Coach Season 2022 - First Coach sacked

Who will be the first coach sacked in 2022

  • Ken Hinkley

    Votes: 61 19.4%
  • Adam Simpson

    Votes: 44 14.0%
  • Stuart Dew

    Votes: 153 48.6%
  • Leon Cameron

    Votes: 21 6.7%
  • Chris Scott

    Votes: 32 10.2%
  • Chris Fagan

    Votes: 2 0.6%
  • John Longmire

    Votes: 1 0.3%
  • Justin Longmuir

    Votes: 1 0.3%

  • Total voters
    315

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Goomba1973

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Aug 13, 2018
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Scott: Should have won a GF with the list he has had and just keeps falling short a few poor showing early next season and the pressure will quickly mount till his position is untenable and he "quits" .
Dew: Just keeping the seat warm for Clarko to take over in 2023
Simpson: If he approaches the season like a mini rebuild, getting games into some kids and shows some promise, then missing finals won't hurt too much and he should be safe, if he continues for one last hurrah with the current list and falls short pressure will build quickly. I don't think WC have ever sacked a coach mid season
 

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Duskfire

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 30, 2007
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Scott: Should have won a GF with the list he has had and just keeps falling short a few poor showing early next season and the pressure will quickly mount till his position is untenable and he "quits" .
Dew: Just keeping the seat warm for Clarko to take over in 2023
Simpson: If he approaches the season like a mini rebuild, getting games into some kids and shows some promise, then missing finals won't hurt too much and he should be safe, if he continues for one last hurrah with the current list and falls short pressure will build quickly. I don't think WC have ever sacked a coach mid season
Scott signed a two year contract extension last week, he isn't going anywhere. All the pressure is external, not at Geelong. And West Coast don't really sack coaches unless essentially forced to.
 

uranium_death

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May 3, 2004
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I think Geelong has the longest run of any club at the moment of not sacking a coach - John Devine at the end of 1988

Personally, I think Scott needs to move on. His direction has failed. Had he not won a flag under Thompson's architecture a decade ago, he may not have been given such a long tenure
 

Goomba1973

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Aug 13, 2018
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Scott signed a two year contract extension last week, he isn't going anywhere. All the pressure is external, not at Geelong. And West Coast don't really sack coaches unless essentially forced to.
You know as well as I do that "contracts" don't mean what they used to.
 

Juddernaut08

Norm Smith Medallist
Nov 8, 2007
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Head says Dew. Heart says Leon Cameron. That pretender needs to go for the betterment of the game.
 

Duskfire

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 30, 2007
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You know as well as I do that "contracts" don't mean what they used to.
Geelong haven't sacked a Senior coach in a long long time. As long as I have been watching them, which is the early 90's. They are an extremely well run club on board level who just doesn't do these things lightly. People are crazy to think they would sack Chris Scott.
 

uranium_death

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May 3, 2004
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Geelong haven't sacked a Senior coach in a long long time. As long as I have been watching them, which is the early 90's. They are an extremely well run club on board level who just doesn't do these things lightly. People are crazy to think they would sack Chris Scott.
Last coach sacked at Geelong was John Devine at the end of 1988
 

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Sweet Jesus

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Dec 20, 2014
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Simpson: If he approaches the season like a mini rebuild, getting games into some kids and shows some promise, then missing finals won't hurt too much and he should be safe, if he continues for one last hurrah with the current list and falls short pressure will build quickly. I don't think WC have ever sacked a coach mid season
WC have done nothing to indicate they will start the season expecting to miss finals and instead blood kids.

Either way, Simpson is contracted until the end of 2024, so any talk of him being sacked is fanciful. That basically takes him through to the start of a major rebuild.
 

B4Bear

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 6, 2011
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North Melbourne
Has to be Cameron. He has had one of the most talented and AFL augmented sides for years with one disastrous GF loss to his name.

Every team has injuries or loses players, his are no worse than other teams over the journey.
 

master bate

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Aug 13, 2006
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Has to be Cameron. He has had one of the most talented and AFL augmented sides for years with one disastrous GF loss to his name.

Every team has injuries or loses players, his are no worse than other teams over the journey.
They've had some awful injury lists at times, they don't get credit when there's situations like this year when they lost 3 full backs at one stage, Davis then Keeffe then Buckley all went out of the side. But they also have a super list of course including some great young players who weren't top draft picks and have been developed very well - Taylor, Daniels, Idun, Buckley, Cumming etc.

The real knock on Leon Cameron is that the Giants play just about as well with an injury list of 10 as they do when they're nearly healthy.

Part of that can be explained by injured players often taking a bit of time to build back in to form and their solid depth, but it's not just that. They seem to rally and win when their backs are against the wall then don't turn up the next week.

They've easily got the talent to contend so next year is a big one.
 

Davey33

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Jun 21, 2017
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Chris Scott.
Won't be 'sacked'.
But a conversation needs to happen.
Would be crazy to let him keep going on this path.
Dude needs to be stopped.
He's just digging and digging a deeper hole.
The longer he goes the deeper the hole gets.
He was likely never really a good coach.
Just inherited a champion team playing Premiership football and has just managed to maintain a reasonable level of success since.
 

Ron The Bear

Up yer arse, AFL
Jul 4, 2006
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Has to be Cameron. He has had one of the most talented and AFL augmented sides for years with one disastrous GF loss to his name.

Every team has injuries or loses players, his are no worse than other teams over the journey.
'Orange tsunami' doesn't work in finals and Cameron has been gradually toughening them up. They can play premiership football in patches, for whole games, even for runs of games, but not for a whole season.

All thing considered I thought they had a positive year, but Cameron's been there long enough that they need to go on with it. If they were to fall out of the finals again it will probably be the end of Cameron.

No Mumford to cut a swathe so it will be interesting.
 

uranium_death

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May 3, 2004
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Geelong
Chris Scott a whole lot more likely😀
No, because he has signed on for a couple more years. I personally would like to see him go, or go soon as his love of recruiting mature-aged players will most likely not pay off in any tangible way, and will only lead to a longer period towards the bottom of the ladder...

Never liked Sam Mitchell. Has that smug look on his face that just deserves those big teeth to be smashed out
Great footballer, but a w***er. Probably similar to Scott in some ways ;)
 

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