- Aug 10, 2006
- AFL Club
- West Coast
- Other Teams
- Royal Pines Eagles
You still haven’t worked out that you started a thread on the basis of, and keep arguing for, Simmo never winning another flag, but your arguments make clear that it’s the appointment of a “ruthless” assistant that will be the difference.- Agree with the majority of what you say here.
- Agree that we are an extremely spoiled fanbase.
- Agree that Simmo has done really well so far.
Still stand by he will not win us another flag. At least not with his current Strategy that has become too predictable and easily picked apart by opposition. (Purely from a last two years standpoint). It was obviously working well before and served us well, got as a flag, but the competition has adjusted since then, against us.
We need to adjust too. We saw the change (teams adjusting against us) last year, and still did nothing to counter that this year. You’d probably have called us adjusting this year a knee-jerk reaction. Yet here we are, finishing 7th with the best midfield on paper, great backline, and fairly reasonable forward structure (still missing smalls).
Ruthless to me = a bad cop assistant. All good for Simmo to be good cop and lateral thinker guy. That’s needed too. But seldom succeeds on its own.