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Mr_Moogle

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So, the review found that not only was Burton completely incompetent in his role, but that he was also completely unnecessary?
Awesome...
I don't think so. Harper is interim until they find somebody to take over permanently. Club has decided not to rush into it and will search for a replacement in 2020. It's likely we won't hear much about it until October 2020 during the usual post season shuffle.
 

Elite Crow

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Rowey has a meeting with the club today and we will have a new footy ops manager within 2 weeks but sounds like Vozzo is on the radar for 12 months.

Said could be a shuffling of chairs, cmon down Nigel Smart.
 

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So, the review found that not only was Burton completely incompetent in his role, but that he was also completely unnecessary?
Awesome...
Their parting words, ”you’re better off with an empty seat than putting the wrong person in it”. Do you really want to settle on best available after starting your recruitment campaign half way through October? Best to just make do with what we’ve got and get the right person in the seat.
 

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Reid can't be blamed for player rentention. The nature of his role makes him unpopular. Probably half the guys on the list have had a potential delisting, trade or difficult contract conversation with him at some point.
 

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From the Harper press conference the club just released.

He confirmed that he's doing the role right now.

He said this year but then changed it to in the interim.

Said he hopes the club finds the best person for the role, but if that's him he's happy to do it.
 
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From the Harper press conference the club just released.

He confirmed that he's doing the role right now.

He said this year but then changed it to in the interim.

Said he hopes the club finds the best person for the role, but if that's him he's happy to do it.
This year as in 2019 Harps?
 

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From the Harper press conference the club just released.

He confirmed that he's doing the role right now.

He said this year but then changed it to in the interim.

Said he hopes the club finds the best person for the role, but if that's him he's happy to do it.
Where is this presser?
 

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Kane McGoodwin

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From the Harper press conference the club just released.

He confirmed that he's doing the role right now.

He said this year but then changed it to in the interim.

Said he hopes the club finds the best person for the role, but if that's him he's happy to do it.
As long as this doesn't become more than interim or ongoing interim...
 
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Harper will at least fulfill the "first, do no harm" element of the role in that he wont try to force bullshit ideas on the coaches or playing group. He'll let them go about their business.

Ian Chappell said about cricket coaches that junior players should either have a good coach, or no coach. Feel a bit the same here.
 

Slippery Pete

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Harper will at least fulfill the "first, do no harm" element of the role in that he wont try to force bullshit ideas on the coaches or playing group. He'll let them go about their business.

Ian Chappell said about cricket coaches that junior players should either have a good coach, or no coach. Feel a bit the same here.
Burton was so elite he doesn’t even need to be replaced.
 

King Elvis

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Hmm, all on the job training? I would expect to see some formal qualifications, rather than just taking psych classes.

He could be a great bloke and perfect at the job, but it feels like the resume is missing something to me

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I agree completely.

If this position isn't filled by a trained, qualified and experienced expert in the field, then it is another waste of time.
 

King Elvis

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So, is there any plan to announce anything at any stage??
This is getting bizarre.
It was completely predictable - and before people accuse some of us are calling it in hindsight, we said it up front.

We left the review too late, by the time it was completed, everyone of quality was locked away for the 2020 season.

On top of that, you have the architects of our disaster; Chapman and Room, still in control of the Club - while we have made some changes, there has not been a clean break from the mess that has been the last decade, which will undoubtedly be deterring people.
 

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