Marco Bello - appointed Head of Development

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May 24, 2006
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Lots of new football department appointments. Great to see.

Who is calling the shots behind the scenes, driving the change, coming up with the names of people to approach?

It felt like Ricciuto had done this in the past but had exhausted his rolodex. Is it Kelly? Is it Nicks? Is it Jackson?

I know Kelly is Head of Football so it's "on" him but is he the one who knows Marco Bello is good at his role for instance, would be a good fit, is better for us than options x, y and z that he also knows intimately?
 

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Lots of new football department appointments. Great to see.

Who is calling the shots behind the scenes, driving the change, coming up with the names of people to approach?

It felt like Ricciuto had done this in the past but had exhausted his rolodex. Is it Kelly? Is it Nicks? Is it Jackson?

I know Kelly is Head of Football so it's "on" him but is he the one who knows Marco Bello is good at his role for instance, would be a good fit, is better for us than options x, y and z that he also knows intimately?
Wouldn't be Roo, none of them are his mates.

Bello was done pretty quickly too, though I do recall him saying in an interview that Kelly contacted him. Where that decision came from though..... Who knows.
 

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It feels like Nicks is making the calls, as the new coaches are coming from across the AFL systrem and he seems like the only guy with wide enough relationships.

He probably deserves the chance to do that too, after what he put up with last year.
 

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Yeah that seems bizarre, he was gone and we brought him back. He’s doing more than SANFL too, he’s involved in our midfield which he f’ed up last year.
We've had a seperate SANFL coach before when Ryan O'Keefe was doing the job while Younie was managing. At the end of the day Godden has been a successful SANFL coach before and at the level he's in it will be more about implementing the strategy and tactics that Nicks, Bello and the assistants want, rather than doing his own thing.
 

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