Prediction Next coach to be sacked. With Poll

Which coach will be the next to be sacked?


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Aristotle Pickett

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There's no obvious choice, but with Alastair Clarkson likely to come back to coaching next year, there may be a coach sacked at the end of the year for him.
There's also some long term coaches that could be candidates.
 

WillHayward

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I picked Simpson. List is in limbo and maybe some fixturing uncertainty could also lead to a bit of a drop.

Obviously Hinkley is always very vulnerable. Never safe.

Dew on his last chance. Must perform

Chris Scott is also the other one who might just decide to leave mid season like his brother did if things go pear shaped
 

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Jakksynn

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Think Hinkley is safe for the most part unless things really go pear shaped and we are miles off the 8. Dew would be the obvious one, GC are and always have been shite and if that continues in the first half of the year I doubt he sees the bye. Simpson the smokey, all it takes is 1 or 2 really bad losses and the vultures will circle quickly.
 

bzparkes

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I picked Simpson. List is in limbo and maybe some fixturing uncertainty could also lead to a bit of a drop.

Obviously Hinkley is always very vulnerable. Never safe.

Dew on his last chance. Must perform

Chris Scott is also the other one who might just decide to leave mid season like his brother did if things go pear shaped
If Simmo does go, I reckon it'll be end of next year. They'll want to give him a couple of years with the new assistants to see what he can do and WCE aren't exactly a club known for sacking coaches.

Jarrad Schofield the likely successor in my opinion. Not shy of stating his goals for a senior position and very highly rated by WCE well before he went to Port.
 

jim boy

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Luck always has been a major factor in how a team goes and that is often seen as being the fault of the coach and someone has to come last. So I like to see these things as, if the team's performance is significantly lower than preseason expectations, who is most likely to get the chop. For me the top 4 who are at significant risk (and they all are) in order are:
Dew
Simpson
Ratten
Hinkley
 

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owen87

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How can I pick just one?

Dew or Cameron the two more likely to be sacked, or somehow replaced with Clarkson.

Hinkley or Simpson might be pushed.

The AFL would love Clarkson at the Gold Coast in 2023.
 

Sky

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How can I pick just one?

Dew or Cameron the two more likely to be sacked, or somehow replaced with Clarkson.

Hinkley or Simpson might be pushed.

The AFL would love Clarkson at the Gold Coast in 2023.
Round out that group to a top 5 with our coach included and you’d be 99-1 odds to get it right
 

owen87

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Round out that group to a top 5 with our coach included and you’d be 99-1 odds to get it right


I think unless Geelong fall off a cliff this year, Scott will stick out his contract, potentially with a handover period in his final year if they haven't won a GF in that time. I wouldn't expect any rash decisions out of the cattery given how well they've been run over the last 15 odd years.
 

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Sounds like the Dees sacked a bunch of people rather than deal with Goodwin's issues which is fine while they're winning, but I'd expect him to get the boot as soon as things aren't as good on field.
 

Sttew

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I think unless Geelong fall off a cliff this year, Scott will stick out his contract, potentially with a handover period in his final year if they haven't won a GF in that time. I wouldn't expect any rash decisions out of the cattery given how well they've been run over the last 15 odd years.
I cannot remember a Cats coach ever being sacked mid-season and I can remember back to Peter Pianto days.
 

WillHayward

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If Simmo does go, I reckon it'll be end of next year. They'll want to give him a couple of years with the new assistants to see what he can do and WCE aren't exactly a club known for sacking coaches.

Jarrad Schofield the likely successor in my opinion. Not shy of stating his goals for a senior position and very highly rated by WCE well before he went to Port.
Fair call. You'd think WCE will have an orderly "transition" plan for Simmo rather than a knee jerk old fashioned sacking.
 

bzparkes

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Fair call. You'd think WCE will have an orderly "transition" plan for Simmo rather than a knee jerk old fashioned sacking.
Yeah, I couldn't see a sacking happening, especially for a premiership coach. They wanted to re-sign Worsfold ffs and he had to tell the club himself it was over.

Premiership coaches at WCE seem to be given a fair bit of rope.
 

Malifice

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Dew gets the chop and Clarkson goes up there on a squillion per year (paid for by the AFL, and all outside the football department spending cap, 'because Ambassador for the game something something')

You know it, and I know it. We all know it.
 

the Ziebull

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Whose out of contract?
I know ratten is and dew, Scott also despite talks they will extend him

Leon Cameron also out of contract