Sheedy backs Hird to return as Coach

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Personally I agree, would love nothing more than Hirdy to return under Woosha with an eye to takeover when John retires. Be fascinated to see how he'd go with a decent apprenticeship under his belt and a clean run at it without a mentor that was passed his used by date.

Imagine the last day in September and Hirdy lifting the cup with a WE ARE ESSENDON chant being belted out by thousands of screaming Essendon fans. :hearteyes: Gives me chills.
 

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As much as most of us have forgiven Hirdy for his part in the disastrous
####up that nearly saw the destruction of our great club, I think that ship has sailed long time ago.

Him returning as head coach would divide the fans in opinion and just wouldn’t be a good vibe.

I’m just grateful we have Worsfold steering the ship at the moment and I think he’s going to be there for at least the next five years.

Sheeds has a million ideas. Not all of them are good ones.
 

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I'd like to see him take over from Woosha eventually. Realistically I can't see any other club taking him since the hate for him from non-Essendon fans is still overwhelming (thanks mainly to media bias). However I'm not sure that Xavier etc will ever take him back in an official sense.
 

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It will never happen and it probably shouldn't ever happen. Why put James through that again?

As for succession-plans being tossed around in this year. JFC.
 

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Mmmm, interesting one to put out there boncer34 ;)

We are talking about a job where the media scrutiny was so intense that the last time he undertook the role, it almost cost him his life.

I just want him well in body and mind. He owes the club nothing in my opinion.
 
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Clearly tongue in cheek post, however, let me pretend I have ASD and reply seriously. The problem with Hird as a coach is that he is as much an Essendon supporter as any of us. He wont go anywhere else and in this age of prifessionism that is a little weird. Furthermore, a big part of coaching is assuming authority. He went through the wringer last time and after a suicide attempt he clearly has lost the nerve to do so.
 

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Personally I agree, would love nothing more than Hirdy to return under Woosha with an eye to takeover when John retires. Be fascinated to see how he'd go with a decent apprenticeship under his belt and a clean run at it without a mentor that was passed his used by date.

Imagine the last day in September and Hirdy lifting the cup with a WE ARE ESSENDON chant being belted out by thousands of screaming Essendon fans. :hearteyes: Gives me chills.
You are a bad human ;)
 

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I like Sheedy and he’s done plenty for the club and the game in general- but he’s way off the mark on this occasion. I just don’t think after all that’s happened having James as a senior coach at Essendon ever again is a good idea for him or the club. Assistant or specialist at another club - no problem- but not at Essendon after all that has happened


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I rated him as a coach and liked his style of play. Will never be back at Essendon in a coaching role but would be great if he got another chance at a club like ST Kilda. Hird would be hell bent on doing things right and redeeming himself. He just needs a club that takes a chance and can ride out the initial backlash and he could be a great get for a team like the Saints.
 

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Why not get Bomber Thompson back instead? He actually won premierships and could coach. We don't know if Hirdy could coach without Bomber guiding him.
 
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