Coach Chris Scott - coach of the year?

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Moody Blue

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Close but surely Fagan is coach of the year
He has to be up there and has done a great job, but it depends on how they go in the finals.

The other guy who deserves an honourable mention is Stuart Dew. They had the draw from hell last year b/c of the Comm Games, then lost their two most experienced players. Nobody gave them a chance this year. They have won 3 and lost 3 by a kick, and realistically could have been threatening for a finals berth. The wheels have well and truly fallen off b/c of injury, but Dew has done a remarkable job...There will be a few clubs closely watching him....especially Port Adelaide.
 

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He has to be up there and has done a great job, but it depends on how they go in the finals.

The other guy who deserves an honourable mention is Stuart Dew. They had the draw from hell last year b/c of the Comm Games, then lost their two most experienced players. Nobody gave them a chance this year. They have won 3 and lost 3 by a kick, and realistically could have been threatening for a finals berth. The wheels have well and truly fallen off b/c of injury, but Dew has done a remarkable job...There will be a few clubs closely watching him....especially Port Adelaide.
They aren't giving coach of the year to a side coming last asking for a priority pick. The signs are there though, GC need to play the long game. Adam Simpson has done really well too, always hard to back up a premiership year and they are being as underrated as anything, sitting easily in the top 4.
 

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He's built the team he's coaching now.
He didn't build anything. He was handed a premiership that anybody would of won in 2011. Having that success right around when free agency came in made them a destination club which top players walked into. He didn't build anything. He didn't build a list from nothing like Clarkson did. His list has been handed to him.
 

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They aren't giving coach of the year to a side coming last asking for a priority pick. The signs are there though, GC need to play the long game. Adam Simpson has done really well too, always hard to back up a premiership year and they are being as underrated as anything, sitting easily in the top 4.
Hence an honourable mention.
 

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He didn't build anything. He was handed a premiership that anybody would of won in 2011. Having that success right around when free agency came in made them a destination club which top players walked into. He didn't build anything. He didn't build a list from nothing like Clarkson did. His list has been handed to him.
Weird how Bomber Thompson couldn't beat Collingwood in 2010 with the best player in the league at his disposal, yet when Scott could do it 3 times in 2011 (the only club to do so that year mind you) without Ablett at his disposal it's all of a sudden seen to be that Scott walked into a premiership.

Nevermind the fact we've never dropped below 9th despite a raft of players who will end up in the hall of fame retiring under Scott's watch. But yeah, he hasn't built anything....
 

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Where does that place the 17 other teams?

I'm not disagreeing with the GF argument, but "already choking"?
Geelong will finish on top, maybe a couple of games clear.
Come finals West Coast, Richmond and Collingwood will push Geelong aside. Geelong has lost that mental toughness they once had.

Chris Scott should pay all of Bomber's legal costs as a thank you for gifting him a flag.
 

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He didn't build anything. He was handed a premiership that anybody would of won in 2011. Having that success right around when free agency came in made them a destination club which top players walked into. He didn't build anything. He didn't build a list from nothing like Clarkson did. His list has been handed to him.
That is revisionary garbage. The "experts" called Geelong "too old and too slow" after it was bundled out of the 2010 finals by Collingwood. It's game plan was stale. Geelong's best player in the PF was Gary Ablett who walked out of the club. And you reckon "anybody" could have coached Geelong top another premiership? Premierships don't grow on trees. You have to give Chris Scott credit for what he achieved. In 2010 Collingwood "owned" Geelong and everyone was talking about a Pies dynasty. In 2011 Geelong completely owned Collingwood.

As for the comparison with what Clarkson has had to do at Hawthorn, you are deluded. Football is dynamic. Every year players retire, are culled or ask to be traded. Scott has all but presided over a complete player overhaul (3 left from the 2011 premiership). And yet, he has played finals in all but one year of his tenure.

Then you come out with the absolute pearler - You say Geelong was a destination club and that Clarkson had to build a list whereas Geelong's was handed to Scott. Take me through what distinguishes the Hawks recruiting from Geelong's? Both have been very similar, recruiting ready made players to fill needs

I am not spouting anything new here, but when people make stupid sweeping statements like maskmcgee...….
 
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If Geelong win this year's Grand Final, then Chris Scott will be the "Coach of the Year"

Otherwise it's just a pointless discussion

If the question is reframed as "Who should win that meaningless AFLCA award?" then Scott and Fagan are the two obvious contenders
 

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It's amazing that Chris Scott has never won coach of the year award especially given how successful he's been over his coaching career.

His team was written off at the start of the year and expected to miss the top 8, but Scott has reinvented the wheel this year with his coaching and anyone who has watched us this year and watched us last year can see there is a huge difference in the way we play.

For these reasons, he has to be the frontrunner for the coach of the year award right now.
Absolute garbage, he's done nothing that Simpson didn't do last year and hasn't even won the flag yet.
 

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If Geelong win this year's Grand Final, then Chris Scott will be the "Coach of the Year"

Otherwise it's just a pointless discussion

If the question is reframed as "Who should win that meaningless AFLCA award?" then Scott and Fagan are the two obvious contenders
Why, whats he done different to Simmo last year?
 

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