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As reported on MFC site:

"MELBOURNE ball movement coach Mark Williams, midfield coach Scott West and fitness manager Joel Hocking have departed the club."

Hang on to your hats people ...

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Good.

I wonder if Mahoney and Royal will follow? I think the latter is signed up for another 2 years.

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I have zero insight on any of assistants but I loved West as a player and always hoped this his blue collar desperation and desire to get his hands dirty and get in and under ( and lots of other cliches) would translate to the playing group - apparently not !

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Neeld isn't pulling any punches!

Lovin' it!

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Its happening looking forward towards the reshape

From the MFC Site

MELBOURNE ball movement coach Mark Williams, midfield coach Scott West and fitness manager Joel Hocking have departed the club.

Williams was the longest serving member of this group, working with Melbourne for eight years, as part of the Neale Daniher and Dean Bailey coaching era.

Williams, who played 19 matches for Carlton from 1983-88 and made 14 appearances with Western Bulldogs from 1989-90, held several positions during his time with Melbourne.

He was development coach, midfield coach and a three-time premiership winning VFL coach with Melbourne’s then affiliate Sandringham Zebras (2004-06).

General manager of football Chris Connolly thanked Williams for his service at the club.

Connolly said: “Mark has been a long serving member of the football department. He is a very admired person at all levels of the club for his acumen and character. He leaves with our best wishes, and we thank him for his outstanding contribution over the years.”

West, who played 324 matches for the Bulldogs from 1993-2008, was with Melbourne for three seasons, after starting with the Demons in a part-time capacity in 2009.

His contract expired at the end of 2011.

Connolly said: “We thank Scott for his contributions over the journey. Scott has been well regarded by the players and staff, and has played an important part in developing the club’s midfield. Given the recent appointment of a new senior coach, it was determined that he needed the opportunity to bring in his own people - as Scott was out of contract, a hard decision had to be made. We wish Scott well for his future within the football industry.”

Hocking tendered his resignation after three years with Melbourne.

He has accepted another opportunity within the AFL industry.

Connolly said: “Joel has taken our strength and conditioning standards to another level over the last three years. We thank him for his service, and wish him all the best for his next role.”

melbournefc.com.au

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Garry said over the weekend on Triple M that there were some changes and that some of those do have contracts, so they will have to be sorted out....

Look like it is happening......

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Connolly making the announcements. Haven't heard much from him in a little while.

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Good to see the change is beginning. I think it is time for Mark Williams to move on. He has been with for 8 years through the time of 2 coaches & 2 caretakers and has brought a lot to the club.

Good luck to Mark, Scott & Joel in the future.

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Phase one of operation "find the best". Thanks for your services boys.

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Listening to mark on SEN yesterday he said he was going to talk to each of the assistants and announcements will be made later on. I hope there is a clean out. We need a fresh start.

If any of the assistants were to stay I was hoping one would be west, but he was out of contract. Royal still has another 2 years. Josh Mahoney i reckon we could move on. Fresh people and voices is what we need.

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Listening to mark on SEN yesterday he said he was going to talk to each of the assistants and announcements will be made later on. I hope there is a clean out. We need a fresh start.

If any of the assistants were to stay I was hoping one would be west, but he was out of contract. Royal still has another 2 years. Josh Mahoney i reckon we could move on. Fresh people and voices is what we need.

Why? Midfield was one (if not the) of our biggest weaknesses. We got smashed.

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Why? Midfield was one (if not the) of our biggest weaknesses. We got smashed.

Yeah, i second this.

Just because he was a good player doesn't mean he is a good coach. I say clean them all out, i like this new cut throat coach.

Our midfield was rubbish this year

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Start with a new bunch of coaches....The players will respond better.

Todd Viney stays. The rest...Thanks & good Luck.

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Well its all very interesting and engrossing. As much as it is those going its those that will be taking over the roles that intrigues me.

I can only imagine Neeld has very firm ideas about how our defence and midfield ought to operate having successfullyy built elite squads to do thses jobs. Hed also have a fair idea about what a potent forward line ought to look and work like. I havent seen much about Melnourne of recent years to suggest anyone had a firm grip on any of this to date.

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The season of change is upon the MFC

Its great to see there are some serious hard calls being made

The club has listened and they seem to have responded our football department was as uncompetitive

as the 186 point loss.

Major surprise for me is West I rated him highly but as many have said over 3 years our midfield has shown little progress.

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Good, new coaches and scenery will be the best thing for our young group!!

"sportsnews first" has reported that mahoney is most likely on his way out too:

http://www.sportsnewsfirst.com.au/articles/2011/09/20/west-departs-melbourne-in-shake-up/

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They've apparently signed the st Kilda high performance manager too.

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Good, new coaches and scenery will be the best thing for our young group!!

"sportsnews first" has reported that mahoney is most likely on his way out too:

http://www.sportsnew...ne-in-shake-up/

Kim Hack dom is such an average journo...When was Josh Mahoney ever a Demon on baller???

Get it right Hack, it's not hard to look up.

Cheap Journalists really shite me.

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Good, new coaches and scenery will be the best thing for our young group!!

"sportsnews first" has reported that mahoney is most likely on his way out too:

http://www.sportsnew...ne-in-shake-up/

The last sentence is priceless

'It is believed that former Demons on-baller Josh Mahoney will also depart from their assistant coaching panel."

Mahoney never played for us!!!

I believe the should be a demonland wide embargo on all news, quotes and links to sportsnewsfirst

their journalistic efforts aren't fit for toilet paper

and Hagdorn is a muppet of the highest order it's embarrassing to quote or link anything he writes

not knocking you treners I just think this guy is a worse than a hack he's lazy and he gets paid for it

/endrant

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Why do you want Neil Craig?? Have a look at his yearly record.

Famous for burning players out far too early in the season....CC is a good man...Give him a chance.

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