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BRAD Scott's final game as coach of North Melbourne could be as soon as Saturday’s round 10 match against Western Bulldogs.

After nine and a half seasons in charge of the Roos, Scott has reached an arrangement with senior club officials that he will not enter the 2020 season, for which he is contracted.

 

https://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-05-24/scott-bombshell-roos-coach-agrees-to-depart-arden-st

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Reasonable coach that got the best out of a list that never bottomed out over 10 seasons and couldn’t get that elusive big fish free agent. 

Sadly won’t coach again, unless Carlton will go down the ‘experienced’ path. 

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9 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

BRAD Scott's final game as coach of North Melbourne could be as soon as Saturday’s round 10 match against Western Bulldogs.

After nine and a half seasons in charge of the Roos, Scott has reached an arrangement with senior club officials that he will not enter the 2020 season, for which he is contracted.

 

https://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-05-24/scott-bombshell-roos-coach-agrees-to-depart-arden-st

I just have to shake my head at NORFS Stupidity, 9 and and half seasons for No Flags and near bottom table!

Laughable! Makes Bolton look like a Superstar!

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9 minutes ago, picket fence said:

I just have to shake my head at NORFS Stupidity, 9 and and half seasons for No Flags and near bottom table!

Laughable! Makes Bolton look like a Superstar!

Amazing he was there for that long when they never looked like getting close to a flag.

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25 minutes ago, picket fence said:

I just have to shake my head at NORFS Stupidity, 9 and and half seasons for No Flags and near bottom table!

Laughable! Makes Bolton look like a Superstar!

In fairness we spent that long without playing finals and appointed Neeld. Glass houses. 

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13 minutes ago, bandicoot said:

Assistant at Melbourne? 

I'd get him as a supporting act to react to umpiring decisions in the box and discuss missed frees during press conferences. 

 

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Well that's a shame...............and he's the likeable Scott. ( isn't he ??? )

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He got as far as he did by trying desperately not to bottom out, and succeeded at that. Unfortunately that strategy doesn't work these days and when you find yourself in the lower rungs on the ladder you really need to bottom out to get what's needed to go back up. He should've called it a rebuild when the likes of Harvey were pushed out the door. The last 3 years could've been developmental, rather than treading water.

At the end of the day, they haven't been able to pick up elite talent via the draft, and have simply topped up with role players. I don't think we'll see him as a senior coach again.

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If he took Cunnington, Higgins, Ziebell and Goldstein with him they would be absolute cactus if they aren’t already. What have they got coming through in terms of young talent? They can’t have Preuss back.

Hall hasn’t worked to date, Tyson is hurt but was languishing in the VFL prior. Polec and Pittard have been serviceable so far. 

Scott did ok with what he had, the future not looking so ok imo.

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1 hour ago, Dee Zephyr said:

If he took Cunnington, Higgins, Ziebell and Goldstein with him they would be absolute cactus if they aren’t already. What have they got coming through in terms of young talent? They can’t have Preuss back.

Hall hasn’t worked to date, Tyson is hurt but was languishing in the VFL prior. Polec and Pittard have been serviceable so far. 

Scott did ok with what he had, the future not looking so ok imo.

Get Ben Brown To the Demons ASAP

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I happen to think he is a very good coach.

as we have had to endure the 17 consecutive losses from the Kangas mostly from his coaching I have thought his irganized he team was and hard to stop momentum when they played well.

Really  they ate up teams like our 2010 on versions till 2018 when we finally had too much ability and a game plan!

Its as much as the Clubs admin and recruiting that this situation is reached.No superstars topping up a good average list since the four oldies were discarded. Maybe Brad should have gone with them!

Would the Dees be any better under BRAD than Goody? I tend to think YES because he would have lost patience with the skill errors and lack of team acts plus our mental fragility would be a bit more bruised I think.

I also think  that the Kangas would be a whole lot more exciting with Goody as Coach than under Brad.

Dream on Maybe he could be one of our Assistants next season handling the mids!!! Or forwards!!  Or defence!!!

Scott will no doubt gat another gig not sure it ircwill be as Senior Coach though.

As  I Live in BrisaVegas ( but never ever considered switching to Lions even in their 3 peat heroics) Brad And Chris would be night hand players fit the Dees I can say.

