News James Hird hired by the AFL-owned Giants.

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Wow.

Thread has taken a turn for the better.

At least now we will end up knowing who the bigots are.
 

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Geezus of all the bad decisions.

Essendon tried to shortcut when Matthew Knights had the club on the right track. Then Hird tried to shortcut even further. Hird was completely untried as a coach. Thompson was brought in because Essendon knew Hird had some serious limitations. (As anyone with ZERO coaching experience at ANY level would do).
But even so - Essendon still made the dumbest decision of their history.
And not only did they make the dumb decision and watch the horrendous, historical, globally significant outcome of that. They also defended this moron relentlessly.

Imagine if hird and Essendon didn't get caught and they actually started winning finals and a premiership? Imagine what that would have done to the game.
"Bringing the game into disrepute".
Twice.

And now Giants want to bring him on board.

THink of all the great leaders in footy. Think of all those leaders that have helped a playing group go from thereabouts to premiership winning. Pick any leader or coach from Richmond, or Hawthorn, or Brisbane back in the day. Think of all these people who didn't (accidentally?) become central figures in the sport's biggest ever doping scandal.
Go even further - all the other codes and the great players and leaders that could also provide top level guidance and support to the GWS leadership group. There would be literally hundreds of great people that could fulfil this role.

I'm all for second chances - but why give this guy a chance ahead of all those others? Same mentality as giving Carey a second chance and getting that idiot to host every bit of football coverage he can. Yes people desere second chances. No they don't deserve them ahead of better qualified people who have royally f’ed up.

Honestly - if GWS couldn't find someone better equipped for this job they are pathetic.

How many times have you personally spoken to James or been part of the inner sanctum at a club he was involved at to make this assessment of his leadership ability?
 

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Geezus of all the bad decisions.

Essendon tried to shortcut when Matthew Knights had the club on the right track. Then Hird tried to shortcut even further. Hird was completely untried as a coach. Thompson was brought in because Essendon knew Hird had some serious limitations. (As anyone with ZERO coaching experience at ANY level would do).
But even so - Essendon still made the dumbest decision of their history.
And not only did they make the dumb decision and watch the horrendous, historical, globally significant outcome of that. They also defended this moron relentlessly.

Imagine if hird and Essendon didn't get caught and they actually started winning finals and a premiership? Imagine what that would have done to the game.
"Bringing the game into disrepute".
Twice.

And now Giants want to bring him on board.

THink of all the great leaders in footy. Think of all those leaders that have helped a playing group go from thereabouts to premiership winning. Pick any leader or coach from Richmond, or Hawthorn, or Brisbane back in the day. Think of all these people who didn't (accidentally?) become central figures in the sport's biggest ever doping scandal.
Go even further - all the other codes and the great players and leaders that could also provide top level guidance and support to the GWS leadership group. There would be literally hundreds of great people that could fulfil this role.

I'm all for second chances - but why give this guy a chance ahead of all those others? Same mentality as giving Carey a second chance and getting that idiot to host every bit of football coverage he can. Yes people desere second chances. No they don't deserve them ahead of better qualified people who have royally f’ed up.

Honestly - if GWS couldn't find someone better equipped for this job they are pathetic.
Yet Hirdy always wanted Weapon to run a WADA compliant Sports Science Department
 

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