Coach Roos to court Roos?

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Event Horizon

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It's a very interesting role for Roos. I am not sure such a role exists at any other club. If he's indeed planning to do it by physically being at Arden street a number of days a week, I reckon it's a great outcome. If he ends up doing it from Hawaii, then it's an absolute waste of dollars. I know Ben Buckley has stated that he's due to arrive early in the new year, but I'd like to see exactly how much he's involved day to day.
 

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It's a very interesting role for Roos. I am not sure such a role exists at any other club. If he's indeed planning to do it by physically being at Arden street a number of days a week, I reckon it's a great outcome. If he ends up doing it from Hawaii, then it's an absolute waste of dollars. I know Ben Buckley has stated that he's due to arrive early in the new year, but I'd like to see exactly how much he's involved day to day.
If there's one thing we've learned in 2020, it's that where you sit has not much with do with how valuable your contribution can be. Roos as a sounding board by phone or Zoom for the senior footy guys in the club as and when that is needed seems at least as likely to be useful as paying him to fly and hang out here, although I'm sure he will be back from time to to time to catch up in person. I'm assuming a lot if not all his work on the coaching panel has been remote.
 

Event Horizon

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If there's one thing we've learned in 2020, it's that where you sit has not much with do with how valuable your contribution can be. Roos as a sounding board by phone or Zoom for the senior footy guys in the club as and when that is needed seems at least as likely to be useful as paying him to fly and hang out here, although I'm sure he will be back from time to to time to catch up in person. I'm assuming a lot if not all his work on the coaching panel has been remote.
I would argue footy is a different beast. Hard to teach assistants how to improve their training methods without physically being there to watch training. Hard to advise Noble how to improve his match day coaching without seating in the box next to him on a few occasions. Etc
 

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King Corey

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I understand the Roos-Charlatan angle and I've contributed to it.

But it sounds like we ran a really thorough tight process this time for the coach selection and maybe, just maybe Roos does have some acumen in people management.

It sounds like he's helped come up with a specific criteria suited to our needs and then fitted Noble to that and on top of that helped both Noble and the club see a common vision.

It was a left field move and if it turns out well then Roos deserves a huge amount of credit for it.

If it fails, I reserve the right to make years of derisive comments about his Hawaiian shirts-speedos Zoom call $500/hr mindfulness and wellness consultant gigs.
 

Shinboner1

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or maybe we can only afford him on a part time basis
With all his media requirements we probably couldnt afford to just keep him on fulltime.
So pay him for the days he's here and the rest he can go on talk shows.
Seems like a win win for both parties. Really not sure how guys like eddie can do it, guess there's differences between a president and a coach though.
 

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Kangaroo Cat

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Im listening to the podcast but it is so hard to listen to barrett without reflexively wanting to perforate my ear drums , literally every syllable he utters sounds annoying
 

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