Expansion Next Coach of the GWS Giants FC - with poll

GWS Giants next Senior Ciach

  • Alistair "Clarko" Clarkson

    Votes: 36 32.1%
  • Adam "The Ooze" Yze

    Votes: 16 14.3%
  • Donald "The Don" Pyke

    Votes: 13 11.6%
  • Ross "The Boss" Lyon

    Votes: 13 11.6%
  • Adam "Ben" Kingsley

    Votes: 6 5.4%
  • Other

    Votes: 27 24.1%
  • Jaymie Graham

    Votes: 1 0.9%

  • Total voters
    112

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WillHayward

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GWS now officially in the market for a new coach.

For those selecting "Other" - can you please name contenders in the thread. Thanks.
 
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RUNVS

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As unsure as I am about it Ross Lyon wouldn't be a super bad choice for them as Lyon is very good at making his players play tough and play like a team, two things that GWS have very much lacked throughout their time as a club. Only problem is that the modern game is more attacking than it was 10 years ago and I am not sure Lyon is able to change his gamestyle.
 

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Xtreme

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I can't see how Clarkson isn't their next coach - the AFL will make this happen.

Just like they made Buddy at GWS happen... oh wait
Wouldn't be surprised if other clubs try to secure his services.... I say get him back as president at Hawthorn so Jeff can get out!


(I concede GWS is a likely option)
 

Rod Stroker

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As unsure as I am about it Ross Lyon wouldn't be a super bad choice for them as Lyon is very good at making his players play tough and play like a team, two things that GWS have very much lacked throughout their time as a club. Only problem is that the modern game is more attacking than it was 10 years ago and I am not sure Lyon is able to change his gamestyle.
Lyon and Buckley have said they won't be coaching next year.
 

SBYM

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GWS Respects??

Is that a thing??
 

Mr Magic

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I actually think GWS need to go into rebuild.

Their problem largely is to do with list management and they need to turn a lot over and rebuild

I would get Norths first pick and West Coasts pick by trading Coniglio and Kelly with salary dumps part paying their salarys at the new clubs.

I would Trade Haynes out, I would trade Greene out, and I would trade Whitfield out with salary dump part paying contracts to get good picks back in.

Looking at a 3-6 year rebuild keeping Taranto, Hopper, Green, Ash etc..

They need to rebuild a forward line and enhance their backline which takes time


So they need a development coach who has six years to get them to rise up
 
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Syd

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I can't see how Clarkson isn't their next coach - the AFL will make this happen.

Been saying this since last year.

Also, IF (big if BTW) Dusty did come to Sydney, he'd be (AFL) landed at GWS along with Clarko

Imagine the promotion of GWS by the addition of those 2
 

Mr Magic

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Been saying this since last year.

Also, IF (big if BTW) Dusty did come to Sydney, he'd be (AFL) landed at GWS along with Clarko

Imagine the promotion of GWS by the addition of those 2

Why would Dusty promote in Sydney when he can do it in Melbourne?
 

citizen-erased

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I can't see how Clarkson isn't their next coach - the AFL will make this happen.
surely waits for Tas. maybe picks up a director of coaching role somewhere (possibly GWS if they go a first time/young coach)

McVeigh gets a good chance to audition. Long time assistant, caretaker for 1/2 a season. GWS will get a good look at him in the hot seat.
Hird missing from the list. Elephant in the room pick, but no less likely.
 

Syd

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Why would Dusty promote in Sydney when he can do it in Melbourne?

He would be a great Promotional tool for GWS in Sydney and that's why IF he came north I believe the AFL would push him to GWS

Much like another player the AFL tried to force there 9-years ago (that worked out well)
 

Mr Magic

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He would be a great Promotional tool for GWS in Sydney and that's why IF he came north I believe the AFL would push him to GWS

Much like another player the AFL tried to force there 9-years ago (that worked out well)

Promotion does not work in Sydney. Its like trying to sell to a salesman.

Short cuts get you nowwhere
 

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kaiserchief13

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I actually think GWS need to go into rebuild.

Their problem largely is to do with list management and they need to turn a lot over and rebuild

I would get Norths first pick and West Coasts pick by trading Coniglio and Kelly with salary dumps part paying their salarys at the new clubs.

I would Trade Haynes out, I would trade Greene out, and I would trade Whitfield out with salary dump part paying contracts to get good picks back in.

Looking at a 3-6 year rebuild keeping Taranto, Hopper, Green, Ash etc..

They need to rebuild a forward line and enhance their backline which takes time


So they need a development coach who has six years to get them to rise up
No chance Coniglio is worth a top 2 pick and Kelly probably not either
 

DanWA

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Can we get Jaymie Graham added to the poll?

I would have thought Clarko was more aligned with a QLD move over NSW
 

MickG88

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I don't think they can go past Adem Yze, Hawks then Melbourne. The amount of experience and success he has had should put him at the top of the list.
 

Syd

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Promotion does not work in Sydney. Its like trying to sell to a salesman.

Short cuts get you nowwhere

Typical Vic-centric opinion without substance.

Check out the Membership increase for us since Franklins arrival alone.

Not to mention increased sponsorships

A marquee player of Dusty's stature would indeed help grow the profile of GWS.
 

Mr Magic

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Typical Vic-centric opinion without substance.

Check out the Membership increase for us since Franklins arrival alone.

Not to mention increased sponsorships

A marquee player of Dusty's stature would indeed help grow the profile of GWS.

I do not live in Victoria
 
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I don't think they can go past Adem Yze, Hawks then Melbourne. The amount of experience and success he has had should put him at the top of the list.
It was said at the time that the Hawks(Clarkson) weren’t upset to lose Yze.

One of strangest things that’s happened since he left is that his name gets thrown up by association(with Clarkson) as a senior coach in waiting.

If that’s on the back of something he’s responsible for at Melbourne, then so be it, otherwise he might just be another Brendan Bolton.
 

WillHayward

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I actually think GWS need to go into rebuild.

Their problem largely is to do with list management and they need to turn a lot over and rebuild

I would get Norths first pick and West Coasts pick by trading Coniglio and Kelly with salary dumps part paying their salarys at the new clubs.

I would Trade Haynes out, I would trade Greene out, and I would trade Whitfield out with salary dump part paying contracts to get good picks back in.

Looking at a 3-6 year rebuild keeping Taranto, Hopper, Green, Ash etc..

They need to rebuild a forward line and enhance their backline which takes time


So they need a development coach who has six years to get them to rise up
No club will want Coniglio (and his wage). He's untradeable.

Kelly would only get a 2nd rounder at best nowadays. That horse has bolted.
 
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Mr Magic

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No club will want Coniglio (and his wage). He's untradeable.

Kelly would own get a 2nd rounder at best nowadays. That horse has bolted.

GWS would have to pay part of their salaries, like Collingwood with Treloar, it is the only way to get currency back. GWS would wear it because they would be going through intial rebuild anyway if they where smart
 

WillHayward

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McVeigh gets a good chance to audition. Long time assistant, caretaker for 1/2 a season. GWS will get a good look at him in the hot seat.
Hird missing from the list. Elephant in the room pick, but no less likely.
Arghh Bombers fans.

Never change.
 
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MickG88

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No club will want Coniglio (and his wage). He's untradeable.

Kelly would own get a 2nd rounder at best nowadays. That horse has bolted.
I would be happy if the Saints gave a first rounder for Kelly and part of his wage being paid by GWS. The guy is a gun, having a bad patch.