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The making of Captain Geary

Postby thejiggingsaint » Tue 16 May 2017 7:45pm

We see lots of references made about " leadership" in the media and in society. Leadership is a commodity that is sadly lacking within so many spheres of our modern lives.

In my humble opinion, "Leadership" is a term that covers a whole spectrum of acts and attitudes. Leading by example is the most effective, and admirable type of leadership (IMHO) Jarryn Geary has, to my way of thinking, in these past four days displayed remarkable levels of maturity and leadership during this unfortunate episode between Carlton and ourselves.

Firstly, he was first to get into Murphy after that players conduct toward an injured Jake Carlisle. This preparedness to act without regard for himself, in defence of a teammate makes a hell of a statement about his courage and loyalty.

Secondly, when the dust had settled, when the blood temperatures had returned to normal, JG contacted Murphy to make the peace and move on.

Now I know all the macho men and such like may see that as a sign of weakness...... I for one DON'T! On the contrary, I see it as showing enough strength of character, to say; " look mate, it got heated, we said stuff, you said stuff, let's get together and sort it out, and move on"

Jarryn Geary has ARRIVED as our captain courageous! A warrior! A leader! Our Skipper!

Thanks for the editing suggestion from our "Writer in residence" saintspremiers! :wink: :lol: I see what you men mate!
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby WellardSaint » Tue 16 May 2017 8:01pm

very well said, Jiggster :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
His instinctive reaction spoke volumes about his character, what he feels inside, what makes him tick.

And the follow-up actions show maturity and strength, so that Finnis and the board had no problem with saying
"The Captain's done all the right things, he's got this"
Geary lives and breathes all the right values of the club,
and I think the media is not happy with the mature response.

They're itching to trot out that phrase "arrghh those damned Saints are a rabble"
but they can't.

All the haters, like the huge bellied fat cats running Carlscum, and other clubs, can't gloat and chug on their cigars.

P.S would have been unreal if Hayden Ballantyne was playing with Freo...which pest will stick it up Murphy this weekend?
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby thejiggingsaint » Tue 16 May 2017 8:06pm

Wellard Saint: key words when describing Captain Geary; " maturity" " Strength" both physically and mentally. We are on the cusp of something special under this skipper! ( with the GREATEST respect to his predecessors)
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby SemperFidelis » Tue 16 May 2017 8:06pm

As I saw posted somewhere else, "Oh Captain, my Captain" ...
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby saintspremiers » Tue 16 May 2017 8:10pm

Having briefly met Gearbox last year he seems a great bloke also. Very personable which is vital.

Jigster - please hit the return key a bit more to add a few paragraphs- makes it easier to read!
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby thejiggingsaint » Tue 16 May 2017 8:11pm

Thanks for the grammar lesson too SP! :lol: :lol: :wink:
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby WellardSaint » Tue 16 May 2017 8:17pm

thejiggingsaint wrote:Thanks for the grammar lesson too SP! :lol: :lol: :wink:


have a look at my posting style.
:mrgreen: :lol: :?
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby Trev from the Bush » Tue 16 May 2017 10:34pm

Agree entirely Jiggy, which makes those who reckon he wasn't in our best 22 look right fools.

SainterK was uncompromising in her support for Gears and spot on with her assessment. By the way, where is SainterK? Always loved her posts and sadly miss her contributions.

And where is Dr Spaceman? Hasn't posted at all this year. Love his sharp, observational humour - which is sadly lacking here at the moment. Ground control to Major Tom - come in Dr Spaceman!
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby WellardSaint » Tue 16 May 2017 10:44pm

Trev from the Bush wrote:Agree entirely Jiggy, which makes those who reckon he wasn't in our best 22 look right fools.

SainterK was uncompromising in her support for Gears and spot on with her assessment. By the way, where is SainterK? Always loved her posts and sadly miss her contributions.

And where is Dr Spaceman? Hasn't posted at all this year. Love his sharp, observational humour - which is sadly lacking here at the moment. Ground control to Major Tom - come in Dr Spaceman!

Dr Spaceman visited today at 6:47pm.
His last post was 16 Dec 2016
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby Trev from the Bush » Tue 16 May 2017 11:25pm

Welcome back Spacie! Six months between drinks!
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby stonecold » Wed 17 May 2017 12:46am

Trev from the Bush wrote:Welcome back Spacie! Six months between drinks!


Too true Witty!!!!!
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby WellardSaint » Wed 17 May 2017 12:56am

Trev from the Bush wrote:Agree entirely Jiggy, which makes those who reckon he wasn't in our best 22 look right fools.

SainterK was uncompromising in her support for Gears and spot on with her assessment. By the way, where is SainterK? Always loved her posts and sadly miss her contributions.

And where is Dr Spaceman? Hasn't posted at all this year. Love his sharp, observational humour - which is sadly lacking here at the moment. Ground control to Major Tom - come in Dr Spaceman!


OK, SainterK last posted on 17 Oct 2016.
Her last visit? the search page just says " - "
does it only show this year's visits?
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby elizabethr » Wed 17 May 2017 1:37am

Sentimental Dribble.
nothing to say
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby Sainternist » Wed 17 May 2017 1:54am

elizabethr wrote:Sentimental Dribble.


The expression is drivel, not dribble.

If you're going to be a grouch, at least be an articulate grouch.
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby Superboot » Wed 17 May 2017 3:24pm

Good thread Jiggster.

I was one of the doubters, but I think Gears is going to make a good captain.
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby bigcarl » Wed 17 May 2017 3:28pm

The players love him and I think I know why. He's got their backs.
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby Superboot » Wed 17 May 2017 4:11pm

I think he's actually in the best 22 also, which is something of a bonus :)
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby thejiggingsaint » Wed 17 May 2017 4:31pm

Oh YEAH! I'd say one of the VERY first to be picked!
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Re: The making of Captain Geary

Postby saynta » Wed 17 May 2017 5:02pm

Superboot wrote:I think he's actually in the best 22 also, which is something of a bonus :)


Second best overall according to the club. :D :D :D :wink:
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