Rumour Neil Balme is not the Head of Football

In the wake of the Balme bad news, do you think Darren Burgess will be at the Crows in 2022?


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Red mist

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Brett Burton is the best example of what influence they can have.

I’m not bagging Balme. He’s probably very good at his job. It’s more important that he’s not bad at it.

I think having the best coaches and the best players is 1000% more important than having Neil Balme.

I don’t know how good Kelly is. He must be ordinary in the eyes of Silvers though if he’s looking to bring anyone else in. That worries me a bit. I’m surprised he hasn’t sought out the mystery man who guided Hawthorn to 4 flags??

I’m sort of relieved that he hasn’t sounded out Clarkson. Maybe he actually rates Nicks and thinks he’s the right guy to actually make the calls that win games and premierships.
Ever hear of the word Figurehead.
I don’t think this fellow has ever been touched on the tally whacker.
A forceful character he was. Carmen thug like without Carmen skill.
It’s just wherever he goes there is unity, drive beyond talent margins and, let’s face it, premierships.
 

FR0GGY

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Brett Burton is the best example of what influence they can have.

I’m not bagging Balme. He’s probably very good at his job. It’s more important that he’s not bad at it.

I think having the best coaches and the best players is 1000% more important than having Neil Balme.

I don’t know how good Kelly is. He must be ordinary in the eyes of Silvers though if he’s looking to bring anyone else in. That worries me a bit. I’m surprised he hasn’t sought out the mystery man who guided Hawthorn to 4 flags??

I’m sort of relieved that he hasn’t sounded out Clarkson. Maybe he actually rates Nicks and thinks he’s the right guy to actually make the calls that win games and premierships.
As simple as it sounds, having a good one means you don’t have a bad one.
 

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SugarShane

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So after they built the team and hired the coach and about 95% of everything else that won the premiership in 17.

Sorry I reckon your wrong. He jumped on at the right time IMO.
You jump on at the right time and you maybe snag one a la Chris Scott. You don't just fall ass backwards into 3 flags in 4 years as boss of football.
 

MRB37

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Ah I see.

Alan Richardson was the other one that was pretty highly regarded as a football Director.

Not sure where he's ended up.
He's at Melbourne.

Probably a bit underrated Goodwin has both Alan Richardson and Mark Williams helping him out.
 
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That’s how important they are. I don’t even know who Hawthorns was in their dynasty. Don’t know who was Brisbane’s in their trilogy. Funnily in those instances it was the coach and the players who is recognised as the reason they won.
We made it to a grand final against Richmond and lost it on the field. Not because Neil Balme was sitting in the stand in a Richmond polo.
Who was our footy boss as we tumbled from that point?
 

Slippery Pete

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That’s how important they are. I don’t even know who Hawthorns was in their dynasty. Don’t know who was Brisbane’s in their trilogy. Funnily in those instances it was the coach and the players who is recognised as the reason they won.
We made it to a grand final against Richmond and lost it on the field. Not because Neil Balme was sitting in the stand in a Richmond polo.
You don’t understand, that’s okay
 

Sanders

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So after they built the team and hired the coach and about 95% of everything else that won the premiership in 17.

Sorry I reckon your wrong. He jumped on at the right time IMO.
very lucky chap. He seems to have fooled a lot of people
 

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Vhaluus

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That’s how important they are. I don’t even know who Hawthorns was in their dynasty. Don’t know who was Brisbane’s in their trilogy. Funnily in those instances it was the coach and the players who is recognised as the reason they won.
We made it to a grand final against Richmond and lost it on the field. Not because Neil Balme was sitting in the stand in a Richmond polo.
We lost the grand final in the coaching box.

What was the big change that happened at Richmond just before their dynasty started? Cleared out all their assistant coaches and Bought in good ones.

I wonder who orchestrated that..

How differently would 2017 have gone if our senior assistant coach was turfed earlier. The same senior assistant coach an independent review recommended we sack a few years later.
 

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