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Re: Co-captains: maintain or change?
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2023, 07:56:37 PM »
A topic could be who do you think should be our captain .

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Re: Co-captains: maintain or change?
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2023, 09:17:09 PM »
Before the announcement of grimes and nank, I legit wanted Vlastuin to be captain. I still hold firm on that. Although baker is a closer second.

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Re: Co-captains: maintain or change?
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2023, 09:27:18 PM »
Stick with the current arrangement for one more year, and then Taranto.

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Re: Co-captains: maintain or change?
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2023, 09:33:10 PM »
How does this get decided? Is it voted by the playing group? Decided by the coaches? By the footy department? A combo of all?

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Re: Co-captains: maintain or change?
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2023, 10:01:31 PM »
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Stick with the current arrangement for one more year, and then Taranto.

Why wait a whole 'nother year? Apart from the fact it's a crap concept to start with, Grimes is half-cooked and Nank is far too undisciplined for the role and arguably on the decline as well. :shh
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Re: Co-captains: maintain or change?
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2023, 10:05:51 PM »
How does this get decided? Is it voted by the playing group? Decided by the coaches? By the footy department? A combo of all?

All of the above with input from a few others eg CEO and then the recommendation is presented to the board to be ratified
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Re: Co-captains: maintain or change?
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2023, 10:10:48 PM »
Playin
Stick with the current arrangement for one more year, and then Taranto.

Why wait a whole 'nother year? Apart from the fact it's a crap concept to start with, Grimes is half-cooked and Nank is far too undisciplined for the role and arguably on the decline as well. :shh
OMG we are on the same page. Impossible we agree on this . I'm shocked

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Re: Co-captains: maintain or change?
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2023, 10:24:13 PM »
Playin
Stick with the current arrangement for one more year, and then Taranto.

Why wait a whole 'nother year? Apart from the fact it's a crap concept to start with, Grimes is half-cooked and Nank is far too undisciplined for the role and arguably on the decline as well. :shh

Maybe, but just seems a bit disrespectful to ditch two of our long term champs with a bloke who's been here for one year. Just my opinion.
Actually wouldn't be shocked if Nank stepped down from the role at the end of this year. I reckon he might have realised he's not suited to captaincy and is better off as the enforcer. Hard to be both these days.

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Re: Co-captains: maintain or change?
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2023, 10:26:38 PM »
How does this get decided? Is it voted by the playing group? Decided by the coaches? By the footy department? A combo of all?

All of the above with input from a few others eg CEO and then the recommendation is presented to the board to be ratified

I swear since maybe the 3 man team was selected in 2017 the club has been a lot less transparent on this process and the leadership group. Feel like they used to be more open about who was captain, vice captain, deputy vice, who else was in the leadership team, there was even like a young leadership team from memory.

Anyway there isnít really a standout pick to be captain from our current team imo which is a problem in its own right. Lynch would be my pick but heís inevitably gonna miss too many games. Taranto is our best player and hasnít missed a game although Iím still unsure of his leadership qualities since heís only been with us for 9 or so months. Hopper gives off leadership vibes in his interviews however he has his own injury issues in the past couple of seasons. Baker displays strong leadership qualities on field, putting his body on the line and doing the team things but does also seem like the goofy/prankster/immature type so not sure how heíd go with all the off field stuff.

I think the player which gives you the best balance of performance, durability, on field leadership, off field leadership is vlastuin. Only thing is he is 29 so would be another short term appointment although maybe thatís not such a bad thing. Take over until another natural young leader emerges.

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Re: Co-captains: maintain or change?
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2023, 12:17:29 AM »
Baker strikes me as a Tony Shaw type captain - cheeky little mongrel who leads from the front and gets under the oppos skin and goads them into giving away frees. Can just  see him stirring up flogs like Danger, Sicily & Andrews at the coin toss and laughing at 'em like Shaw did to Spud Frawley all those years ago. Him & Greene at the toss would be interesting. :shh
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Re: Co-captains: maintain or change?
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2023, 01:57:25 AM »
Baker strikes me as a Tony Shaw type captain - cheeky little mongrel who leads from the front and gets under the oppos skin and goads them into giving away frees. Can just  see him stirring up flogs like Danger, Sicily & Andrews at the coin toss and laughing at 'em like Shaw did to Spud Frawley all those years ago. Him & Greene at the toss would be interesting. :shh
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Re: Co-captains: maintain or change?
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2023, 07:15:07 AM »

I swear since maybe the 3 man team was selected in 2017 the club has been a lot less transparent on this process and the leadership group. Feel like they used to be more open about who was captain, vice captain, deputy vice, who else was in the leadership team, there was even like a young leadership team from memory.


Totally agree

Actually in 2017 through to 2021 we just had a captain and vice captain's. Didn't have a leadership group per se. Club spoke of an "emerging leadership group" but never told us who they were or who made-up the group.

During that time when Cotch, Jack and Rance were injured they made the most senior blokes captain eg Shedda or Dusty

When they appointed the co-captains they said no vice captains but we had a a leadership group behind them but despite saying they announced it due course we got crickets

And here we are in 2023 and we still have crickets around any leadership group.

It's frustrating and reckon we deserve better.

If nothing else it would make for one helluva topic to discuss ;D
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Re: Co-captains: maintain or change?
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2023, 10:15:46 PM »
One from left field but I also think broady would make a good captain. In the best form of his career, shows strong leadership on field and handles himself well in interviews and press conferences. Heís the wrong side of 30 so would only be a short term 2-3 year captaincy. I think his incident after the 2017 GF would rule him out in the eyes of the higher ups though.

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Re: Co-captains: maintain or change?
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2023, 10:48:42 PM »
One from left field but I also think broady would make a good captain. In the best form of his career, shows strong leadership on field and handles himself well in interviews and press conferences. Heís the wrong side of 30 so would only be a short term 2-3 year captaincy. I think his incident after the 2017 GF would rule him out in the eyes of the higher ups though.

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Re: Co-captains: maintain or change?
« Reply #44 on: July 14, 2023, 01:12:06 AM »
I think his incident after the 2017 GF would rule him out in the eyes of the higher ups though.

They were exceptional higher ups