Sheedy backs Hird to return as Coach

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Flanagan coached a Premiership for the Sharkies after being suspended.

Thinking of Hirdy, he'd probably start riding his pushy again and get knocked off and killed!!
 

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Have expressed my sympathy for Hird and disgust at his treatment many times....but this would be madness.

In terms of both his own mental health and the good of the club.
 

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Sheeds is an old romantic.

Hird's mental health seems just fine. High pressure coaching environment probably not going to be helpful for his recovery anyway. Go listen to his podcast or buy some of his chocolate if you want to see what he's about and support him.
 

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Sheeds is an old romantic.

Hird's mental health seems just fine. High pressure coaching environment probably not going to be helpful for his recovery anyway. Go listen to his podcast or buy some of his chocolate if you want to see what he's about and support him.
I don't think the issue was due to the pressure of coaching, I think he enjoyed that but I think the thing that pushed him to the edge was all the surrounding saga staff and how pissed he must have been that people around him had let him down.
 

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I would love to see Hird back at the club in some capacity eventually. And Xavier Campbell has said as much before i think.

Maybe not in a matchday role for the seniors, but some of his best work as a senior coach came in deveoping younger guys like Hooker, Hurley, Heppell etc into guns.
Buddha Hocking (by all reports) has done a sterling job in charge of the James Hird academy, but maybe if he moves on then Hirdy would be a great replacement (the namesake aspect of the program notwithstanding).
Alternatively, I imagine the ladies in the bomber VFLW team would appreciate the opportunity for his input as well (again there is an existing coach so i am not putting anyone in the gun at the moment)
 

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I’d probably either switch clubs or say goodbye to the game if he returned as coach. I loved him, I care about his well-being and wish him success and happiness, but I want to move on forever from his disastrous tenure. It was a very stressful time as a fan and we have a chance now for new chapters at the club.
 
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