I think he was a bit older than that when he said that.

Originally answered 'I like puddles and boobies'. Became a true connoisseur over the years.  

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4 hours ago, Mach5 said:

 

You’re still not paying attention. It’s about engaging the left side of the brain and getting more honest answers to the subsequent questions. The weird questions themselves and their answers are irrelevant. What’s the harm?

So you agree the question and answers are irrelevant.

You got there in the end.

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5 hours ago, ding said:

So you agree the question and answers are irrelevant.

You got there in the end.

Yeah, you got me champ

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41 minutes ago, Mach5 said:

Yeah, you got me champ

All good bud, we just believe different things. 

Nothing personal.

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4 hours ago, ding said:

All good bud, we just believe different things. 

Nothing personal.

If it were nothing personal you wouldn't have replied. 

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33 minutes ago, daisycutter said:

brodie sounds such a collingwood name

Grundy, Mihochek (though Brody) and Brodie Holland a few years back.

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1 hour ago, Moonshadow said:

If it were nothing personal you wouldn't have replied. 

 

Nonsense.

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9 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

I rest my case, Your Honour 

You sound triggered Moonie.

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Not at all ding 

I and many others thought @Mach5's comments reasonable and probably the most accurate assessment of the question. That's all. 

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On 11/7/2019 at 5:17 PM, ben russell said:

Obviously there’s no guarantees but Kemp has all the tools to become a Bontempelli/Fyfe type of player and the only reason he won’t be a top 5 pick is due to his knee injury. I’ve watched several of the U18 matches in their entirety and I can see the Bont/Fyfe resemblance.

I just feel that if he is there at pick 8, we take the long term view and pick him. Hopefully the club feels the same.

Brodie Kemp is the one player I saw in 2019 apart from Rowell and Anderson that I think can be a superstar.  Has the pace and strength and footy skills to be Dangerfield like.  His injury keeps him out for 2020 but his upside is he’d be ready to go round 1 2021.  Young might be the safe bet at 3 and I agree BUT if Kemp is available at 8, we simply could not afford to let him go  

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On 11/7/2019 at 5:33 PM, ding said:

From the story.......

Kemp might’ve sat out on the draft combine due to his knee injury, but it didn’t stop Sydney asking the utility a puzzling question during the interview process.

“(There was) a fake spider, big blue ball where you squeeze it, jelly, a puzzle and one of those slap bracelets,” he said.

 

This sort of garbage would have me walking out of an interview. Psychobabble has invaded far too many areas of the AFL, and if it helped you identify a future champion i would be absolutely flabbergasted. 

Only people who rate Mission Statements would believe a question like this could help identify a future champ. A 17-18 year old male has tons of mental development left, and his answer would change practically every year. Word wankery at its best.

Cue the triggered Psychologists..........................

That this would make you walk out of the interview is pretty revealing. It's worth including just for that.

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58 minutes ago, Fifty-5 said:

That this would make you walk out of the interview is pretty revealing. It's worth including just for that.

It "reveals" i have a very low tolerance for psychobabble. 

That some think it is a good idea says how easily conned they are.

But, you know, knock yourself out.

Interesting article with a great quote from Adam Cerra   "

“I got asked whether the fact I want to buy a house in a few years meant I was financially driven to play football,” Cerra said.

“I think they were just trying to make a hard question out of nothing."

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/the-weirdest-questions-asked-by-afl-club-recruiters-during-interviews-with-draftees/news-story/694c80bce012b019f895d6c997609700

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On 11/8/2019 at 3:48 PM, Mach5 said:

Yeah, you got me champ

 

On 11/8/2019 at 4:31 PM, ding said:

All good bud, we just believe different things. 

Nothing personal.

I love the passive aggressive and condescending pet-name calling when ppl get in a tiff. 

It's amazing. 

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44 minutes ago, ding said:

It "reveals" i have a very low tolerance for psychobabble. 

That some think it is a good idea says how easily conned they are.

But, you know, knock yourself out.

Interesting article with a great quote from Adam Cerra   "

“I got asked whether the fact I want to buy a house in a few years meant I was financially driven to play football,” Cerra said.

“I think they were just trying to make a hard question out of nothing."

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/the-weirdest-questions-asked-by-afl-club-recruiters-during-interviews-with-draftees/news-story/694c80bce012b019f895d6c997609700

Maybe. You're going to walk out of an interview with Kinnear Beatson, Simon Dalrymple and John Longmire because you know better.

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Yep.

Ofc if you asked me when i was 17 and wet behind the ears the answer would probably be different. 

If anyone can show me some proof it assists in identifying a better footballer im all ears. Facts, not feelings. I reckon i will only hear crickets.

 

 

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1 minute ago, ding said:

Yep.

Ofc if you asked me when i was 17 and wet behind the ears the answer would probably be different. 

If anyone can show me some proof it assists in identifying a better footballer im all ears. Facts, not feelings. I reckon i will only hear crickets.

 

 

You’ve offered no facts to support your feelings..!? 
 

chirp

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2 minutes ago, PaulRB said:

You’ve offered no facts to support your feelings..!? 
 

chirp

Im not the one making the claim about its supposed effectiveness... Burden of proof isnt on me.

*snap

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Just now, ding said:

Im not the one making the claim about its effectiveness... Burden of proof isnt on me.

*snap

So, highly paid professional coaching outfits roll out a question, that you feel as bogus, and it’s contingent on us to disprove your random claims..? 
 

#lifestooshort

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1 minute ago, PaulRB said:

So, highly paid professional coaching outfits roll out a question, that you feel as bogus, and it’s contingent on us to disprove your random claims..? 
 

#lifestooshort

I said i would only hear crickets.

#proofitworks

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4 minutes ago, ding said:

I said i would only hear crickets.

#proofitworks

You’re the proof. 

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