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After reading a post a few weeks ago by a certain demonland member who I rate very highly (initials GNF) in conjunction with the media reports regarding Thompson's future at the Dons next year (unlikely to be alongside or back behind Hird), I certainly found his and Roos' segment on AFL 360 this week very very intriguing.

During the segment when asked about his position next year whilst given a large and blatantly obvious wink by reporter Mark Robinson, Thompson responded with the usual public relations (PR) give nothing long winded response, whilst Robinson continued to throw his head back and forward between Thompson and Roos as if he knew something and was stirring the pot.

AFL 360 link: http://www.melbournefc.com.au/video/2014-08-26/paul-roos-on-afl360

Over the course of the season I have really enjoyed watching this segment and the discussions between two quality coaches, you can clearly see Roos and Thompson are on the same level and clearly enjoying bouncing off one another's thoughts.

I believe it is appearing more likely (as initially suggested by GNF) that if Thompson is on the move at seasons end and that he will end up at the Dees.

If this comes to fruition having two high quality coaches will be truly marvelous for our player development and game plan - one a specialist in defense with the other a specialist in attack.

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GNF Gives no f....?

Let's just wait and see. All this speculation is pointless, although I suppose without speculation this forum wouldn't exist.

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lets say he does come to the MFC

does he slot in as head coach?

and if so, what position does Roos take?

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lets say he does come to the MFC

does he slot in as head coach?

and if so, what position does Roos take?

why the hell would Bomber want to be Roosy's trainee, why would he want to even coach MFC, surely we we don't have any more bucket loads of cash left.

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why the hell would Bomber want to be Roosy's trainee, why would he want to even coach MFC, surely we we don't have any more bucket loads of cash left.

Isn't the AFL paying Roos salary?

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Isn't the AFL paying Roos salary?

you can only have 1 Silverback in a Troop of Gorillas, who would be the B!tch.

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I don't accept the notion that good chemistry on TV necessarily translates into a successful partnership in the coaching box.

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waste of money paying two head coaches.

with the money they are on, it's one or the other.

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Have mixed feelings about Bomba but it seems his strength is Game day coaching and I'm not sure that is Rooseys main thing.

Could be a really good albeit expensive combo.

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Would it become a case of two/too many chiefs and far far too few indians?

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If Essendon make him head coach, he'll stay. If not, is there a vacancy at another club? If it comes down to a choice between deputy to Hird or Roos, he won't think twice, especially if he is the designated successor - and they may do a deal for him to take over in 2016. I'm guessing he'll be head coach at Essendon next year.

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If Essendon make him head coach, he'll stay. If not, is there a vacancy at another club? If it comes down to a choice between deputy to Hird or Roos, he won't think twice, especially if he is the designated successor - and they may do a deal for him to take over in 2016. I'm guessing he'll be head coach at Essendon next year.

Over Jacques' dead / suspended / disgraced (already) / deregistered body it would need to be !!

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Over Jacques' dead / suspended / disgraced (already) / deregistered body it would need to be !!

Not sure I see a great problem with that ... :blink::blink:

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DOn't want him anywhere near our club.

Which bit of tainted do ppl not understand?

He is not a quality person.

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DOn't want him anywhere near our club.

Which bit of tainted do ppl not understand?

He is not a quality person.

most of it apparently

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DOn't want him anywhere near our club.

Which bit of tainted do ppl not understand?

He is not a quality person.

couldn't give a stuff what sort of person he is

2 time Premiersahip coach speaks for itself, and he has the Essendon players up and about and in the finals with all the ASADA stuff hanging over their heads

hes a brilliant coach

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*cough*

Suggested by another poster on here prior to that...

FYI some of the things I hear I present as just my own musings, as all best laid plans don't always come to fruition, but there's something in this...

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couldn't give a stuff what sort of person he is

yeah yeah...I hear yah...............................WHATEVER IT TAKES !!! :huh:

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Just for the record I said and can confirm that there has been informal discussions with Bomber to come in as an assistant Coach under Roos. Bomber will not coach Essendon if Hird is in the Don House and is not keen to be a senior coach again. I understand Bomber was open to the idea.......... but I have heard nothing since. I do agree that there seemed to be some eye communication going on in that interview.

I assume Bomber would be able to increase his media involvement as part of the deal. You would think he would take an offensive coaching role.

Anyway this is just speculation at this stage.

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The thing about Bomber is..He's communication skills are shiit. But notwithstanding that issue, he's probably one of the best game day coaches in the comp. Add that to Roosy...and phewww :)

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where did people get the idea that he is not a quality person. He seems fine on AFL 360. Plus, didn't Barry Hall call Paul Roos a 'bully'?

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The thing about Bomber is..He's communication skills are shiit. But notwithstanding that issue, he's probably one of the best game day coaches in the comp. Add that to Roosy...and phewww :)

Says the guy who doesn't know the difference between he's and his...

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