OFFICIAL Congrats Alex Glenn Captain 2020

GCBRONCO

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I'm only concerned about Fifita being left out of that quote from Seibold because the last time I noticed something like that, it was Gillett being left out of the list of "veterans that Jesse Arthars can learn from" at the Arthars introduction, and he retired a couple of weeks later.

Source: https://broncoshq.com/threads/broncos-sign-jesse-arthars.41081/post-3087960

So, we've got precedence that the club is capable of dropping inadvertent hints like that.

Reallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllly hope he's not signing elsewhere.
Personally I think there was a lot more substance to what happened to Gillett then comparing your concerns about Fifita. Gillett's speculated retirement was something that had been speculated by the majority of fans despite being recently re-signed due to injury and only increased when another serious injury occured in a very short period of time after that first and well before veterans mentoring Arthars etc. This wasn't exactly something coming out of left field here, there was speculation of his retirement before 2019.

As for Fifita while he is only signed for 2020 that doesn't necessarily mean he won't be at the club past that, the club handled his drama Bali extremely well for him and the media attention on him has dropped off him particularly on his future at the club(Thats not to say clubs aren't interested in him still) . And as far as non inclusion in the leadership group I tend to agree with it. I think Fifita has some maturing to go before he is ready, suggestions of him letting himself go over the off-season aren't encouraging and the events in Bali and I look at a player like Patrick Carrigan of similar age group and Carrigan is well above him maturity wise and see him as potential future captain material. I can see Fifita being there later, but I don't think his ready right now.
 
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Thelmus

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I'd put Haas too a step above fiffita too. I was most impressed with his conduct during the Bali affair.
He too has a way to go but I like what I see with regard to work ethic, and his approach to problems.l​
 

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I’ve had my criticisms about Glenn before, but they were all skill or gameplay based, as everyone knows you could never question his effort and will to win. While I still do not rate him as highly as some do, he’s a fantastic choice and the appointment is well deserved.

I feel infinitely more confident with him leading the team this season than I would anyone else currently and is the best person to have guiding the next generation through.

Nothing but good vibes about the announcement. Let’s go Sexy Lexi
 

redhood

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So stoked they didn’t with a co-captaincy. And Glenn deserves the ‘C next to his name. Seibold made the right call I believe.

I’m curious to see who takes over when/if Glenn come off during the game or if he is injured?

The majority of our leadership group aren’t 80 minute players (Lodge, Haas, Carrigan and TPJ) which leaves Croft and Boyd.

Is there a pecking order as to who takes charge and makes the calls?

I feel Boyd being the senior player would take on the roll, but I hope that would go to the future being Lodge or Carrigan.

Thoughts?
 

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Siebold is doing what a great leader does - ensuring his charges (in this case the playing group) shares the responsibility for their performance. You heard him in the videos recently - he has different guys in the leadership team having responsibility for certain areas, and he specifically mentioned another 2 guys NOT in the leadership team who will also play a part in taking charge on the field - I assume Milf is one, unsure about the other. But that's beside the point.

What I'm trying to say is that I believe Seibs has a number of guys in a number of positions capable of calling the shots as they need to/see fit. Think Melbourne and Smith/Cronk/Slater. Or the Rooters and Cronk/Keary/Tedesco. I think/hope we're going to see a lot more eyes-up footy and a lot more cohesion this year, Seibs seems to be big on the subgroup/subteam thing as another level underneath the team as a whole.
 

McHunt

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Siebold is doing what a great leader does - ensuring his charges (in this case the playing group) shares the responsibility for their performance. You heard him in the videos recently - he has different guys in the leadership team having responsibility for certain areas, and he specifically mentioned another 2 guys NOT in the leadership team who will also play a part in taking charge on the field - I assume Milf is one, unsure about the other. But that's beside the point.
He’s appointed VP’s, essentially. I’d like to know the scope of their individual purviews. Making sure everyone’s drink is topped up, etc.
 

heartly87

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Great news this. Glenn is about the most professional guy we have at the club. You can tell he is respected and loves the club. It does not appear to be just a game to him. Good luck mate and bring that Trophy home.
 
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Its still just a game even if it is his job. And their are plenty of things in life more important than either.
A job that provides his family with a better lifestyle than he could have ever hoped for growing up.
If its just a game then why is he clinging to it so strongly? Why not just retire if its "just a game"? Can't have it both ways, take it seriously or give up the money. Haven't heard too many ceo's come out after putting in poor years at a company and say to their shareholders "it's just a job", have you?
 

Wolfie

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A job that provides his family with a better lifestyle than he could have ever hoped for growing up.
If its just a game then why is he clinging to it so strongly? Why not just retire if its "just a game"? Can't have it both ways, take it seriously or give up the money. Haven't heard too many ceo's come out after putting in poor years at a company and say to their shareholders "it's just a job", have you?
He can still take it seriously, just as Boyd did. Its if they lose the passion and enjoyment it becomes a problem. He can still set a good example and work hard in training. If he is happy doing what he is doing for a job thats fine, if he isnt, then he can stop or change. And i dont agree with the CEO comparison. A footballers role in a company is very different from a CEO's role in a company. Even a captain doesnt have the responsibility a CEO does. If your worker isnt doing the job, thats up to management to deal with. They didnt think Boyd was doing it, so they replaced him.

But at the end of the day, fans getting worked up over a game of footy to me is absolutely hilarious. Its really not worth getting worked up about. It is just a game. If you lose your enjoyment for it, just dont watch. Its a bit masochistic to carry on doing something you get no enjoyment from and that makes you angry. Dont expect or even care if people have a different view, thats what being on a forum is all about, everyone is different. I just dont want to get worked up over a game of footy in the scheme of things. Look at whats going on around Australia and the devastation we have seen recently. Thats the kind of important thing that matters.
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For 80 minutes a week it can be the most important.
Can be, but like i said, is it really worth getting so worked up about?
 
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Good call. Forgot all about that one.
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He was definitely encouraged to step down:


"After a long season, I came home and had a couple of lengthy chats with the coach and the coach's thoughts were that it would best for myself and the team and I play my best football when I don't have the added responsibility of being Broncos captain”
Miles was sacked too.
 

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