A God Amongst The People
- Jan 22, 2015
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Agree with all of this.Saw him on 360 tonight. Feeling heaps of positive thoughts towards him. He has this drive that I think is unique and only kinda see it in Champions of the game.
He is a competitor, hates losing and wants to be the best.
Right now he is remembered as a Champion of the game, however played the game better than knowing how to coach the game. It doesn't sit right with him and has a drive to be remember as one of the greats both as player and coach.
That is all I need to tell me the coach we have now will not leave a stone unturned in order to try to achieve that ultimate prize.
I also love the fact he never gave up hope to coach again. He realised he needs to grow and worked on himself as a coach, leader and tried to strengthen his deficiencies.
Obviously the proof will be in the pudding, however right now I am more than satisfied with the appointment.
You can see the love he still has for the club which only endeared me more towards him.
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I too was deflated, I had the image of Saad in tears on the boundary at the end of the port game, thinking that the lack of fight and willingness to play for team mates and contest with all your might, brought Saady undone that game.I was deflated, almost defeated at the end of the season. I despaired that this football club had any idea at all what it was doing.
Since then, the taking of the reigns by a new Pres, the appointment of a new first rate CEO, and this appointment as Coach of a real football person, with impeccable credentials as a player and leader and solid grounding as man manager and tactician has me almost tingling with anticipation.
I feel really good about this trio of people steering our Mighty Blues. Confidence is a fickle and transitory thing, but it has returned for me.
I think Voss will bring a no nonsense approach to the on field performance his refreshing interviews have been a revelation; while the CEO and Pres can keep all and sundry in their lanes, including so called 'power brokers'.
Woe betide any player who turns up underdone to pre-season. Standards are about to get a huge shake up, methinks.
Competition for spots would be a good start… instill the hunger.Unfortunately, he can make all the demands about durability that he wants, our players will continue to break down at the first sign of intensity... If he can change that, he is an absolute ******* wizard.
I thought Harvey was stand in coach by that stageVoss very nearly made finals in 2013 his last year as coach. Was robbed by the Cats in the final round to lose by a point only for Carlton to steal the spot by beating Port in a massive come from behind upset to jump Lions, North and Adelaide who were all on 10 wins. Was then sacked
Voss was sacked after round 20 at 8-11 for the season. They beat bottom 4 sides GWS and Western Bulldogs to finish 10-12.I thought Harvey was stand in coach by that stage
That is very simple to change. Preparation. Players that are meticulous in the way they do things just don't get injured as often as ones who are 5% lazier or inconsistent. Big critique of Teague? Low standards and poor routines - would contribute to the durability issues imo. Just an opinion but not an outlandish one I would've thought. Better prep = less injuries.Unfortunately, he can make all the demands about durability that he wants, our players will continue to break down at the first sign of intensity... If he can change that, he is an absolute ******* wizard.
If ever there was a damning summary of just how far we fell to satisfy DTs ego, that is it. Saad came to us with a genuine desire to play for a club with a proud history that he believed would be challenging for finals and to escape a rotten culture.I too was deflated, I had the image of Saad in tears on the boundary at the end of the port game, thinking that the lack of fight and willingness to play for team mates and contest with all your might, brought Saady undone that game.
Now we can look forward to competent leaders off the field guide all the players on the field to make each contest an opportunity to show unity and care for your team mates and the club as a whole.
Vossy will bring that courage and fortitude to the front of the players minds and challenge the mindset of near enough is good enough.
I think we've got a coach with the balance of tough but fair just right.
Wow.....asking for good oddsfinals then a premiership no pressure Vossy
During his presser, Voss said he wanted to shift the paradigm a little to make playing together more than just about the result. I liked that. That seems the type of team culture we saw with the Richmond, Geelong and Lions premiership teams.Saw him on 360 tonight. Feeling heaps of positive thoughts towards him. He has this drive that I think is unique and only kinda see it in Champions of the game.
Well said.If ever there was a damning summary of just how far we fell to satisfy DTs ego, that is it. Saad came to us with a genuine desire to play for a club with a proud history that he believed would be challenging for finals and to escape a rotten culture.
Look at what we did to him. He must have been wondering how the hell it could have gone so wrong in his first year. To all those who thought the club did the wrong thing sacking Teague and that we should have persevered with him for another year, I challenge you to think about how you felt as the 17th, 18th, 19th unanswered goal went through.
TBH, the rage I felt for Teague was gone in the losses leading up to that game. In that game I just felt sick. Like the club was gone and irredeemable, and DT too much of a simpleton to come up with a change to his game plan. But looking back, no-one who has played the game at the highest level could be that stupid. No, it was Ego/Pride, and to be fair, I suspect shell shock and resignation. Not at all what you want from your coach.
Since Luke Sayers has stepped up, I feel that heavy veil of negativity and hopelessness lifting, and I genuinely feel Voss is the right man for the job, because of his mental resilience and his willingness to learn humility yet remain strong.
Only time and results will tell if he was the right choice, but I feel totally at ease with his appointment and a calm willingness to trust he will deliver, which I don’t think I would have had with Clarko or Lyon, under the weight of expectation.