Duel Group 1 winner
- May 8, 2007
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Liverpool & San Francisco 49ers
Richardson has been in charge of the Saints for 6 years and had never gotten them to the finals. In fact I think he only had one season with a winning record. His coaching this year for everything the Saints have gone through has been alright but he was always going to struggle to see the year outFair point, but there's been close to 0 heat.
It's less then duration/years of failure, and more how spectacular it has been.
Disappointment = Expectation - Actual Outcome.
At least with the Saints no-one expected them to be a Top 8 team. Similar with Bolts and North.
Melbourne were expected to win the flag by some. Traded in Lever and May to make your backline elite. Everything has been thrown in and done for the Premiership window...and then this.
Bolton was stuffed the moment that SOS trading their first rounder away last year and in many ways is a victim of Carlton over achieving in his first two seasons. 3 wins in almost 40 games or whatever is was was always going to be hard to stay in a job
Brad Scott was a bit of a shock. Considering what he has had to do with with that team over 10 years I reckon he did a really good job. Having said that, any coach who has been in a job for 10 years without making a grand final is always going to be 1 bad season away from losing his job
Goodwin came in and went 12-10, 16-9 with a PF and then has had a shocking year this year no one can deny that. But his record after almost 3 years still sits at 50% and he delivered the clubs first finals appearance in 10+ years (that buys him time)