Coach Welcome, (Back) Craig McRae

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domus

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well thats because you're a better man than me, but we knew that already.....but i'm not sure craig is up to your standards...i'm gonna have to wait and see if he's an egg in disguise
Stop the negative self talk Mark. Chin up.
 

Rusty Beam

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I like the idea that Gerard Whately suggested we have taken in pursuing ‘a small Collingwood’.

We didn’t go the big name promising quick fixes and instant glory.

I’m very hopeful that McRae builds a culture and level of performance that is long lasting and sustainable.
 

jonmacTrag

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I like the idea that Gerard Whately suggested we have taken in pursuing ‘a small Collingwood’.

We didn’t go the big name promising quick fixes and instant glory.

I’m very hopeful that McRae builds a culture and level of performance that is long lasting and sustainable.
There are two types of sustainable cultures - one is setting the bar lower so it's easier to sustain and the other is building a list psyche that nurtures excellence as a matter of course.
Hope and expect it will be the second.
 

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Gungadin

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McRae reminds me of Tom Hafey in his down to earth way he comes across when speaking, both in his press conference on his appointment and his interview on SEN. I could listen to him for hours talking about his life.
Bucks downfall with me, and I did like him as a person, is that he sounded like Dr Phil.
All the best to Fly, I have a good feeling about this appointment.
 

PREETY_FLY

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McRae reminds me of Tom Hafey in his down to earth way he comes across when speaking, both in his press conference on his appointment and his interview on SEN. I could listen to him for hours talking about his life.
Bucks downfall with me, and I did like him as a person, is that he sounded like Dr Phil.
All the best to Fly, I have a good feeling about this appointment.
Would be a good life coach
 

Toecrusher

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No doubt in my mind he'll be a great coach (or a good salesman).
He's saying exacting what I want to hear.

Too be honest, some of what he says is very refreshing, particularly regarding his choice of assistants being unlike himself.
 

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barrackers

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Hopefully Lyon pulling out of the Carlton job doesn't see a repeat of 2012 where our preferred assistants (Watters, Neeld, Sanderson) got senior gigs. Think it's important for rookie coaches to have the people they want around them.
 

Vicky Park

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Hopefully Lyon pulling out of the Carlton job doesn't see a repeat of 2012 where our preferred assistants (Watters, Neeld, Sanderson) got senior gigs. Think it's important for rookie coaches to have the people they want around them.
Leppitsch could be in doubt?

Dilemma: what is the preferred outcome? Us losing one of Fly’s preferred assistants OR enjoying the spectacle at Carlton, as they flounder and flop around, trying to land a proper coach. It’s a hard choice.😝
 

NMBB

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Leppitsch could be in doubt?

Dilemma: what is the preferred outcome? Us losing one of Fly’s preferred assistants OR enjoying the spectacle at Carlton, as they flounder and flop around, trying to land a proper coach. It’s a hard choice.😝
Think Leppa has settled for not being head coach - my bet is he would far prefer assistant gig with McRae than going anywhere near the sh*t pit that is Carlton.
 

zhoung

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Hopefully Lyon pulling out of the Carlton job doesn't see a repeat of 2012 where our preferred assistants (Watters, Neeld, Sanderson) got senior gigs. Think it's important for rookie coaches to have the people they want around them.
Lyon pulling out means the process will take longer for them, this could mean top assistants are all gone by the time the new coach is appointed.
Oh yeah Banger and Sanderson are at home on the Xbox, let’s give them a call 😂
 

Crazy Tails

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Very happy with this appointment and even happier that they seemed to go through a really thorough and vigorous process to get there.

If we can surround him with Leppa, Tapping & Bolton (and Skipworth staying) that would be a great reset.

Time to "Fly" Magpies!
 

JM#1

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Happy with his appointment. I get the feeling he's not one to be in denial about just how poorly skilled the team is.
 

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