Rumour Rhyce Shaw in Hospital, won’t coach again: NO Trolling, cheap shots, or jokes will be Tolerated

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May 27, 2007
Bluestone Station
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Final Warning: No trolling please.

Info for journalists but it is a good read for people publishing posts on this platform:
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Brownlow Medallist
Aug 13, 2018
South Melbourne
AFL Club
I don’t reckon Knights will be a senior coach at AFL level ever again.
Voss not interested apparently?

North forum are saying Jarrad Schofield or Choco Williams.

So one of Kingsley, Schofield and/or Choco.

If i had to bet on it id say Adam Kingsley.
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Club Legend
Jul 24, 2012
AFL Club
Voss not interested apparently?

North forum are saying Jarrad Schofield or Choco Williams.

So one of Kingsley, Schofield and/or Choco.

If i had to bet on it id say Adam Kingsley.
I was wondering if it might be a bad move for someone like Voss to take on a job that will clearly be a tough gig.
I know Ken Hinkley took on Port at a low point for the club but they had talent.
Hinkley was older and had missed out on lots of opportunities prior and probably wasn’t going to get too many more.
I’m not sure that taking on a club at rock bottom will suit someone like Voss who wants to prove he’s learnt second time around and would expect another chance even if he passes this one up.

captain cotch 9

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 5, 2012
AFL Club
Other Teams
Knicks, Giants
I think an experienced AFL person is a must. I say person becuase someone like Fagan would be perfect.
Ditching the shin boner spirit may be the first step.
It’s a faux tough guy attitude imo. Irrelevant today imo

Hollow Knight

Imperfect vessel
May 3, 2005
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
Scuderia Ferrari, Dallas Cowboys
If the rumours about some of his assistants basically protesting on the job and leaving him to carry the can are true, I hope there is a unified agreement across the competition that they never work again at the top level.


Major Leagues
Sep 8, 2010
AFL Club

Rhyce Shaw’s impact on the club has been profound.

Speak to those in and around the Suns and Shaw’s performance as Head of Development since joining in 2021 could well stamp him as the best recruit Stuart Dew has made in his time at the helm, both on and off-field.

Dew worked with Shaw during the pair’s time at Sydney Swans and, once the latter departed North Melbourne as senior coach due to personal reasons near the close of 2020, Dew pushed hard to recruit his former colleague.

“It’s just story after story of players going to him for advice on hand balling, life or whatever it is. People would then go, ‘gee, if I go elsewhere do I have Rhyce Shaw with me?’ That’s being a bit dramatic on him but you probably can’t overstate the importance of him to our footy club.”

Good on ya Shawry

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The Filth Wizard

I do not aim with my hand.
Jul 26, 2007
The Throne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Arsenal, Gold City Royals
Possibly Yze?

I think you may have dodged a bullet there too.

I don't think so on Yze but I could be wrong for sure. I remember people talking about Voss, Kingsley and Jaymie Graham, IIRC the latter was tempted to interview but pulled out, the first two flat out said no.


Brownlow Medallist
Jun 4, 2013
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Someone on our board has been fairly adamant Yze wanted nothing to do with us 🤷‍♂️
Take it with a grain and all, but yeah.


Brownlow Medallist
Mar 16, 2007
Showers Stand
AFL Club
Noble had been desperate to coach for a long time. His name would be raised by his media mates like Bickley as a left field candidate that clubs should consider. It didn't happen by accident.
And Leonardo Dicaprio was pretty happy when his mate and him won those tickets on the Titanic.

People can make terrible mistakes.

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