Coaching Changes Mid Season??

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Crusty Demon

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I wouldn't say it's panic stations, but the club probably feels like it HAS to do something short of sacking some staff. I don't think it's a bad move. But if results do change favourably, was it the changes to staff structure or was it the injured players coming back or the more favourable part of our draw? I think what most of us want to see is what changes onfield to our ball movement and forward entries with potentially some experimenting to where players are on the field such as Fritsch forward etc.
 

Tempy Tiger

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Why we picked Rooke to be our forward coach is truly a mystery. He played as a backman and then had 4 years as a development coach at the Suns, over a period where they were totally sh*t. It’s hard to see why we picked him up and harder to see why we thought he’d be a good forward line coach. Absolute amateur hour.
 

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Sir Hugh Percy

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Why we picked Rooke to be our forward coach is truly a mystery. He played as a backman and then had 4 years as a development coach at the Suns, over a period where they were totally ****. It’s hard to see why we picked him up and harder to see why we thought he’d be a good forward line coach. Absolute amateur hour.
Like so many of our coaching appointments he was in the bin at the checkouts with stuff like passed used-by date chocolates and little-known 1970s spaghetti western DVDs and someone thought, "What's the worst that can happen?"
 

demondavey

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Absolutely love seeing this. Get on the front foot, experiment, look at alternatives. Sure the season is done so we’d might as well look at a change to get something happening that might work and also give us a platform for 2020.

Absolutely thrilled with Misson departing. Hopefully this facilitates some changes for our group that are positive.
 

demondavey

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Like so many of our coaching appointments he was in the bin at the checkouts with stuff like passed used-by date chocolates and little-known 1970s spaghetti western DVDs and someone thought, "What's the worst that can happen?"
I’ve eaten some excellent used by date chocolates. It kind of has this white dusty look on top but is often very good.
 

demondavey

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I wouldn't say it's panic stations, but the club probably feels like it HAS to do something short of sacking some staff. I don't think it's a bad move. But if results do change favourably, was it the changes to staff structure or was it the injured players coming back or the more favourable part of our draw? I think what most of us want to see is what changes onfield to our ball movement and forward entries with potentially some experimenting to where players are on the field such as Fritsch forward etc.
Yeah I agree. We have to see a better transition and much better I50 entries. Once again we are going I50 so frequently but totally wasting our chances. It doesn’t help with out of form players but a differing viewpoint is critical.
 

Cannon82

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Absolutely love seeing this. Get on the front foot, experiment, look at alternatives. Sure the season is done so we’d might as well look at a change to get something happening that might work and also give us a platform for 2020.

Absolutely thrilled with Misson departing. Hopefully this facilitates some changes for our group that are positive.
Yes, you're happy with Misson departing until the club announces Dr Kevorkian as our next head of the medical department.
 

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HANDSOLO

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I’ve eaten some excellent used by date chocolates. It kind of has this white dusty look on top but is often very good.
Like when you would get those ration packs from the 1950s and the chocolate had the white film 1cm thick

For some reason the condensed milk always seemed fine

🤔
 

Proper Gander

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I’ve eaten some excellent used by date chocolates. It kind of has this white dusty look on top but is often very good.
Agree. It gets a bit of the “dog chocolates” look but can be an excellent buy for the thrifty. Just eat with your eyes closed.

In other news, I’ve just discovered that we have been drinking coffee for the last two days with a recalled milk product that may possibly carry E-coli. Nothing dramatic has happened so far but I’m getting drunk just in case so the negative symptoms will merge and I won’t know what is to blame.
 

Ando727

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Agree. It gets a bit of the “dog chocolates” look but can be an excellent buy for the thrifty. Just eat with your eyes closed.

In other news, I’ve just discovered that we have been drinking coffee for the last two days with a recalled milk product that may possibly carry E-coli. Nothing dramatic has happened so far but I’m getting drunk just in case so the negative symptoms will merge and I won’t know what is to blame.
Plus alcohol is an excellent antiseptic - medically speaking, you had no other option.
 

demondavey

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Agree. It gets a bit of the “dog chocolates” look but can be an excellent buy for the thrifty. Just eat with your eyes closed.

In other news, I’ve just discovered that we have been drinking coffee for the last two days with a recalled milk product that may possibly carry E-coli. Nothing dramatic has happened so far but I’m getting drunk just in case so the negative symptoms will merge and I won’t know what is to blame.
Yeah I heard about that yesterday. Nasty indeed. It was Paul’s and Rev wasn’t it?
 

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