James Hird - is it time to give him a second chance at coaching an AFL club?

Should James Hird be given a second chance at coaching an AFL club?


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Boppo

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I quite liked Hird when he was On the Couch thought he was quite a thoughtful and composed character. It blows my mind that he presided over a club sanctioned systemic doping regime with illegal substances...there's no coming back form that without viewing every other sanctioned regime as forgivable. Dumbest thing ever to happen in footy really.
 

Johnny Karate

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Apr 13, 2015
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I know it’s common to get very sanctimonious on this topic but without engaging in hyperbole there are two simple reasons why he probably won’t:

1) His first stint as coach wasn’t that impressive
2) His complete lack of contrition over the whole situation was unedifying and has probably damaged his reputation more than supplements saga itself.

Then again, if Wayne Carey can come back after all of the s**t he’s done by only giving half apologies and excuses, there’s hope for old Jim-Bob yet. Never underestimate the unlimited free passes doled out in the AFL industry.
 

matthew_s

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Aug 19, 2013
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Then again, if Wayne Carey can come back after all of the s**t he’s done by only giving half apologies and excuses, there’s hope for old Jim-Bob yet. Never underestimate the unlimited free passes doled out in the AFL industry.
Just think of the montage ch7 will put together, complete with the voice over guy who does all the game day stuff for the grand final and ANZAC medals mentions, Knowing ch7 they'd probably use the last post and actual WW1 footage.

Yaco, Bunk, AndrewB and the rest of the PED apologists will need to double their yearly Kleenex budget

Edit: edited to add Milanista to the list of PED apologists who will need to double their yearly Kleenex budget
 
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Milanista28

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Dec 2, 2014
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Just think of the montage ch7 will put together, complete with the voice over guy who does all the game day stuff for the grand final and ANZAC medals mentions, Knowing ch7 they'd probably use the last post and actual WW1 footage.

Yaco, Bunk, AndrewB and the rest of the PED apologists will need to double their yearly Kleenex budget
That's amazing. needs to happen.
 

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