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Kingpin

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I believe (correct me if I’m wrong) that the last time the senior team made the finals was in 2011 maybe 2012?? They played Kingbourough at the newly created Twin Ovals, when Bucket Atkin or Dan Willing was coach and they had a really good list, one of my close contacts out there told me at the end of 2012 there was a mass exodus with a lot of senior players leaving, which ultimately left the twos players who weren’t getting a game in the ones, having to step up and play senior footy in which was a bit out of their depth and the results have shown for a decade…
They were heading in the right direction under the Bucket, Maynard and Willing days
The last finals match Brighton played in was in the 2015 Elimination Final played at Huonville on 5th September 2015, under Jamie Ling.
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The Robins suffered three heavy defeats in a row and their finals hopes came down to the final seconds of the roster season after being soundly beaten by 79 points by Claremont at Pontville, they needed seventh-placed Hobart to hold out an also ailing East Coast Bombers in the rain and wind at Lauderdale to stay in the five, which eventually Hobart did by 3 points, 6.5 (41) to East Coast Bonbers 4.14 (38).
That was ultimately the final football match the East Coast Bombers would play as Triabunna pulled out of the partnership with Lauderdale in the off season to head back to the ODFA in their own right.
 
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Brighton any closer to getting a coach?
Still haven't named one. Mess.
Pre season training starts in 2 weeks and they've still got no one concrete in the pipeline I hear.
Players apparently getting antsy about the situation and ready to move on if things aren't sorted quick sticks.
Have heard several want out of it already and are headed back to Bothwell, Mounties, St Virgils and a couple to N.Norfolk. Can't blame them if the club's dragging its feet. Will probably still field a 1s side next year but won't be very competitive at all.
 

Cha_Ching_00

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Still haven't named one. Mess.
Pre season training starts in 2 weeks and they've still got no one concrete in the pipeline I hear.
Players apparently getting antsy about the situation and ready to move on if things aren't sorted quick sticks.
Have heard several want out of it already and are headed back to Bothwell, Mounties, St Virgils and a couple to N.Norfolk. Can't blame them if the club's dragging its feet. Will probably still field a 1s side next year but won't be very competitive at all.
Whats the go with them parting ways with Jacob Howard? Guessing they parted ways because Brighton wanted to get someone who could bring a few players with them, for example the Dan Muir, Cal Daly and Zac Webster scenario…. From reports Jacob Howard was actually doing a great job,i hope they have asked him the question, “if you want the 2022 coaching gig it’s yours Jacob??”

I notice they have put their pre season schedule up, however they have put the contact person as the reserves coach.
I can see a lot of players basically being dispersed between Bothwell, Oatlands and Mounties…
 

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Phil49

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Whats the go with them parting ways with Jacob Howard? Guessing they parted ways because Brighton wanted to get someone who could bring a few players with them, for example the Dan Muir, Cal Daly and Zac Webster scenario…. From reports Jacob Howard was actually doing a great job,i hope they have asked him the question, “if you want the 2022 coaching gig it’s yours Jacob??”

I notice they have put their pre season schedule up, however they have put the contact person as the reserves coach.
I can see a lot of players basically being dispersed between Bothwell, Oatlands and Mounties…

From what I was told the club were in the process of recruiting which Howard wasn't apart of the process due to it being in season. They didn't recruit anyone. He then said he couldn't do the job without any big name recruits.

I was told he was asked to reconsider but said no. Is now at Kingston as assistant coach.

My contact told me Mt Pleasant have a few of them and Bothwell picking up a few left over.
 

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I heard Howard was reappointed during the season for 2022 and then Brighton decided to renege on that when the big name players previously mentioned were being spoken to - when Brighton didn’t land any of them, they then went back to Howard who told them to stick it.
 

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Hearing Sam Lewis Johnson to Lindisfarne will be announced this week
Apparently Brighton President emailed all SFL clubs last week basically saying hands off and that they would not clear any registered or contracted players and that anyone wanting to leave would be forced to sit out season 2022.

he also took aim at I assume Lindisfarne and or New Norfolk as finals sides going around offering heaps of money to their players to leave.

No names mentioned in the email but it’s obvious Lindisfarne are offering big money to Lewis Johnson, talking $400 plus which you would have to wonder how they keep under the salary cap 😯

obviously Blackburn leaving but if you assume they would have told the SFL they spent close to the cap this year how can they justify adding in Green, Havea and Lewis Johnson and remain under the cap( less what they paid Blackburn)

Havea has always shopped himself around in the $350 plus bracket, Green didn’t come cheap and if your offering $400 for SLJ will the SFL have the balls to take a look at them?
 

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Brighton president probably should spend more effort getting a coach than emailing other clubs. Not giving them a reason to leave. Lewis Johnson worth a bit of money, but not worth 400 a game. No way. That is a lot of money.
 

