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Re: Re: Trade/FA rumours
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2016, 01:32:05 PM »
Offer peanuts you get peanuts back.

Its exactly the mentality on not parting with anything of value that has lead to where we are now with recycled hacks from other clubs stinking it up in the yellow and black.

Some say perhaps rightly so... Houli grigg Chaplin Hampson Morris hunt pettard Morris and the rest were all fair enough additions and helped the club somewhat.

I reckon It's the holding on to some them for 2/3/4 years to long and treating them like Demi gods. Instead of rotating the squad, building a deeper list, investing in youth, attempting to continually improve list etc

That's the cruel bit for the supporters

...and now he's doing the same thing to Vlastuin.....

I sincerely find it deeply depression

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Re: Re: Trade/FA rumours
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2016, 02:35:58 PM »

Some say perhaps rightly so... Houli grigg Chaplin Hampson Morris hunt pettard Morris and the rest were all fair enough additions and helped the club somewhat.

I reckon It's the holding on to some them for 2/3/4 years to long and treating them like Demi gods. Instead of rotating the squad, building a deeper list, investing in youth, attempting to continually improve list etc


I agree with you here (we might need to bookmark it ;D) especially the underlined bits. Not sure about the "demi gods" comments I would describe them more as coach's favourites

Two keys points you've highlighted is "building a deeper list, investing in youth"; reckon why we've failed here is the fact we have appeared to have favoured one at the expense of the other or at least tried to and in the process got both wrong

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Re: Re: Trade/FA rumours
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2016, 02:19:00 AM »
Hearing whispers about Hartlett not being happy at Port - regrets re-signing and apparently we're back in the frame... :shh
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Re: Re: Trade/FA rumours
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2016, 07:36:52 AM »

Some say perhaps rightly so... Houli grigg Chaplin Hampson Morris hunt pettard Morris and the rest were all fair enough additions and helped the club somewhat.

I reckon It's the holding on to some them for 2/3/4 years to long and treating them like Demi gods. Instead of rotating the squad, building a deeper list, investing in youth, attempting to continually improve list etc


I agree with you here (we might need to bookmark it ;D) especially the underlined bits. Not sure about the "demi gods" comments I would describe them more as coach's favourites

Two keys points you've highlighted is "building a deeper list, investing in youth"; reckon why we've failed here is the fact we have appeared to have favoured one at the expense of the other or at least tried to and in the process got both wrong
And I'd also add coaching and developing our playing group to their natural strengths as opposed to trying to jam square pegs into Dimma shaped holes.
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Re: Re: Trade/FA rumours
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2016, 08:21:32 AM »
I have harped on about sacking our list management team and believe that nothing will happen at RFC until this is addressed.
As a point of reference can anyone tell me when in the last 25 years have we had a solid list with genuine depth?

Until we get this sorted we are wasting our time.

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Re: Re: Trade/FA rumours
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2016, 01:22:56 PM »
I wouldn't trade Lids.
He is the heart and soul of the club when it comes to loyalty.

The club needs to show loyalty to the servants that have served them well and have shown loyalty to the club.

That's what being a club is all about FFS!!!!!!!

Like I said, it would break my heart but we don't have to dangle him in front of the whole league so to say. Something along the lines of; 'Lids, you're a true loyalist and servant of the club, but our window is closed and we don't see it opening for the rest of your career. If you would like to chase premiership success at a stronger club we will understand and try to trade you for something that will benefit RFC long-term, however if you want to stay we'd love to have you.'

Think about St Kilda with Stanley, Dal Santo and Goddard. Those blokes could have stayed if they'd wanted to but decided to leave after discussions with their list management as it was best for both parties.


Hearing whispers about Hartlett not being happy at Port - regrets re-signing and apparently we're back in the frame... :shh

Might be a handy pickup but I don't rate him as an A-grade footballer. B-grade at best.

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Re: Re: Trade/FA rumours
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2016, 01:45:59 PM »
Might be a handy pickup but I don't rate him as an A-grade footballer. B-grade at best.

That's fine, we need more B graders to fill the gap between our A graders and our D graders (not too many in between)

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Re: Re: Trade/FA rumours
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2016, 02:10:11 PM »
Might be a handy pickup but I don't rate him as an A-grade footballer. B-grade at best.

That's fine, we need more B graders to fill the gap between our A graders and our D graders (not too many in between)

Any idea what kind of coin he's on at PA????

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Re: Re: Trade/FA rumours
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2016, 02:40:47 PM »
Hearing whispers about Hartlett not being happy at Port - regrets re-signing and apparently we're back in the frame... :shh

The same type of whispers I've been hearing?  :shh

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Re: Re: Trade/FA rumours
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2016, 02:46:52 PM »
Hearing whispers about Hartlett not being happy at Port - regrets re-signing and apparently we're back in the frame... :shh

The same type of whispers I've been hearing?  :shh

lol
 

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Re: Re: Trade/FA rumours
« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2016, 02:52:17 PM »



Hearing whispers about Hartlett not being happy at Port - regrets re-signing and apparently we're back in the frame... :shh

Might be a handy pickup but I don't rate him as an A-grade footballer. B-grade at best.

At his best he's A-Grade. See 2013 & 14 for evidence.


Hearing whispers about Hartlett not being happy at Port - regrets re-signing and apparently we're back in the frame... :shh

The same type of whispers I've been hearing?  :shh

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Re: Re: Trade/FA rumours
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2016, 02:57:07 PM »
He would require a trade though, we'd have to give up a B grader which in our case is.....

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Re: Re: Trade/FA rumours
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2016, 03:24:17 PM »
Bellis, which aint gunna happen.
bottom line is we dont have an excess of any type of player, so wed have to give up picks
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Re: Re: Trade/FA rumours
« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2016, 03:30:38 PM »
Didn't Hartlett sign for something like $800K?  :huh


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Re: Re: Trade/FA rumours
« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2016, 03:41:14 PM »
Didn't Hartlett sign for something like $800K?  :huh
I think thats around what our offer was last year. Not sure if he signed for that much though