Strategy North Melbourne Coaching Changes 2020 & Beyond

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Twinkletoes

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Was about to post that - heard it from another source this morning along with Roos in mentoring role. What say you folk?
Without sitting in a face to face meeting with the bloke how could anyone know?

I hope we’re doing so with an open mind with all prospects.
 

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remfan101

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You may be right GR, 3AW this morning claiming Kingsley is the preferred choice for NMFC.
We haven't even released the selection panel yet, and we've committed to doing a thorough process. Find it very hard to believe we have a 'preferred candidate' at this point, and very easy to believe people are just speculating based on who's available.
 

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“A coaching panel will be established and we are moving quickly towards establishing that panel. We’ve thought about the certain skillsets and capabilities and types of people that should be on that panel and we’ll hopefully be in a position to announce that in the next couple of days.

“We’ll move as quickly as possible, but the key thing about this is to get it right and while the players will be assembling some time in early December, the key is to get the decision right and work through the process with the selection panel over the next few weeks.

“Pleasingly, we’ve been able to secure John Blakey who has joined our coaching ranks and there’s nothing John hasn’t seen in the game, he’s a fantastic North Melbourne person and most importantly he’s worked with Brisbane during their successful era, he’s been with the Sydney Swans during an incredible period for that club.

“Along with Gavin Brown and others, they’ll form the backbone in the interim period as we move to make an appointment.”

 

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Buckley said the club would establish a panel to find the new coach. Sources familiar with the situation indicated the Kangaroos wanted former Sydney and Melbourne coach Paul Roos to help in the search. North will also seek other external people to sit on that panel.

Roos may stay on in a mentoring and leadership role.

The club is also consulting with the AFL and the AFL Coaches Association in their hunt. The AFL has suggested some names to North, with the Kangaroos open to either an experienced assistant coach or a candidate who has already been a senior coach.

John Blakey was recently appointed as a senior assistant coach but he was not expected to be promoted into senior coaching, nor to apply for the position.

“I am not making any comment on Paul Roos or anyone else," Buckley said.

"We will establish our coaching panel. We have thought about coaching structure and we will get the best available person once we have gone through the process of who is available and what skills and capacity they have.“

 

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Buckley said the club would immediately look for a new coach, with a replacement in coming weeks the preferred mode.

Port Adelaide assistant coach Michael Voss would be at the head of the queue, with Paul Roos not an option but likely to join the coaching search.

On that panel would be Buckley, CEO Ben Armarfio, football boss Brady Rawlings and several outside experts.

“Over the past few weeks we have had to plan for several contingencies. One of those was to prepare to find a new coach and that search begins immediately,” Buckley said.

“We will establish a coaching panel with a simple aim: to identify and appoint the best coach available.

“The successful candidate will have the opportunity to continue to build towards the next era of success at Arden St and work with one of the most talented groups of young players in the league.

“We will head to the draft with two first-round picks (currently 2 & 9) and will look to add more young talent through the trade and free agency periods.

“I have great faith in those leading the football department in Brady Rawlings, Scott Clayton, Mark Finnigan and Glenn Luff, to create something special and believe there’s a great nucleus of youth to build around and add to.”


 

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Left field choice Daniel Giansiracusa- won assistant coach of the year this year
Very highly rated

coached their vfl team last year

just today was poached by Essendon so would be even funnier watching us snake them and take him as head coach
 

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Left field choice Daniel Giansiracusa- won assistant coach of the year this year
Very highly rated

coached their vfl team last year

just today was poached by Essendon so would be even funnier watching us snake them and take him as head coach
The only team I'd want him coaching is a downhill ski team.
 

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Message to universe: I would like to hereby withdraw all ridicule and derision of Michael Voss' coaching prowess.

I understand that going any further with this will build the same sort of cosmic energy that made you manifest such club legends (and former targets of intense opposition pisstaking from yours truly) as Calthorpe, Olarenshaw, Power et al into North Melbourne players.
 

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Hmm...Adam Kingsley?

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Hmm...Adam Kingsley?

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Richmond midfield/stoppage coach for the last 2 seasons is his most recent gig.
 

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Hmm...Adam Kingsley?

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Interesting.

Coaching Experience
Port Adelaide Assistant Coach – 2006-2010
St Kilda Assistant Coach – 2011-2018
Richmond Assistant Coach - 2019 - Current

After retiring at the end of 2006, he became an assistant coach at Port Adelaide for four years. A Port Adelaide premiership player in 2004, Kingsley joined St Kilda as offensive coach ahead of the 2011 season. In 2012 he moved into a midfield role with the Saints to work on the on ball unit.



Richmond football boss Neil Balme said: "We're really impressed with Adam and feel that he'll be a great addition to Richmond's coaching department.

"With 12 years' coaching experience, Adam sees the game really well, is a strong communicator, and we feel that he'll connect really well with our coaches and players, and complement our coaching program."


A highly credentialed coach, Kingsley is a graduate of the inaugural Level Four Coaches Program, was named the AFL Coaches Association’s Assistant Coach of the Year in 2015, and is very highly regarded by his peers.


Resurrected Ellis's career at the Tigers

 

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