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Brighton president probably should spend more effort getting a coach than emailing other clubs. Not giving them a reason to leave. Lewis Johnson worth a bit of money, but not worth 400 a game. No way. That is a lot of money.
Totally agree

can’t blame players for wanting to leave at all when they don’t have a coach in place
 

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Apparently Brighton President emailed all SFL clubs last week basically saying hands off and that they would not clear any registered or contracted players and that anyone wanting to leave would be forced to sit out season 2022.

he also took aim at I assume Lindisfarne and or New Norfolk as finals sides going around offering heaps of money to their players to leave.

No names mentioned in the email but it’s obvious Lindisfarne are offering big money to Lewis Johnson, talking $400 plus which you would have to wonder how they keep under the salary cap 😯

obviously Blackburn leaving but if you assume they would have told the SFL they spent close to the cap this year how can they justify adding in Green, Havea and Lewis Johnson and remain under the cap( less what they paid Blackburn)

Havea has always shopped himself around in the $350 plus bracket, Green didn’t come cheap and if your offering $400 for SLJ will the SFL have the balls to take a look at them?
Raggers probably not going to the two blues for peanuts either.
 

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Apparently Brighton President emailed all SFL clubs last week basically saying hands off and that they would not clear any registered or contracted players and that anyone wanting to leave would be forced to sit out season 2022.

he also took aim at I assume Lindisfarne and or New Norfolk as finals sides going around offering heaps of money to their players to leave.

No names mentioned in the email but it’s obvious Lindisfarne are offering big money to Lewis Johnson, talking $400 plus which you would have to wonder how they keep under the salary cap 😯

obviously Blackburn leaving but if you assume they would have told the SFL they spent close to the cap this year how can they justify adding in Green, Havea and Lewis Johnson and remain under the cap( less what they paid Blackburn)

Havea has always shopped himself around in the $350 plus bracket, Green didn’t come cheap and if your offering $400 for SLJ will the SFL have the balls to take a look at them?
Where’s Blackburn going?
 

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Brighton president probably should spend more effort getting a coach than emailing other clubs. Not giving them a reason to leave. Lewis Johnson worth a bit of money, but not worth 400 a game. No way. That is a lot of money.
Heard Brady Hayden has gone to NH as well. That’s 4 of their top 5 in the b&f gone? They need to fix this quick, it’s getting very ugly
 

Cha_Ching_00

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Totally agree

can’t blame players for wanting to leave at all when they don’t have a coach in place
I honestly can’t see them getting up this year! Players leaving, no coach, president worried more about what other clubs are doing… it’s been a rabble out there since 2013.
Maybe some of the ODFA clubs can use the ground as a training base??
 

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Apparently Brighton President emailed all SFL clubs last week basically saying hands off and that they would not clear any registered or contracted players and that anyone wanting to leave would be forced to sit out season 2022.
I honestly don't know why some of these people just don't get it. If you aren't under contract, or owe money or property, they can't be held. Brighton have pulled this sh*t for years to refuse clearances. The league needs to immediately grant any that Brighton refuses for non legit reasons.
 

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Wayne Lamb to be Brightons coach
I often wondered if he might get a gig there.
He was (a few years back) coaching one of their junior teams in a grand final at North Hobart, one of my friends' son was playing in that team.
Last coached at Senior level in 2000 when he finished up his three year term at Cygnet as playing coach.
 

Phil49

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Well that's great news. Hopefully players stick through it then. Only question is then why did they promote their preseason with reserves coach as contact yesterday?
 

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That’s the good thing about rumors is they are just that, brighton still remain with out a senior coach with the last two candidates (including lamb) pulling out. Unless a miracle happens they will start preseason with out one ….. hard to see what their options now are, maybe should have just gave webster and daly what they wanted.
 

Phil49

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That’s the good thing about rumors is they are just that, brighton still remain with out a senior coach with the last two candidates (including lamb) pulling out. Unless a miracle happens they will start preseason with out one ….. hard to see what their options now are, maybe should have just gave webster and daly what they wanted.
Whoever gets it is hardly their preferred choice. Wonder if they actually have anyone keen... the reserves coach might end up having to step up to the plate.
Wonder what their list is like with a few moving on. Will be interesting to see when their training starts.

Sorell and Claremont looking improved which is great. Sorell might be able to crack into the top 5 this year. Haven't heard much out of the TCA. Hobart seem to be pretty quiet.
 

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That’s the good thing about rumors is they are just that, brighton still remain with out a senior coach with the last two candidates (including lamb) pulling out. Unless a miracle happens they will start preseason with out one ….. hard to see what their options now are, maybe should have just gave webster and daly what they wanted.
Have heard a whisper that Paul Allison might be taking the role at Brighton ??


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