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    Slightly o/t, but I had lunch last week with a life long Roos fan.
    Been a fan all his life (he's over 60), and a member for the last 10 years.

    He signed up as a member again this year.......




    with the Bulldogs.


    I wonder how many members the Roos will lose due to the Harvey/Petrie/Dal Santo situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottH View Post
    Slightly o/t, but I had lunch last week with a life long Roos fan.
    Been a fan all his life (he's over 60), and a member for the last 10 years.

    He signed up as a member again this year.......




    with the Bulldogs.


    I wonder how many members the Roos will lose due to the Harvey/Petrie/Dal Santo situation.
    He won't be the only bandwagon fan for the fairypuppies, I have no doubt.

    I think the Harvey etc situation will have a noticeable negative impact on their members - if our club had of done something similar with say Goodes/Bolton/O'Loughlin, I would of been equally ropable about it. Poorly handle by the wooboys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottH View Post
    Slightly o/t, but I had lunch last week with a life long Roos fan.
    Been a fan all his life (he's over 60), and a member for the last 10 years.

    He signed up as a member again this year.......




    with the Bulldogs.


    I wonder how many members the Roos will lose due to the Harvey/Petrie/Dal Santo situation.
    No offence but your mate is a tosser, that would have to be the worst case of bandwagonism I've ever heard of

    You'd think he'd be old enough to know better

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    Quote Originally Posted by caj23 View Post
    No offence but your mate is a tosser, that would have to be the worst case of bandwagonism I've ever heard of

    You'd think he'd be old enough to know better
    Really? How else would a member show their disgust at how their greats had been treated? Write an angry email and still pay for a membership?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RogueSwan View Post
    Really? How else would a member show their disgust at how their greats had been treated? Write an angry email and still pay for a membership?
    North - no premiership for 17 years - Harvey aged 37 or so. Allowed to stay on to break games record.

    Personally think North made the right decision for their club's future.
    (Good riddance to the member who jumped ship.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogueSwan View Post
    Really? How else would a member show their disgust at how their greats had been treated? Write an angry email and still pay for a membership?
    Plenty of South supporters were lost to not only the Sydney Swans but football itself, when we were shipped off to what we expected to be oblivion. I know I contemplated changing. Sounds like this bloke is jumping onto a bandwagon that he thinks will be forever at the top.

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    The axing of the four senior North players was played out very publicly, and the timing was unfortunate, but both were largely due to the four players themselves pushing for an answer (as they are on record as acknowledging). I find it hard to think that North did the wrong thing, in terms of managing their list in the best way for the club. Harvey and Dal Santo could probably have eked out another season but, even with the two of them, I doubt North would have been a contender this year. So what good would that have done North? Petrie and Firrito were definitely cooked (and I see it as desperation on West Coast's part that they've listed Petrie for 2017).

    Don't think that Swans "champions" haven't been pushed out of our club before the players themselves thought their time was up. It's often discussed on here that Dunkley still holds a bit of a grudge due to being asked to retire when he didn't want to. And I am sure plenty of others have been tapped on the shoulder. It's just been presented to the outside world as a mutual decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liz View Post
    The axing of the four senior North players was played out very publicly, and the timing was unfortunate, but both were largely due to the four players themselves pushing for an answer (as they are on record as acknowledging). I find it hard to think that North did the wrong thing, in terms of managing their list in the best way for the club. Harvey and Dal Santo could probably have eked out another season but, even with the two of them, I doubt North would have been a contender this year. So what good would that have done North? Petrie and Firrito were definitely cooked (and I see it as desperation on West Coast's part that they've listed Petrie for 2017).

    Don't think that Swans "champions" haven't been pushed out of our club before the players themselves thought their time was up. It's often discussed on here that Dunkley still holds a bit of a grudge due to being asked to retire when he didn't want to. And I am sure plenty of others have been tapped on the shoulder. It's just been presented to the outside world as a mutual decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stellation View Post
    ROK is hot.
    Was eagerly looking forward to seeing more posts on RWO.

    "ROK is hot" is not what I expected though!

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    Ryan O'Keefe is a very similar case in point. Great servant of the club who wished to play on but was unable to hold down a place.
    Such would have been their fate if allowed to remain on the list.

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    Anyone know where to stream the game? Don't have foxtel

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