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I'd prefer Scott of the NM variety... say what you will but he maximised the output from a less than star studded playing group.

Suspect he's hanging out for Freo or maybe even one of the SA jobs

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underwhelmed but perhaps he'll be decent in the caretaker role post bye next year.

Yep MFCSS is my mantra

Seriously though what benefit does a sacked coach bring to a dysfunctional playing group. He comes with no authority or credibility. It has echoes of Mc Cartney which didn't end well.

Mind you he was pretty good at outcoaching Goodwin on so many occasions.

Just shows really how shallow the professional pool is.

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"The 54-year-old will be able to offer strong support to Simon Goodwin and help the growth of the whole coaching team".

Meh!  Hardly a track record in this capacity.

Underwhelmed.

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Top Bloke Richo

But will be fascinated to find out what he is going to do....

i am still trying to sort out what Neil Craig did

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Just now, Lucifer's Hero said:

"The 54-year-old will be able to offer strong support to Simon Goodwin and help the growth of the whole coaching team".

Meh!  Hardly a track record in this capacity.

Underwhelmed.

Strange quote from a club that is going to sack him Sunday afternoon........

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A good pick, or so I thought until I read that the only two Victorian clubs Richo has not been involved with are Geelong and Hawthorn. 

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Interesting one.  6 seasons with the saints and zero finals. 34% win record

certainly won't be much of a tactical or coaching mentor for Goody (that he desperately needs) so you can only assume he will be in a development role?

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23 minutes ago, Demon3 said:
 
 
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Melbourne has got its man. Alan Richardson has signed with Rhe Demons.
 

All we can do now is see what he can bring to the table so to speak. Let’s hope he can help turn this ship around before it hits the iceberg.

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Like it. Has good development type experience, highly rated in footy circles and will provide a settled, wise head and experience to a coaching group sorely needing it.

Taking it in the context as the first step of many this offseason I think it's a good move.

Edit - Actually, second step after Burgess.

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1 minute ago, Frustrated Demon said:

All we can do now is see what he can bring to the table so to speak. Let’s hope he can help turn this ship around before it hits the iceberg.

Correct, the negative responses to this appointment are somewhat expected but i still find it frustrating. Richo has a great reputation, will provide wise council and its the first of an overhaul. 

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My gut feel is Richo already had a relationship with Burgess at Port. I am not 100% sure of the strategy here - but my gut feeling again is the strategy is based around a similar one to which Burgess and Richo have done in the past.

Interesting times ahead - I hope the boys like running 

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1 minute ago, Unleash Hell said:

Interesting times ahead - I hope the boys like running 

I hope they don't. Beat that petulance right out of them

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St. Kilda supporting mate just said he's a brilliant development coach that wouldn't know a game plan if it bit him in the [censored].

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5 minutes ago, Unleash Hell said:

My gut feel is Richo already had a relationship with Burgess at Port. I am not 100% sure of the strategy here - but my gut feeling again is the strategy is based around a similar one to which Burgess and Richo have done in the past.

Interesting times ahead - I hope the boys like running 

Did your gut read that in the adjoining article linked to the OP?

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Just now, Ethan Tremblay said:

Did your gut read that in the adjoining article linked to the OP?

No

I take it the paper actually did their research for once? Im impressed.

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I reckon Jordan Lewis will be announced as a development coach or Mids coach after Saturday

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I think he is a good operator. 

Wonder if he will read demonland ? 

 

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