Brad for his decade at Roos 7.5/10.!!!

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He stuffed up last year recruiting all the b grade plodders thinking it would improve the list, they can’t land a big fish, only got Polec as they paid way overs, I think it’s time they duck off to tassie and start again 

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Regards Brad coaching at AFL level again, I think he probably could and very well might one day.  When you look at North's failures it's more about list management than coaching derived and there is only so much responsibility that can be leveled at the coach for list management, probably also aided by the fact that North were not handed any freebies recruiting wise by the AFL and without the ability to land big name players like the power clubs and the interstate teams.

I'd fully expect that Brad sits it out from senior coaching of any form for 12-18 months though due to the personal toll that being a senior coach must have on their life.

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Grumpy Cat died this week.  Surely Scott would be the logical replacement.

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1 hour ago, 58er said:

Get Ben Brown To the Demons ASAP

If they want draft picks, Brown is probably the best trade value in that team. A few experts think he’s only worth a late first round pick at best. Where do you rate him 58? Sorry to sidetrack.

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1 hour ago, 58er said:

Get Ben Brown To the Demons ASAP

I do wounder if Eddie gets his way and Weid wants to follow in the family tradition at the Pies, if something like Collingwoods first round pick and Melbourne's second round one would get Sideshow Bob to the Demons?

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Scott would be preferable to Troy Chaplain surely.......

Fire sale coming out of norf, list rebuild is imminent. 

 

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2 hours ago, 58er said:

Get Ben Brown To the Demons ASAP

No thanks. 

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Will be coaching Carlton in 2020. 

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9 minutes ago, McQueen said:

Will be coaching Carlton in 2020. 

He does love a lost management disaster... and a club unable to attack top free agents.

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10 hours ago, picket fence said:

I just have to shake my head at NORFS Stupidity, 9 and and half seasons for No Flags and near bottom table!

Laughable! Makes Bolton look like a Superstar!

 

10 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

Amazing he was there for that long when they never looked like getting close to a flag.

May need to take the red and blue tinted glasses off, folks. Daniher lasted much longer, with absolutely disastrous, pathetic performances in 1999, 2001 and 2003.

Not to mention:

  1.  A huge choke and breakdown in 2004 after being 1st after 18 rounds, losing our last 5 games including an Elimination Final against 8th-placed Essendon.
  2. Losing 7 games in a row in 2005 after being 2nd after Queen's Birthday, and scraping into finals before getting belted by 70 points in the Elim.
  3. Starting 2006 at 0-3, losing to bottom placed Carlton twice (!), gifting them 2 out of their 3 wins for the season, and also gifting Freo their first ever finals win.
  4. Topping it off with a lovely 0-9 start to 2007 after going into the season as Victoria's perceived "only hope" to bring the flag back to Melbourne. It was the quintessential Melbourne way to disappoint everyone after being hyped up.

Absolutely loved Daniher and what he brought to the club, but, arguably, keeping him on for as long as we did arguably fed into our cultural downfall towards the end of the decade and start of the 2010s. We were extremely top-heavy in the age bracket, recruited TERRIBLY at the draft table, and looked borderland wooden-spoon worthy for large chunks of seasons across his tenure. We were lucky not to finish last in 2003 (the Bulldogs finished last and beat us, recording 1 of their 3 wins for the year, and we only beat Carlton by a goal).  

Love or hate Scott, he managed to get a pretty average squad to a couple of Prelims, and while they never looked likely to win a flag, they did net some huge scalps during his time, never truly bottomed out, and were consistently solid for the first 75% of his coaching career. Granted it fell apart in the second half of 2016 after being 1st for most of the first half, but his tenure still stands as one of the more successful and consistent post-Pagan/Carey years.

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A long time supporter/backer of North once told me " North cannot afford to bottom out".

That has shaped their recruiting policy for the past 15 years at least.  Better to finish mid table than the bottom, because the small supporter base would evaporate. 

The recruiting response to that is to bring in the likes of Tyson, Polec, Pittard in the hope it can keep them in that mid range.  They only get mid range picks at the draft and never some real top end talent. 

In other words, they are never recruiting and managing their list with the aim of winning a Premiership. 

Scott leaving will do nothing for their situation. 

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