Paul Roos and Ross Lyon both have similar coaching records, and both were renowned for their dour, defensive gameplans.Hasn’t Roos been coach twice….coached one club to their first flag in 70+ years and groomed the other to go on and win their first flag in almost 60 years? Didn’t both clubs get stronger while he was there, and importantly stayed strong or got even stronger after he left?
He has a very strong coaching(and playing) CV.
The only difference between them is Roos had an element of luck on his side, which Lyon didn't have, hence why Roos is a premiership coach, and Lyon isn't.
Sydney were basically a coinflip away from losing the 2005 grand final, just as St Kilda were a coinflip away from winning in both the 2009 and 2010 grand finals.
Ross Lyon's 2009 St Kilda team was far superior to any Paul Roos coached side, he just didn't have an element of luck on his side, not only in the game itself, but also the fact his Saints ran into a Geelong side hellbent on avenging for letting 2008 slip.