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Rumours that Craig Jennings has been advised his services won't be required next year.

How quickly things change.

EDIT: They are "parting ways" as he seeks an "AFL-aligned VFL coaching gig". 

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2 minutes ago, praha said:

Rumours that Craig Jennings has been advised his services won't be required next year.

How quickly things change.

Another sign that those who believe the failure of this season is primarily due to injuries and off season surgeries are incredibly off the mark. 

Keep ringing the changes.  I would also hope/suggest Josh Mahoney & Jason Taylor need to have a very strong Trade & Draft to secure their immediate futures. 

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1 minute ago, goodwindees said:

Another sign that those who believe the failure of this season is primarily due to injuries and off season surgeries are incredibly off the mark. 

Keep ringing the changes.  I would also hope/suggest Josh Mahoney & Jason Taylor need to have a very strong Trade & Draft to secure their immediate futures. 

That can't be right....Its all the surgeries we had over summer....Goody told us....

Some people can't see the nose on their face.

So Jennings and Mccartney both gone. Chapman should go and so should Plapp. If we can't get rid of Goodwin we need to get decent assistants pronto.

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21 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

That can't be right....Its all the surgeries we had over summer....Goody told us....

Some people can't see the nose on their face.

So Jennings and Mccartney both gone. Chapman should go and so should Plapp. If we can't get rid of Goodwin we need to get decent assistants pronto.

Wasn't there a regular track watcher who was telling us over the summer period that there was no such thing as uninterrupted Pre Season??

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When all combinations of shuffling deck chairs are exhausted, its time to throw a few overboard.

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Are we sure we're leaving him and it's not him leaving us? Interesting that he and Goodwin could share the coaching box for so long right next to each other and not be on the same page.

I'm not against changes but we better be bringing in some good names.

Goodwin losing the guy we thought was his mentor (Macca) and the guy we thought was his closest colleague at the same time worries me. 

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11 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Are we sure we're leaving him and it's not him leaving us?

Jennings wants to be a senior coach some day...

The word has been he would leave at the end of this year.

It makes sense for him career wise to take on a senior VFL job.

I wouldn't read any more into it than this.

Of course with the year we're having many will read too much into his departure.

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14 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Are we sure we're leaving him and it's not him leaving us? Interesting that he and Goodwin could share the coaching box for so long right next to each other and not be on the same page.

I'm not against changes but we better be bringing in some good names.

Goodwin losing the guy we thought was his mentor (Macca) and the guy we thought was his closest colleague at the same time worries me. 

especially because Goody would have handpicked these guys, now he is saying his all star coaching line up is no good, where to now?

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6 minutes ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

especially because Goody would have handpicked these guys, now he is saying his all star coaching line up is no good, where to now?

Maybe not this year, but if things continue to go bad, Goody will surely be following suit.

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"Jennings is part of the AFL's exclusive Level Four coaching program, which has produced senior coaches Simon Goodwin, Stuart Dew and Brendon Bolton, Geelong football boss Simon Lloyd and a series of highly touted assistants."

Perhaps the level 4 coaching program isn't churning out quality coaches like they hoped. Goody continues to captain the SS. Sinking Ship, Dew is currently working wonders at GC 🙄, Bolton has been given the flick after failing to cultivate grass, and Simon Lloyd (whilst highly credentialed in the back of house) hasn't been able to land a senior gig for some time. They might as well call it 'Business 101' if it's headed by the AFL.

Clarko didn't need no level 4 induction, nor has Fagan or Simpson. When it comes to coaching, the good one's (as it always has been) naturally just know how to coach.

Unfortunately it's looking more and more clear that Goodwin doesn't.

 

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So what about Mahoney, Viney , Taylor, walking the plank, seriously blame

a few peripheral assistants, not their fault, what a train wreck this club is.

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42 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Are we sure we're leaving him and it's not him leaving us? Interesting that he and Goodwin could share the coaching box for so long right next to each other and not be on the same page.

I'm not against changes but we better be bringing in some good names.

Goodwin losing the guy we thought was his mentor (Macca) and the guy we thought was his closest colleague at the same time worries me. 

Your not worried now? This combination of Coaches has been an absolute disaster

Time to go....

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44 minutes ago, rjay said:

Jennings wants to be a senior coach some day...

The word has been he would leave at the end of this year.

It makes sense for him career wise to take on a senior VFL job.

I wouldn't read any more into it than this.

Of course with the year we're having many will read too much into his departure.

I would.

 

otherwise he would be coaching Casey

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Interesting times... 

So the Club is clearly backing Goodwin in. What I want to know is how much input he had into these coaching changes. Are these decisions being made above his head (and what would have happened if the 3 year contract wasn't signed)? Or is this Goodwin recognising that a new direction in both approach and style need a change? Maybe both?

Hopefully it's Goodwin coming to the realisation that they've got the whole thing wrong and it's time for a new direction.

 

Does anyone know any information about potential replacements? I would hate to think the broom is out without anyone lined up.

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We'll always remember him coaching us to an AFLX flag

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5 hours ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

This is starting to get very worrying. 

It started to get “ very worrying” when we almost doubled Geelong i50’s and lost by 80 points back in (was it round 2?) ... and bar a win or two it hasn’t gotten less worrying since. Richmond replaced almost all of Hardwick assistants before he won the flag. You can’t sit on your hands while a year like this unfolds. It would be more worrying for me if they weren’t taking any action. 

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we signed Goodwin for another three years. We dont have the riches to sack him. So the only option is to do what Richmond did and replace all the assistants. expect more to go before seasons end.

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37 minutes ago, Supermercado said:

We'll always remember him coaching us to an AFLX flag

As well as his stone cold demeanour in the box even during our best victories last year ...keeping Goodwin in check from over celebrating ( e.g tmac winner at west coast a few years ago , and nibblers sealer against the crows last year in Adelaide ) 

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Where does Josh Mahoney sit with all this? This guy has been at the club since 2008 when he came over with Dean Bailey as an assistant coach. He has managed to survive just about the worst period in the clubs history and has outlasted everyone to rise to senior leadership. Just wondering if anyone knows how it is that he has survived so long? I heard Roos once describe him as a potentially great footy administrator (that was about 2014). Any ideas?

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7 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Are we sure we're leaving him and it's not him leaving us? Interesting that he and Goodwin could share the coaching box for so long right next to each other and not be on the same page.

I'm not against changes but we better be bringing in some good names.

Goodwin losing the guy we thought was his mentor (Macca) and the guy we thought was his closest colleague at the same time worries me. 

Ahhhhhhh I wonder who is the problem ??? In the end he will be left alone contemplating what might have been.

As said on other thread Its a bad combination Dumb and stubborn. He is not listening.

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26 minutes ago, Swooper1987 said:

Where does Josh Mahoney sit with all this? This guy has been at the club since 2008 when he came over with Dean Bailey as an assistant coach. He has managed to survive just about the worst period in the clubs history and has outlasted everyone to rise to senior leadership. Just wondering if anyone knows how it is that he has survived so long? I heard Roos once describe him as a potentially great footy administrator (that was about 2014). Any ideas?

he'll probably be our next ceo

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