- Sep 30, 2014
- AFL Club
Channel 9 making up lies. Gutter journalism.
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These guys weren't mediocre. Ignoring Nicks, our group was the worst ever put together in the modern AFL. If you saw Godden, Hart and Reilly talking to various players within an SANFL huddle, you'd not bat an eyelid.Really good news. Will be real flat if they are replaced with similarly mediocre persons.
Midfielders are flat knacker getting around the ground. Which is why any discussion on mids coaching during games is rubbish. They just don't get the time or have the breath. Much easier for defenders to coach and organise.There are far fewer elite players
You can see with players like Hodge that they are practically coaches on the field. Instructing others, directing traffic, vocal. Successfully I might add. You know they'll be good coaches straight out of the game.
Josh Kennedy (Syd) has never struck me the same way, good player but doesn't seem like he's running the show and impacting others (though the pedigree is there)
How could you miss 'boned'? For shame.+
Now, now, Crowbotoratory , be nice. Not "sacked" .
Surplus to the Crows' current needs.
Released, to pursue other opportunities.
No longer a fit.
It's not you, it's us.
(read for all of the above: "It's you, not us. We want our forward line to work and kick goals").
That's where the downsized AFL coaches with experience will be going. And they can join the rest of the downsized workforce competing for real jobs. Shithouse time to be finishing your playing career and looking for a coaching job. Lots of competition.Can always get a job in a State league, plus real job.
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Happy to get into Fraudan at any opportunity, but that is not one. He clearly says 'mate' or something like that and given he knows what's just happened, he's right to leave any further conversation in Godden's hands.Channel 9 making up lies. Gutter journalism.
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I think that's it.If there are still development coaches next year, why wouldn't Mattner be better for that role than Reilly? He was recruited in a higher position, so you'd think is more highly rated. I suppose he may have knocked that option back as he wants to be involved game day.
I am not defending it, but I can see why Pyke stuck with the Ass-istants he had from 2017, but only for the 2018 year after which he should have wielded his clout and insisted upon changes, but appeared not to.Which Pyke could have done after 2017 concluded. Had the club by the balls, they could deny him next to nothing. But he chose to not use his power which effectively led to his demise. He could even have managed to curtail Burton's influence.
I don't know about the AFL but Neil Kerley took my long suffering Panthers from bottom in 1963 to the Premiership in 1964.While I am at it I owe Nicks an apology, guided by the 20/20 hindsight of September 2020.
I whinged loud and long about the apparent lack of game plan when the Crows were losing badly. I mocked Roo's summary that the deciding factor for appointing him was that nobody he spoke to had a bad word to say about Nicks. "Oh great", I said, "Another Mr. Nice Guy".
Clearly, I was wrong.
The game plan was suffering from Hart's ineptitude as forward Coach, compounded by Godden's inexperience at AFL level which to an extent Godden actually changed and better supply to the forwards resulted in better play and 3 wins, in spite of Hart. Nicks had his own 'hamstring issues', hamstrung from being saddled with Assistants not of his own choosing and has been admirably patient in biting his lip and working hard with them.
My derisive "Mr. Nice Guy" conclusion was equally wrong --- nobody has a bad word to say about him because he keeps his word (and did not whinge about the assistants he was given, not once publicly; I never heard him blame Hart or Godden), works hard, takes responsibility (eg in the way he spoke to Godden when releasing him) and is prepared to make hard calls like the culling of Atkins and Hart/Godden. I won't be surprised if other Club passengers are 'invited to leave' the ship, thanks very much. When that ship is sinking, it's wise to get rid of dead weight and Nicks is doing just that.
I don't know if any AFL Coach has taken a team to last in his first year (or even bottom 4), then risen in subsequent years to win a Flag (anybody know? I think Blighty took the Crows top from 12th/16), but records are made to be broken and created. From 18th to a Flag? Doesn't seem possible/likely even.
We'll find out if Nicks can do it, and I'm looking forward to 2021/22 a great deal more than I was 6 weeks ago.
Nicks described 2020 as 'challenging', no doubt made worse by having several albatrosses put around his neck by his late appointment, but we can hear them hitting the deck by the week. Good on him, for embracing those challenges and cutting the ropes himself.
Matthew Nicks, you don't know me and I am zero in the Crows' scheme, but I apologise.
You would have to think this is already done and dusted. We will have the people signed or ready to sign (if they are still coaching).
Yes! As Player-Coach, no less . What a player-character-man Knuckles is!I don't know about the AFL but Neil Kerley took my long suffering Panthers from bottom in 1963 to the Premiership in 1964.
+I've never thought the gws forward line has performed that well tbh. Their structures leave a lot to be desired. That's a pass from me.
We need to stop recruiting guys who haven't performed in their current role.
Both valid points, but one can't assume that Miller would be a bust with the Crows. Nicks doesn't strike me now as a Boys' Club type. I doubt that he'd opt for someone only because they're a mate, plus it's easier to work with someone you know and trust.Tbh when I heard about the sackings, the first thing that came to mind (aside from jubilation) was wondering which GWS or Port assistant Nicks is going to bring over.
If we wanted to announce it all at once and it includes Balme, we can’t do that until after Richmond finish playing finals. Sounds like some announcements may come end of this week according to Theo.You would have to think this is already done and dusted. We will have the people signed or ready to sign (if they are still coaching).
When we make announcements will be interesting.
Do go BANG and make all the announcements in a one-off presser that basically says "we aren't messing around anymore". It could make a real impact on members, players (current and future) and the media.
Do we make the announcements in a staggered format, dragging out the 'good' news over the next few weeks to keep us in the media while Port are in finals?
Personally I'd prefer the first one, particularly if it includes Neil Balme.
I wasn't saying it was a fear of mine. It's just a pretty standard play for coaches to bring in people they've worked with before and trust.+
Both valid points/fears, but one can't assume that Miller would be a bust here. Nicks doesn't strike me now as a Boys' Club type. I doubt that he'd opt for someone only because they're a mate, plus it's easier to work with someone you know and trust.