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    I personally have no desire whatsoever to dispand any member of the squad. In three seasons we've managed to out-do every one of the older squads in activity and I feel that we are now competing at a high level and there is no reason for any of us to leave. We have a good mix, everyone has a role to play in at least one team and we all work well together - why change that?

    However, if any of the players would like to leave the squad, I would appreciate it if they spoke first to Kyle and myself, letting us know if there are any desired destinations etc. Still, I'd rather you all stay...

    EDIT: The above was before Trav's last two posts.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trav
    That's true .... and of the currnet 'named squad' how much is 'old' and how much is 'new'.

    It would be fair to say that the colts have the greatest total of reassigning players ... and of that total of players, it is also fair to say that the greater population is 'well-experienced' people in the system.

    Just some food for thought.
    Still, I'd bet that we still have a younger average 'age' of players than any other side with the possible exception of CW Green - however it is not our fault that many players in CW Green have gone inactive etc. The reason we have a high turnover is because we all enjoy playing together, so putting us into different teams may just ruin that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trav
    point being .... it isn't exactly a 'colts' team anymore, is it?
    It's not a youth team anymore, that's for sure (although it's still a young team). But the Indianapolis Colts aren't exactly a 'colts' team either, are they? Nor are the Barrie Colts.

    Again, I'd rather we stick together. If people are going to be pedantic over what it means to be a 'Colt' I would suggest to our side that we consider changing name to the Mustangs, or alternatively just not care and carry on as the CW Colts and let the other people worry about such trivial matters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB
    I personally have no desire whatsoever to dispand any member of the squad. In three seasons we've managed to out-do every one of the older squads in activity and I feel that we are now competing at a high level and there is no reason for any of us to leave. We have a good mix, everyone has a role to play in at least one team and we all work well together - why change that?

    However, if any of the players would like to leave the squad, I would appreciate it if they spoke first to Kyle and myself, letting us know if there are any desired destinations etc. Still, I'd rather you all stay...
    I'm not having a crack at your team-bonding, etc, nor am I having a 'hissy fit' at the fact that the colts are by far the most active team on the forums.

    All I was saying was i'm slightly confused now at the term 'colts', and confused at the invention of the colts team not exaclty going along hte way that I had first expected it to.

    For example : aged player Kyle Wright joined the colts to give 'younger players some experience from playing with him".... now, seeing as a great percentage of the team has played for 3 or more seasons, why would they remain in a 'colts' team.

    You know? I'm not having a crack at anyone here, just not making sense to me. Cheers.
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    'sokay dude, it's all good. I'm not taking offence, just discussing.

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    Colts are just another Dev League team now. We have evolved.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis_Teh
    I'm not having a crack at your team-bonding, etc, nor am I having a 'hissy fit' at the fact that the colts are by far the most active team on the forums.

    All I was saying was i'm slightly confused now at the term 'colts', and confused at the invention of the colts team not exaclty going along hte way that I had first expected it to.

    For example : aged player Kyle Wright joined the colts to give 'younger players some experience from playing with him".... now, seeing as a great percentage of the team has played for 3 or more seasons, why would they remain in a 'colts' team.

    You know? I'm not having a crack at anyone here, just not making sense to me. Cheers.

    If I may speak personally...this will be my third season now and it's been my intention to leave the Colts and give new guys a chance after this season. Although maybe I should do it now instead of after this season
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB
    'sokay dude, it's all good. I'm not taking offence, just discussing.
    That's quality, though...mature discussion is where it's at.

    I'd just like to point out that if some outsider, like myself, had a crack at the blues I would also dispatch any ideas that we (the blues) should change squad or namesake.

    Regardless of which, all I am saying is that I am slightly confused as to the concept of the colts team in regards to when it was created. I was alwasy under the impression that it was a 5th team created such that it would strengthen the league, and develop the younger players, making said players ready to compete for the other 4 dev league teams after a trial 'growth' period at hte colts.

    Sure, the league has over-expanded in regards to this concept....but my feeble mind can not handle this.

    I agree with a name-change. ..... maybe not hte mustangs though, as it conflicts with the colour system of the other established clubs. Yellows would suffice

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkey_1988
    Colts are just another Dev League team now. We have evolved.
    If that is true, then perhaps the name Colts is an oxymoron?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender
    If I may speak personally...this will be my third season now and it's been my intention to leave the Colts and give new guys a chance after this season. Although maybe I should do it now instead of after this season
    Nah, do it later... much later. Or never?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender
    If I may speak personally...this will be my third season now and it's been my intention to leave the Colts and give new guys a chance after this season. Although maybe I should do it now instead of after this season
    Well, speaking of YOU persoanlly ...... seeing as you have had FULL international experience ... something that MOST of the league only dream of, and somethign that so many players are on the border of reaching ...... you personally (as a YOUNG international prospect) ideally (logically in regards to the system) would no longer be a 'colt' so to speak?

    Although, I am not having a go at you nor the colts team, that is another concept I am yet to grasp.



    Furthermore, I do not wish to make the colts a perpetually useless team in the system, catering for rookies year in eyar out and finishing on the bottom of the league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB
    Nah, do it later... much later. Or never?
    It all depends really. Like if anyone else can put up with me.


    Probably not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis_Teh
    I agree with a name-change. ..... maybe not hte mustangs though, as it conflicts with the colour system of the other established clubs. Yellows would suffice
    Yellows to me has always been either a racist term or a way of saying 'cowards' so I'm not keen on that one at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trav
    Furthermore, I do not wish to make the colts a perpetually useless team in the system, catering for rookies year in eyar out and finishing on the bottom of the league.
    This is what I'm mostly against more than anything - I think that we have the right to compete at the highest levels and I think we have the right to attract people of all ages, the best of the best. Rather than watching players leave our side, I would rather they stay and for the gaps to be filled by an equal amount of both seasoned veterans and rookies alike. It's what has made this squad, and long may it continue. I'll pledge myself to the Colts because I know that if we keep our best players and continue to develop our younger players as they come in, that we will continue to compete more and more each season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB
    I personally have no desire whatsoever to dispand any member of the squad. In three seasons we've managed to out-do every one of the older squads in activity and I feel that we are now competing at a high level and there is no reason for any of us to leave.
    Sorry to spoil the party, but yes, there is - you've got many more players, so you can't hold on to everyone without there being squad unfairness somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis_Teh
    If that is true, then perhaps the name Colts is an oxymoron?
    Perhaps, but I don't think a name change is necessary. I think we just get on with things as they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB
    Yellows to me has always been either a racist term or a way of saying 'cowards' so I'm not keen on that one at all.
    ..... and Blacks has not been a rascist term?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis_Teh
    Well, speaking of YOU persoanlly ...... seeing as you have had FULL international experience ... something that MOST of the league only dream of, and somethign that so many players are on the border of reaching ...... you personally (as a YOUNG international prospect) ideally (logically in regards to the system) would no longer be a 'colt' so to speak?

    Although, I am not having a go at you nor the colts team, that is another concept I am yet to grasp.



    Furthermore, I do not wish to make the colts a perpetually useless team in the system, catering for rookies year in eyar out and finishing on the bottom of the league.
    Agree completely. What do you propose?



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