Rightly or wrongly I see Monty as a Walsh type.So if Voss goes, and Richo keeps his job at Saints, who do we get in as our senior assistant to replace Voss?
Wouldn't mind getting a Walsh like strong tactical guy rather than someone who wants to coach an AFL side.
If Ken and Josh Carr don't see eye to eye about Port Adelaide football I know which one I'd be backing in.I don't think Ken and him saw eye to eye when he was mids coach. I'd rather get someone from inside the AFL system if he is going to have an oversight role.
The pivotal decisions since then that have punctuated Voss' unconventional coaching journey now reach another sliding doors moment. Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley is acutely aware that his senior assistant - promoted to that role this season - could be gone by the end of 2019. The club has already spoken to Voss regarding how he will handle the coming months
Voss wants to become a senior coach again. And the industry support behind that ambition is gaining momentum. The AFL is backing him, the coaching fraternity is backing him and Port believe he is more than capable.
We haven’t won a final since Voss has been here. Love the football boys club suddenly declaring that now is his time.
Oct 14, 2014Bigfooty has this funny obsession with talking up assistant coaches to be something more than what they are. Guys like Voss and Bassett were heroes when appointed now they're apparently hopeless. Only a matter of time before the same groupthink prevails on Schofield and Montgomery.
Bassett I was positive about, but its watching what he's done with the units he's been in control of that have soured my view on himOK **** it, here's your negatives.
- Taking on the Brisbane job with no AFL assistant experience. One of the most important things in any professional is to have a good understanding of your own capacity. This move pretty much said that Vossy has no such understanding.
- Clearing out the assistant coaches at the end of his first year. Sure they were all Leigh Matthews' guys, but they were a better brains trust than Vossy put in place. Wayne Brittain was his key recruit. Jade Rawlings another. What the ****.
- Fevola. What the **** was that. So now we know he's a **** judge of character too.
If you want a guy to be a football legend walking around the place and give a few gee-ups, Vossy will be great, but IMO he's going to be a deadweight in terms of judgement. If Kenny is Mr Tactics, great, but we're building a very Ken-dependent coaching team if we're going to rely that heavily on him - at least we knew Phil could carry the load tactically, as could Alan Richardson. We've replaced them with two Brians that were never talked about as being among the smartest players in the game. Talented or determined, sure.
Also now that we are a `success' again, sure its nice to be able to pull the big names, but the big names aren't always the best names. Richmond & Collingwood's patchy periods of poaching profiled players produced a paucity of positives. Just because we can pick anyone, it doesn't mean its easier to make the decision - its harder, you need to pick smarter, because all of a sudden `who is available' is far less important than `what do we specifically need'. If thats Voss, great, but IMO he's a character recruit, not a smarts one.
I’m not sure you can blame him about the poor ball movement.In regards to Basset:
His first year with us we were the Joe the Goose special.
His second year with us we had statistically an excellent defence, but it crumbled against good opposition.
Last years defence was poor and led to terrible ball movement