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Making Their Mark (amazon doco) & One Night in Brisbane (fox/kayo)

Big Tiger

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I have Jb. On Big Footy, many other supporters reactions to the Hardwick/Richmond parts are usuallly something like:

1. Dimma is a great communicator
2. I never liked Dimma, especially his smug smirk, but credit to him. You can see why all the players play for him.
3. Gale and Peggy show why Richmond is a great organisation.
4. A few thought Peggy was boring and not much chop.
5. Couldnt believe a few of the supporters thought Malcolm Speed was better than Peggy! My reaction when I watched Speed - was thank goodness Peggy is the Pres.
I know quite a few people (and I agree) that thought Peggy's comments about the functions and how she couldn't care if she didn't host another dinner and we don't make money on functions anyway, were very disingenuous. A lot of people pour serious dough into the club and those functions are part of their package. The club mightn't make money on the actual function, but they do on the coterie membership packages and that comment is disrespectful. Especially when you consider that in 2020 people paid lots of money last year and didn't receive their benefits.
I also thought the snippets of the Board meetings were somewhat underwhelming, IMO they totally overplayed the Chol situation and I think it was obvious that both the players and coach didn't think anything of it and the Board over played the PC card, which they have a tendency to do.
 

Sintiger

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5. Couldnt believe a few of the supporters thought Malcolm Speed was better than Peggy! My reaction when I watched Speed - was thank goodness Peggy is the Pres.
Mine too. Malcolm Speed strikes me as someone who doesn't quite get the culture of the club. Very concerned about the optics and over playing some things imo whereas Benny and Peggy see these things as important too but are also very practical.
 
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taztiger4

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Mine too. Malcolm Speed strikes me as someone who doesn't quite get the culture of the club. Very concerned about the optics and over playing some things imo whereas Benny and Peggy see these things as important too but are also very practical.
you gleaned that from 3, 4 or 5 , 10 second grabs !!!

He has been on our board since 2011 so basically the same journey as Dimma , Benny & Peggy.

I think he deserves some credit
 
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Tigers of Old

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I also thought the snippets of the Board meetings were somewhat underwhelming, IMO they totally overplayed the Chol situation and I think it was obvious that both the players and coach didn't think anything of it and the Board over played the PC card, which they have a tendency to do.
There's no doubt there's a certain pandering to a handful of quite vocal complainaints about certain PC topics.
 

The Big Richo

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I'd be interested to know who that person is TBR. Understand if it's not something you feel you can divulge.

Eddie Betts. Probably because you saw more of him form a personal life view than the others but that's exactly how he is. I think I said earlier he's like a 10 year old kid and a labrador puppy inside the body of a man and I mean that in the nicest possible way.

He's just a wonderfully kind, authentic, playful man and he cares deeply. Just don't try and get him to do anything when it's cold. ;)
 
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The Big Richo

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I know quite a few people (and I agree) that thought Peggy's comments about the functions and how she couldn't care if she didn't host another dinner and we don't make money on functions anyway, were very disingenuous. A lot of people pour serious dough into the club and those functions are part of their package. The club mightn't make money on the actual function, but they do on the coterie membership packages and that comment is disrespectful. Especially when you consider that in 2020 people paid lots of money last year and didn't receive their benefits.

Yeah I winced a bit when she said that, but I think it was more a reflection of her discomfort at hosting than any disrespect at the fans.

I actually think it came across that she is quite awkward with people, very much a behind the scenes governance type operator than a warm social person like Gale.
 
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Ridley

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Eddie Betts. Probably because you saw more of him form a personal life view than the others but that's exactly how he is. I think I said earlier he's like a 10 year old kid and a labrador puppy inside the body of a man and I mean that in the nicest possible way.

He's just a wonderfully kind, authentic, playful man and he cares deeply. Just don't try and get him to do anything when it's cold. ;)
Thanks very much. I actually thought for some reason you were talking about the coaches in particular when you made that comment.

Anyway I've only watched 2 episodes so far but yes the way Eddie is portrayed is how'd imagine him to be. Even though he plays for Carlton I quite like him...................
 

The Big Richo

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Thanks very much. I actually thought for some reason you were talking about the coaches in particular when you made that comment.

Anyway I've only watched 2 episodes so far but yes the way Eddie is portrayed is how'd imagine him to be. Even though he plays for Carlton I quite like him...................

I've seen Teague, Cameron and Coniglio close up but I didn't feel it captured any of them very well, the latter two especially.

It was a really narrow view, Cameron for example has a great dry wit and is very funny.
 

Sintiger

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you gleaned that from 3, 4 or 5 , 10 second grabs !!!
Yes. Which is why I said he strikes me that wat rather than saying he is that.
what I heard from Speed in the couple of snippets is the words of a professional sports administrator, which is what he is of course. Probably good to have that view on the Board but not as President imo.
 
