Coaching and off-field staff thread

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davemc_lions

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Fagan done a good job and remember he did not throw out all of Leppa's assistants out.
He seems more of a people manager and leaves some of the tactical stuff to the line coaches.
Not a bad move , this year Noble moved on and Stone came in.

Might be worth looking for some new blood into the assistant coaching group if we miss out this year.
Just to change things up a bit.
 

T Rick

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Fagan done a good job and remember he did not throw out all of Leppa's assistants out.
He seems more of a people manager and leaves some of the tactical stuff to the line coaches.
Not a bad move , this year Noble moved on and Stone came in.

Might be worth looking for some new blood into the assistant coaching group if we miss out this year.
Just to change things up a bit.
Would love to know how Stone has gone - we have heard nothing about his role or impact at all.
 

jackess

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BRISBANE’S CONUNDRUM

The heightened level of uncertainty in club land is epitomised at Brisbane, which has just one coach locked in beyond this year: Chris Fagan (2023).

Dale Tapping (midfield), Jed Adcock (forwards), Murray Davis (backline), Ben Hudson (ruck and midfield), Mark Stone (strategy), Scott Borlace (head of development) and Mitch Hahn (VFL) are all either waiting on the club or have the club waiting on them.

Tapping has been spoken to by Collingwood. He remains an outsider for the senior coaching job but it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that he could be at the Magpies next year as an assistant.

Collingwood players and staff loved Tapping when he was at the club, coaching the VFL team to a flag in 2016 and earning coach of the year honours. He has been at the Lions ever since.

For Lions footy boss Danny Daly and CEO Greg Swann, there is plenty to consider ahead of the 2022 season. While the playing list is likely to be much the same, there could be significant coaching changes below Fagan.

 

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Surly Boy

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Not sure if this has been posted, but a great example of the club's culture atm.


"Brisbane’s entire coaching staff accepted a 20 per cent pay cut to save the club axing coaches this year as the August 1 deadline approaches for clubs to inform assistant coaches of the futures.

The Herald Sun can reveal Chris Fagan volunteered to take an even bigger cut to help the club stay under the football department despite already taking a cut of up to $100,000.

The Lions decided that rather than slash their football staff numbers they would all take pay cuts which have allowed Brisbane to have an extra coach compared to every other team.

Some staffers on less pay in medical and conditioning took lesser cuts of only five per cent but the Lions senior staff were all happy to stay but on 20 per cent cuts.

The Lions are one of many clubs considering how they will spend what is expected to be a $250,000 rise in the $6.3 million football cap next year, with hopes of a bigger rise dashed by the most recent Covid cases and cost to the league."
 

a mayes ing

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Not sure if this has been posted, but a great example of the club's culture atm.


"Brisbane’s entire coaching staff accepted a 20 per cent pay cut to save the club axing coaches this year as the August 1 deadline approaches for clubs to inform assistant coaches of the futures.

The Herald Sun can reveal Chris Fagan volunteered to take an even bigger cut to help the club stay under the football department despite already taking a cut of up to $100,000.

The Lions decided that rather than slash their football staff numbers they would all take pay cuts which have allowed Brisbane to have an extra coach compared to every other team.

Some staffers on less pay in medical and conditioning took lesser cuts of only five per cent but the Lions senior staff were all happy to stay but on 20 per cent cuts.

The Lions are one of many clubs considering how they will spend what is expected to be a $250,000 rise in the $6.3 million football cap next year, with hopes of a bigger rise dashed by the most recent Covid cases and cost to the league."
Thats great, but didn't the coaches and staff already take pay cuts last year?
 

T Rick

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Cathie Reid, a Lions board member, has just sold her remaining 5% stake in Icon Group for $125m. The company was established by her and her husband Stuart Giles and they sold their majority stake in Icon about 5 years ago to QIC and Goldman Sachs for around $250m - all up about $375m. Leigh Matthews was instrumental in getting Cathie onto our Board and her business acumen is obviously first class. Well done to Cathie and her husband.
 

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