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2020 Assistant Coach Prospects: The Next Batch

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I wouldn't mind noting in this thread who might make a good senior coach.

We'll need a back up option in 2020 pretty quickly, I fear.

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Throw all the $$$ at Matty Scarlett. Fat chance he'd even consider leaving Geelong, but getting him would go a long way to helping us with our defensive issues. 

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8 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Doesn't fit this category but doesn't warrant it's own thread but we will be looking for a new Football Technology Manager.

I remember reading somewhere, pretty sure here on Demonland, that there was a bit of an admin shakeup happening on top of the football review. Seems like this is part of it.

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6 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Doesn't fit this category but doesn't warrant it's own thread but we will be looking for a new Football Technology Manager. 

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/club/people/staff-members

That change certainly supports the club's goal of reviewing all aspects of the business.

These days football technology is critical.  By making this change it shows the club highly values this function.  I applaud that.  Now to find the right person to build the football analysis side of our operations.  

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Anyone know much about Andy Collins? Impressed by his performance today and his record looks very good also. Big raps on his ability to relate to players, build relationships and culture apparently. Might be happy where he is, but for anyone that knows more about him, would he be worth the call?

 

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Just my weekly rant re: Assistant Coaches. And i know it will happen, I'm just even more intrigued that fact there is no talk about this at all. 2 main coaching positions still vacant, no one is talking about it, not the fans , not the media, not the club.

Oh well, maybe next week when i post on this thread we might have news.

 

 

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I wouldn't mind John Barker as an assistant coach at the Demons.

How many coaching positions do we need to fill? I know we have Alan Richardson now.

But I still think it is 3 or 4?

 

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On 8/3/2019 at 3:23 PM, Mach5 said:

I can tell you that a current assistant compared Goodwin to a premiership coach he’d worked under, and said he’d never experienced an environment as good as the dees, and would not want to work anywhere else. The premiership coach he’d worked with would often not even acknowledge him when passing in a tight corridor and no one else around.

I’d say there’s more good than bad (regarding Goodwin & the club) in those comments. I don’t see where treating people like [censored] leads to success.

Not following you. You say he is a Premiership coach. That is the success everyone is trying to achieve. Name the coach to add some context

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@Mach5 any news on the appointment of Assistant coaches?JM said this morning that there are no more coach announcements?

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22 hours ago, Demon3 said:

@Mach5 any news on the appointment of Assistant coaches?JM said this morning that there are no more coach announcements?

All vacant positions have been filled, although obviously not announced.

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Hope that all the assistant coaches are announced soon.

Especially having a kicking and/or goal kicking coach.

 

Would love to have David Neitz, David Schwarz, Jeff Farmer and Brad Green back at the club on a regular basis.

 

I know Aaron Davey was doing an AFL coaching course and was involved with our pre-season training last year up at the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

 

As I have said many times, we need good quality football people at the club.

 

I'll probably be pretty angry if we don't recruit Mark "Choco" Williams as a development coach. He is being wasted as just a VFL coach. But I will wait and see as to who fills the vacant coaching positions first.

Happy with Alan Richardson coming to the Demons. So that's a positive step in the right direction at least.

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On 10/5/2019 at 12:13 PM, Mach5 said:

All vacant positions have been filled, although obviously not announced.

Thanks M5. Seems utterly strange if positions are filled but have not been announced, and if that's the case and i have no reason not to believe you JM did not communicate the status of this very well in an IV last week. 

Oh well, hurry up and wait i suppose.

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With Richardson as the director of coaching he may have suggested that they had too many assistants last year and has simplified the coaching roles ie Senior coach, backline, forward line, midfield, ruck and kicking coach. The director may look after both coach and player development.

How many coaches does it take to change a lightbulb??

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Just now, Older demon said:

With Richardson as the director of coaching he may have suggested that they had too many assistants last year and has simplified the coaching roles ie Senior coach, backline, forward line, midfield, ruck and kicking coach. The director may look after both coach and player development.

How many coaches does it take to change a lightbulb??

Who do we currently have in all those positions?

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Soooo are we actually expecting announcements anytime soon or was it all just a myth.

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1 hour ago, AshleyH30 said:

We're still looking for one more Assistant Coach according to this article. Don't know why Mahoney said we were done.

@Mach5 has also indicated we have filled the vacant positions which I've interpreted as 3 vacancies will have 3 replacement. 

Hopefully it isn't a case of the club thinking someone is over the line and then found to not be joining us. 

What we know:  Richardson for McCartney,  the line coach (hopefully for forward ) referred to in the article for Rawlings.  That leaves the Jennings strategy role.  Hopefully, we will still replace him. 

Maybe M5 can shed light on this.

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5 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

@Mach5 has also indicated we have filled the vacant positions which I've interpreted as 3 vacancies will have 3 replacement. 

Hopefully it isn't a case of the club thinking someone is over the line and then found to not be joining us. 

What we know:  Richardson for McCartney,  the line coach (referred to in the article) for Rawlings.  That leaves the Jennings strategy role.  Hopefully, we will still replace him. 

Maybe M5 can shed light on this.

I take it that the Jennings role wont be replaced and it will be just a line coach to be added. 

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1 minute ago, Demon3 said:

I take it that the Jennings role wont be replaced and it will be just a line coach to be added. 

Geez I hope not, we need all the strategy help we can get.

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1 minute ago, Demon3 said:

I take it that the Jennings role wont be replaced and it will be just a line coach to be added. 

That would concern me.  Goodwin, Plapp and Chaplin inexperienced and we don't have a forward coach.  They didn't do well when we hit rough water.

Jennings' role was 'strategy', effectively our 'brains trust'.  He served us very well for until this year.  But so many things went wrong this year it can't be put down to his strategy work.

Goodwin needs more and better help than he had last year not less.  Extra unnecessary burden on him if Jennings is not replaced. 

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4 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

Geez I hope not, we need all the strategy help we can get.

Tend to agree LN.

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So we were told that all vacant have been filled, yet now report has come out that we are still in the hunt for another coach?

Something not adding up....

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