As for Hinkley everyone can see we aren’t going anywhere with him. Fans had a brief ray of hope that the new rules and new assistants would force a structure and gameplan that stopped his worst tendencies, but it only took to round 3 to disabuse us of that.
We can’t sack him, but does his contract say he must have the title of senior coach? If not then tell him they are making Schofield coach and he can either be relegated to a desk coach as ‘Director of coaching’ with everyone in the industry knowing he was shoved aside and will struggle to get another job or come to terms with a partial payout and say ‘He was burned out and needs a year off, sorry he has to step away’ and everyone can cry crocodile tears. Less money straight up, but more over the long haul by not being mud across the AFL.
I emotionally checked out after Lynch was given a 50 for Houston running over the mark even though he'd very clearly played on. Could've written the script for the game myself at that point and it would've been dead on.
Sidenote, since moving to the Tigers the level to which Tom Lynch is looked after by the umpires makes Joel Selwood look like Dan Hannebery in the 2016 GF. And that goes for every other game he's played for the Tigers too, not just tonight. If Warren Tredrea got Lynch's umpiring he'd have broken Tony Lockett's record.
For a lot of the last quarter our forward 50 had about 32 players in it..and we bombed it long and Richmond got it back and slingshotted is the other way...we need more precise kickers if you’re an average kick you should never be selected.