Is Damien Hardwick the greatest coach of all time?

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LoungeLizard

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Never seen a coach bring a club from such a low point to such a high, has to be the greatest with more greatness to come!

Can't think of any comparison in what he's done.
You can't think of any because you are a Richmond fan and they can't think past Richmond.

At the moment there is a coach coaching, who also taught Hardwick, who took Hawthorn from a lower point than Richmond were when Hardwick took over.

Clarkson has also won more flags, and you seriously can't think of ANYONE else?
 

Meteoric Rise

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Alan Jeans coached St Kilda to a flag. History says you have to be bloody good to achieve that.

Why do I get the feeling this will turn into yet another thread about Chris Scott, the smartest man in the room….

As for the the thread question, Hardwick Hafey, Hafey Hardwick, Hardwick, Hafey, Hughes, Minogue, so tough to decide who the greatest coach of all time is. 😁
 

dustysnecktattoo

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You can't think of any because you are a Richmond fan and they can't think past Richmond.

At the moment there is a coach coaching, who also taught Hardwick, who took Hawthorn from a lower point than Richmond were when Hardwick took over.

Clarkson has also won more flags, and you seriously can't think of ANYONE else?
Hawthorn was not at a lower point
 

Gralin

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Alan Jeans coached St Kilda to a flag. History says you have to be bloody good to achieve that.

Why do I get the feeling this will turn into yet another thread about Chris Scott, the smartest man in the room….

As for the the thread question, Hardwick Hafey, Hafey Hardwick, Hardwick, Hafey, Hughes, Minogue, so tough to decide who the greatest coach of all time is. 😁
Jeans was a great coach
 

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Luckiest bloke in football history...
When you said that I immediately thought Chris Scott in 2011.
 

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Leigh Matthews brought the Lions from Woodenspoon to triple premiers
Why does this have to be turned into yet another thread about Brisbane Lions and Leigh MatTHUGhes?

Jock McHale coached #Runner-upPies to 8 Premierships and a mere 8 Preliminaryships, didn’t seem like much at the time, but about 60 different coaches since have about 3 more between them….you have to be f*cking good to coach that rabble to flags. 😂
 

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Never seen a coach bring a club from such a low point to such a high, has to be the greatest with more greatness to come!

Can't think of any comparison in what he's done.
The Richmond circle jerk continues..............

Dusty GOAT.........now Hardwick GOAT.

Geez, may as well just errase all other clubs and players acheivements over the 100 years of Australian Rules Football.

Rename the competition the Richmond Football League.

Replace the AFL red white and blue national colours with black and yellow and a Tiger logo.

Hell, lets turf the national anthem as well because........you guessed it the Richmond song is also GOAT.

Have we missed anything?

Oh, how about being the GOAT insecure supporter group.

The GOAT self adulating sports fans.

Pretty much covers it.
 

Yojimbo

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To be able to cover the loss of Alex Rance dare i say one of the greatest defenders of all time and still emerge triumphant does reflect well on Hardwick, but he coached the Tigers when they were not so good as well. Richmond are special, but in my opinion that does not come down to one man or woman it's just the vibe.
 

beema limapep

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The Richmond circle jerk continues..............

Dusty GOAT.........now Hardwick GOAT.

Geez, may as well just errase all other clubs and players acheivements over the 100 years of Australian Rules Football.

Rename the competition the Richmond Football League.

Replace the AFL red white and blue national colours with black and yellow and a Tiger logo.

Hell, lets turf the national anthem as well because........you guessed it the Richmond song is also GOAT.

Have we missed anything?

Oh, how about being the GOAT insecure supporter group.

The GOAT self adulating sports fans.

Pretty much covers it.
I dont get why you would want to change the afl logo. Whats with that?
 

chickentendies

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Can people stop derailing this thread? It is about Hardwick and his accomplishments. Richmond fans give respect to others in other threads so you should give them the same courtesy.

Hardwick won a premiership while going through a divorce and had to play in an AWAY Grand Final which is simply unheard of. Not only the best coach, but I'd say also the bravest.
 

CaptchaProofBot

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The Richmond circle jerk continues..............

Dusty GOAT.........now Hardwick GOAT.

Geez, may as well just errase all other clubs and players acheivements over the 100 years of Australian Rules Football.

Rename the competition the Richmond Football League.

Replace the AFL red white and blue national colours with black and yellow and a Tiger logo.

Hell, lets turf the national anthem as well because........you guessed it the Richmond song is also GOAT.

Have we missed anything?

Oh, how about being the GOAT insecure supporter group.

The GOAT self adulating sports fans.

Pretty much covers it.
yes, Mrs Hardwick...technically not a GOAT but a DOE
 

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