Prediction Assistant Coaches 2019

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Lace_Out

Premiership Player
Oct 1, 2014
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Carlton
There were rumours that he was taking a role with the AFL, but nothing official.
Barker was supposed to be heading a coaching academy, overseas I believe, with Ben Dixon and Angelo Lekkas. Of which the AFL were going to pour money into. This after taking a year off with the family.
Not sure what has changed, perhaps the AFL has reneged on the idea.

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Elmer_Judd

#Teague2020
Jul 25, 2019
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Carlton
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I forgot Josh finished his career at Gold Coast, how long has he been coaching the NBs anyway? Oh wait just saw it on Wikipedia, since 2016.. so 4 years now, 13th, 9th, 12th, 10th. Not overly inspiring..
To be fair, I don't think the Blueants have had close to the resources and personel that Richmond's VFL team or the Box Hill Hawks, in that time..

Not saying Fraser is above criticsm, but I think he Has done play, given all the variables and list management and injuries the NBs have copped in that time.

I will be upfront and admit I don't watch the Blueants/VFL as much as I like, but I sincerely believe JF deserves at least one more season in charge.

Hopefully we get more young kids develop and progress in the VFL next year (that is more important to me than wins in that tier of competition tbh)
 

Aphrodite

Moderator
Aug 26, 2004
70,642
95,400
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Carlton
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To be fair, I don't think the Blueants have had close to the resources and personel that Richmond's VFL team or the Box Hill Hawks, in that time..

Not saying Fraser is above criticsm, but I think he Has done play, given all the variables and list management and injuries the NBs have copped in that time.

I will be upfront and admit I don't watch the Blueants/VFL as much as I like, but I sincerely believe JF deserves at least one more season in charge.

Hopefully we get more young kids develop and progress in the VFL next year (that is more important to me than wins in that tier of competition tbh)

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ShanDog

Moderator
Aug 12, 2012
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To be fair, I don't think the Blueants have had close to the resources and personel that Richmond's VFL team or the Box Hill Hawks, in that time..

Not saying Fraser is above criticsm, but I think he Has done play, given all the variables and list management and injuries the NBs have copped in that time.

I will be upfront and admit I don't watch the Blueants/VFL as much as I like, but I sincerely believe JF deserves at least one more season in charge.

Hopefully we get more young kids develop and progress in the VFL next year (that is more important to me than wins in that tier of competition tbh)
Agreed, and there's been parts where they've played good footy and pushed for finals before falling away. Having said that, there have also been concerns about disunity too. Hard to tell what's up.
 

F_therest

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 3, 2013
13,749
26,360
AFL Club
Carlton
Little bit underwhelming that Barker and Fraser remained
Also it's hard to judge them from the outside, but Bruce is a relatively inexperienced coach who previously coached midfield and now coaching our forwards...will he be able to get the best out of them? I wouldn't be surprised if Teague has a more hands on approach to this line, seeing it's his former domain.

Stanton also an inexperienced coach upgraded from development coach to midfield & transition.
 

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Iamcarlton

Premiership Player
Oct 11, 2015
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Carlton
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To be fair, I don't think the Blueants have had close to the resources and personel that Richmond's VFL team or the Box Hill Hawks, in that time..

Not saying Fraser is above criticsm, but I think he Has done play, given all the variables and list management and injuries the NBs have copped in that time.

I will be upfront and admit I don't watch the Blueants/VFL as much as I like, but I sincerely believe JF deserves at least one more season in charge.

Hopefully we get more young kids develop and progress in the VFL next year (that is more important to me than wins in that tier of competition tbh)
One other thing hampering Frasers coaching efforts at least last year was I presume being forced to play Lobbe Phillips and a developing Dekoning in the same side .
 

The Bighouse

Premiership Player
Jun 28, 2009
4,630
4,877
Perth
AFL Club
Carlton
With Barker and Fraser continuing, can only assume the available coaching talent is very thin on the ground.
Guess Rome wasn’t built in a day, Liddle will roll out Papley Martin and Betts and all will be forgiven in the short term ...
A bit more depth along with the further development of the players missing out (LOB, Dow, Fisher etc) + Luke Power’s input should give Fraser more tools to show his wares. He’ll have his own love it or list moment with the CFC this year.
 

mickelboy182

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 30, 2008
9,215
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Carlton
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How on earth have you come to that conclusion?
He has the highest accreditation possible, has interviewed for senior roles elsewhere (and at Carlton). You'd never see someone stay at the same employer for that long when they've hit a ceiling like that, footy or elsewhere. Just doesn't happen.
 

Jeremias

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Sep 26, 2004
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He has the highest accreditation possible, has interviewed for senior roles elsewhere (and at Carlton). You'd never see someone stay at the same employer for that long when they've hit a ceiling like that, footy or elsewhere. Just doesn't happen.
Next year will be Barker's 14th in the AFL coaching system.

Regardless of what some may think of him on the outside looking in, you simply do not last that long in the system if he is not rated by those who would know what he brings to the table.
 

Red Bull

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 29, 2010
7,703
12,809
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AFL Club
Carlton
He has the highest accreditation possible, has interviewed for senior roles elsewhere (and at Carlton). You'd never see someone stay at the same employer for that long when they've hit a ceiling like that, footy or elsewhere. Just doesn't happen.
Ironman29 also reporting diminished responsibilities next season.
With his accreditation, if he had somewhere else to go ... he’d go.
 

mickelboy182

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 30, 2008
9,215
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Melbourne
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Carlton
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Next year will be Barker's 14th in the AFL coaching system.

Regardless of what some may think of him on the outside looking in, you simply do not last that long in the system if he is not rated by those who would know what he brings to the table.
As an assistant? Disagree, plenty of hangers-on....
 

Doro

Collective Narcissism Support Group
Sep 22, 2011
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Carlton
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With Barker and Fraser continuing, can only assume the available coaching talent is very thin on the ground.
Guess Rome wasn’t built in a day, Liddle will roll out Papley Martin and Betts and all will be forgiven in the short term ...
Seems like Longmuir was the only senior assistant sounded out. Odd.
 

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