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It seems that the Saints have Richo in the gun this year and it will be a miracle for him to keep his job.

As we're likely to rejig our FD next year I would hope we are in contact with his management.

Richo is a great football man and a highly regarded assistant.

Would be a great addition to our club.

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I played under him at East Burwood, winning Premierships in 1999 and 2000.

Nothing I wouldn't have done for him, a great man and great coach.

List management has let him down badly at St Kilda.

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2 minutes ago, Beetle said:

I played under him at East Burwood, winning Premierships in 1999 and 2000.

Nothing I wouldn't have done for him, a great man and great coach.

List management has let him down badly at St Kilda.

That’s why I love Demonland. From the very, very outside looking in Richo doesn’t look particularly impressive to me. Brilliant that you played under the bloke and can give some insight into how he is actually regarded. You have changed my opinion of him. Thanks 

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Would be a great asset 

i hope he is given serious consideration 

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Aints are going to be last choice behind Carlton, Essendon, North and possibly even Hawthorn on the coaching merry-go-round. They have the least appealing list of any of them. Aints supporters are going to feel like they got left with the ugly girl at the dance.

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1 minute ago, Matsuo Basho said:

Aints are going to be last choice behind Carlton, Essendon, North and possibly even Hawthorn on the coaching merry-go-round. They have the least appealing list of any of them. Aints supporters are going to feel like they got left with the ugly girl at the dance.

or the ugly boy...

...anyway they have Brett Ratten waiting in the wings.

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Alan Richardson, in my opinion, has performed extremely well considering the list he has to work with. Communication & understanding of the game appears to be very good & well regarded in the industry. (Beetles comments support this)

Our boy has been out coached for most of the year & failed to make hard decisions early in the season by playing his favorites & unfit/out of form players. Consequently our season is stuffed.

I know what I would do......

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10 minutes ago, Laughing Goat said:

Our boy has been out coached for most of the year & failed to make hard decisions early in the season by playing his favorites & unfit/out of form players. Consequently our season is stuffed.

 

That’s a pretty long bow you’ve drawn there.

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Richo would be a good get, especially in a senior / mentoring role around Goody ....... but tbh, I'm more concerned about losing Jade Rawlings in this year's coaching merry-go-round, than I am about picking up Richo who is still contracted.

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22 minutes ago, 3183 Dee said:

That’s a pretty long bow you’ve drawn there.

Yes I know......just cant get excited from what I've seen this year. 

Either way Richo would be a handy inclusion & I guess Goodwin has 3 more years to justify his position.

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We play the saints in a month by which time Richo may not be there.

He certainly has given Goodwin a coaching lesson in recent encounters.

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St Kilda were supposed to be an absolute basket case from the day before he arrived until the day after forever, it was seen as a task on par with the Melbourne rebuild, with the only saving grace being the presence of Riewoldt and Montagna. He managed close to a 50% winning rate for most of the seasons he has been there.

Clearly he's got something working , but that something wasn't a good list!

Meanwhile, even though Brett Ratten is clearly St Kilda's best option, he wont get the job because he is notorious for being honest and forthright about the condition of the list and the immediate future prospects of the club. (that is pretty much why he got sacked at Carlton, the coterie lords didn't like his 'negativity' and Malthouse said 'yes of course you are about to win a premiership').

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18 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

We play the saints in a month by which time Richo may not be there.

He certainly has given Goodwin a coaching lesson in recent encounters.

He will be sacked the week before so they can get the new coach bounce effect against us!

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1 hour ago, Deeoldfart said:

Richo would be a good get, especially in a senior / mentoring role around Goody ....... but tbh, I'm more concerned about losing Jade Rawlings in this year's coaching merry-go-round, than I am about picking up Richo who is still contracted.

Jade has been great for us but at some stage he will move on for the betterment of his career.

It might be time for McCartney and there has been talk of Jennings moving on.

Be all that as it may...

We need quality assistants with experience for a balanced coaching department.

Richo is a quality assistant. Just ask the people at Port.

Forget the contract, he's in the gun and will be lucky to see the year out.

People often talk of getting the latest star out of the game, forget that...get proven experience.

It's worth it's weight in gold...

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2 hours ago, Laughing Goat said:

Alan Richardson, in my opinion, has performed extremely well considering the list he has to work with. Communication & understanding of the game appears to be very good & well regarded in the industry. (Beetles comments support this)

Our boy has been out coached for most of the year & failed to make hard decisions early in the season by playing his favorites & unfit/out of form players. Consequently our season is stuffed.

I know what I would do......

Conversations I had with some  St Kilda Players families last year left me in no uncertain terms that they wanted him out of the club. I agree he comes across as a good bloke and he has performed well at lower levels of the game and also as an afl assistant coach, but sometimes the next step is too high.

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3 hours ago, FarNorthernD said:

That’s why I love Demonland. From the very, very outside looking in Richo doesn’t look particularly impressive to me. Brilliant that you played under the bloke and can give some insight into how he is actually regarded. You have changed my opinion of him. Thanks 

He is highly regarded as a developer of players and Brendan may be looking at going in another direction. If we have a position he should be a leading contender.

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Dean Kent just limped off at Saints training and likely to miss this week and maybe more.

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10 minutes ago, Redleg said:

Dean Kent just limped off at Saints training and likely to miss this week and maybe more.

I'm amazed he lasted 14 weeks.

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1 hour ago, poita said:

I'm amazed he lasted 14 weeks.

I was thinking the same thing, when i heard the news I thought there it is Kent's yearly major injury, I think if not for his body falling apart every 2 months he could have developed into a very good footballer.

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2 hours ago, poita said:

I'm amazed he lasted 14 weeks.

Out for the season.

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I suspect part of St Kilda's problems aren't coach related but having an abundance of smug twats running the show. Simon Lethlean really did get a free kick in front of goal after screwing up (pun intended) in AFL admin and his recent 'if we keep improving' comments (some interpreted as earnest) were, for mine, the comments of a total vanker keen to show who's boss.

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Get him on board. He clearly knows footy. 

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29 minutes ago, Return to Glory said:

I suspect part of St Kilda's problems aren't coach related but having an abundance of smug twats running the show. Simon Lethlean really did get a free kick in front of goal after screwing up (pun intended) in AFL admin and his recent 'if we keep improving' comments (some interpreted as earnest) were, for mine, the comments of a total vanker keen to show who's boss.

The people who run the Saints are guilty of myriad footy club sins. Committee shenanigans are in their DNA. (Even more than us.)

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1 hour ago, Clintosaurus said:

Out for the season.

This was always going to happen, he had a season ending injury every year he played for us didnt he?

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4 hours ago, Redleg said:

Dean Kent just limped off at Saints training and likely to miss this week and maybe more.

Strained quad, season ending.  I’m pleased he has been doing ok, and is into the saints for another 2 years

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