What was Rocket doing at the Suns?

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by Bunk Moreland, Feb 13, 2018 at 7:17 PM.

Put it out there
  1. Bunk Moreland

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    Obviously bad blood from what happened at GC perhaps. Not sure what was happening up there but it’s set the club back another 3 years. I just can’t believe they made the appointment.
     
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    Older style coaching mantra that doesn't fly with today's players? It's difficult to say without being a fly on the wall, but he did seem like he'd put a ....rocket.. up you more than is normal these days. He's not the first older coach to come back and struggle with younger playing groups.
     
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    Both pissed off that Eade delisted them from the Suns?
     
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    Might have more to do with the coach who was fired not the one who was hired.

    Gorringe is a Marty Pask client. Schade may have been too?

    They might've been playing there as part of an agreement or for a favour with Pask and have walked out when he was replaced.

    Or they might not have got on well with Eade given he delisted/trade them away. Overall though given the results on field there hasn't been all too much negativity that I've seen about Eade. He might've been well past his best and the wrong appointment but I don't think many coaches could've done any better with what he inherited. An all round mess.
     
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    Most dogs players had good things to say about Rocket after he left, even the ones like Lake who he clashed with at times.

    Snowflakes melting in the Qld sun.
     
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    Love how Rocket recently hit media street bemoaning the lack of funding for football in Tas after having just been paid for three years for overseeing a club that is directly responsible for the lack of funds for Tas.
     
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    Not really.

    You could argue that virtually any extra funds going to any of Vic, SA or WA are funds that could help Tasmania. It’s not like the AFL has spent its very last $20 million or something on the Suns. There is still plenty in the coffers I’d imagine.
     
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    Sounds like a straight forward case of sour grapes to me.
     
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    Shit clickbait title. You can assume whatever you like about these two players relationship with Eade but this really tells us nothing about what he was like at the Suns except that two unco talls don't want to play under him.
     

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    I don't know much about Schade, but Gorringe has a bit of form sooking it up.
     
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    Who knows but it was amazing he got a senior gig after his debacle of a role at Collingwood.
    Was probably hamstrung at the dogs (and suns) by that absolute fraud in Scott Clayton but it can't excuse all of his failures
     
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    Eade was a shocking choice for Suns. His record at Dogs should have been a warning - skilled and soft was not what they needed to be.
     
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    I just realised I have no idea who the current coach of the Gold Coast Suns is.
     
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    He had the best five minutes of his footy life, and that includes the '04 grand final.
     
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    Eade was a screamer who burnt about every bridge along the way. These days it just doesn't cut it.
     
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    Byron Pickett?
     
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    I have 2 friends who were coached by rocket - they both think he was a *******
     
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    I'm not sure how he was at the Doggies or the Suns but I know when he was at the Swans he had this ability to just rip into all the players. By all reports he was pretty nasty to them, calling them all names and making them do degrading tasks just to prove a point. You can say man up, etc, but when you head into work every day and your boss is the one always putting you down it weighs on you.

    In Roos latest book he talks about Rockets last day in charge at the Swans, made the players cancel their day off to come in and train (it was initiated by the board). He got the players to do the 'scarecrow'. You stand there with your arms up and whoever lets their arms drop losses. Went on for hours, players were exhausted come the end. In all honesty what was he trying to achieve but to degrade or punish his players?

    If that's the way he was at the Suns there's no way I'd want to play under him
     
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    suns made a blue replacing McKenna, their culture was sealed and they thought eade was the messiah. his appointment just messed everything up and set a culture of being a basket case. eade never seemed quite interested.
     
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    You mean the AFL that spends seven shades of nothing on WA football, the WA football that has essentially been funded through 10mill a year combined from the eagles and dockers?
     
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    The Gen Y kids are pretty soft around the edges. They all know their ‘rights’.