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Apologies if there is already a thread on this but I couldn't find one.

Any thought on Michael Voss as our "Coach in Waiting"? He has stated that he would be happy to be an Assistant, and you would have to think assisting to Roos with a succession plan would be a plum assistants role.

The fact that he is willing to take a step back to take a few steps forward indicates to me that he is willing to learn from his mistakes, s after a few years under Roos he shuld be rpetty polished.

Is it odd that there seems to be no talk of him at all?

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Apologies if there is already a thread on this but I couldn't find one.

Any thought on Michael Voss as our "Coach in Waiting"? He has stated that he would be happy to be an Assistant, and you would have to think assisting to Roos with a succession plan would be a plum assistants role.

The fact that he is willing to take a step back to take a few steps forward indicates to me that he is willing to learn from his mistakes, s after a few years under Roos he shuld be rpetty polished.

Is it odd that there seems to be no talk of him at all?

Have had a few chats to Brett Voss regarding this, doesn't seem likely.

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Any idea where he is going or why we aren't really an option?

Didn't want to give too much away (know's I am always on a Melbourne Demon's forum page) but just hinted he really isn't in the mix for anything at the Dees at the moment.

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Nothing wrong with Voss as a candidate for senior assistant coach,he is younger than Roos so the "age thing"is not going to be a problem.He deserves another chance,surely!. Malthouse won premierships with West Coast,failed at the Dogs and then took a long time to get success at Pieland. I don't believe he is not in the running the same goes for C.Ling.

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Nothing wrong with Voss as a candidate for senior assistant coach,he is younger than Roos so the "age thing"is not going to be a problem.He deserves another chance,surely!. Malthouse won premierships with West Coast,failed at the Dogs and then took a long time to get success at Pieland. I don't believe he is not in the running the same goes for C.Ling.

Thanks ENYAW, I like the Malthouse comment in your post which does in any way relate to your Voss opinion except that it may weaken your argument. I like that you:

1. State an opinion

2. Provide an argument that weakens or contradicts your opinion

3. Reinforce your opinion

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Voss would be the absolute perfect senior assistant. The bloke has coached and I think can coach. The one mistake he made had huge ramifications and I think if he got another chance at it, he would know more about where his charges are at and what kind of team he wants to build. Before, he was focused too much on the big picture but none of the consequences of some of his decisions (bringing in Fev which caused more distractions than wins and alienating the B&F winner and a 10 year, premiership full forward).

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Not sure if this has been posted already, but this Voss thread seems appropriate.

Has Voss been asked by the AFL to clarify his comment - "our critical decision in 2010 was to try and lower our draft picks and get some good quality talent in" - from this recent article?

Sounds like something the Lions should be fined a half mil for.

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Voss would be the absolute perfect senior assistant. The bloke has coached and I think can coach. The one mistake he made had huge ramifications and I think if he got another chance at it, he would know more about where his charges are at and what kind of team he wants to build. Before, he was focused too much on the big picture but none of the consequences of some of his decisions (bringing in Fev which caused more distractions than wins and alienating the B&F winner and a 10 year, premiership full forward).

No, he might be a good assistant coach but doesn't have it to be a senior coach. He has let his ego override the club with stupid decisions like the Fev one and does not listen. I'm not sure he has learned much at all and I don't think he has the ability to manage people and that is needed at the top level. I also don't see him as a innovative thinker and tactician, I find him a bland analyst of football. Good player, not coaching material for mine.

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