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Ben Drever

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100% he will flourish with some Vitamin D.
Seriously my friend who was let go from the Club thinks it's an excellent appointment and he is highly regarded especially in the area the Club has appointed him. Thinks Head Coach was just not his particular skill set.
Does the above mean we a will be missing all inside intel/goss from inside the GC doors for 2021 onwards?
 

eppo67

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May 24, 2015
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Does the above mean we a will be missing all inside intel/goss from inside the GC doors for 2021 onwards?
Yes but I really had very little anyway.
Shaw is an excellent appointment they really needed a bit more on the player connection side. Dew knew that was not one of his strong points and it's definitely Shaws. Dew was very keen to get Shaw which is a very good thing.
 

GC2015

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Yes but I really had very little anyway.
Shaw is an excellent appointment they really needed a bit more on the player connection side. Dew knew that was not one of his strong points and it's definitely Shaws. Dew was very keen to get Shaw which is a very good thing.
It's the old Swans gang getting back together minus Longmire. They are injecting Bloods culture into Gold Coast football.
 

The Victorian

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It's the old Swans gang getting back together minus Longmire. They are injecting Bloods culture into Gold Coast football.
STUART DEW (1 PREMIERSHIP, 3 GRAND FINALS, 8 FINALS SERIES)
Sydney Swans 2010-2017 (Assistant Coach)

JOSH DRUMMOND (3 FINALS SERIES)
AFL Queensland 2001-2003 (Junior Development Officer)
North Melbourne 2013 (Development Coach)
North Melbourne 2014-2015 (Defence Coach)
North Melbourne 2016-2018 (Midfield Coach)

TATE KAESLER (1 GRAND FINALS, 7 FINALS SERIES)
Adelaide Crows 2007-2008 (Merch Manager)
Adelaide Crows 2008-2010 (Recruiting/Development Assistant)
Adelaide Crows 2010-2016 (Development Coach- involved in coaching Adelaide SANFL team)
Adelaide Crows 2016-2018 (Team Defence Specialist Coach)

TIM CLARKE (1 FINALS SERIES)
Richmond 2010-2011 (Development Coach)
Coburg 2013 (VFL Senior Coach)
Richmond 2014 (VFL Team Senior Coach)
Carlton 2016-2018 (Development Coach)

JOSH FRANCOU (2 GRAND FINALS, 4 FINALS SERIES)
North Adelaide 2011-2013 (SANFL Head Coach)
Sydney Swans 2014-2015 (Head of Development)
Sydney Swans 2016-2017 (Midfield Coach)
Adelaide Crows 2018 (Assistant Coach)

RHYCE SHAW (1 GRAND FINALS, 3 FINALS SERIES)
Sydney Swans 2016-2018 (Assistant Coach- involved in coaching Sydney NEAFL team)
North Melbourne 2019 (Assistant Coach)
North Melbourne 2019-2020 (Senior Coach)

Our coaching team combined includes 26 finals appearances, 7 Grand Finals, and 1 premiership all during their coaching careers.
 

GC2015

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STUART DEW (1 PREMIERSHIP, 3 GRAND FINALS, 8 FINALS SERIES)
Sydney Swans 2010-2017 (Assistant Coach)

JOSH DRUMMOND (3 FINALS SERIES)
AFL Queensland 2001-2003 (Junior Development Officer)
North Melbourne 2013 (Development Coach)
North Melbourne 2014-2015 (Defence Coach)
North Melbourne 2016-2018 (Midfield Coach)

TATE KAESLER (1 GRAND FINALS, 7 FINALS SERIES)
Adelaide Crows 2007-2008 (Merch Manager)
Adelaide Crows 2008-2010 (Recruiting/Development Assistant)
Adelaide Crows 2010-2016 (Development Coach- involved in coaching Adelaide SANFL team)
Adelaide Crows 2016-2018 (Team Defence Specialist Coach)

TIM CLARKE (1 FINALS SERIES)
Richmond 2010-2011 (Development Coach)
Coburg 2013 (VFL Senior Coach)
Richmond 2014 (VFL Team Senior Coach)
Carlton 2016-2018 (Development Coach)

JOSH FRANCOU (2 GRAND FINALS, 4 FINALS SERIES)
North Adelaide 2011-2013 (SANFL Head Coach)
Sydney Swans 2014-2015 (Head of Development)
Sydney Swans 2016-2017 (Midfield Coach)
Adelaide Crows 2018 (Assistant Coach)

RHYCE SHAW (1 GRAND FINALS, 3 FINALS SERIES)
Sydney Swans 2016-2018 (Assistant Coach- involved in coaching Sydney NEAFL team)
North Melbourne 2019 (Assistant Coach)
North Melbourne 2019-2020 (Senior Coach)

Our coaching team combined includes 26 finals appearances, 7 Grand Finals, and 1 premiership all during their coaching careers.
2014-17 was the sweet spot for Dew, Francou and Shaw at the Swans. Have a look at Sydney's results in those years:
  • 2014 - Minor Premiership + GF Runner up.
  • 2015 - 4th + Semi final.
  • 2016 - Minor Premiership + GF Runner up.
  • 2017 - 6th + Semi final.
2017 was the last year Dew and Francou were with the Swans and 2018 was when it all started to fall apart for Sydney as they just scraped into the finals and got knocked out in the first round. They also lost Shaw at the end of 2018 and since then they've finished 15th and 16th respectively.
 

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Just thinking, these part time specialists and advisors we get never last.

George Stone
Malcolm Blight
Barry Hall
Neil Craig
Justin Koschitzke
Alistair Lynch?

I am sure there has been more too.
 

Jen2310

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Aug 21, 2018
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Just thinking, these part time specialists and advisors we get never last.

George Stone
Malcolm Blight
Barry Hall
Neil Craig
Justin Koschitzke
Alistair Lynch?

I am sure there has been more too.
With Neil Craig.. that was pre-covid. With the border closures, that would have changed, given he was splitting his time between england and here, and the cuts of course.
 

GC2015

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2014-17 was the sweet spot for Dew, Francou and Shaw at the Swans. Have a look at Sydney's results in those years:
  • 2014 - Minor Premiership + GF Runner up.
  • 2015 - 4th + Semi final.
  • 2016 - Minor Premiership + GF Runner up.
  • 2017 - 6th + Semi final.
2017 was the last year Dew and Francou were with the Swans and 2018 was when it all started to fall apart for Sydney as they just scraped into the finals and got knocked out in the first round. They also lost Shaw at the end of 2018 and since then they've finished 15th and 16th respectively.
The 2014-17 sweet spot period was almost Tippett's entire career at the Swans. He was with Sydney between mid 2013 to 2017. Is it a coincidence that Dew, Francou and Tippett all left Sydney in 2017 and are now all coaching at the Suns?
 

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This looks pretty interesting
Looks great, Hopefully it'll get viewed by some people outside of the Australian sports "bubble" and lure them into taking an interest in the game.

It definitely worked on me when I watched the Formula One "Drive to Survive" series over bulk rona times.

Looks like Suns will be getting featured a bunch if the trailer is anything to go off, Front row seat to the "Rise of Rowelltm"
 

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