Rumour Best FOOTBALL RELATED RUMOUR you have heard from someone you trust Part Deux

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GWT6

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Jun 7, 2011
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Bullshit.
Andy Reid seems to go okay.
Totally different sport with different fitness requirements in a different culture.

There is no way players are going to take fitness requirements seriously from a bloke that is morbidly obese and does not present as a professional. Dew has overseen a pretty poor culture at the Suns, and it starts with the way that he turns up to work looking like sh*t.
 

Anja_Nees

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Aug 14, 2001
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Apparently when Robert Campbell came across to the Dees he couldn’t believe the lack of effort being put in by some in the gym. That was 2011 when he was there.
Sounds right. I heard that when Jordan Gysberts moved to North in 2012 his performance in the gym was what they expected from a first year player.

Not that his new weights program turned his career around.
 

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Taylor Moss

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Totally different sport with different fitness requirements in a different culture.

There is no way players are going to take fitness requirements seriously from a bloke that is morbidly obese and does not present as a professional. Dew has overseen a pretty poor culture at the Suns, and it starts with the way that he turns up to work looking like sh*t.
Bollocks.
Paul Roos has a decent set of moobs on him & he led the change at the Dees
 

Anja_Nees

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Aug 14, 2001
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Bollocks.
Paul Roos has a decent set of moobs on him & he led the change at the Dees
Don’t think it’s really like and like.

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Happy Mastenator

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Apr 16, 2010
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Totally different sport with different fitness requirements in a different culture.

There is no way players are going to take fitness requirements seriously from a bloke that is morbidly obese and does not present as a professional. Dew has overseen a pretty poor culture at the Suns, and it starts with the way that he turns up to work looking like sh*t.
The systemic issues were there before Dew.
 

La Dispute

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Jul 14, 2005
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I've heard the club is actually a decent place to be. Players get on, pastoral care etc has come on in leaps and bounds, but there's just no major pull for players to stay. After 3 or 4 years (getting paid very handsomely in year 3 and 4) it's time to head home.
 

Cubs2Lions

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Jan 12, 2021
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I've heard the club is actually a decent place to be. Players get on, pastoral care etc has come on in leaps and bounds, but there's just no major pull for players to stay. After 3 or 4 years (getting paid very handsomely in year 3 and 4) it's time to head home.
If that's the case, surely the AFL would be asking Clarko the question, in regards to him becoming the head coach at the club in 2023, with Dew staying on as an assistant possibly but who knows what they would do next, if Dew gets sacked unfortunately this year as coach.
 

La Dispute

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If that's the case, surely the AFL would be asking Clarko the question, in regards to him becoming the head coach at the club in 2023, with Dew staying on as an assistant possibly but who knows what they would do next, if Dew gets sacked unfortunately this year as coach.

Do many coaches stay on when another senior coach replaces them and they get demoted?

I can see a couple of situations unfolding. Either Clarko signs on as head coach and Dew gets snapped up elsewhere or Clarko gets a tailor made role as Head of Coaching and still gets a big rescue package from the AFL.

From the outside it doesn't seem like Dew is an especially bad coach, just has to constantly cycle through talented young players, many who lose interest pretty quickly and don't have many bonafide mentors in the club. If they add Clarko I can see the club improving enough to consolidate a bit, even if they still lose talented players on a yearly basis.
 

Percy2257

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May 11, 2019
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I've heard the club is actually a decent place to be. Players get on, pastoral care etc has come on in leaps and bounds, but there's just no major pull for players to stay. After 3 or 4 years (getting paid very handsomely in year 3 and 4) it's time to head home.
Which club are you talking about?
 

ROOTA#6

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May 12, 2006
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Totally different sport with different fitness requirements in a different culture.

There is no way players are going to take fitness requirements seriously from a bloke that is morbidly obese and does not present as a professional. Dew has overseen a pretty poor culture at the Suns, and it starts with the way that he turns up to work looking like sh*t.

The players actually don’t take fitness instructions from the head coach…we aren’t in tbe 80’s. High performance teams run that stuff and any player wanting to make a career in Afl should have a level of responsibility for making sure they are fit enough to compete.

Maybe the players need to take accountability for their own performance and stop looking for excuses!

Maybe they also should listen to their fat arse coach who managed to play in 2 premierships rather than worry about what he looks like now?
 

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Taylor Moss

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Do many coaches stay on when another senior coach replaces them and they get demoted?

I can see a couple of situations unfolding. Either Clarko signs on as head coach and Dew gets snapped up elsewhere or Clarko gets a tailor made role as Head of Coaching and still gets a big rescue package from the AFL.

From the outside it doesn't seem like Dew is an especially bad coach, just has to constantly cycle through talented young players, many who lose interest pretty quickly and don't have many bonafide mentors in the club. If they add Clarko I can see the club improving enough to consolidate a bit, even if they still lose talented players on a yearly basis.
Different code but Rick Stone @ Knights went from coach to assistant coach after Bennett was appointed.

Lasted a year, Went to England and now coaches the Rorters Women’s team. Hardly glowing
 

woopy doo

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Word around Adelaide saying that unfortunately Tredders name will be scratched off the board with the 2004 premiership medal due to refusal of vax
 

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