Universal Love Welcome back Sam Mitchell! Signs as an assistant coach for three years

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I'm excited about what Sammy can teach guys like Mitchell/O'Meara/Wingard/Scully. Gaff took his game to the next level this year and attributed it to the tutelage of Sam. I'm also excited at the prospect of what he can teach guys like Worpel/Cousins.

But the one I'm salivating over is D. Moore.
 

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You guys might end up with two generational coaches back to back if he takes over from Clarko eventually. Really helped turn our midfield into a weapon this year, don’t think we would have won the flag minus Gaff and NN without him behind the wheel.

Sucks to lose him mid contract but as he said “Perth is a great place, but it became apparent that with the heavy travel commitments, and living in an isolated city away from our support network, was not conducive with a young family.”

That’s just the reality of life sometimes, almost every club would do the same to a player or coach who wanted to go back home.
Geelong. ‘Nuff said
 

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I am absolutely happy that one of my fave players is coming back - officially now as part of the hawks coaching panel.
Sam's influence on the Eagles was a shining light and Sam has just been apart of the premiers.
Sam Mitchell back at the hawks - wow - the biggest win for the trade period.
 

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You guys might end up with two generational coaches back to back if he takes over from Clarko eventually. Really helped turn our midfield into a weapon this year, don’t think we would have won the flag minus Gaff and NN without him behind the wheel.

Sucks to lose him mid contract but as he said “Perth is a great place, but it became apparent that with the heavy travel commitments, and living in an isolated city away from our support network, was not conducive with a young family.”

That’s just the reality of life sometimes, almost every club would do the same to a player or coach who wanted to go back home.
You have a great attitude and are very understanding. It’s very disappointing how nasty some of your supporters have been toward Mitchell on your page after the great service he’s given to the Eagles. Those supporters can learn a lot from you mate.
 

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You have a great attitude and are very understanding. It’s very disappointing how nasty some of your supporters have been toward Mitchell on your page after the great service he’s given to the Eagles. Those supporters can learn a lot from you mate.
He broke a 4 year contract - they have every right to feel aggrieved and even more so when you hear the accolades he received from players on what he bought to that team.
 

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He broke a 4 year contract - they have every right to feel aggrieved and even more so when you hear the accolades he received from players on what he bought to that team.
Just a tad hypocritical with all the vitriol about Kelly failing to break his contract and return home to WA for family reasons and yet it’s not ok for Mitchell?
 

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Just a tad hypocritical with all the vitriol about Kelly failing to break his contract and return home to WA for family reasons and yet it’s not ok for Mitchell?
They're extremely hypocritical; they're footy fans from WA & it's kinda their thing!

In fairness though, Mitch defected to another Top 4 Team/Rival & it was pretty cool of them to let him go.

We let Brad Hill go in similar circumstances to those of Kelly/Geelong, but Geelong weren't interested - not sure there's much Kelly could've done about it.
 

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They're extremely hypocritical; they're footy fans from WA & it's kinda their thing!

In fairness though, Mitch defected to another Top 4 Team/Rival & it was pretty cool of them to let him go.

We let Brad Hill go in similar circumstances to those of Kelly/Geelong, but Geelong weren't interested - not sure there's much Kelly could've done about it.
Kelly could have elected to go to Dockers but preferred to keep playing for Geelong. Eagles could have paid overs like Pies did for Beams but chose not to.
 

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Kelly could have elected to go to Dockers but preferred to keep playing for Geelong. Eagles could have paid overs like Pies did for Beams but chose not to.
Kelly is contracted to Geelong so he couldn't 'choose to go to Freo'; he could ask to be traded to Freo. He had no power to make it happen.

Eagles offered 2x 2018 1st Round Picks + 2019 2nd Round Pick. They tried to offer MASSIVE overs, but again, Kelly is contracted to Geelong & Geelong wanted 3x 1st (2x 2018 + 2019 1st).

Not sure why you think Kelly had so much power. Geelong had all the power & in the end - albeit stupidly - they wielded it & kept their contracted player.
 

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Kelly is contracted to Geelong so he couldn't 'choose to go to Freo'; he could ask to be traded to Freo. He had no power to make it happen.

Eagles offered 2x 2018 1st Round Picks + 2019 2nd Round Pick. They tried to offer MASSIVE overs, but again, Kelly is contracted to Geelong & Geelong wanted 3x 1st (2x 2018 + 2019 1st).

Not sure why you think Kelly had so much power. Geelong had all the power & in the end - albeit stupidly - they wielded it & kept their contracted player.
Wow. I didn't realise geelong wanted, or that they were offered, that much. That's more than what we paid for Wingard, for a kid with one season under his belt. Albeit a good one. Surprised Geelong turned it down. Perhaps hoping he can help them content for a flag this year? Seems very short sighted, particularly given where their list is at.
 

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Wow. I didn't realise geelong wanted, or that they were offered, that much. That's more than what we paid for Wingard, for a kid with one season under his belt. Albeit a good one. Surprised Geelong turned it down. Perhaps hoping he can help them content for a flag this year? Seems very short sighted, particularly given where their list is at.
Pick 20 + 22 + 2019 2nd was offered.

Now 20 + 22 aren't great as far as '1st Rounders' go, but they're good picks all the same.

2019 2nd is likely 30ish, so it was 20 + 22 + 30ish next year. A lot betyer than what they'll actually get for him next year.
 

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Thrilled to have the great man back again. Never having been blessed with height nor pace himself, I'm looking forward to him bestowing upon the younger group his knowledge of how to best utilise whatever they do have to their advantage. If Sam's decision making was somehow learned rather than innate, then oh boy would I love to see him be able to pass that on some how.
 

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Pick 20 + 22 + 2019 2nd was offered.

Now 20 + 22 aren't great as far as '1st Rounders' go, but they're good picks all the same.

2019 2nd is likely 30ish, so it was 20 + 22 + 30ish next year. A lot betyer than what they'll actually get for him next year.
Gotcha. I was thinking 2 picks below 18.
 
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