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Two Cheers for Optimism

Preseason, that time of year where hopes and expectations slowly but surely regenerate. The time when club websites have plenty of fodder in terms of who is killing it on the track and how well new recruits are fitting in. There truly is nothing like every club being on level ground once more, the ladder reset, to knock a barracker’s perspective back to the optimism setting.

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Discussing Dekka: A Prelude to the Draft

After contemplating how to get back into the saddle, with the draft a little over 24 hours away it seemed to me that a piece on Derek Hine was topical and maybe even overdue. Having basked in the satisfaction of being one of the architects of our triumph in 2010, it would be fair to say that the years since have not been nearly as rewarding for our head of recruitment.

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The Extension

For those of you who have followed my diminishing contributions on this blog, I like to think that over the journey – which has been a rocky one in recent years – I have always tried to be reasoned and balanced with my views. Needless to say it has been difficult at times, particularly with our frustrating performances and the general disillusionment that follows such struggles, to be measured and find the silver linings, as faint as they have been at times.

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