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Not surprising.  GC have totally underachieved in his time there, even if they've had a bucket load of injuries.

Sacking him probably gives them the chance to be relevant, as they were going nowhere under his leadership.

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I'm convinced they got their coaching appointments arse about. Eade, or someone of his ilk should have been their startup coach rather than a first time senior coach like Bluey McKenna. The damage was done under his watch and it has set them back years.

The GWS example of Sheedy handing over to Cameron is instructive

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There was talk about Barker from Carlton being the new coach of the suns on 360 or the couch last night. They would be barking up the wrong tree with him as coach. Solomon for the rest of year.

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I remember hearing his one of his first interviews as Gold Coast coach and he didn't even sound like he wanted the job.

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It's unbelievable and unforgiveable considering they were introduced before GWS and have achieved nothing in that time. Compare them to GWS and they have just gotten it so wrong. There needs to be another overhaul from the board, committee, coaches etc.

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59 minutes ago, iv'a worn smith said:

Is the GC Suns now irrelevant?

 

now ....  NOW ???  ( not just now !! lol ) :roos:

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I remember when Eade was on 360. It was around the time we interviewed him. He got very defensive about the question and responded by saying something like he interviewed Melbourne before deciding against coaching here. Something along those lines. I remember thinking to myself at the time that Eade didn't handle rejection very well. Then I watched him over year or so, and I seen that he also didn't take criticism very well. I knew he wouldn't last at the Gold Coast because I don't think he is that well respected among the players. If I can see through much of his BS then I suspect AFL players can. Club didn't play for him, and out he goes. I don't pity him. He just wasn't up to it.

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It was inevitably going to happen, but the timing is interesting. It says more about the playing group than the coach, in my opinion.

Clearly there are some players at GC17 who are sensitive little cupcakes and only want on play on their terms, former captain included.

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1 hour ago, iv'a worn smith said:

Is the GC Suns now irrelevant?

 

Why? Because they haven't played finals in last 10 years

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Well be thankful our club has stability. Gc have lost another coach and will probably lose their best player.  

They would want to get the next coach right. Eade should have done a roos and trained someone up to take over. 

At least mark Evans is there now to sort it out. 

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What sporting club hasn't failed up on the Gold Coast...?

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The club is in huge trouble and if I were an assistant I'd think twice before taking the job. 

I think they do need to look at the transition model if nothing else just to get 5 years of the same thing without the temptation to sack someone again 

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:rolleyes: Has Jade applied yet ? :unsure:

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Mark Neeld is available if they really want to bottom out.

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1 hour ago, Go the Biff said:

The GWS example of Sheedy handing over to Cameron is instructive

The jury is well and truly out on whether Cameron can coach.

GWS are light years ahead of the Suns because their recruitment strategy was vastly different. They went for talent knowing that they would lose players but be able to replenish with high draft picks. GC's senior players were in reality very average (Ablett excluded)

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25 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

The jury is well and truly out on whether Cameron can coach.

GWS are light years ahead of the Suns because their recruitment strategy was vastly different. They went for talent knowing that they would lose players but be able to replenish with high draft picks. GC's senior players were in reality very average (Ablett excluded)

Not to mention that many of them are already gone or on their last legs - Ablett and Rischitelli are almost done, while others like Bock and Brennan retired long ago.  GWS nabbed players like Ward, $cully and Davis who are still giving them plenty.  They learned from the GC mistakes.

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If GCS have been paying attention at Richmond's progress this year they would go for Blake Caracella.  His ball movement program is a major reason for their turnaround. 

He has coached 3 years at the pies, 6 at the Cats, and 1 at the tigers. Is a Premiership player.  Knows what is need to win finals as a player and a coach.  There are few assistants around that have his breadth of coaching experience. 

Wish we had nabbed him last year rather than the Tigers.

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9 minutes ago, Wiseblood said:

Not to mention that many of them are already gone or on their last legs - Ablett and Rischitelli are almost done, while others like Bock and Brennan retired long ago.  GWS nabbed players like Ward, $cully and Davis who are still giving them plenty.  They learned from the GC mistakes.

Didn't they also up the ante on draft concessions as well as academy picks for GWS , knowing that the Suns didn't come on so quickly. Now they've realised they were probably too generous to the giants and finally scaled back their draft and salary cap concessions 

 

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while ablett is a freak, ricscha has been by far and away the best of their mature age recruits

just move em to tasmania already

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