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The Aussie cricket team gives a good blueprint for having experienced heads in mentoring roles. Steve Waugh sitting with the players watching the game is gold.

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Hope the powers that be make it happen, he would be a very handy assistant or development coach. Have also heard some rumblings that we're interested in bringing James Hird to the club in some sort of role?

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I like Richo  he would be a good fit  with the Dee's. A fresh face with a good persona will be a tremendous acquisition for Goody to have around him. Richo is a well respected person and has an abundance of experience and l hope that we can entice him. 

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45 minutes ago, AaronDaveyChipsAndGravey said:

Have also heard some rumblings that we're interested in bringing James Hird to the club in some sort of role?

Head chocolatier?

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1 hour ago, AaronDaveyChipsAndGravey said:

Have also heard some rumblings that we're interested in bringing James Hird to the club in some sort of role?

No thanks.

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Have we considered Mark 'Bomber' Thompson? Has multiple flags to his name and is now officially cleared of drug trafficing charges. Well worth a call I reckon and would be a good paxkage get with Hirdy. 

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3 hours ago, chookrat said:

Have we considered Mark 'Bomber' Thompson? Has multiple flags to his name and is now officially cleared of drug trafficing charges. Well worth a call I reckon and would be a good paxkage get with Hirdy. 

That’s tongue in cheek right? 

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10 hours ago, AaronDaveyChipsAndGravey said:

Hope the powers that be make it happen, he would be a very handy assistant or development coach. Have also heard some rumblings that we're interested in bringing James Hird to the club in some sort of role?

Might have a hard time convincing him to leave here AD...images.jpeg-2.jpg.dc68bd5cb35cab2f31dc696528790c02.jpg

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1 hour ago, Rusty Nails said:

Might have a hard time convincing him to leave here AD...images.jpeg-2.jpg.dc68bd5cb35cab2f31dc696528790c02.jpg

Gee, they have really improved St Kilda beach.

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12 hours ago, AaronDaveyChipsAndGravey said:

Hope the powers that be make it happen, he would be a very handy assistant or development coach. Have also heard some rumblings that we're interested in bringing James Hird to the club in some sort of role?

Id burn my membership  first if that scum every became part of our club.

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8 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Id burn my membership  first if that scum every became part of our club.

There would be quite a rush in burning memberships, doubt that you would be first.  :laugh:

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14 minutes ago, beelzebub said:

Id burn my membership  first if that scum every became part of our club.

Would you buy another if he helped us win a flag?

PS. I am not advocating getting him.

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Richo is probably a very nice fellow but i'm not sure we really need, or can afford to pay for, a failed coach from another  failed club with a long history of failing.

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3 minutes ago, Rusty Nails said:

Richo is probably a very nice fellow but i'm not sure we really need, or can afford to pay for, a failed coach from another  failed club with a long history of failing.

He may not have succeeded as Senior Coach but he has an impressive CV as an Assistant, who is highly thought of by by past clubs and players.

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6 hours ago, chookrat said:

Have we considered Mark 'Bomber' Thompson? Has multiple flags to his name and is now officially cleared of drug trafficing charges. Well worth a call I reckon and would be a good paxkage get with Hirdy. 

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6 minutes ago, Redleg said:

Would you buy another if he helped us win a flag?

PS. I am not advocating getting him.

Nicely devilishly advocated.

Actually  ...no. He's  vermin. I would not give my money to a club that employed him.

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20 minutes ago, Redleg said:

He may not have succeeded as Senior Coach but he has an impressive CV as an Assistant, who is highly thought of by by past clubs and players.

I've always thought StKilda a strange beast. Bit of a Bermuda triangle of Footy. I would certainly like Richo at Melbourne...quite happily have him as SENIOR coach actually.........

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3 hours ago, Redleg said:

He may not have succeeded as Senior Coach but he has an impressive CV as an Assistant, who is highly thought of by by past clubs and players.

I have no doubt Mr Leg.  I am just seeking an edge which we haven't had for 55 years or so, barring a few years under Swooper.

He might be the perfect foil for Macca and prove me wrong should he end up in a the inner sanctum.

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I believe Hayden Skipworth is on the radar. Currently looking after the midfield at Essendon

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3 hours ago, Redleg said:

He may not have succeeded as Senior Coach but he has an impressive CV as an Assistant, who is highly thought of by by past clubs and players.

Apparently Phil Walsh (dec) thought the wolrd of him in his ability to relate to players and develop them. We saw the results a couple of weeks ago . I am not knocking Ratten , but these kids are the ones who RIcho has been developing. He has had no luck with a few longterm injuries etc (i.e. Mc Cartin and , the HB Flanker with Heart problems.  both of them quality players. )

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24 minutes ago, PartyBoy said:

I believe Hayden Skipworth is on the radar. Currently looking after the midfield at Essendon

We are clearly making some changes in the FD, as we need to.

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I listened to Richo being interviewed and he has no desire to be a senior coach again. He sees himself as a development coach and that is his area of strength. As luck would have it we have a vacancy for a development coach with McCartney's departure. Rich is much more of a people person than the hard edge of Macca. 

Already the club has recruited in a lot of youth with Sparrow, Jordan, Bedford, Dunkley and Chandler. If we don't trade of our high draft picks we will have 3 maybe 4 more kids come in.Fertile ground for a development coach to manufacture the next tier of players under Viney, Gus, Clarry and Harmes

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IF we are going after Richo and land him can we at least put him in the coaches box vs the Saints to improve our chances of winning

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