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I have reservations about my ability to choose a coach because I was happy with Neeld when he was first appointed, however I'd like Roos and failing him Eade.

Mrs Robbie has ruled out Williams and Craig,, so they're off the agenda even though I kind of like the idea of Craig, I reckon he'd would get the best out of the players but if Mrs Robbie says no, then that's that.

One I'd like to see employed is Simon Black as a midfield assistant Coach, perhaps to Junior.

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I have reservations about my ability to choose a coach because I was happy with Neeld when he was first appointed, however I'd like Roos and failing him Eade.

Mrs Robbie has ruled out Williams and Craig,, so they're off the agenda even though I kind of like the idea of Craig, I reckon he'd would get the best out of the players but if Mrs Robbie says no, then that's that.

One I'd like to see employed is Simon Black as a midfield assistant Coach, perhaps to Junior.

Mrs Robbie has ruled out willaims and craig has she? fmd

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I'd give Stephen Wells, Brian Cook and Neil Balme more credit than Mark Thompson.

Wells for bringing the talent in, and Cook and Balme for setting up a support structure to develop that talent.

Thompson isn't a terrible coach, but he was fortunate in the same way Chris Scott is now.

I can't recall Bomba making any genius tactical moves that swung matches.

He didn't get blood from a stone in the way Ross Lyon can.

The culture was driven by the players.

You severely understate the importance of the HEAD coach. It's those coaches jobs to do those things. The head coach ultimately oversees and guides it.

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I'd give Stephen Wells, Brian Cook and Neil Balme more credit than Mark Thompson.

Wells for bringing the talent in, and Cook and Balme for setting up a support structure to develop that talent.

Thompson isn't a terrible coach, but he was fortunate in the same way Chris Scott is now.

I can't recall Bomba making any genius tactical moves that swung matches.

He didn't get blood from a stone in the way Ross Lyon can.

The culture was driven by the players.

Of course, Costa got Cook to come over, but they were still battling,, until the players finally bought in, as well, to change the bloody awful Culture they had had for decades.. the handbag culture, without any bricks in them.

I think it was Chappy, who was one of the main instigators, who stood up to the team & demanded they become more professional. & lose the carefree approach to their footy.

Bomba has 2 flags, & should have been 3.... Ross Lyon, the bridesmaid. he can have all the tactics he likes, but coaching's about winning flags & cups. he hasn't. still unproven as a AA grade afl coach. as far as home & away wins, he's great...

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I'd give Stephen Wells, Brian Cook and Neil Balme more credit than Mark Thompson.

Wells for bringing the talent in, and Cook and Balme for setting up a support structure to develop that talent.

Thompson isn't a terrible coach, but he was fortunate in the same way Chris Scott is now.

I can't recall Bomba making any genius tactical moves that swung matches.

He didn't get blood from a stone in the way Ross Lyon can.

The culture was driven by the players.

In fact it could be argued (and has been by Cats fans I know) that Thompson's LACK of tactical ability cost them the 2008 GF (well that and poor kicking for goal).

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Mrs Robbie is never wrong, she warned me about both Bailey and Neeld and keeps on reminding me of it.

Don't underestimate her.

Have to laugh, my name is bob, and my wife didn't like either Bailey or Neeld either and she also very rarely wrong,

Theres a couple of players she dose n't like as well, and some she does,

Cheers

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Who 640MD

was my thoughts too...lol :)

Maybe a thread for Bobbies' Betters' Bouquets and Buckets !!! ??

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In fact it could be argued (and has been by Cats fans I know) that Thompson's LACK of tactical ability cost them the 2008 GF (well that and poor kicking for goal).

tactical, yeah the tactics where to choke, as the favourites... thats why. they choked. all the expectation was on the Cats.

... and the Hawks took free running, as the underdog. & away they went. the Cats, so many unforced errors, & simple skill errors, from their own pressure.

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In fact it could be argued (and has been by Cats fans I know) that Thompson's LACK of tactical ability cost them the 2008 GF (well that and poor kicking for goal).

Geelong's score included 11 rushed behinds. Apart from that, the Cats kicked 11.12. The Hawks were the better team on the day but it could be argued that it was their accurate kicking for goal that won them the game. They kicked 18.7 which didn't include a rushed behind.

From memory, Mooney missed a couple of easy shots but that wasn't unusual for him.

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Agree. We can't afford to lose anyone we want to keep.

Lucky there aren't many we should really want to keep... pity that 3 of them haven't re-signed yet though.

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Mark Thompson Personal information Full name Mark Thompson Nickname(s) Bomber Date of birth 19 November 1963 (age 49) Place of birth Victoria, Australia Original team Airport West (EDFL) Height/Weight 177cm / 87 kg

Above is from Wikipedia

Below is from BLUESEUM:

Ken “Bomba” Sheldon was an important member of Carlton’s famed mosquito fleet of the nineteen-seventies and eighties. Just 178 cm and 76 kg, he was a nippy, courageous rover who became a versatile utility as his career progressed.

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Can someone please write a rolling conclusion of this topic, with any inside information (if possible) regarding these so called talks between Roos and MFC. Saves me having to read through 26 pages of pointless jibba jabba. :)

yep theres nothing to report
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Mark Thompson Personal information Full name Mark Thompson Nickname(s) Bomber Date of birth 19 November 1963 (age 49) Place of birth Victoria, Australia Original team Airport West (EDFL) Height/Weight 177cm / 87 kg

Above is from Wikipedia

Below is from BLUESEUM:

Ken “Bomba” Sheldon was an important member of Carlton’s famed mosquito fleet of the nineteen-seventies and eighties. Just 178 cm and 76 kg, he was a nippy, courageous rover who became a versatile utility as his career progressed.

wiki contradicts itself

also from wiki

Mark Thompson Personal information

Full name Mark Thompson

Nickname(s) Bomba <-----------------------------------

Date of birth 19 November 1963 (age 49)

Place of birth Victoria, Australia

Original team Airport West (EDFL)

Height/Weight 177cm / 87 kg

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wiki contradicts itself

also from wiki

Mark Thompson Personal information

Full name Mark Thompson

Nickname(s) Bomba <-----------------------------------

Date of birth 19 November 1963 (age 49)

Place of birth Victoria, Australia

Original team Airport West (EDFL)

Height/Weight 177cm / 87 kg

Actually, I edited the page.

To illustrate how unreliable the source is.

That and the fact I know it is "Bomba" because as mentioned earlier, I've hear Thompson himself confirm it.

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