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Howard Moon

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Should have stopped at Sheedy defends dodoro...but I didn't

"New Essendon board member Kevin Sheedy has heavily backed controversial long-term list manager Adrian Dodoro and said it's time for the club to reassert its identity after unashamedly trying to be more like Richmond."

But Sheedy, who coached the Bombers to four premierships and will join the board next month, said Dodoro was the right person to lead the list rebuild and return the club to a position of respect.

"I think Adrian has been a very, very good recruiting officer," said Sheedy, who was frustrated at the inertia of the club he left in 2007.

"Do you recruit people for structure or talent? I don't know the answer to that. It is an interesting question.


"We have to prepare ourselves for the best Essendon draft ever and they [draftees] have not played a game this year [in Victoria], like none, because of COVID so it is going to be difficult"

Gulp

Next he will wear a make ess great again hat
 

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..."Do you recruit people for structure or talent? I don't know the answer to that. It is an interesting question.


Is it?

So you are telling me Kev, you were in charge of our recruiting for how many years and you don't know the answer to such questions?

Zantuck makes more sense now
 

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i thought Dodoro always said Sheedy told him to recruit the spine and build a team around that?

edit: just looked it up and yeah here we go:

“Sheeds' (former coach Kevin Sheedy) always taught me when I first started in recruiting was get your talls right, get your spine right because it's the hardest part of your recruiting," Dodoro said.”

interesting read this one with everyone’s favourite hindsight:


this bit in particularly:

“The two years we lost our selections were going to be anchored towards midfielders.

"But unfortunately we lost those picks and we changed tact."”
 

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..."Do you recruit people for structure or talent? I don't know the answer to that. It is an interesting question.


Is it?

So you are telling me Kev, you were in charge of our recruiting for how many years and you don't know the answer to such questions?

Zantuck makes more sense now
It's a false dichotomy, but the way it's phrased is eerily familiar.

"Did we go soft on the players because of the saga? I don't know."
 

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Should have stopped at Sheedy defends dodoro...but I didn't

"New Essendon board member Kevin Sheedy has heavily backed controversial long-term list manager Adrian Dodoro and said it's time for the club to reassert its identity after unashamedly trying to be more like Richmond."

But Sheedy, who coached the Bombers to four premierships and will join the board next month, said Dodoro was the right person to lead the list rebuild and return the club to a position of respect.

"I think Adrian has been a very, very good recruiting officer," said Sheedy, who was frustrated at the inertia of the club he left in 2007.

"Do you recruit people for structure or talent? I don't know the answer to that. It is an interesting question.


"We have to prepare ourselves for the best Essendon draft ever and they [draftees] have not played a game this year [in Victoria], like none, because of COVID so it is going to be difficult"

Gulp

Next he will wear a make ess great again hat

And just like that. All faith gone.
 

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From that age article/Sheedy interview.... sounds like more than a casual mentorship? Even if it is he's not downplaying it before actually talking to Rutten - probably more appropriate....

***

"Until I go there and go through the football department I cannot say too much – I have not been in the footy department since 2007.

"[It is hard to offer an opinion on Rutten] until I go and have a look and sit down with Sean Wellman and meet the coach and the coaches, whoever they appoint. I am going in cold.

"I don't know him [Rutten], I have met him twice but you don't know someone after meeting them twice.
 
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I called this a couple of weeks ago - Sheeds is deadset living out a fantasy.

His mentoring of Rutten will in fact be white anting and Rutten, having foolishly taken the false advice, will fail miserably plunging the club into even greater crisis.

Who can we turn to? Who can lead us out of the wilderness the Board wonders.....ever so slowly Sheeds raises his hand. “ I have an idea, now just hear me out....”

All of this is just leading up to that moment.
 

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So Kevin Sheedy will be appointed to the board effective immediately, replacing Katie Lio and standing for re-election in December.

