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    Message from the Bont

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    Re: Message from the Bont

    I like this, but wonder about the motivation behind it.
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    Re: Message from the Bont

    Not sure the point of this.

    Bevo said something similar after the Freo game.
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    Re: Message from the Bont

    Quote Originally Posted by Scraggers View Post
    I like this, but wonder about the motivation behind it.
    Seems like corporate spin to me…
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scraggers View Post
    I like this, but wonder about the motivation behind it.
    I thought when I first spied it that it was to brace ourselves for the Dunkley departure.
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    Re: Message from the Bont

    Errrrrk unnecessary putting Bont in that position looked awkward as hell. Bet this is a Bains thing.

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    Re: Message from the Bont

    Quote Originally Posted by 1eyedog View Post
    Errrrrk unnecessary putting Bont in that position looked awkward as hell. Bet this is a Bains thing.
    I know that at least one of the players spoke to the group directly after the game about using the loss as stimulus for 2023.

    I see this as a player driven thing, the leadership group owning the situation and letting us know they believe they are capable of a lot more.

    He looked pretty relaxed to me.
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    Re: Message from the Bont

    I like it. Thanks Bont.

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    Re: Message from the Bont

    Quote Originally Posted by MrMahatma View Post
    I like it. Thanks Bont.
    me too, not sure why the negativity.
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    Re: Message from the Bont

    The old damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Messages from leaders are important and whilst it may be some throw away lines for some, for others it is important to hear from the Captain to reassure supporters that they will be back bigger and better next year.

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    Re: Message from the Bont

    The man can do no wrong in my eyes. Felt authentic, appreciate the message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boots View Post
    The man can do no wrong in my eyes. Felt authentic, appreciate the message.
    Hopefully he and the players are hurting badly and they will come out fighting next year.
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    Re: Message from the Bont

    I reckon he's fully articulated our frustrations. I mean, he's probably not going to say "We should've reviewed the GF in more detail and we'll do that this season" or similar, but he's acknowledging underperformance and greater expectation. That's not "accepting mediocrity" or anything. It made me feel good to hear it.

    Could've made it a touch more impactful by saying "And I'm gonna grow my hair back longer again... I take 100% responsibility for the error in judgement of cutting my hair".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMahatma View Post
    I reckon he's fully articulated our frustrations. I mean, he's probably not going to say "We should've reviewed the GF in more detail and we'll do that this season" or similar, but he's acknowledging underperformance and greater expectation. That's not "accepting mediocrity" or anything. It made me feel good to hear it.

    Could've made it a touch more impactful by saying "And I'm gonna grow my hair back longer again... I take 100% responsibility for the error in judgement of cutting my hair".
    And Bevo removing the Mo!

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    Re: Message from the Bont

    Between this and Ellie’s post game comments tonight, I feel better about the players and their current relationship with the club. Whatever has been off, it can be fixed. Bont has done a good thing here.

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