Who would you have at North Paul Roos or Mark Williams.

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Mr north man

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After seeing Melbourne today did North do the right by getting Paul Roos or should we have chased Mark Williams.
I wonder what Mark Williams would have done differently had he been at North instead of Paul Roos.
It would be interesting to see what people on Big Footy have to say.
 

Heaps of fun

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We brought in Paul Roos to help our coaches develop and after the Shaw fiasco, not just the mental breakdown but how he did not develop as a coach in his second year, it was a shrewd decision. From what I can tell from watching Noble is growing as a coach each week. It's refreshing to watch how nimble he is on gameday and some of his moves like Ziebell and Hall to the backline have been massive successes.

Choco has gone to Melbourne for player development, which he is adept at. I would have loved it if we had both but I'm not as pessimistic on our player development as some. I think the fact that we've turned Simpkin from an in-and-out half forward to an AFL grade midfielder is testament to a turning of the corner in that regard. Thomas, Taylor and Scott all have work to do but I see them still growing in some increments.
 

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The Filth Wizard

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We brought in Paul Roos to help our coaches develop and after the Shaw fiasco, not just the mental breakdown but how he did not develop as a coach in his second year, it was a shrewd decision. From what I can tell from watching Noble is growing as a coach each week. It's refreshing to watch how nimble he is on gameday and some of his moves like Ziebell and Hall to the backline have been massive successes.

Choco has gone to Melbourne for player development, which he is adept at. I would have loved it if we had both but I'm not as pessimistic on our player development as some. I think the fact that we've turned Simpkin from an in-and-out half forward to an AFL grade midfielder is testament to a turning of the corner in that regard. Thomas, Taylor and Scott all have work to do but I see them still growing in some increments.
Pretty much spot on. It's not one or the other as they perform different roles. Both would be great.
 

SonofSamsquanch

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After seeing Melbourne today did North do the right by getting Paul Roos or should we have chased Mark Williams.
I wonder what Mark Williams would have done differently had he been at North instead of Paul Roos.
It would be interesting to see what people on Big Footy have to say.
Chalk and cheese. Williams would have been the best option for mine as senior coach.
 

Only Forwards

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We brought in Paul Roos to help our coaches develop and after the Shaw fiasco, not just the mental breakdown but how he did not develop as a coach in his second year, it was a shrewd decision. From what I can tell from watching Noble is growing as a coach each week. It's refreshing to watch how nimble he is on gameday and some of his moves like Ziebell and Hall to the backline have been massive successes.

Choco has gone to Melbourne for player development, which he is adept at. I would have loved it if we had both but I'm not as pessimistic on our player development as some. I think the fact that we've turned Simpkin from an in-and-out half forward to an AFL grade midfielder is testament to a turning of the corner in that regard. Thomas, Taylor and Scott all have work to do but I see them still growing in some increments.
IMO it's to keep city hall off our back as well.

They installed Roos at Melbourne when Melbourne were sh*t.

It's been done as a means to buy us time.
 

the flying ham

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We brought in Paul Roos to help our coaches develop and after the Shaw fiasco, not just the mental breakdown but how he did not develop as a coach in his second year, it was a shrewd decision. From what I can tell from watching Noble is growing as a coach each week. It's refreshing to watch how nimble he is on gameday and some of his moves like Ziebell and Hall to the backline have been massive successes.

Choco has gone to Melbourne for player development, which he is adept at. I would have loved it if we had both but I'm not as pessimistic on our player development as some. I think the fact that we've turned Simpkin from an in-and-out half forward to an AFL grade midfielder is testament to a turning of the corner in that regard. Thomas, Taylor and Scott all have work to do but I see them still growing in some increments.
Great post Hoffa.
 

Harris 10

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After seeing Melbourne today did North do the right by getting Paul Roos or should we have chased Mark Williams.
I wonder what Mark Williams would have done differently had he been at North instead of Paul Roos.
It would be interesting to see what people on Big Footy have to say.
I and 99% on this board would have NFI what either of them is bringing to each club.
 

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Williams would be the better choice by the length of the Flemington straight
Roos is mates with Ben Buckley, John Blakey et al, he is there to promote himself, promote his wife's business within the Club, he visits Arden Street to pick up his pay cheque and watch his son play in the VFL. He is a paid consultant and not committed to he club.
Williams is a full time employee who works with the young players day in and day out.
To think the Board and CEO need Paul Roos to assist them with Club matters and direction suggests we have the wrong Board and CEO and based upon last year and this shambolic rebuild, sad time for once proud club
Poor choice and no doubt he will move on when it suits him.
 

LB2Snake

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Hmm a guy who has played over 300 games and won a flag after 70 odd years or listen to some flog who has never achieved anything in football. Tough one
Personally I don’t mind the Roos appointment but I think you are under rating Choco. Pies Captain, coached Port to their first premiership and been heavily involved in Dusty’s development.
 

archerboy

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Personally I don’t mind the Roos appointment but I think you are under rating Choco. Pies Captain, coached Port to their first premiership and been heavily involved in Dusty’s development.
I think they both have heaps to offer and would of been happy with either of them. I was more passing commentary on a certain poster.
 

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I wonder what Mark Williams would have done differently had he been at North instead of Paul Roos.
In light of the fact that Choco threw his hat in the ring for the main coaching gig but wasn't even short listed, I reckon that he'd probably be spending a fair portion of his time white-anting Noble.
 

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