Coach Who would you like to see as our new head coach in 2022? (Poll added)

Who do you want as nexy Collingwood coach

  • Alistar Clarkson

    Votes: 81 29.9%
  • Sam Mitchell

    Votes: 58 21.4%
  • Don Pyke

    Votes: 21 7.7%
  • Scott Burns

    Votes: 9 3.3%
  • Mark Williams

    Votes: 28 10.3%
  • Adam Kingsley

    Votes: 8 3.0%
  • Robert Harvey

    Votes: 11 4.1%
  • Adam Yze

    Votes: 9 3.3%
  • Nathan Buckley

    Votes: 10 3.7%
  • Blake Caracella

    Votes: 18 6.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 18 6.6%

  • Total voters
    271

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Antz

Premium Platinum
Mar 1, 2009
1,889
1,127
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Collingwood
It's highly likely that Bucks won't be the coach at the end of the season. I would like Sam Mitchell to replace him. Currently, Sam has a head of development role at Hawthorn where he is the senior coach at the Box Hill Hawks. Most of us know that Sam was an assistant coach at West Coast back in 2018, where he had a major influence on West Coasts' success during that year. With Graham Wright working with Sam at Hawthorn, I get the feeling that Sam will be a front runner to replace Bucks. I also wouldn't mind Clarkson but he is contracted to the Hawks until the end of 2022 so I'm not sure we can get him. Who do you think should replace Bucks?
 

gouki88

Premiership Player
Aug 3, 2020
3,646
4,617
AFL Club
Collingwood
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Liverpool, Boston Celtics
Sam Mitchell, Clarko, Adam Kingsley, Adam Yze and Steven King all off the top of my head. I feel like we not only need to replace Bucks, but clean out the assistants too. Dean Solomon would be a good grab as an assistant. Maybe Scott Burns would want to come back in an assistant role
 

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Apex36

Hall of Famer
Mar 26, 2014
31,897
60,009
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Clarkson would be the number 1 target.

Failing that, I’d look toward Don Pyke or Mark Williams. Pyke lost his playing group after the pre-season camp fiasco, and he’d have learned his lesson from that. There’s no denying he had Adelaide extremely well drilled before that though, and he’s transformed Sydney’s attacking structure from one of the worst to the best in the league.
 

PonsfordMagpie

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 3, 2013
7,598
14,027
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Chelsea
Clarkson is the pinnacle, but I don’t think he’s attainable.

It’s down to Kingsley, Pyke or Mitchell. I lean towards Kingsley.

Mitchell is a dark horse candidate, and would be risky but the benefits could be massive.
 

whiskeytown

Premiership Player
Nov 16, 2014
3,390
4,829
AFL Club
Collingwood
Mitchell for me.

Whoever it is they need to be given 4-5 years to create something. No good getting a new coach if

a) they are not given sufficient time
b) the supporters aren’t patient and expect immediate success
 

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Matt_352

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 28, 2014
14,254
14,558
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Collingwood
Mitchell for me.

Whoever it is they need to be given 4-5 years to create something. No good getting a new coach if

a) they are not given sufficient time
b) the supporters aren’t patient and expect immediate success
100% I'm fully accepting that it's gotten to the point we need to take our time and do a proper rebuild
 

Matt_352

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 28, 2014
14,254
14,558
AFL Club
Collingwood
Clarkson is the pinnacle, but I don’t think he’s attainable.

It’s down to Kingsley, Pyke or Mitchell. I lean towards Kingsley.

Mitchell is a dark horse candidate, and would be risky but the benefits could be massive.
What would make Mitchell a dark horse candidate?
 

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