Does this stink to any one else? Replacing a member elected board member and doing it with someone the board knows can't be beaten in an election? Feels very classic Essendon insular move to me.
of course this is stupid

with that said, I'm not sure how much practical harm it'll do. It'll just be the embarrassment from him talking and talking (see: the article)
 

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the whole afl world works on "under-performed expectations? DIDN'T WORK HARD ENOUGH. over-performed expectations? IT WAS THE EFFORT"

you could literally write code predicting whether a team has worked hard or not based off betting odds and how their performances match up to those expectations
 

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I called this a couple of weeks ago - Sheeds is deadset living out a fantasy.

His mentoring of Rutten will in fact be white anting and Rutten, having foolishly taken the false advice, will fail miserably plunging the club into even greater crisis.

Who can we turn to? Who can lead us out of the wilderness the Board wonders.....ever so slowly Sheeds raises his hand. “ I have an idea, now just hear me out....”

All of this is just leading up to that moment.
If Rutten is still scared of press conferences maybe Sheeds could take them? That'll give him a little more of an in
 

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If Rutten is still scared of press conferences maybe Sheeds could take them? That'll give him a little more of an in
Lol, you reckon sheeds would be intimidated by the press? 😂. I could just imagine these young journal's trying to rip into him after a loss. That would be interesting viewing, would be so funny to watch.
 

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FFS - I was well on board to give the guy a token position - much like the "marketing" position

But going straight to the board leaves a bad taste. it only staisfies the mouth breather supporters that Sheedy is back and will make everything all ok again...
 

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i thought Dodoro always said Sheedy told him to recruit the spine and build a team around that?

edit: just looked it up and yeah here we go:

“Sheeds' (former coach Kevin Sheedy) always taught me when I first started in recruiting was get your talls right, get your spine right because it's the hardest part of your recruiting," Dodoro said.”

interesting read this one with everyone’s favourite hindsight:


this bit in particularly:

“The two years we lost our selections were going to be anchored towards midfielders.

"But unfortunately we lost those picks and we changed tact."”
The phrase is to change tack, not tact. I hope that was just the reporter misquoting.

Also yeah I don’t know what I’m doing lurking here either. I’ll leave you all alone now
 

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Should have stopped at Sheedy defends dodoro...but I didn't

"New Essendon board member Kevin Sheedy has heavily backed controversial long-term list manager Adrian Dodoro and said it's time for the club to reassert its identity after unashamedly trying to be more like Richmond."

But Sheedy, who coached the Bombers to four premierships and will join the board next month, said Dodoro was the right person to lead the list rebuild and return the club to a position of respect.

"I think Adrian has been a very, very good recruiting officer," said Sheedy, who was frustrated at the inertia of the club he left in 2007.

"Do you recruit people for structure or talent? I don't know the answer to that. It is an interesting question.


"We have to prepare ourselves for the best Essendon draft ever and they [draftees] have not played a game this year [in Victoria], like none, because of COVID so it is going to be difficult"

Gulp

Next he will wear a make ess great again hat
******* lol
 

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Nah stay.
I like Sheedy BTW. Huge fan of what he has done as a coach and the work he did after to promote the growth of the league to become a national sport.

Not sure about his return though. The way it is put - that he has no official role in the footy department but will provide mentoring if called upon - that seems to put some pressure on your senior coach, who has just emerged from some kind of mentored year under Woosh. I mean, if things go poorly for example and Essendon have a whole bunch of losses early I don’t think the media will take long to start asking whether Rutten has taken advantage of the offered mentoring. None of it really feels like clean air.

mind you, everything could go great and then all decisions however odd become justified. So who really knows. My team might even get it together. Dreaming is nice and I’m short on alternatives
 

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Why? What has he done in the past decade to suggest he still should have any role? Runk post tickled me because Sheeds campaign will basically be "I'm Kevin Sheedy past premiership coach vote for me" except this time the clubs showed it's hand and openly told members to vote for him.

Its not even subtle.
It should read ' I'm Kevin Sheedy who lost more prelim finals than Paris Hilton has lost virginities'.
 

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Or maybe it's the first step of getting back to paradise.
HIRDY TO COACH AGAIN, LET IT HAPPEN.
 

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