Analysis Coaching discussion 2017

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Toump Ass

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Jun 14, 2015
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I always find it a little strange how assistants become highly rated by supporters. No one actually knows what the fu** any of them do. Neeld was highly rated, so was Bolton and they both turned out to be absolute ******* at being a coach. Pretty sure Teague was the forwards coach at Carlton and they couldn't kick a goal to save their lives, soon as he's the senior coach they haven't lost a game by more than a kick.

That being said, I'd love to have Sam Mitchell on board too.
 

Proper Gander

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I always find it a little strange how assistants become highly rated by supporters. No one actually knows what the fu** any of them do. Neeld was highly rated, so was Bolton and they both turned out to be absolute ******* at being a coach. Pretty sure Teague was the forwards coach at Carlton and they couldn't kick a goal to save their lives, soon as he's the senior coach they haven't lost a game by more than a kick.

That being said, I'd love to have Sam Mitchell on board too.
Unknown quantity - grass is greener quantity I suspect. They only come into play to be judged once a board/fan base/media manage to turf the senior coach - and by that point everyone thinks that any old flog is preferable.

I know what you mean though. Debates about lesser roles in our coaching structure I can’t weigh into at all. How would I know
 

stEdy

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The best was some bogus article late last year when we were playing good footy naming Craig Jennings as some whiz assistant coach that has "turned us around" or something - what's happened to that theory?
 

Proper Gander

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The best was some bogus article late last year when we were playing good footy naming Craig Jennings as some whiz assistant coach that has "turned us around" or something - what's happened to that theory?
Yeah I’d forgotten that. He really got some press as the genius behind our short lived success.

I have no idea.
 
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