Mega Thread Port Forum 'General AFL Talk' Thread Part 12

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OneGreatClub

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Crows were clever here...organise an external review and let the media do their job of vilifying Pyke.
The pressure gets to Pyke and he steps down before they sack him.
 

PowerBaz

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Jun 13, 2014
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Crows were clever here...organise an external review and let the media do their job of vilifying Pyke.
The pressure gets to Pyke and he steps down before they sack him.

Hinkley and the club know the discontent..... I predict a worse membership and crowds starting round 1 next year whilst they all try to live in the glory of the 150th (becuase stable club and all that)...... I seriously reckon they are all in it for the personal glory for next year.
 

Hardcore

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Bingo.

I don't get why people are applauding the Crows for being ruthless when we can't. This is an appalling scapegoating of the wrong person. Adelaide is a total ******* mess and I don't want my club looking, acting or being anything like them. They've missed the problem by a looooooonnnnggg way.
Exactly this, if they were ruthless they would've done it more than ago not now, instead they are left as the 5th in line to choose a coach whilst their players are all half way out the door

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Janus

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Do we really think Adelaide is going to improve their performance because they got rid of Pyke?

This is a case of a club knowing that they are going to be down the bottom of the ladder for awhile while they adjust their entire list recruitment and retention strategy to reflect the modern version of the game. Ricciuto said it himself - they thought they were close after 2017 and on the right path, but they've drifted further and further away from what is required to win a flag.

Pyke has shown nothing to suggest that he can successfully implement a forward half game plan like 90% of the clubs in the league, including Richmond and Collingwood, build their style around. That's why he's gone, and why the Crows are desperately trying to off load players to get the draft picks they need to reinvent themselves under whoever is unlucky enough to get the gig...because they'll be sacked before they even get close to an opportunity to win a flag again.
 

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