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Ticky009

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Not sure why Don Pyke isn't getting more love around here. He is the reason for the great start to the year IMO.

No way is JL the mastermind behind this
To be honest all our platitudes have been written in other threads. Mostly autopsy & media I think, but you're right, bloke has his own thread and the plaudits should go here


 

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Angry Red Bull

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Somehow we will need to contrive how to keep him with reduced soft cap. My guess he is on a pittance. Probably why the overture has been made to allow COLA in the soft cap.
 

Kirkswan

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Do we know that?
No we don't...


Cadsky posted this in the contracts thread, but Blakey clearly states that they were trying to do this last year, and both Heeney and JPK have said the same thing in recent interviews. But they all also that Pyke has been great, tweaking things here and there and really helping them out...
 

Kapers

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It's like talking about the chicken or the egg. We had been developing an attacking game style, and I heard that Pyke has been courted, not only by us, but also the Pies. So during the season Pyke watches the games and sees a team, us, try to move the footy better, and a team, Collingwood, not even bother to change.

He would obviously go to the team that is doing their best to adapt the type of gameplan that he would want to coach.

JL deserves the credit for the change, and the constant effort put into by the team.
Pyke probably deserves credit for just how potent it has been.
 

SBD Gonzalez

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Kidding, right?
It's like talking about the chicken or the egg. We had been developing an attacking game style, and I heard that Pyke has been courted, not only by us, but also the Pies. So during the season Pyke watches the games and sees a team, us, try to move the footy better, and a team, Collingwood, not even bother to change.

He would obviously go to the team that is doing their best to adapt the type of gameplan that he would want to coach.

JL deserves the credit for the change, and the constant effort put into by the team.
Pyke probably deserves credit for just how potent it has been.
Exciting times. Long way to go, but maybe, just maybe, all the crucial elements are aligning.....

Effing LOVE this footy club.
 

DeadlyAkkuret

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Exciting times. Long way to go, but maybe, just maybe, all the crucial elements are aligning.....

Effing LOVE this footy club.
It would be nice to be that team that wins 2 flags in 3 years for a change, but I’d take just one especially if it’s while Buddy is still on the list. Seeing him win a flag with us after all the talk of him destroying our depth would be very satisfying.


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SBD Gonzalez

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Kidding, right?
It would be nice to be that team that wins 2 flags in 3 years for a change, but I’d take just one especially if it’s while Buddy is still on the list. Seeing him win a flag with us after all the talk of him destroying our depth would be very satisfying.


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Hear, hear.
 

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