Prediction Assistant Coaches 2019

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btdg

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Oct 7, 2005
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Would some kind soul be able to explain the Barker derision? Is it linked to his head coach stint at all?


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He’s had a variety of line coaching roles and those parts of the team have consistently performed poorly, in a noticeable manner.

For example, he was toppages coach this year under Bolton, and this area sucked, particularly defensive stoppages

He also happens to be a nice bloke and so consistently keeps his job, rotating to a new position next year and being poor again.
 

gab213

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Aug 29, 2013
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Would some kind soul be able to explain the Barker derision? Is it linked to his head coach stint at all?


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If anything the time he was caretaker was the only time I saw positive things posted about him, the derision pre-dates that.

I have never quite been able to understand why he is maligned by people here.

It's quite obvious that at club level he is much more highly rated by those who work with him. He has worked under a number of coaches now and Teague has worked with him for a couple of years. I'm sure that if Teague didn't value his contribution at all he wouldn't be at the club next year.
 

Bluebagger93

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Jul 4, 2019
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He’s had a variety of line coaching roles and those parts of the team have consistently performed poorly, in a noticeable manner.

For example, he was toppages coach this year under Bolton, and this area sucked, particularly defensive stoppages

He also happens to be a nice bloke and so consistently keeps his job, rotating to a new position next year and being poor again.
If anything the time he was caretaker was the only time I saw positive things posted about him, the derision pre-dates that.

I have never quite been able to understand why he is maligned by people here.

It's quite obvious that at club level he is much more highly rated by those who work with him. He has worked under a number of coaches now and Teague has worked with him for a couple of years. I'm sure that if Teague didn't value his contribution at all he wouldn't be at the club next year.
Very interesting. Thank you both
 

Elmer_Judd

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Jul 25, 2019
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Far out Barks is copping a bum's wrap around here. He did a decent job holding the club together after Salthouse was given the ass, why do we always have to poo poo Barker and what he brings to the club ?
I honestly feel he is somewhat of a scapegoat amongst the supporters, and I see no reason why we shouldn't keep an assistant on who has been with us during our time in the rear end of the ladder, i certainly trust the club's head honchos as to the expertise and intel Barker brings to the club.
 

mediumsizered

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Nov 11, 2005
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He’s had a variety of line coaching roles and those parts of the team have consistently performed poorly, in a noticeable manner.

For example, he was toppages coach this year under Bolton, and this area sucked, particularly defensive stoppages

He also happens to be a nice bloke and so consistently keeps his job, rotating to a new position next year and being poor again.
Was Barker responsible for not playing Murphy, Curnow, even Gibbons in the midfield, or was this a Bolton driven initiative?
 

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thylacine60

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If anything the time he was caretaker was the only time I saw positive things posted about him, the derision pre-dates that.

I have never quite been able to understand why he is maligned by people here.

It's quite obvious that at club level he is much more highly rated by those who work with him. He has worked under a number of coaches now and Teague has worked with him for a couple of years. I'm sure that if Teague didn't value his contribution at all he wouldn't be at the club next year.
he came pre-maligned from hawthorn........
 

TerryWallet

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Jan 27, 2008
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Struggling to find top candidates to replace Barker & Fraser?
I'd say Teague is being loyal to the guys who were right behind him in getting the job, and the club are in turn backing in Teague with the team he wants.

I'm disappointed with both retains i must say. But oh well, hope Teague has enough "it" to overcome the hurdles.
 

therubbernub

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Mar 1, 2005
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I'd say Teague is being loyal to the guys who were right behind him in getting the job, and the club are in turn backing in Teague with the team he wants.

I'm disappointed with both retains i must say. But oh well, hope Teague has enough "it" to overcome the hurdles.
Another way to look at it is that DT with both Barker and Fraser did very well. Who knows who were the weakest points in his team but 2 have been replaced which only makes them a stronger team
 

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