Every Other Anchor
- Aug 27, 2015
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Channel Four News Team
Upwards of 25 people support AFL senior coaches on match days. Who are they, and what do they do?
Fifteen people in Collingwood's coaching box. Fifteen.
How could footy not be an excessively-structured, convoluted mess with fifteen people performing the same role that for decades only required four, each desperately struggling to justify their paycheck by exerting as much control over player behavior as possible? Clubs have tried to circumvent the fixed salary cap by outspending their rivals in the coaching box, and the result is a hideous shitshow.