Analysis Giants Coaching. Your thoughts.

Who is your preference to be next coach of GWS Giants?

  • Alistair Clarkson

    Votes: 22 34.9%
  • James Hird

    Votes: 5 7.9%
  • Don Pyke

    Votes: 7 11.1%
  • Nathan Buckley

    Votes: 3 4.8%
  • Ross Lyon

    Votes: 3 4.8%
  • Mark McVeigh

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • Robert Harvey

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Scott Burns

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Blake Caracella

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Adam Yze

    Votes: 11 17.5%
  • Adam Kingsley

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Daniel Giansiracusa

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Luke Power

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • Jaymie Graham

    Votes: 2 3.2%
  • Ash Hansen

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Andrew McQualter

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Chris Scott

    Votes: 3 4.8%

  • Total voters
    63

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Giant Strides

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Living in Sydney is the best…if you have money. He will live in a mansion near the water and coach a very good list with full control, without the Melbourne Fleet Street riding his every move…life will be good.
However, has a wife and children ... who may not hold that same desire to move from known surrounds in Melbourne.
 

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However, has a wife and children ... who may not hold that same desire to move from known surrounds in Melbourne.

That’s definitely valid. Understand one child is in the Gold Coast and the others in Melbourne so there would probably be a preference to stay here. Word is his management approached Bombers but they aren’t all in favour of moving current coach, we are doing everything we can to get him. Interesting times.
 

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Giant Pete

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That’s definitely valid. Understand one child is in the Gold Coast and the others in Melbourne so there would probably be a preference to stay here. Word is his management approached Bombers but they aren’t all in favour of moving current coach, we are doing everything we can to get him. Interesting times.
I find it odd… if I knew I didn’t want to move I wouldn’t go for an interview.
 

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So the talk is that Clarko is off the market now heading home to the roos according to media scuttlebutt with the afl pushing for that. I wonder who we go with I'm not convinced Mcveigh is the way forward maybe Pyke who is already in Sydney is our best option now?

This is why we need private owners as the afl seem to think we are going fine all the hard work is done when the reality is we could fall off a big cliff fairly quickly.
 

Giant Strides

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So the talk is that Clarko is off the market now heading home to the roos according to media scuttlebutt with the afl pushing for that. I wonder who we go with I'm not convinced Mcveigh is the way forward maybe Pyke who is already in Sydney is our best option now?

This is why we need private owners as the afl seem to think we are going fine all the hard work is done when the reality is we could fall off a big cliff fairly quickly.
I reckon Clarko would be mad to go there, if his desire is to win a premiership. They're unlikely to compete for a flag for years IMHO. But he's an ex-Roo player, so if he wants to go there to lift them out of the doldrums, so be it.

In that case, I'd opt for Don Pyke. He's had first grade coaching experience that didn't end well, and done well as an assistant subsequently. He's in Sydney, so he's one that we know will not reject us because of where we are. He's added to Swans' tactics and ball movement - two areas that we're in desperate need of a revamp, so hopefully he'd be able to take our talent and turn it into results.

Adam Yze is probably my alternative - mainly because he's untried, and I think that's a risk for us.
 

Giant Pete

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So the talk is that Clarko is off the market now heading home to the roos according to media scuttlebutt with the afl pushing for that. I wonder who we go with I'm not convinced Mcveigh is the way forward maybe Pyke who is already in Sydney is our best option now?

This is why we need private owners as the afl seem to think we are going fine all the hard work is done when the reality is we could fall off a big cliff fairly quickly.
Where’d you hear this?
 

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So the talk is that Clarko is off the market now heading home to the roos according to media scuttlebutt with the afl pushing for that. I wonder who we go with I'm not convinced Mcveigh is the way forward maybe Pyke who is already in Sydney is our best option now?

This is why we need private owners as the afl seem to think we are going fine all the hard work is done when the reality is we could fall off a big cliff fairly quickly.
I'd be surprised if he was already locked and loaded .
That said, I can see a clear appeal for Clarko to go there, his former club, a young list which he had already said had potential. His pass mark is pretty low, if he gets them competitive he has done a good job. Could very easily be his first choice.
If he comes to us, unless he wins the comp, he probably is considered a failure.
Leon made 1 grand final, 3 prelims and had wins in 5 finals series, many think he is a Muppet who can't coach.
 

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So the talk is that Clarko is off the market now heading home to the roos according to media scuttlebutt with the afl pushing for that. I wonder who we go with I'm not convinced Mcveigh is the way forward maybe Pyke who is already in Sydney is our best option now?

This is why we need private owners as the afl seem to think we are going fine all the hard work is done when the reality is we could fall off a big cliff fairly quickly.
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He wants the Ess job, its just not available at the moment. Interestingly the Bombers just hired a fitness guy that he worked with at Hawthorn during the premiership years.....
 

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I'd be surprised if he was already locked and loaded .
That said, I can see a clear appeal for Clarko to go there, his former club, a young list which he had already said had potential. His pass mark is pretty low, if he gets them competitive he has done a good job. Could very easily be his first choice.
If he comes to us, unless he wins the comp, he probably is considered a failure.
Leon made 1 grand final, 3 prelims and had wins in 5 finals series, many think he is a Muppet who can't coach.
This is not right. Clarko has said he is only coming back if he can win it. Rules out North.
 

Giant Strides

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Yep. Spikes no chance and he knows it.
I wish they would indicate before the end of the season who the new coach will be.
Easy enough if it's Clarkson. If it's an assistant at one of the finals-bound clubs (e.g. Pyke @ Sydney or Yze @ Melbourne), it won't be until their team is eliminated or wins the GF.
 

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A negative of bringing in Clarko is how much of our soft cap he's expected to take up and it would be difficult to keep or land some of the best football support staff like how Peter Burge has just left Richmond with how much Dimma would be making.