Shitposter In Chief
- Mar 30, 2009
- AFL Club
- Port Adelaide
I remember when he deployed the bowden brothers to park the bus lol. It revolutionized the flood really, which turned into the full zone defense we saw in the years after.Wallace was a superb matchday coach and tactician who put a heavy emphasis on technique and skills training.
He was dreadfully unlucky to not take the Dogs into the 1997 Grand Final in his first full year as coach, and later masterminded Essendon’s only defeat in the 2000 season.
The all-time sliding doors of sliding doors for him was obviously Richmond’s 2004 draft where they took Brett Deledio (#1), Richie Tambling (#4), Danny Meyer (#12), Adam Pattison (#16) and Dean Polo (#20).
Now any club can have a perfect hindsight draft, but the parallel universe where they take Brett Deledio (#1), Buddy Franklin (#4), Angus Monfries (#12), Cameron Wood (#18) and Nathan Van Berlo (#20) is obviously a very different one to that which transpired.
Losing Nathan Brown to that horrific compound leg fracture when he was arguably the best player in the league with the Tiges flying in 2005 was also horrific luck, up there with Tredders’ knee in the 2006 preseason.