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caesar

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Yeah I winced a bit when she said that, but I think it was more a reflection of her discomfort at hosting than any disrespect at the fans.

I actually think it came across that she is quite awkward with people, very much a behind the scenes governance type operator than a warm social person

You may be right that Peggy likes to work behind the scenes rather than being out there big noting herself, which is not say she is not a warm social person.
She may not like hobnobbing? but I have met Peggy a couple of times at our Richmond Hill Street Christmas Party and there is nothing wrong with her social skills.
There are a lot of things people do under sufferance in life and work, (you still do them but you don't have to like it).
PS. Eddie's free, he likes brown nosing and greasing palms if he's the sort of operator people prefer;)

Very, very lucky that we have Peggy who has given the club a social conscience and stability.
 
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TOT70

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Jul 27, 2004
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Love a show with a happy ending.

poor old Steve Coniglio looked so sad at the end though.
 
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zippadeee

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Love a show with a happy ending.

poor old Steve Coniglio looked so sad at the end though.
Self inflicted.
He wanted to be captain Solo.
7yrs @ 7 mill. He isnt worth that.
Huge burden to carry.
Put Congilio back on 400k and in the leadership group and he will preform 100 times better.
Not a captain
 

MackTiger

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Binged it last night.

What a great watch.

They should play the Dimma speech before Thursdays game on the big screen.

GOOOOOOOOOSE BUMPS

Other take outs from me;

  1. Cogs wouldn't get me motivated in a pink fit. He is not a captain. For the coin he is on, they would be better off just letting him play.
  2. Never knew Scott came into the box, was a ''wow'' moment for me
  3. Was interesting the religious side of WCE and their prayer group before the games. We have seen how Houli and Saad prepare publically but never anything like that. Wonder if this happens in most clubs?
  4. Adam Simpson does not inspire. Most of what they showed him saying, the opposite happened.
  5. "Dewie" seems a real character. That Matty Rowell could end up being anything.
  6. Eddie Betts deadset legend.
  7. Rory Sloane deadset legend.
  8. Every part of Episode 7 involving the RFC was unbelievable. Playing for those left behind plus all of dimmas ''grab a jumper'' had me tearing up again.

So happy RFC had a part in it. Even how we handled Hub Life / Stack etc was great to watch.

On a side note, I'm no fan of Malcolm Speed.
 
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zippadeee

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Binged it last night.

What a great watch.

They should play the Dimma speech before Thursdays game on the big screen.

GOOOOOOOOOSE BUMPS

Other take outs from me;

  1. Cogs wouldn't get me motivated in a pink fit. He is not a captain. For the coin he is on, they would be better off just letting him play.
  2. Never knew Scott came into the box, was a ''wow'' moment for me
  3. Was interesting the religious side of WCE and their prayer group before the games. We have seen how Houli and Saad prepare publically but never anything like that. Wonder if this happens in most clubs?
  4. Adam Simpson does not inspire. Most of what they showed him saying, the opposite happened.
  5. "Dewie" seems a real character. That Matty Rowell could end up being anything.
  6. Eddie Betts deadset legend.
  7. Rory Sloane deadset legend.
  8. Every part of Episode 7 involving the RFC was unbelievable. Playing for those left behind plus all of dimmas ''grab a jumper'' had me tearing up again.

So happy RFC had a part in it. Even how we handled Hub Life / Stack etc was great to watch.

On a side note, I'm no fan of Malcolm Speed.
Malcolm speed is good.
Bowls a great off break
 
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eZyT

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my take home from one night in brisbane

was Shedda played as big a part as Dusty

by sending a 6th forward up there in response to the rout that was happening in the 2nd quarter.

game changing
 
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seven

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my take home from one night in brisbane

was Shedda played as big a part as Dusty

by sending a 6th forward up there in response to the rout that was happening in the 2nd quarter.

game changing
Coach in the making?
hope we have a spot for him in the coaches box when he retires.
 
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Sintiger

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Watched the final episode. Just the raw emotion of the grannie was awesome.
Benny Gale is a Richmond hero but underneath all of that he is just a fan like the rest of us.
 
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eZyT

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Coach in the making?
hope we have a spot for him in the coaches box when he retires.

I thought JR was our best football brain, and he nominated Sheds as our best football IQ so, yeah, youde think he'll coach at some stage.

Brisbane were sooooo close to taking sheds in his draft. What a sliding door
 
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5SKULL5

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I also binge watched it over 2 nights.
Simply brilliantly made series.
Nothing against GWS or Coniglio, but for a Sydney component they should of gone Dane Rampe or Josh Kennedy at the Swans.