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Kwality

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A lot of clubs will be reducing their coaching size - it's not about what we can afford, but the spending cap for off-field costs being imposed by the AFL.
The spending cap, player list size, player cap ..... better to be conservative until we know.
 

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Dylan82

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Horsley from subi joined as development coach.
Interesting... Don't even think he was officially coaching at Subiaco...

Must have been impressive during the interviews then.


One of of those who was always going to coach, just expected that he would do it in the WAFL first.

Natural leader who always had a reputation as a player of being professional in preparation and having a hunger to get the most out of what their body could achieve.

Depends what kind of development the club are after from him - if it is based around mindset, approach and adjustment to senior football, then it could end being a very smart move.


Development coach that is younger than Hurn.
 

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Interesting... Don't even think he was officially coaching at Subiaco...

Must have been impressive during the interviews then.


One of of those who was always going to coach, just expected that he would do it in the WAFL first.

Natural leader who always had a reputation as a player of being professional in preparation and having a hunger to get the most out of what their body could achieve.

Depends what kind of development the club are after from him - if it is based around mindset, approach and adjustment to senior football, then it could end being a very smart move.


Development coach that is younger than Hurn.
I thought development coaches were the most junior coaches that helped players address their weaknesses. Nicoski become one the year after he was delisted and Rosa's gig with us started in that role. I think he's probably seen as a good "student of the game" as he got a lot out of himself without being the most gifted player.

Pridda would probably be an amazing development coach for the same reasons.
 

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Quite like the idea of a guy coming in from outside the AFL system as a development coach. Especially a guy who is arguably the best WAFL player of the last decade and potentially the best state league player of the last decade. He’ll bring a different perspective and life skills unlike our usual jobs for the boys development coaches.
 

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Quite like the idea of a guy coming in from outside the AFL system as a development coach. Especially a guy who is arguably the best WAFL player of the last decade and potentially the best state league player of the last decade. He’ll bring a different perspective and life skills unlike our usual jobs for the boys development coaches.
Also a guy who didn’t quite make it at AFL level. Sure he got drafted but did not forge a career at AFL level.

Will be able to explain to young uns - getting drafted means ‘jack’ You still need to earn the right to play games through hard work, diligence and attention to detail.


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Also a guy who didn’t quite make it at AFL level. Sure he got drafted but did not forge a career at AFL level.

Will be able to explain to young uns - getting drafted means ‘jack’ You still need to earn the right to play games through hard work, diligence and attention to detail.


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I am warming to the appointment, initially I though WTF .... is that the best we can afford.

However reading some of the posts above and yours, has had me soften my reaction and see the possibilities, I just had concerns that he was to green behind the ears as he has not coached before ever.

The knowledge is very important in coaching BUT the ability to communicate it is what makes the difference.

He is on board now, so I wish him all the best and want him to succeed. :thumbsu:
 

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Wardrop (opposition Analyst) has retired. Club knew about it for 12 months, so it will be interesting to see if they have a big fish lined up to replace him.

It was interesting in the article how he said he was surprised at how much harder it is to win from Perth, given the logistics involved. This coming from a guy who was at out club for the 1994 flag, went with Malthouse to the Pies until 2007, then was at the Hawks for all 4 flags until coming to us in 2016. It's not the first time a Victorian has had their eyes opened once they came over to the West (Mitchell said similar things).
got links to either of them saying that
 

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Rowan18

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i dont get this.

we are in a premiership window closer to 2am than 10

i dont gaf if we have to pay a tax - go hard - its a good time to be hiring....
That's the line that a wealthy club should cross at some point, "fu** the tax we can afford it and they don't let us spend our money on anything else anyway".
 

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The Eagles have reshuffled their coaching team after the loss of midfield coach Nathan van Berlo to Adelaide, also moving stoppages coach Daniel Pratt, who wanted the opportunity to coach his own team, to the dual role of AFLW and WAFL coach. As a result, assistant Adrian Hickmott has taken on midfield duties, with Jaymie Graham (backline) and Luke Webster (forwards) remaining as line coaches. Gavin Bell will continue as head of development, with the support of Mark Nicoski and new development coach Kyal Horsley, while club favourite Mark LeCras has returned in a training assistant role after a stint at Fremantle as specialist kicking coach. Former midfield development coach Matt Rosa pursued a move into football administration when the pandemic hit and has joined WAFL club Peel Thunder, while forwards development coach and indigenous player mentor Chance Bateman left the club to join integrated services firm Downer as Aboriginal participation manager. – Nathan Schmook


So -

Head Coach - Adam Simpson
Forwards - Luke Webster
Midfield - Adrian Hickmott
Backs - Jaymie Graham
Development - Gavin Bell, Mark Nicoski, Kyal Horsley (new)
Special Assistant - Mark Lecras (new)
WAFL/AFLW - Daniel Pratt

Gone -
Nathan Van Berlo
Matt Rosa
Chance Bateman
John Wardrop

Significant reduction in numbers
 

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So -

Head Coach - Adam Simpson
Forwards - Luke Webster
Midfield - Adrian Hickmott
Backs - Jaymie Graham
Development - Gavin Bell, Mark Nicoski, Kyal Horsley (new)
Special Assistant - Mark Lecras (new)
WAFL/AFLW - Daniel Pratt

Gone -
Nathan Van Berlo
Matt Rosa
Chance Bateman
John Wardrop

Significant reduction in numbers
Could add Glass and Selwood to that.
 

Rowan18

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Paywall so no details but this would take him to 11 years as coach passing Malthouse (10) and 1 year shy of Worsfold (12)

Our only other 3 coaches (Alexander, Todd and Judge) have a total of 5 years combined
Wow - we are a good club. Our last three coaches have taken us from 1989 until now. All of them have won premierships.

Have we ever had a caretaker coach? Think about sh*t clubs like norf, Carltank and smellbourne and how many they've had over the years. No surprise about the results.
 

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Knowing this board, this could be one hell of a ride. Especially if we have another year like 2017
 

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Wow - we are a good club. Our last three coaches have taken us from 1989 until now. All of them have won premierships.

Have we ever had a caretaker coach? Think about sh*t clubs like norf, Carltank and smellbourne and how many they've had over the years. No surprise about the results.
Judge was after Malthouse
 

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