Analysis The Coach - Simon Goodwin [The Journey]

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Ando727

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the managers still adopt the teams gamestyle and tactics its just they have their coaches instruct that on the training ground rather than the manager having to juggle everything

Its a bit like what Geelong did with Bomber Thompson in 2007 and onwards*

* although that may have also been because of his coke addiction!
Yes, you can't be a football muppet. You have to have a workable plan and some tactical nous, and then get the right people in to make it work.
 

HANDSOLO

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1 more year guys! We are in countdown mode :) Actually gives us something interesting for the 21 season
 

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Topkent

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Haha assistant coaches are funny, if it was Matthew Spanger that we got from the Hawks people would say he's sh*t but because he was a good player he's automatically a good assistant
 

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Billy Demon

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We all love Yze, but surely we are not setting him up to succeed Goodwin. We don’t have the list, culture, personnel or anything else that will allow us to experiment with another Former Assistant Coach. Shaw and Rutten are good examples that it is a roll of the dice and when things are tough everyone says a mentor is needed for these guys. For me, if we are going to seriously challenge in the next 5 years we need a Lyon, Clarkson, Longmire, Scott etc. Yes we had Roos for 3 years, but to really make that work we needed him for at least 5 years if not longer - but that was never going to happen.
 

Ando727

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We all love Yze, but surely we are not setting him up to succeed Goodwin. We don’t have the list, culture, personnel or anything else that will allow us to experiment with another Former Assistant Coach. Shaw and Rutten are good examples that it is a roll of the dice and when things are tough everyone says a mentor is needed for these guys. For me, if we are going to seriously challenge in the next 5 years we need a Lyon, Clarkson, Longmire, Scott etc. Yes we had Roos for 3 years, but to really make that work we needed him for at least 5 years if not longer - but that was never going to happen.
100% agree. I can easily see us installing him as a caretaker coach within the next 2 years. Of course then we'll see a rush of form due to new-coach honeymoon syndrome, then we'll be facing that classic dilemma of whether to keep going with the caretaker. It practically never works out, but we are exactly the type of club to fall for it because we're all about the "optics". We should be already courting Lyon. We need an old school type to fix up our culture of going belly up when we're under pressure.
 

PerfectFooty

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100% agree. I can easily see us installing him as a caretaker coach within the next 2 years. Of course then we'll see a rush of form due to new-coach honeymoon syndrome, then we'll be facing that classic dilemma of whether to keep going with the caretaker. It practically never works out, but we are exactly the type of club to fall for it because we're all about the "optics". We should be already courting Lyon. We need an old school type to fix up our culture of going belly up when we're under pressure.
Gary has a good track record of 'fixing things'
 

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