News Andrew Mackie elevated to List Manager

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http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-11-22/retired-cat-andrew-mackie-to-return-to-join-recruiting-team

ANDREW Mackie will use 15 years of AFL experience to help assemble Geelong's future list when he joins the club's recruiting team in 2018.

AFL.com.au understands the 33-year-old will take on a role in recruiting and talent identification with the Cats, after his recent retirement from the game.

Mackie isn't expected to start in the role, which is yet to be finalised in its entirety, until the new year.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-11-22/retired-cat-andrew-mackie-to-return-to-join-recruiting-team
 

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Who said he was going to GWS ?

Its funny ..I thought Bartel might have been invited to be a part of it. I was impressed with him on Trade Radio.

No idea if Mackie has always been interested in the kids.... does this mean more StMarys kids from SA?
 

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Obviously no idea if he’ll be any good but I like that we are expanding the recruiting team.
 

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Who said he was going to GWS ?

Its funny ..I thought Bartel might have been invited to be a part of it. I was impressed with him on Trade Radio.

No idea if Mackie has always been interested in the kids.... does this mean more StMarys kids from SA?

Considering Gregson was injured all of last year we didn't hear Bruce every single f***ing week say "Cory Gregson the boy from Sacred Heart! Andrew Mackie's school!"

So maybe Bruce is paying Mackie to draft kids from Sacred Heart :drunk:
 

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Meh. Heroes are found everywhere anyway.

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Yes...that's some elevation...a critical role...presumably has a lot going for him...
Interesting dynamic. How much control will he have when Scott is coach. Would Mackie have the balls to walk away from the Cameron deal like Wells wanted to
 

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Agree. I would prefer someone who has been in scouting/recruiting/management a lot longer. Perhaps Wells is closer to the end than many think

If he's talented, why wait. He's been involved in scouting and recruiting under Wells for four years...plenty long enough to display his talent.

Let's hope he does well...it's an important role.
 

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Been groomed for four years - now takes the lead role with Wells still on board available as a mentor :thumbsu:
Sounds like succession planning 101 to me....................
Sounds like it. It looked like the heavy workload had wells ready to walk away last season, so this might be a way of reducing his workload while allowing him to keep an eye on mackie while he is doing his job. Solid plan.
 

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At least if he’s any good he will stick around longer than Wells has. So young still Mackie
 

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