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All Quiet on the Western Front 2 weeks 1 day ago #233470

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It's good to finally see acknowledgement from opposition supporters that Perth's zones are shit since most don't rate us a chance of playing finals despite recruiting a number of A grade recruits in areas of need and one of the most experienced coaching line ups seen in modern times in the WAFL, yet most still pump up the chances of other clubs being serious challengers despite significant losses and in WP's case, a first year inexperienced coach.

So don't let me hear sarcastic comments about how we keep blaming our zones. 

And while I'm at it I'm going to have a crack at some of you 91.3fm commentators who we know are deeply rooted in EF and SF territory. The way you have interviewed Peter German and Mark Stone in the last 12 months, the way you keep asking the question, WHY Perth? Almost stuttering in disbelief the way you ask WHY did you choose Perth? Wayne Clarke sounded absolutely dumbfounded the other day when he asked Mark Stone that very question.

In other words what were you thinking, you could have taken your pick at any other club, WHY did you choose Perth?
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All Quiet on the Western Front 2 weeks 1 day ago #233471

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Firstly I think most posters would agree that P zones need a long due overhaul to create some parity in both current player numbers and growth continuation.As has been mentioned to death though how the WAFC will pull their fingers out and finally do something is anyone’s guess.Don’t want to start a discussion on that subject again- just my opinion.
Your other point though DD is interesting.I listened to the Mark Stone interview and two things stood out.Firstly,Adrian Barich seems to be doing a power of work behind the scenes(and there has been other examples of this in recent times) and Stone has vast experience as we all know- especially when he mentioned his task was to “ unlock the potential in players that they didn’t even know they had”.
Finally,I see your point about some of the condescending manner in the way the questions were asked but I’ve listened to Clark before and that’s a bit of his interview ‘ style’.Not condoning it just saying.
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All Quiet on the Western Front 2 weeks 1 day ago #233472

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Thought this was a WP thread, hence why people are discussing WP’s chances this season and why nobody has mentioned Perth…

The Rotham situation is appalling, hope the right solution is made quickly and he’s back at WP where he belongs. 

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All Quiet on the Western Front 2 weeks 1 day ago #233473

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Thanks Feds good to hear some honest acknowledgment from an opposition supporter. I think when the WAFC try to do something they get a lot of pushback from the clubs that surround our zones, namely East and South Fremantle. Hence why they are always paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for so called “independent reviews” which I don’t believe are followed through.

Anyway that’s all I’ll say don’t want to upset TT.
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All Quiet on the Western Front 2 weeks 1 day ago #233475

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Hey DD...if your zones are so bad, how do you explain your colts missed winning a flag last year by less than 2 straight kicks? just asking.....

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All Quiet on the Western Front 2 weeks 1 day ago #233477

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Hey DD...if your zones are so bad, how do you explain your colts missed winning a flag last year by less than 2 straight kicks? just asking.....
How often do we even make finals in the colts BC? Once in a blue moon. Lets see if it’s a new trend in the right direction or just an out of the blue good batch of kids that came through. 
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All Quiet on the Western Front 2 weeks 48 minutes ago #233507

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The loss of Sam Rotham might get WP fans riled up. Appalling from WC. Getting a job in football would be very attractive to a delisted player, and WC are able to offer jobs and salary that WAFL clubs can't compete with. I understood there to be a clause preventing WC from using employment as a means to attract recruits. I assume they would argue they are not getting Rotahm to play for them, they are simply not allowing him to play against them while working for the club. The distinction is spurious - they are still using their financial clout to weaken a rival club. 

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All Quiet on the Western Front 1 week 5 days ago #233523

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Appalling behaviour again by the WC bully boys. The reason given is they don't want him playing against some work mates!!
How many on the WCER list actually have jobs with the WC admin? Players have been playing against mates and work colleagues since the comp started, such a lame excuse to expand their arrogant attitude of doing everything in their power to destroy our comp. Joondy supporters have every right to be pissed off. The next game between the 2 clubs will be a bit more spicy I think, especially if it's up at Joondy.

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All Quiet on the Western Front 1 week 5 days ago #233527

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Ted riled up is an understatement.We have seen many instances of WC arrogance and thorough disdain for the WAFL competition but this just about takes the cake.Reading the West article on the subject (and quickly I don’t have necessarily full confidence on accuracy most of the time but we’ll take it on face value) some interesting points were made.The article said WC have a “ new rule” and “principle “ about employees playing against their workmates.Bullshit!(Your point SS).When Rotham started in January 22 I presume this was not in his employment contract  - paperwork which contains duties and conditions under which he is offered the job.So this change in principle would have required a new contract (I must be delusional  - I just put principle and WC in the same sentence).Brayshaw and Waterman left faced with the same “ new rule “ but their situation was different in that their roles were nowhere near as involved and career oriented as Rotham’s is.He has clearly made the decision that he has a future in the football industry and this a great stepping stone towards that.No criticism of his decision.Another point is that in effect WC are encouraging him to break the contract he has with WP but that doesn’t mean much to WC.I wonder if all this “new rules and principles “ have anything to do with not getting as many recruiting concessions as they had hoped.Grrrrrr!
I ‘ll stop ranting now but the annoying thing is that nothing will come of it. Rotham is caught between a rock and a hard place.If he was of a mind to fight the issue legally (with WP’s help) it would be expensive and what are the chances he would keep the job. Morally this is crap - but then again what would we expect from WC.

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