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No he wasn’t, he didn’t get freo near a grand final let alone in one.

Yes he was an innovator, and it would be interesting to see him coach now with modern resourcing but Lyon is head and shoulders above all others.

Either this year or next his bandwagon will be full again.
Bah , give the Neesh Pav , Fyfe , Walters , McPharlin Sandi and Mundy to work with and he leaves Lyon for dead


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Nah none of that lot were Claremont boys , he wouldnt have selected any of them
Fyfe was a Claremont boy.

If Neesham had chosen fewer Claremont players, we wouldn’t have won as many games in the first year. They knew his game plan.

Would that have put him under more pressure earlier? Would that have hampered the new club’s ability to attract supporters? If we lost almost every game, we didn’t have access to the best young players of the league anyway, because teams like Essendon had already picked them up as under agers the year before.

Truth is, Fremantle got the worst start up concessions in the league because the league didn’t want another West Coast, and Neesham was always constricted as a result.
 

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Nah none of that lot were Claremont boys , he wouldnt have selected any of them
Fyfe was a Claremont boy.

If Neesham had chosen fewer Claremont players, we wouldn’t have won as many games in the first year. They knew his game plan.

Would that have put him under more pressure earlier? Would that have hampered the new club’s ability to attract supporters? If we lost almost every game, we didn’t have access to the best young players of the league anyway, because teams like Essendon had already picked them up as under agers the year before.

Truth is, Fremantle got the worst start up concessions in the league because the league didn’t want another West Coast, and Neesham was always constricted as a result.
 

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Fyfe was a Claremont boy.

If Neesham had chosen fewer Claremont players, we wouldn’t have won as many games in the first year. They knew his game plan.

Would that have put him under more pressure earlier? Would that have hampered the new club’s ability to attract supporters? If we lost almost every game, we didn’t have access to the best young players of the league anyway, because teams like Essendon had already picked them up as under agers the year before.

Truth is, Fremantle got the worst start up concessions in the league because the league didn’t want another West Coast, and Neesham was always constricted as a result.
Dead right there.
 

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Ross is the boss. Always has been, always will be. He’s done incredibly well to get 8 wins in each of the past two seasons. I’m sure he’s licking his lips at our new recruits and current list.

Time for Tom Morris to earn his crust and make sure the assistants are ready for a flag tilt over the next 5 years. Does anyone have any insight into what Tom has been doing? Probably the lowest visibility role in the footy department.

With the camp coming up, feels like Ross is taking the reins a little bit more. Buckle in
 

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His name rhymes with boss. It is a indistributable fact.

How many other coaches can say that? Not many. Less than you'd think.

OK there might be better coaches out there, Like Bruces or Clarks or Tonys but c'mon we already have the rhyming bit down, why not build up from there?



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Stay strong brothers



*(3 if you count the the)
 

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His name rhymes with boss. It is a indistributable fact.

How many other coaches can say that? Not many. Less than you'd think.

OK there might be better coaches out there, Like Bruces or Clarks or Tonys but c'mon we already have the rhyming bit down, why not build up from there?



2* words. 4 S's


Stay strong brothers



*(3 if you count the the)
ROSS LYON AKA BOSS TRYIN'
 

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Truth is, Fremantle got the worst start up concessions in the league because the league didn’t want another West Coast, and Neesham was always constricted as a result.
I agree, but the fear wasn't that Fremantle would turn into West Coast - our entire existence was to bring West Coast back to the pack by diluting the talent heading home to WA for less money.
 

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Joint replacement surgery is quite amazing now, you can hobble into the hospital in the morning and walk out that night.
As somebody who had a knee replacement earlier this year and was unable to drive for more than 3 months and still hobbles after 4 months I know that is far from true in all cases.
 

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I agree, but the fear wasn't that Fremantle would turn into West Coast - our entire existence was to bring West Coast back to the pack by diluting the talent heading home to WA for less money.
No. If that was the case we wouldn’t have been shafted: we would have been given the same concession picks that West Coast were given two to five years into their existence which gave them Peter Sumich, Don Pyke, Craig Turley, Scott Watters, Ryan Turnbull, Glen Jakovich and Mitchell White; thereby preventing West Coast from access to the best WA talent.

If the AFL’s intention was to reduce the power of West Coast, they didn’t do any of the moves that would have had that effect: their moves seem wholly aimed at prevented a second powerful club in WA.
 

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No. If that was the case we wouldn’t have been shafted: we would have been given the same concession picks that West Coast were given two to five years into their existence which gave them Peter Sumich, Don Pyke, Craig Turley, Scott Watters, Ryan Turnbull, Glen Jakovich and Mitchell White; thereby preventing West Coast from access to the best WA talent.

If the AFL’s intention was to reduce the power of West Coast, they didn’t do any of the moves that would have had that effect: their moves seem wholly aimed at prevented a second powerful club in WA.
It's the returning talent. Draft talent isn't a worry, that's the VFL's right to those players. It's when those players are coming back to WA for a pay cut, like Jesse Hogan, that it becomes the problem if there is only one team.

Add these players to West Coast who were coming home anyway; Bennell, Bradley Hill, Joel Hamling, Lobb, Hogan, Wilson
 

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No. If that was the case we wouldn’t have been shafted: we would have been given the same concession picks that West Coast were given two to five years into their existence which gave them Peter Sumich, Don Pyke, Craig Turley, Scott Watters, Ryan Turnbull, Glen Jakovich and Mitchell White; thereby preventing West Coast from access to the best WA talent.

If the AFL’s intention was to reduce the power of West Coast, they didn’t do any of the moves that would have had that effect: their moves seem wholly aimed at prevented a second powerful club in WA.
The strategy by the WAFC at the time was to limit the spend at Freo while milking the cash cow that was the WCE. That was what they were worried might be diluted so they did not push for any concessions and put curbs on the salary spend for the first few years. When Steven Icke was footy manager back in the day he spelled this out at a corporate lunch I went to. It meant we were pushing it uphill for quite a few years and coupled with some horrible decisions later with drafting and trading that made matters worse we have been coming from a long way back until around 2010 or so when we started to operate like a professional outfit. Don’t think Neesham was a great coach but he did far too well with the cattle he had initially because his game plan was unusual and he should be congratulated for that.
 
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