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    Sam Power appointed Dogs' new General Manager of List and Recruiting

    Sam Power appointed Dogs' new General Manager of List and Recruiting

    The Western Bulldogs have appointed Sam Power as its new General Manager of List and Recruiting.

    In a new structure, Power will oversee the Club’s total list management strategy, including TPP management and compliance, player contracting, player acquisition and recruiting.

    He will arrive at Victoria University Whitten Oval in the New Year having spent the last four seasons at the Carlton Football Club, where he undertook a number of roles in the areas of company secretary, football operations, player talent ID, governance and compliance, total player payments and risk management.

    Prior to his time at Carlton, Power practiced law at Clayton Utz.

    “We’re thrilled to welcome Sam to the Western Bulldogs, and we’re excited about the impact he can make to this important position within our football program,” said Bulldogs’ Director of Football, Chris Grant.

    “Sam brings a wealth of knowledge and a diverse skill set in a number of important areas which we see as crucial to the success of our list management and recruiting.

    “As we continue to aspire to be ahead of the game within all areas of our business, Sam’s background in football, his knowledge of football department practices and experience in the corporate world made him an ideal candidate.”

    Power played 84 games with the Bulldogs between 2002 and 2007, after being selected at pick 10 in the 2001 NAB AFL National Draft.

    He added a further 39 games after being traded to North Melbourne at end of the 2007 season, before spending two seasons with VFL club Coburg, where he won back-to-back Best and Fairest awards.

    “I’m grateful for the opportunity to join the Western Bulldogs in this new role, where I’ll have the chance to work with a young and exciting playing list,” Power said.

    “It’s great to be able to return to the Club where I spent six years as a player, and I’m eager to work with the list and recruiting team to help the Bulldogs achieve more success.

    “I’d like to thank the Carlton Football Club for their support over the last four years, which allowed me to enhance the skills that I will utilise at the Bulldogs.”

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    Re: Sam Power appointed Dogs' new General Manager of List and Recruiting

    The surgeon returns... Wow!

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    Re: Sam Power appointed Dogs' new General Manager of List and Recruiting

    84 games with us. Can we also count the games in his new role towards the F/S qualification?

    There's serious talent in those Power genes.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




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    Re: Sam Power appointed Dogs' new General Manager of List and Recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    The surgeon returns... Wow!

    It's ironic that in the photo in the OP he has the ball in his hands and he is looking down the ground. Not sideways.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




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    Re: Sam Power appointed Dogs' new General Manager of List and Recruiting

    As a player Sam seemed to lack the confidence, but he did play some good footy.

    Hopefully, he quickly develops an effective working relationship with Dalrymple and sets the club on the path to ongoing and recurring success.
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    Re: Sam Power appointed Dogs' new General Manager of List and Recruiting

    Good luck to sam .

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    Re: Sam Power appointed Dogs' new General Manager of List and Recruiting

    All the best to Sam. Another lawyer joins management.
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    Re: Sam Power appointed Dogs' new General Manager of List and Recruiting

    Good to have you back at the Kennel Sam.
    Liam Picken is still my favourite player......

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    Re: Sam Power appointed Dogs' new General Manager of List and Recruiting

    It's an interesting appointment and he has a wide and varied CV. This is a huge appointment for him.
    Good luck to Sam and his team. He has some critical names to get signed, sealed and delivered and I hope he is a strong negotiator particularity at the trade table.
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    Forgetting much of his footy. What I remember of him was that every time the media banged on to Will Minson about how he was the most intelligent player in the AFEL, Will always immediately said that Sam Power had him covered (for intellect/IQ/smarts etc). Clayton Utz on his CV is impressive considering they'd get about 500 CVs for a handful of spots a year. Hope that powerful brain of his extends into the new role.

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    Re: Sam Power appointed Dogs' new General Manager of List and Recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    Gordon, Bains, Power. We like lawyers.
    Maybe Gordon rates that skillset
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    Re: Sam Power appointed Dogs' new General Manager of List and Recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    Forgetting much of his footy. What I remember of him was that every time the media banged on to Will Minson about how he was the most intelligent player in the AFEL, Will always immediately said that Sam Power had him covered (for intellect/IQ/smarts etc). Clayton Utz on his CV is impressive considering they'd get about 500 CVs for a handful of spots a year. Hope that powerful brain of his extends into the new role.

    Gordon, Bains, Power. We like lawyers.
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    Maybe Gordon rates that skillset

    Lawyers rule the world. If you can't beat them then you may as well surround yourself with the best.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




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    Re: Sam Power appointed Dogs' new General Manager of List and Recruiting

    Sam certainly sounds like a well credentialled, astute guy. Not sure his list management experience learnt at Carlton (most recycled players in AFL) fills me with confidence though....
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    Re: Sam Power appointed Dogs' new General Manager of List and Recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutsPeanuts View Post
    Sam certainly sounds like a well credentialled, astute guy. Not sure his list management experience learnt at Carlton (most recycled players in AFL) fills me with confidence though....
    I dare say SOS would have had more to do with that than Sam did.

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    Re: Sam Power appointed Dogs' new General Manager of List and Recruiting

    My most vivid recollection of his playing days in our colours is that my throat was often sore.

    May he hit more targets as an administrator than he did with the boots on.
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