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If that wasn’t defence at cost then nothing is.True. We played basically that whole season without Riewoldt though, so that will naturally have an impact on things. We still had an average winning margin of 6 goals though, hardly a 'defense at all costs' style that seems to be eternally stuck to Ross Lyon.
When he has good players, who totally buy in and execute, his system and style produces. A couple of better executed kicks he would be a multiple time premiership coach.
Both Collingwood and Carlton could do a lot worse that giving Ross the reigns for a while.
There was a sense of an ending to it all. Pies now have a clear slate to go forwardA bittersweet day for a lot of Pies fans.
Buckley is obviously loved by the fans, and will go down as one of the biggest names in Collingwood’s long history. At the risk of being mocked, will add he was a player/coach who deserved a premiership to his name, but plenty of the game’s greats went their footballing life without a premiership. The greatest player to ever play the game never won a flag, he was/is still a champion.
It is funny though, and I expected it, plenty of small people in here taking joy out of the situation, and rewriting history about Buckley as a coach.
Hope he isn’t out of the game for too long, as the game is so much better off with greats like him involved.
Malthouse didn't quit, it was a handover, albeit a reluctant one on Malthouse's part.LOL at Pendlebury "First time in my career I've been through this situation" uh Pendles you were there when Malthouse quit mate.
Mediocre coaches don’t get teams to Grand Finals. It took an amazingly freakish kick to deny Collingwood and Bucks a premiership in 2018.All in all Bucks was a great player that like many other great players before him didn't taste ultimate glory. The biggest factor being that when his team was good, they faced one of the great teams of all time.
As a coach though, he was mediocre to poor in his first 5-6 years. Any other coach during that period would've been sacked. The review in 2017, taught him that he needed to connect and listen to his playing group, despite it not being his natural tendency. He made the necessary changes and the team saw an upward turn. However the way he handled the trade period last year was the final nail in his coffin. The treatment of Adam Treloar, was a return to his natural tendencies, pre 2017 review Bucks. The hangover caused by the handling of that trade period made the current playing group feel like disposable assets and ultimately fractured the trust between Bucks and the players.
As we've seen, contracts don't mean a hell of a lot. Hawthorn would be stupid to force him to stay if he decided he wanted to try a new club as much as it pains me.Clarko is contracted until end of 2022. Unless Hawks break it he can't just leave. If he leaves of his own
accord without Hawks blessing, he can't coach until 2023. Not sure Pies, Blues, or whoever else will wait.
Fair bit easier to frame it as a 'resignation' rather than a sacking when you've come off a win, compared to a heavy loss which would seem likely this week.Just from a timing standpoint, could this not have waited a week so that it didn't take the focus off of the Big Freeze?
Now, this week is going to be about Nathan rather than Neale.
I've got to agree. At the start of 2018 I was in here bashing Buckley because they had finished 13th in 2017 and thought he was rubbish, but I had to eat my words because he got the club into a GF which they were unlucky to lose.
Alaistair Clarkson has never won Coach Of The Year.
Does this, in turn, make him a failure? If this is your way of measuring success?
You lads are probably over-reading it a wee bit. Pretty sure all No SPIN was trying to say is that ‘massive failure’ coaches don’t win the award and nothing else.Which is madness, but Clarkson never winning the award means that it doesn't mean much.
Prior to 2017 he was a mediocre coach, I have no doubt about that. The review taught him that he needed to listen and build a stronger connection with his playing group. As a result the playing group not only bought into his message but become advocates for it. However the way he handled the trade period was a return of pre 2017 review Bucks and there was no way of coming back from that.
Well articulated.I’ve always liked Buckley but he’s had a good long reign and I think it’s a good idea to clean the slate and let someone else have a go at taking the club forward. Unlucky not to have snagged a flag. Leaves with his reputation intact which is more than you can say for a fair few coaches.
In the last 10 years 10 different teams have reached the final. In a competition with only 18 teams if you can’t get your team to the final and win it in 10 years you are not much chop