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Am I right in saying we aren’t doing an external review?

I hope we don’t, because we are perfectly fine, no point having a review of club that is going so well.

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Far out. What a time to be laying off key staff - in the middle of the trade period where there’s a player exodus and while trying to employ a senior coach. Their board probably had no choice though once the report findings were in. Definitely sucks to be them at the moment.

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2 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Am I right in saying we aren’t doing an external review?

I hope we don’t, because we are perfectly fine, no point having a review of club that is going so well.

Good to see you’ve returned to your comfy old position of waiting for the sky to fall Clint. I was a bit worried last year that you might have accidentally seen the ray of sunshine peeking out from the clouds. ❤️

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3 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

Am I right in saying we aren’t doing an external review?

I hope we don’t, because we are perfectly fine, no point having a review of club that is going so well.

Has the external review created better outcomes for the club yet, than an internal review? Let me know @Clint Bizkit

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Just now, Nasher said:

Good to see you’ve returned to your comfy old position of waiting for the sky to fall Clint. I was a bit worried last year that you might have accidentally seen the ray of sunshine peeking out from the clouds. ❤️

2019 sucked the life out of me unlike any season before, but a few shocking list decisions have kick started my heart and I am back.

Bring on 16th place next year I say.

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Just now, Nasher said:

Good to see you’ve returned to your comfy old position of waiting for the sky to fall Clint. I was a bit worried last year that you might have accidentally seen the ray of sunshine peeking out from the clouds. ❤️

I stared right into that sun and went blind.

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2 minutes ago, FireInTheBelly said:

Do we have any interest in Campo?

If he's not good enough for Adelaide then he's good enough for us!

In all seriousness, to go from a decent caretaker coach to out the door is a pretty crazy ride.

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6 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

2019 sucked the life out of me unlike any season before,

Same here mate, same here. Funny how we all respond differently, I reckon a psych major could write a great thesis on the behaviour of people who invest heavily emotionally in to bitterly disappointing sporting teams.

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4 minutes ago, FireInTheBelly said:

Do we have any interest in Campo?

Sacked as soon as the board had time to digest the report. He and Burton should be thinking about life after footy now I think, as I doubt they’re employable in this industry anymore.

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5 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Same here mate, same here. Funny how we all respond differently, I reckon a psych major could write a great thesis on the behaviour of people who invest heavily emotionally in to bitterly disappointing sporting teams.

2019 has been the year I pulled right back including pretty much cutting off all football media (which was a great decision even if Melbourne were flying).

After the high of seeing us win two finals in person in front over 90,000 people (I wasn't even that upset about the preliminary final loss) to then go back to be complete and utter rubbish in less than six months just crushed me.

 

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15 minutes ago, Nasher said:

Sacked as soon as the board had time to digest the report. He and Burton should be thinking about life after footy now I think, as I doubt they’re employable in this industry anymore.

To be air though, Camporeale was senior assistant which is a position you would think their new senior coach would want to choose himself. Likely more assistants will be cut too once the new coach starts appointing their own people.

 

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22 minutes ago, Clint Bizkit said:

If he's not good enough for Adelaide then he's good enough for us!

In all seriousness, to go from a decent caretaker coach to out the door is a pretty crazy ride.

This is a bit simplistic to assume that Campo isn't good enough for us just because he was let go by Adelaide. As Lord Nev pointed out, a new coach usually picks their Senior Assistant. Also, as far as we know Campo may have wanted a fresh start or might already have a role lined up or it might simply be the club seeing the need for change to help rejuvenate the club and it's culture. 

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Whatever way you look at it the Crows have serious problems, with no coach, no chief of the FD, assistants coaches being shown the Dorrington and players wanting out all over the place. add the trading period / drafting is upon them. 

Oh great it could not happen to a nicer mob.

This is the only team in the competition that I truely hate.

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35 minutes ago, old dee said:

Whatever way you look at it the Crows have serious problems, with no coach, no chief of the FD, assistants coaches being shown the Dorrington and players wanting out all over the place. add the trading period / drafting is upon them. 

Oh great it could not happen to a nicer mob.

This is the only team in the competition that I truely hate.

yeah but at least they have money and a massive waiting list for both membership and reserved seats.

Agree though it's hard to put the finger on why they have failed in recent years.

Perhaps the AFL needs to consider giving them a priority pick or two !!

PS and who can forgive them for that year when we beat them in the finals yet because of the strange rules applying to "the six" they went on to win the GF.

 

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1 hour ago, Clint Bizkit said:

If he's not good enough for Adelaide then he's good enough for us!

In all seriousness, to go from a decent caretaker coach to out the door is a pretty crazy ride.

He did win 7 out of 11 in 2015 as caretaker coach. Inherited a fair team no doubt, but the circumstances couldn't have been easy.

Certainly a crazy ride, without knowing the details of the review it's hard to say. Potentially collateral damage with a new senior coach coming in.

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Nothing asked or said about the role of the Board in all this? Don’t ask the reviewers to ask difficult questions...

... nothing to see here, move on!....

 

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46 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

yeah but at least they have money and a massive waiting list for both membership and reserved seats.

Agree though it's hard to put the finger on why they have failed in recent years.

Perhaps the AFL needs to consider giving them a priority pick or two !!

PS and who can forgive them for that year when we beat them in the finals yet because of the strange rules applying to "the six" they went on to win the GF.

 

I have hated them and the AFL with serious intent since DJ. And that does not take into account the worst supporters in the comp.

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5 minutes ago, old dee said:

I have hated them and the AFL with serious intent since DJ. And that does not take into account the worst supporters in the comp.

Yes their supporters are a pack of wankers. They make the filth look like they have teeth. Hope they win the spoon next year.

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37 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Nothing asked or said about the role of the Board in all this? Don’t ask the reviewers to ask difficult questions...

... nothing to see here, move on!....

 

Crazy isn't it.

Perhaps the least understood key factor in any team (or organisation for that matter) success is the strength of the board and the how effective its governance is. 

It is one reason that i am very confident he dees will bounce back. We are in a good space in terms of our board, governance and executive.

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40 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

Nothing asked or said about the role of the Board in all this? Don’t ask the reviewers to ask difficult questions...

... nothing to see here, move on!....

 

haven't given it much thought but in  a city like Adelaide being on the Crows Board would be quite an influential position.

Wonder what their election structure is like as it could be skewed by the SANFL clubs who own the licence.

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2 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

2019 has been the year I pulled right back including pretty much cutting off all football media (which was a great decision even if Melbourne were flying).

After the high of seeing us win two finals in person in front over 90,000 people (I wasn't even that upset about the preliminary final loss) to then go back to be complete and utter rubbish in less than six months just crushed me.

 

This decision - was it due to an external review?

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Camporeale was seen to be too close to Pyke. No other finding against him.

Wouldn't have thought loyalty was a bad thing.

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