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Ok Pope Paul – physical, mental or both? I’m interested what people think about this.

Was it a lack of dare?

What do you think Anon – physical or mental lapse?

Was it a lack of dare?

I’m also assuming by your comment they the Eagles were fresher, that you believe it was a physical thing not a mental one?

Was it a lack of dare?

Agree 100%, they overperformed.
They also play a great brand of football, there were stages during the GF where they really exposed West Coast through their speedy ball movement.

Was it a lack of dare?

Definitely homeground advantage a big issue. Travelling to the West has to be the biggest challenge when playing interstate – Five and half hours travel just to start.

Was it a lack of dare?

It is true Collingwood had a favourable draw this year and their finish as the second best team in the comp will impact on their draw for next year.

It think it is harsh to suggest that Collingwood underperformed I think the opposite. A great year for them, the challenge will be to back it up.

Was it a lack of dare?

Thanks Sam I’m living in hope.

Is supporter loyalty a lost commodity today?

Yep, in many ways I have been lucky that the Saints, who at one stage looked like they were in big trouble financially , survived.

Is supporter loyalty a lost commodity today?

Thanks for your comments Christy – I’ll pondor your sons musings. Appreciate the time you took to respond to my article.

Is supporter loyalty a lost commodity today?

Well, the reason I bought Carlisle up that we lost the whole first year to his social media misshap. I also think that he has only been serviceable since signing, I haven’t seen him once take the game by the scruff of the neck and win us a game.
And yes, Gres has been a great pick up.

Is supporter loyalty a lost commodity today?

Yes, possibly Clipper however apart from the AGM what other impact does a supporter have over his club? I agree that it’s a multi billion dollar business and that’s part of the reason I think we are sometimes forgotten.

Is supporter loyalty a lost commodity today?

That’s right, if your bank is hiking up it’s interest rates and you call them on that and they do nothing – you move on.

Is supporter loyalty a lost commodity today?

Wow! I’d change your moniker if I were you. What you have written is a great observation on where we’re at as supporters in the 21st century.
Thanks for the comments, love what you said.

Is supporter loyalty a lost commodity today?

You’re right and now we have very little option but to start trading players we want to keep.
There definitely seems to be a problem at the club of bringing the young drafted players through to a point where they become good AFL footballers.
Whole club process needs a re-think.

Is supporter loyalty a lost commodity today?

Hi Santorum, Thanks for the feedback – sounds like a wise head at work here.
I would love it if they managed to pry Shiels away from GWS and others and agree the number 3 for Shiels has merit.

Is supporter loyalty a lost commodity today?

mds1970, I think you’re right, it’s a tough decision to make. Thanks for you comment.

Is supporter loyalty a lost commodity today?

Why not sounds good to me.

Is supporter loyalty a lost commodity today?

Well RichieTiger I’m assuming that you are a Richmond fan so maybe you have more experience at that than I do.

Is supporter loyalty a lost commodity today?

AdelaideDocker, that’s my point – are these clubs being responsibly managed? And who regulates these things – the AFL administration? I’m no so sure.
If it was regulated we wouldn’t have the top teams constantly picking up the top Free agents.

Anyway , at the end of the day It’s what I think doesn’t mean I’m right.

Is supporter loyalty a lost commodity today?

Good on you Wayne, I love the Saints too.

The whole purpose of the article was to talk about responsible management of the club from a supporter’s perspective. Do you think we have had that?

Is supporter loyalty a lost commodity today?

Hi Paul,
Thanks for the feedback I will still with the Saints.
Pretty clear as a Lions supporter, you have had some experience being taken for a ride.
Good luck in 2019

Is supporter loyalty a lost commodity today?

Hey Gyfox, thanks for the feedback and you’re right, supporting our sporting teams it is a way of life for us.
Still begs the question though – why should we have a second team?

Is supporter loyalty a lost commodity today?

Hi Anon,

Yep, you make some good points. Easy to maintain a lifestyle at someone elses’ expense. Wonder what would happen if supporters just stopped paying their memberships? What impact would that have on the competition as a whole.

Is supporter loyalty a lost commodity today?