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1 minute ago, Kent said:

Can he coach?

i think he was rated highly at the hawks and followed  Bolton to the blues, so i think he is a good prospect.

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How about we get together a 'think tank ' of  thoughtful, intelligent and sensible demonlanders to replace the assistants leaving the dees.

That leaves me out, but who here could participate and  help lead the dees back to glory ???

 

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6 minutes ago, pineapple dee said:

How about we get together a 'think tank ' of  thoughtful, intelligent and sensible demonlanders to replace the assistants leaving the dees.

That leaves me out, but who here could participate and  help lead the dees back to glory ???

 

I take it you are kidding, if not, would you send abusive posts to yourselves when you lose every game?

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12 minutes ago, Kent said:

Can he coach?

I'm not one to suggest coaches due to some kind of 'bleeds red and blue' logic, so not mentioning him due to that. Has worked his way up from development coach to senior assistant, and anyone who has been a senior assistant to Clarko is worth a look in my books.

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2 hours ago, drysdale demon said:

Plenty of posters on this site have been calling for Jennings to go at years end and when it surfaces that he is going,  all of a sudden it becomes a problem.

I suspect there'd be many here with very reactive, albeit acutely arthritic, knees ...

 

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2 hours ago, drysdale demon said:

Plenty of posters on this site have been calling for Jennings to go at years end and when it surfaces that he is going,  all of a sudden it becomes a problem.

I have been critical of his output this year, so many baffling things coming out of the coaches box that i wonder if his voice wasn't being heard as much.. A guy with apparently so much to offer and a great footy mind either didn't get a chance this year to have as much input or he wasn't offering great solutions or alternatives.

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i understand why richo is being talked of - worked with both mahoney and burgess at port, plus with pert at the pies - but i would love some ip from clarkson's cluster of coaches to come in

in an ideal world it's either cam bruce or, preferably, adem yze, joining our coaching panel this year

bolton would be another 'senior' option in lieu of richardson, and also has worked successfully under clarkson's stewardship

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8 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Interesting link to the fallout of Jennings. Apparently didn't get on with Brendan McCartney. 

https://7news.com.au/sport/afl/the-inside-word-on-how-melbourne-demons-craig-jennings-fell-out-of-favour-c-396886.amp?__twitter_impression=true

Has this been brought up before? What’s this all about? (Self promotion bit)

The club wasn’t rapt with his personal promotion.

Jennings sought to promote himself, advised by a well-known PR agent.

His public self-promotion campaign culminated in a profile piece in Virgin’s in-flight magazine.

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12 minutes ago, Cam Schwab's Whiteboard said:

Absolutely bizarre

Jennings gone

McCartney gone

Rawlings brought back

Plapp de-emphasised.

Chapman hopeless.

But Goody's the man.

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22 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Interesting link to the fallout of Jennings. Apparently didn't get on with Brendan McCartney. 

https://7news.com.au/sport/afl/the-inside-word-on-how-melbourne-demons-craig-jennings-fell-out-of-favour-c-396886.amp?__twitter_impression=true

The 'Macca not getting on with coaches' rumours earlier this year was to do with Jennings.

That article certainly dispels the recent (umprompted) commentary from Goodwin about how unified they all are!

The article makes it clear Jennings was pushed.  The talk of him going as he wants to be a senior coach, while perhaps true, is a smoke screen in this case - we have a vacancy at Casey he could have been appointed to if we thought he was up to the task or wanted to keep him around.  Clearly, we didn't.

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2 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

1) Well versed in the dark arts of Machiavellian techniques!

you had me at 1 )     priceless !!

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4 hours 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?

Wasn't Mahoney involved in getting rid of Jack Watts?

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1 hour ago, Moonshadow said:

Freo set to dump 6 assistants as well.

Oh, s*#% hope we don't get any from Freo.

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So now we're taking Tom Browne's word as gospel with all his "suggested", "unclear", "questions", "sources", "understood" weasel words style of journalism?

I thought the consensus on Demonland was that Tom Browne was useless and unreliable, but those who can't wait to stick the boots in whenever possible are happy to take his latest effort as the truth.

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5 hours ago, Wells 11 said:

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. 

Good post. Since the Cats game I have been perplexed all season about strategy. The fact that the coaching  didn't prevent this inside 50 counts and losses tells me the strategy dept was a very poor performer this year - whomever that was.

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19 minutes ago, demonstone said:

So now we're taking Tom Browne's word as gospel with all his "suggested", "unclear", "questions", "sources", "understood" weasel words style of journalism?

I thought the consensus on Demonland was that Tom Browne was useless and unreliable, but those who can't wait to stick the boots in whenever possible are happy to take his latest effort as the truth.

Do you take the official AFL website as gospel?

https://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-08-12/one-of-the-best-minds-in-footy-jennings-to-leave-the-demons

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20 minutes ago, demonstone said:

So now we're taking Tom Browne's word as gospel with all his "suggested", "unclear", "questions", "sources", "understood" weasel words style of journalism?

I thought the consensus on Demonland was that Tom Browne was useless and unreliable, but those who can't wait to stick the boots in whenever possible are happy to take his latest effort as the truth.

 

Just now, Lord Nev said:

Or the MFC website? Is that gospel enough?

https://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2019-08-13/jennings-looks-for-new-opportunities

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Come on Lord Nev, don't be so disingenuous.  His leaving is not in dispute, it's the other muck that Browne is raking.

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Whatever Jennings' skill set and knowledge may be, clearly something isn't working this year on and off the field and things need to change in a major way. Good luck to him if he can move higher in the industry.

I'm no fan of Goodwin, but clearly he has some credits in the bank from 2018. He now has the opportunity to surround himself with the right people of his choosing for 2020. From there it is all on his shoulders.

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13 minutes ago, demonstone said:

Come on Lord Nev, don't be so disingenuous.  His leaving is not in dispute, it's the other muck that Browne is raking.

Disingenuous? I merely posted facts in response to your post. Either your post was literal, to which my response answers it, or it was sarcasm, which makes it ironic you're trying to label me disingenuous. TBH not really interested in which it was. I just prefer to play a straight bat.

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Interesting link to the fallout of Jennings. Apparently didn't get on with Brendan McCartney. 

https://7news.com.au/sport/afl/the-inside-word-on-how-melbourne-demons-craig-jennings-fell-out-of-favour-c-396886.amp?__twitter_impression=true

The main thing to take out of that article is the line right at the top.

OPINION

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53 minutes ago, demonstone said:

So now we're taking Tom Browne's word as gospel with all his "suggested", "unclear", "questions", "sources", "understood" weasel words style of journalism?

Why wouldn't we? ...... "Tom Browne is an expert AFL contributor for 7NEWS.COM.AU"

Clearly well on the way to elite AFL distributor, just needs his level 4 :blink:

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