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2020 Assistant Coach Prospects: The Next Batch

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5 hours ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

I would certainly look at getting someone like Nick Reiwoldt in to help the forwards with leading patterns etc even in a part time capacity, we can get the ball in there but anything that gives us better looks is worth considering. 

Blake Caracella is talked about glowingly by everyone he deals with though i suspect he could be in the mix for one of the senior vacancies. 

 

Well if he comes to us, one might just open up for him next year (Ala, Ratten at the Saints this year).

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1 minute ago, Demon Disciple said:

Well if he comes to us, one might just open up for him next year (Ala, Ratten at the Saints this year).

100% if we don't improve significantly next season they have to pull the trigger on Goodwin in my opinion. i think there are some mitigating factors this season, if they're no longer relevant and results don't turn he should be moved on. 

I really think in the understandable pursuit of stability we've probably become a little stale, i'd personally like to see a significant clean out of assistants, particularly. 

Forwards, 

Midfield/stoppage 

if Brett Ratten misses out on a senior gig i'd be going all out to get him as our senior assistant/midfield coach. 

and as far as forwards, Stevie Johnson is extremely highly rated, understands leading patterns etc, i think he fits the bill.

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"Meanwhile, Melbourne is certain to revamp its footy department after an underwhelming season. This could lead to an approach for Richardson, who remains highly regarded in footy circles after almost six seasons at the Saints."

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18 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

"Meanwhile, Melbourne is certain to revamp its footy department after an underwhelming season. This could lead to an approach for Richardson, who remains highly regarded in footy circles after almost six seasons at the Saints."

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Id love it. he needs experience around him. 

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2 minutes ago, Wells 11 said:

Id love it. he needs experience around him. 

Id love it more if the whole FD went..and was replaced 

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26 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

"Meanwhile, Melbourne is certain to revamp its footy department after an underwhelming season. This could lead to an approach for Richardson, who remains highly regarded in footy circles after almost six seasons at the Saints."

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...been pushing this one for a while now and he's worked with Burgess before at Port.

The only issue I would have is this...

Is Goody a good listener.

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1 hour ago, rjay said:

 

Is Goody a good listener.

It depends. Does Goody want to keep his job?

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1 minute ago, billyblanks35 said:

Heard we might be into James Hird. Would be a huge get very smart football mind.

Would he help us get the chocolates?

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16 minutes ago, billyblanks35 said:

Heard we might be into James Hird. Would be a huge get very smart football mind.

I don’t want him 

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1 hour ago, billyblanks35 said:

Heard we might be into James Hird. Would be a huge get very smart football mind.

 

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1 hour ago, billyblanks35 said:

Heard we might be into James Hird. Would be a huge get very smart football mind.

I don't think you heard correctly mate.

David Schwarz wrote in an article that the Dees should consider looking at Hird as an assistant coach. Apparently that's now done the Chinese whispers around the traps and has become "we might be into James Hird".

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1 hour ago, billyblanks35 said:

Heard we might be into James Hird. Would be a huge get very smart football mind.

Think that would be brilliant personally. Whatever you say about JH, he united that team thru incredible diversity and they were playing for him despite it all. Seems like the side is fractured atm...maybe someone like him could help restore unity.

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Well that it would be it for me if we got James Hird. Destroyed us in a GF. Never given us a thought and would only consider us because he is damaged goods. Not to mention Hird was Senior coach, Goodwin Assistant at Essendon, would never work. 

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1 hour ago, Deemented Are Go! said:

 

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My nostrils are aflame just looking at that image! (But a perfect sentiment I must say). 

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On 7/23/2019 at 1:19 PM, Patches O’houlihan said:

I would certainly look at getting someone like Nick Reiwoldt in to help the forwards with leading patterns etc even in a part time capacity, we can get the ball in there but anything that gives us better looks is worth considering. 

Blake Caracella is talked about glowingly by everyone he deals with though i suspect he could be in the mix for one of the senior vacancies. 

 

 

Blake would be another 5-10 years away from seriously considering going after a head coaching role. Maybe never.

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IIRC it is about now that assistant coaches are told if their contract will be renewed.

The practice was bought in a few years back to enable the coaches to seek alternative employment at other clubs in an orderly and timely fashion.

On a cynical note any assistant will be weighing up the pros and cons of hitching their wagon to the Goodwin star. (Unless of course they think they will get the caretaker gig post bye.... politics is tough even or especially in a footy club.)

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5 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

IIRC it is about now that assistant coaches are told if their contract will be renewed.

The practice was bought in a few years back to enable the coaches to seek alternative employment at other clubs in an orderly and timely fashion.

On a cynical note any assistant will be weighing up the pros and cons of hitching their wagon to the Goodwin star. (Unless of course they think they will get the caretaker gig post bye.... politics is tough even or especially in a footy club.)

Yep, and rumour is there's already been a few of ours told they won't be required next year.

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11 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Yep, and rumour is there's already been a few of ours told they won't be required next year.

Tough job in the assistant role. They don't get the golden parachutes (security of tenure) that goes with being the head coach as they are mainly on year to year contracts. Nothing unusual in that as a lot of the work force has similar security of tenure but their alternative employment opportunities are limited. There are only so many private schools that can afford full time coaches.

Good luck to them all. It's very important that they all leave with the feeling that they can walk back in and have a coffee etc in the future.

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31 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

On a cynical note any assistant will be weighing up the pros and cons of hitching their wagon to the Goodwin star

Some people just have to invent fakeness

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23 minutes ago, drysdale demon said:

Some people just have to invent fakeness

would you like to explain why you consider it fake?

It would be a natural consideration for any incoming assistant.

 

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3 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

would you like to explain why you consider it fake?

It would be a natural consideration for any incoming assistant.

 

It is only your opinion and it is meaningless

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1 hour ago, drysdale demon said:

It is only your opinion and it is meaningless

mmm.... so fake news is an opinion you do not agree with

Interesting.. let's just finish it there thanks

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

mmm.... so fake news is an opinion you do not agree with

Interesting.. let's just finish it there thanks

Do you know any assistant coaches to ask if they would have second thoughts on working under Goodwin?

Two of the Bulldogs assistants who are good friends of my daughter and son in law told me during 2016 that the MFC would perform better under Goodwin than Roos and their opinion has not changed, so I will take their opinion of Goodwin over anyone that posts on this site.

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