Coach Poll Next Senior Coach

Who do you want as Fremantle's next Senior Coach

  • Justin Longmuir

    Votes: 159 58.9%
  • Peter Sumich

    Votes: 16 5.9%
  • John Worsfold

    Votes: 4 1.5%
  • Brad Scott

    Votes: 3 1.1%
  • Michael Voss

    Votes: 7 2.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 22 8.1%
  • rather Ross Lyon

    Votes: 27 10.0%
  • Alistair Clarkson

    Votes: 18 6.7%
  • Sam Mitchell

    Votes: 4 1.5%
  • Ben Rutten

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • Kepler Bradley

    Votes: 5 1.9%
  • Adam Yze

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • Brett Ratten

    Votes: 2 0.7%
  • Justin Leppitsch

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dean Solomon

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Don Pyke

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • Jarrad Schofield

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    270

Docker Sprigg

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Mate we are all purple lovers here.
Never claimed to have the greatest knowledge on football.
So how about some facts.
1. He was a part of under performing coaching team at the egirls.
2.The same coaching team that was either blind, stupid or complicit to the drug issues at WC.
3.Once Kirk arrived at the club and he dropped down the pecking order, his attitude changed at training. (I was going to training almost weekly around that time.) I know this is not a fact, however what is a fact is he went sitting next to Lyon match day to the
bench in three years at the club.
4. At 51 he has been out of the AFL system for awhile. Even with WC changing a few coaches lately they haven't offered him anything.
5.Never landed a top job in 15 plus years.
6. The fact that certain campaigners in wa media are pushing for him. ( Just my opinion I know, but this should be enough scare anyone away.)
Anyway as proud passionate Docker supporters lets hope the people in charge of the club to pick the best person for the job.
Have a nice day.
I agree I love the dockers as well ive been a member for 23yrs this year and proud of it
I have followed football for 40yrs this year, I just hope the board get the selection process done wright and we see a flag and plenty of them.
Its about changing the culture of the club and get our club into be a power of the AFL
 

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malpaso

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I agree I love the dockers as well ive been a member for 23yrs this year and proud of it
I have followed football for 40yrs this year, I just hope the board get the selection process done wright and we see a flag and plenty of them.
Its about changing the culture of the club and get our club into be a power of the AFL
See we already did change the culture of the club and became a power in the AFL however we fell one game short. This changing culture crap is just that 'crap'. It's a nonsensical term used in Australian sports and apparently the cause of all poor performances..
 

Chris28

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Aug 26, 2019
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I think Worsfold will be coaching fremantle in 2020. I think freo have had him lined up for a few months now. That's why there isnt much movement from freo to approach longmuir etc. Proven coach, won a flag from a WA team. His family are back in WA already. Caracella will take over from worsfold at the bombers. If not head coach then possibly director of coaching with longmuir as coach. I'm not sold on longmuir as a head coach.
 

dont bowl there

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Worsfold's time at Essendon suggests that his best coaching days are behind him.
I think he has Essendon about where they should be, I wouldn't be totally against Worsfold at Freo but he wouldn't be in my top 3 candidates. Honestly can't wait for the announcement so we can move forward with a new coach!
 

apuchar

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Sep 21, 2010
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Worsfold's time at Essendon suggests that his best coaching days are behind him.
and his last years at WC. Other than their very early days, that is the only time I have even seen WC look like an embarrassment. ...on the field anyway.
 

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arsesmart

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He was extremely lucky to be given a lifeline after Port axed him because he was dead wood.
And coaching a team two or three times more resourced than any other team in the league to flags says you ain't a screw-up, that's about it. The proverbial drovers' dog could've coach Subi to multiple flags in that period.
 

Johnny Dalmas

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Oct 16, 2015
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I think he has Essendon about where they should be, I wouldn't be totally against Worsfold at Freo but he wouldn't be in my top 3 candidates. Honestly can't wait for the announcement so we can move forward with a new coach!
For mine it has been the couple of truly dreadful performances that Essendon have put up. Round 1 against GWS and the Dogs game where they gave up 21 in a row. Terrible, terrible on-field performances and not the sign of a coach at the peak of his powers.

Yep, its all about the future now. Looking forward to a decision in, say, weeks 3 or 4 of the finals (unless the new coach's current team is still playing).
 

dont bowl there

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For mine it has been the couple of truly dreadful performances that Essendon have put up. Round 1 against GWS and the Dogs game where they gave up 21 in a row. Terrible, terrible on-field performances and not the sign of a coach at the peak of his powers.

Yep, its all about the future now. Looking forward to a decision in, say, weeks 3 or 4 of the finals (unless the new coach's current team is still playing).
Agree on those performances, I’m not going to rant and rave if we do sign him however I certainly won’t celebrate if we do.

Would rate him in a different role though, clearly has the ability to unite given he took the Bombers job at the hardest time.

Ratten is my number one choice with JLo not far behind but just want to know!
 

dockshark

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May 13, 2007
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I think if Clarkson was a realistic shot then he would be a 90%..
I agree, most people are not voting for someone they don’t believe is a viable possibility.

It does raise a question though for mine, I wonder if the club is assessing the viability of poaching one of the current top tier coaches as an option...
 

freo1997

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Jul 6, 2011
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Heard somewhere that clarkson flew over to Perth pre 2008 to pick Neeshams brains about all things footy and to get his view on where he thinks the game was going and was at..

Not sure if it’s the right thread or it’s a bit far fetched, but I’d love to get Father Freo Neesham back at the club for a tactical advisory role. I know Bell wouldn’t be too fond of that idea.
 

PurpleGreenRed

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We should, by all accounts, be talking to ALL the top tier coach's managers to see if they they can be tempted.
Not sure if we have the cap space to entice anyone after booting Ross though.
And not sure if we attract the top talent to both our vacant positions of CEO and Coach.
It's going to be an interesting two or three weeks. I wonder how far along in the process we are.
 

GingerDocker

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I reckon the Essendon old boys are looking for any opportunity to neck Worsfold, so it will be interesting to see if that has any affect on our selection process. I'm not a big fan of him as senior coach, but I reckon he'd be perfect as some form of support for Longmuir. Whether that's a coaching director or something similar, I'm not sure, but would definitely help take the pressure off an inexperienced young coach.
 

tacopavlich

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Oct 19, 2010
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Ross behind JLo in the poll... Inspiring times!
To be fair it's not preferential voting, so probably the only people that wouldn't vote the clear favourite would be those that resent the decision entirely. But doesn't mean the vast majority would prefer Lyon if not Longmuir.
 

Joose

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Jul 23, 2019
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To be fair it's not preferential voting, so probably the only people that wouldn't vote the clear favourite would be those that resent the decision entirely. But doesn't mean the vast majority would prefer Lyon if not Longmuir.
I prefer the two party preferred system. Jlo to win the most votes but Kepler to win after preferences.
 

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