Matthew Nicks Adelaide's new coach

Are you on board with the AFC's decision to appoint Matthew Nicks?


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TheBrownDog
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Not even in the same universe. Careless act. Unimportant consequence. Murphy has been rubbed out nearly every second week did we appeal those? Literally who cares if Dmac misses a game for a careless act it's hardly hanging him out to dry. Hyperbolic.
If it were almost anyone bar DMac we'd want to appeal, there's no way it was worth a suspension
 

mattymac

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Jul 9, 2009
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If it were almost anyone bar DMac we'd want to appeal, there's no way it was worth a suspension
Sure but the upshot is they intend dropping a developing youngster for Gibbs' farewell, when they had the perfect opportunity on a platter to just let Dmac sit one out.
 

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Vhaluus

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Keeping the playing group "happy".
Our playing group should get used to not being able to dictate stupid sh*t like this. That if they want a professional environment rather than the sh*t show they have endured that means the club will be professional about not letting stupid sh*t fly just because they demand it.
 

ABAB

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Our playing group should get used to not being able to dictate stupid sh*t like this. That if they want a professional environment rather than the sh*t show they have endured that means the club will be professional about not letting stupid sh*t fly just because they demand it.
The millennial are strange bunch.....they want to feel constant support.
 

Interloperer

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Our playing group should get used to not being able to dictate stupid sh*t like this. That if they want a professional environment rather than the sh*t show they have endured that means the club will be professional about not letting stupid sh*t fly just because they demand it.
Sloane being talked down from contesting his one-match suspension in 2016 was one of the worst mistakes of that year. If a player thinks he is not guilty then the club shouldn't stop him. By all means discuss the chances of success rationally, but nothing is gained from imposing a decision on the player.

(I think the suspension was correct)
 

1970crow

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Sure but the upshot is they intend dropping a developing youngster for Gibbs' farewell, when they had the perfect opportunity on a platter to just let Dmac sit one out.
It's not just a player from the previous week's 22 that misses when wasting a game on Gibbs. It's any of the players that he just jumped past.
 
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Vhaluus

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Sloane being talked down from contesting his one-match suspension in 2016 was one of the worst mistakes of that year. If a player thinks he is not guilty then the club shouldn't stop him. By all means discuss the chances of success rationally, but nothing is gained from imposing a decision on the player.

(I think the suspension was correct)
Sure, but the player should pay all the costs out of their own pocket if the club disagrees with them.
 

MRB37

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I think that strategy stuff has been a bit more evident from Nicks over the last month. Feels like we've started getting the basics of his gameplan down and he's started to introduce a bit more in playing to our opposition, rather than the Pyke mindset of just "play how we want to play" regardless or the matchups.
 

WaynesWorld19

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I think that strategy stuff has been a bit more evident from Nicks over the last month. Feels like we've started getting the basics of his gameplan down and he's started to introduce a bit more in playing to our opposition, rather than the Pyke mindset of just "play how we want to play" regardless or the matchups.
I was initially concerned whether Nicks was simply appointed on his communication skills and ability to bond a fractured group .....seems there are more dimensions with Nicks than originally thought
 

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MRB37

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I was initially concerned whether Nicks was simply appointed on his communication skills and ability to bond a fractured group .....seems there are more dimensions with Nicks than originally thought
I mean, they weren't genius out of the box moves or anything, maybe i'm just easily impressed that we now have a coach who seems to scout the opposition a bit and is willing to make moves on gameday to counter an opposition.
 

WaynesWorld19

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I mean, they weren't genius out of the box moves or anything, maybe i'm just easily impressed that we now have a coach who seems to scout the opposition a bit and is willing to make moves on gameday to counter an opposition.
Wasn't hard with GWS , with Nicks being senior assistant last year .....but you have to admire a very young team with many players under 20 games, able to stick to an obvious tactic for most of the game .....says a lot IMO
 

mcattack

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Weve done well past two weeks. Can finally see some improvement. Good to see easy and others step up. Goes to show got give the new coach some time ... hopefully we recruit well in the off season and have abounce up the ladder.
 

WaynesWorld19

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Weve done well past two weeks. Can finally see some improvement. Good to see easy and others step up. Goes to show got give the new coach some time ... hopefully we recruit well in the off season and have abounce up the ladder.
There has never been a better time to rebuild ....so many players will be forced off lists as a result of TPP restrictions and list size .......hopefully there's another Keays out there (Hately + ?)
 
May 24, 2006
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I think that strategy stuff has been a bit more evident from Nicks over the last month. Feels like we've started getting the basics of his gameplan down and he's started to introduce a bit more in playing to our opposition, rather than the Pyke mindset of just "play how we want to play" regardless or the matchups.
The commentators showed a couple of down the ground shots talking about our defensive positioning when GWS had the ball. Every player inside their man, forcing them wide and a 'defensive quarterback' guarding the 45 kick and directing traffic (was Sloane in the footage they showed). Imagine it has taken a while to reach a decent level of coordination especially with the environment of 2020.

The other noticeable change is how mobile we've looked at the stoppages compared to 5+ weeks ago when we were flat-footed and teams ran rings around us. We seem to be hunting the ball/player now and initiating things rather than reacting.

And finally it's seemed as though Murphy and Stengle are camping under fewer high balls in the F50. That moronic set up with our smalls deep seems to have gone.
 

Crow Envy

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Dec 2, 2006
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The commentators showed a couple of down the ground shots talking about our defensive positioning when GWS had the ball. Every player inside their man, forcing them wide and a 'defensive quarterback' guarding the 45 kick and directing traffic (was Sloane in the footage they showed). Imagine it has taken a while to reach a decent level of coordination especially with the environment of 2020.

The other noticeable change is how mobile we've looked at the stoppages compared to 5+ weeks ago when we were flat-footed and teams ran rings around us. We seem to be hunting the ball/player now and initiating things rather than reacting.

And finally it's seemed as though Murphy and Stengle are camping under fewer high balls in the F50. That moronic set up with our smalls deep seems to have gone.
Not quite, we still bombed to Stengle manned by Haynes on a number of occasions
 

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