Have seen him instruct/coach a junior AFL player and a moment later demand better from a senior VFL player without demeaning him. Very good man management, and a nice fellaI’m a bit of a sucker for first impressions. I Was down there one day and he was working with one of our young tall defenders. Once match sim started most of the coaches stood together on the wing (no s**t seemingly just having a chat) Whitecross stood about 5 meters off them towards the back half with a keen eye on the player he was just working with. From memory he was filthy with the young fella, he got out positioned and one of our talls took a contested mark against him that he had no right to take. There was something about the way Whitecross didn’t get sucked into hanging with the snr coaches and the way he worked with the young fella that just made me respect him straight away.
Mind, this is just me watching one training session. Could be different on another day, but I trust my judgment.
Pretty meh, overall. True, we’ve tended to be a mid-table team over the duration and that’s a problem for us. The rest of the article states a load of stats that, basically, could be either positive or negative for us. In true modern day “not sitting on the fence” tradition, he ultimately declares them all as negatives. I believe our injury issues throughout the year has been understated. Also, it’s quite clear we have taken major steps to address our issues already. The “dud drafting” tag appears to have been addressed, given our 4 Rising Star nominations... All in all, this is a fair “practice effort” by a “hopes to be” future reporter/sports journalist.Really I thought it was quite a s**t article we had heaps of injuries and some to our younger player . Eg scott EVW . Any way crap article ..
Afl.com stating he was sackedSEN has just reported Don Pyke has stepped down as coach of Adelaide.
Don Pyke steps down as coach of Adelaide
Don Pyke has stepped down as coach of the Adelaide Football Club, the Crows announced on Thursday afternoon.
The club said his decision was unrelated to the current external and internal reviews into their football department, after the Crows missed the finals this year.
“It has been an absolute privilege and joy to coach this Club and I have loved my time here trying to achieve great things with our players for our Members and fans,” Pyke told the Crows' website.
“I came here with the aim of helping our players to individually and collectively be the best they can be and this has been my driving force.
“It has been a wonderful ride with some great memories and unfortunately some sad times, but now it is clear to me it is my time to move on knowing I have given my all.
“This decision has been extraordinarily difficult to reach but vital for me is the Club and playing group being able to move forward, and the health and happiness of important people in my life.”
BREAKING: Don Pyke 'steps down' at CrowsAfl.com stating he was sacked
Richmond supporters should be the last ones to say what teams can and can’t make finals. lolJust saw a poster on the Richmond board saying it would be ridiculous to say North could win a flag within 3 years.
It seems that they have short memories. Just 2 years before they won their last one, our pretty average list was sending them on their arses in the first week of finals. Hell, nobody thought the Bulldogs would even make the Grand Final a month before they won it.
Making predictions beyond a few weeks in footy is simply guesswork.
Lol. What would we have thought if someone had posted in October 1999 that it would be ridiculous for someone to suggest that North Melbourne wouldn’t win a flag in the next 20 years?!Well they don't need to play this week so unfortunately they can gloat.
Rightfully so, we'd call out their s**t.