- May 12, 2018
- AFL Club
- Gold Coast
We’re in year 1 of a rebuild and you’re in year 5 - bit of hyperventilation to call for the coaches head.This situation absolutely reeks of Carlton pre Bolton sacking a month ago.
- Bereft of talent in the 23-29 age bracket
- Playing an ultra defensive game style
- Getting flogged because the players don't care
Now I'm not saying the same thing would happen if Dew was replaced, but this Gold Coast team is playing with no belief whatsoever and it's pretty deplorable.
One of the major contributions for Bolton's sacking was Cripps had put in the cue for two or three rounds.
There were strong and valid murmurs of him moving back to WA at season's end.
We almost had to sack Bolton to attempt to salvage the season for player retention's sake (which we are doing now thank goodness).
At Gold Coast we have a history of poor player retention issue, and if you ask my the list is NOT indicative of the first half performance.
It's the players not buying into a system and being over-coached, which is exactly what was happening with Bolton's Blues.
Teague takes over at Carlton and says "play to your strengths and don't second guess yourself, if that doesn't work then will make changes".
Similar thing has been happening under Shaw at North Melbourne.
The players of both teams have so much belief and are playing well above expectations recently, despite being under interim coaches.
What I am saying is that if Dew doesn't pull his head in and re-asses his coaching methods, another loss or two like this has to put pressure on his job and rightfully so.
Gold Coast simply can't afford to have losses like this moving forward.
It's too damaging to the brand.
Look at Brisbane 2017 (in their first proper year under fagan) and they were much more competitive but got pasted in 2 or 3 games by 100+ points. Their round 6 against Geelong was almost a carbon copy of the weekend.
The result on the weekend was not acceptable but think we need to keep our heads on - leave the over-dramatization and doom and gloom to the media.
Now you lot and north have sacked their coach they have to find something to fill the herald sun.