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Preview Who will be the next Gold Coast Suns coach?

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by Bazza97, Aug 8, 2017.

Put it out there
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Who will be the next Gold Coast Suns coach?

  1. John Barker

    21.8%
  2. Stuart Dew

    14.1%
  3. Brett Ratten

    21.5%
  4. Adam Kingsley

    1.1%
  5. Dean Solomon

    4.6%
  6. Jade Rawlings

    0.4%
  7. Scott Burns

    1.1%
  8. David Teague

    0.7%
  9. Simon Lloyd

    4.6%
  10. Matthew Nicks

    2.1%
  11. Justin Longmuir

    0.7%
  12. Brendan Lade

    0.7%
  13. Leigh Tudor

    1.8%
  14. John Blakey

    0.7%
  15. Blake Caracella

    6.3%
  16. Matthew Egan

    0.4%
  17. Matthew Knights

    1.4%
  18. Michael Voss

    7.4%
  19. Paul Roos

    1.8%
  20. Nathan Bassett

    2.1%
  21. Scott Camporeale

    1.1%
  22. Robert Harvey

    3.9%
  1. Bazza97

    Bazza97 Club Legend

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    With Eade sacked, Gold Coast can now start the process of looking for their new coach for the 2018 season and beyond.

    The candidates for me include the recent graduates of the level 4 AFL coaching course which includes John Barker, Stuart Dew, Robert Harvey, Adam Kingsley, Simon Lloyd, Blake Caracalla and Matthew Nicks. Other coaches currently completing the course include Justin Longmuir, Jade Rawlings, Scott Burns, Brendon Lade, Leigh Tudor, Dean Solomon. Dean Solomon will be the caretaker coach for the Suns for the last 3 games so he can be assessed up close and considered for the role if he applies for it. Then there's coaches like Brett Ratten, Matthew Knights and Paul Roos for example who have coached at the highest level before and could also be considered.

    I'll put up a reasonably extensive list of prospective coaches for the poll on who will be the next coach of the Gold Coast Suns. Anyway who do you think will be the next coach? Discuss.
     
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  2. Quivorir

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    I'd like to officially throw my hat into the ring.
     
  3. Tigersman

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    Given that the club is run by head office you would think they will be keen to give some credibility to their level 4 coaching program and go with a graduate of their own system
     
  4. Black Panther

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    Whoever AFL HQ chooses
     
  5. RUNVS

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    Yes but you would just trade their best players to North Melbourne for almost nothing.
     
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    Hopefully Ken Hinkley
     
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    Brad Scott option ??
     
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    You would have to think Gary Ayres would be up there as a firm favourite.
     
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    It's actually run by a private consortium
     
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    I can promise that I would be 100% committed to winning the Suns their first flag.
     
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    I also think Brett Ratton deserves a go, as does Matthew Knights but with the second I am not sure what he has been doing since he was sacked by Essendon and replaced by Dumbo on ice.
     
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    Fail. The coach isn't even on the list.
     
  15. who_let_the_dogs_out

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    Begin the thawing of Mick Malthouse
     
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    Crazy Vossy would be perfect.
     
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    James Hird fits the bill to the tee.
     
  18. Bazza97

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    Here's an article by the AFL website that I used to list the candidates for the poll and information on the leading candidates for the Gold Coast job.

    Who will replace Rodney Eade at the Suns?

    GOLD Coast is set to explore a coaching market flush with untried and ambitious coaches but short on experienced alternatives as it searches for Rodney Eade's replacement.

    The AFL's elite Level Four course contains a growing pool of senior coaching aspirants who make up the majority of candidates for the Suns' position.

    Nineteen coaches have either completed or are in the process of completing the program, with John Barker (Carlton) and Stuart Dew (Sydney) the two standouts.

    Barker ran second to Chris Fagan for the Brisbane Lions position, while Dew made a decision last year to remain with the Swans and not put up his hand for any coaching vacancies.

    St Kilda assistant Adam Kingsley is another highly-rated coach among the Level Four group, with Matthew Nicks (Port Adelaide), Blake Caracella (Richmond) and Simon Lloyd (Geelong) other graduates.

    Peter Sumich, who left the AFL system last year but still has senior coaching ambitions, and Lions applicant Brett Montgomery, stepped away from the elite level in 2017, but are wildcards for a senior position.

    If the Suns decide they need an experienced coach this year, the pool is headed by Hawthorn assistant Brett Ratten, with Port Adelaide's Michael Voss another option. Geelong's Matthew Knights has also developed since he was Essendon coach from 2008-10.

    The lead pack

    1. John Barker (Carlton)

    Ran second to Chris Fagan in the Brisbane Lions coaching race and is a standout among the Level Four graduates. Now in his 11th season as an assistant coach, Barker led Carlton as caretaker coach at the end of the 2015 season when Mick Malthouse was sacked. Started his apprenticeship under Ross Lyon at St Kilda in 2007-08 and joined the Hawks for two seasons in 2009.

    2. Brett Ratten (Hawthorn)
    The standout candidate among those who have already had a stint in the top job, Ratten has expressed his interest in a return to senior coaching. He has been a crucial cog in the Hawthorn machine under Alastair Clarkson and would no doubt be a more rounded coach that he was with Carlton between 2007-12.

    3. Stuart Dew (Sydney Swans)
    The highly-rated Dew has ticked all the boxes as an assistant and is a key part of the Swans' success. He has now spent nine years learning his trade, starting as a development coach in 2009. An inaugural graduated of the AFL's Level Four program, he is a well-rounded candidate with a strong foundation to take on a senior job.

    4. Adam Kingsley (St Kilda)
    Named the AFL Coaches Association assistant coach of the year in 2015, Kingsley is regarded very highly by his peers. The Port Adelaide premiership player has been with St Kilda since 2011, starting as forwards coach and moving into the midfield. A strong communicator and analyst, he is another Level Four graduate marked as a future senior coach.

    5. Dean Solomon (Gold Coast)
    Extremely popular with the Suns' players, and ambitious, Solomon has been building to a senior coaching career. Those close to the former Essendon hard man believe he is ready and has the right coaching tools to work with a young group. Will coach the Suns in the final three matches this season.

    Other contenders
    Jade Rawlings (Melbourne)
    Scott Burns (Collingwood)
    David Teague (Adelaide)
    Simon Lloyd (Geelong)
    Matthew Nicks (Port Adelaide)
    Justin Longmuir (West Coast)
    Brendon Lade (Port Adelaide)
    Michael Voss (Port Adelaide)
    Leigh Tudor (North Melbourne)
    John Blakey (Sydney Swans)
    Blake Caracella (Richmond)
    Matthew Egan (Melbourne)
    Matthew Knights (Geelong)



     
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  19. Ichabod Noodle

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    Didn't Ayres take a GF contending Geelong to basket case status before moving on to a GF contending Adelaide and taking it to basket case status?

    I wouldn't like to see what he does to a team that's already in the basket.
     
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    Needs to be a coach with some recent history at senior level. Someone familiar with the region. Preferably in their 40's. Someone the players will like that is at home in front of a camera.

    Big Voss
     
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    Lade is back at Port.
     
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    I think we are at cross purposes. The club appoints the coach, and that was what I assumed you were saying. That the AFL ran the club.
     
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