Strategy What will Sam’s assistant coach team look like?

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Dewnior

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Buckley as an assistant coach appeals because it strikes a better balance. He can be a difficult and demanding bloke, but he has a canny football mind - assistant coaches don't need to do as much of the emotional management side of things which he has reportedly struggled with.
You'd think he'd demand a largish salary and in the era of soft cap reductions I'm not sure that's a good idea.

Geelol might go for it because they can just give him some very cheap beachfront property
 

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Buckley as an assistant coach appeals because it strikes a better balance. He can be a difficult and demanding bloke, but he has a canny football mind - assistant coaches don't need to do as much of the emotional management side of things which he has reportedly struggled with.
I’m not sold on him having a canny football mind.
Not opposed to him either, mind you.
 

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Suspect David Hale gets a call.

Whoever it is, hope its a mix of experienced guys (like Andy Collins) and young guys with fresh ideas (Newman, McRae)
 

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He comes across as very intelligent and is well spoken, I believe he would make for a quality assistant.
Very sharp football mind. But very similar personality to Mitchell. They are cut from the same cloth in terms of their approaches to football and professionalism, but I think Sam will also need guys around him who complement his strengths and his weaknesses (ie. an empathetic Fagan / Mark Williams type personality). I see people management as the greater challenge for Mitchell than tactical nous / professional standards.
 

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Would actually like to see Gary Ayers given a development role if we want experience.
Been around for a long time at both afl and vfl. Also would like to have a new midfield coach, we seem to have really poor defensive moments in our centre bounces at moment.
Nigel Lappin i would be happy with, currently at Geelong doing ball movement and midfield.
 

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