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    Re: Early Trade Rumours 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by Vred View Post
    -Three fringe players are requesting trades (no announcement until VFL season is done, no names)
    Surely Buku & Sweet have one foot out the door and all the best to them ... and one of West or Williams to in my best vol-Kane-o voice "rock the club to its core".
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    Re: Early Trade Rumours 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by Vred View Post
    West will be doing off-season training camps with Bont and a few others, he wants to crack regular minutes in our midfield next season, not one of our players requesting a trade.
    Our non fringe players?
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    Re: Early Trade Rumours 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    Our non fringe players?
    West did this last season trained with guys in US from what I recall.

    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/...18-p5c78h.html

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    Re: Early Trade Rumours 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    West did this last season trained with guys in US from what I recall.
    I completely misread the post. My bad.
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    Re: Early Trade Rumours 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    Our non fringe players?
    If your meaning the likes of Smith, Naughton, English, etc, no surprises at the exit interviews, everybody staying as far as coaches are concerned.

    Although October throws up some crazy shit, but I am 95% certain our current core remains into next season.

    One thing to note at the exit interviews, lot of players voicing their frustration at the football department and how it's been run this last year, lot of players really hating our lack of facilities / skinners reserve, we need to get back into WO the second the paint has dry.
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    Re: Early Trade Rumours 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by Vred View Post
    If your meaning the likes of Smith, Naughton, English, etc, no surprises at the exit interviews, everybody staying as far as coaches are concerned.

    Although October throws up some crazy shit, but I am 95% certain our current core remains into next season.

    One thing to note at the exit interviews, lot of players voicing their frustration at the football department and how it's been run this last year, lot of players really hating our lack of facilities / skinners reserve, we need to get back into WO the second the paint has dry.
    Well then. If you’re going to stay, you’re going to have to fight your guts out and restore the trust. So get to it.
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    Re: Early Trade Rumours 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    Well then. If you’re going to stay, you’re going to have to fight your guts out and restore the trust. So get to it.
    Vred? I've always thought he was a very hard working poster.

    Some of the players could prepare a bit better though.
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    Re: Early Trade Rumours 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by Vred View Post
    One thing to note at the exit interviews, lot of players voicing their frustration at the football department and how it's been run this last year, lot of players really hating our lack of facilities / skinners reserve, we need to get back into WO the second the paint has dry.
    What do you mean by this? Is it just the physical aspect of Skinner etc or do you mean the management generally of the football department?

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    Re: Early Trade Rumours 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by Vred View Post

    One thing to note at the exit interviews, lot of players voicing their frustration at the football department and how it's been run this last year, lot of players really hating our lack of facilities / skinners reserve, we need to get back into WO the second the paint has dry.

    That'd be why the club made a point of taking the players on a tour of the new facilities last week then I guess.
    They say Burt Lancaster has one, but I don't believe them.

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    Re: Early Trade Rumours 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by FrediKanoute View Post
    What do you mean by this? Is it just the physical aspect of Skinner etc or do you mean the management generally of the football department?
    The Skinner Reserve surface was very hard on the players and it took the club and council a long while to get some improvements in the surface. We rotated a lot of players through the rehab group with a lot of leg and feet injuries.
    On top of that there wasn't much there in terms of amenities. A meeting at the club before the session, a trip out to Skinner to do the on field work would then require the drive back to the club to have a shower etc and start any gym or rehab work.

    While it hasn't been seen as a contributing factor on here by a few given we got off to a slow start early in the season, I think it's played its part. The players confirmed it at some functions and at the training sessions at Skinner and now Vred has mentioned it as well.
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    Re: Early Trade Rumours 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by FrediKanoute View Post
    What do you mean by this? Is it just the physical aspect of Skinner etc or do you mean the management generally of the football department?
    I'd imagine that we were just so behind the 8 ball in terms of equipment & facility quality that it would have been incredibly frustrating.

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    Re: Early Trade Rumours 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by Testekill View Post
    I'd imagine that we were just so behind the 8 ball in terms of equipment & facility quality that it would have been incredibly frustrating.
    It was very hard early doors. Players were pulling up sore.

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    Re: Early Trade Rumours 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by Testekill View Post
    I'd imagine that we were just so behind the 8 ball in terms of equipment & facility quality that it would have been incredibly frustrating.
    The facility won't be ready till March 2024, but maybe Gym and another areas could be useable as the finish admin etc areas
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    Re: Early Trade Rumours 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    The facility won't be ready till March 2024, but maybe Gym and another areas could be useable as the finish admin etc areas
    Will we have leading facilities once it's all done or are we playing catch-up?

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    Re: Early Trade Rumours 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    The facility won't be ready till March 2024, but maybe Gym and another areas could be useable as the finish admin etc areas
    What parts of the facility aren’t ready because looking at the walk through it was a stand that wasn’t built yet . Everything the players use looked ready .
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