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Damien Barrett reporting Jade Rawlings set to leave and join Shaw at the Roos.

We are going to have a lot of new faces around next year.

https://www.afl.com.au/news/2019-09-05/roos-poach-demon-assistant-who-will-report-to-younger-brother

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That's really disappointing but not surprising. Wouldn't have blamed him for feeling pretty annoyed at what happened this year. From the outside it seemed like he was a very cluey operator and is highly rated in AFL circles.

 

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We need fresh eyes. If not the coach then others around should make way for new ideas.

I do like Jade and wish him the best!

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1 minute ago, SPC said:

We need fresh eyes. If not the coach then others around should make way for new ideas.

I do like Jade and wish him the best!

Yeah i really like Jade as well, but if we are getting serious about what happened this season, then we need fresh eyes as you say and fresh faces.

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I agree with others that we need some fresh new support staff and assistant coaches but its also good to have a few stick around who really know and have mutual trust with the players. Rawlings was certainly one of them. Highly rated coach. Did a great job with our backs and last season left his senior coaching role at Casey to take over as forward coach halfway through the season. As its been reported the difference in our structure and set up was substantial (even if it didn't look like it) with an undermanned forward line. Kept us in games.

Will definitely be missed. One I would rather have stayed.

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Apart from Richo, who are our FD ins?

A stack have departed.

Disappointed Rawlings has left, not surprised though. He's a quality assistant.

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We sooked about how awful the backline was when he was in charge and I can't ever remember thinking Casey were brilliantly coached. He made our forward line better after mid year but almost anyone could've done that.

I'm not saying he isn't a good assistant but if we've released him from his contract then that means we think we can get more return for the dollars elsewhere.

The main thing I liked about Rawlings was he had a good presence on the training track and I thought that complimented the rest of our coaches. Teaching tactics are skills are a big part of coaching but it's nice to have a coach with the respect of the players who can give them a good bake at times as well.

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5 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

Apart from Richo, who are our FD ins?

A stack have departed.

Disappointed Rawlings has left, not surprised though. He's a quality assistant.

There's still 8 teams playing, so anyone who is coming out of them or who has the potential to go to them will be waiting until the end of their season. 

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I met him in a cafe yesterday and asked him about his and the club’s future.

He distinctly said he had another year of contract ahead🤷🏼‍♂️

I asked him if he had any explanation for our abysmal year and he put it down to the horrendous preseason .

He said he’d heard nothing about any player unrest, though obviously he wouldn’t have admitted anything to me

 

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Is there any coaching position that is untouched other than Goodwin? Every position has been changed or personnel  moved on.

Yet according to some here our performance in 2019 is nothing to do with coaching - its all our injuries and surgeries. Those people look pretty stupid now.  This is the biggest  1 year cleanout of coaching staff in the AFL for probably a decade

Sadly we are stuck with Goodwin. The cause of it all. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

We sooked about how awful the backline was when he was in charge and I can't ever remember thinking Casey were brilliantly coached. He made our forward line better after mid year but almost anyone could've done that.

I'm not saying he isn't a good assistant but if we've released him from his contract then that means we think we can get more return for the dollars elsewhere.

The main thing I liked about Rawlings was he had a good presence on the training track and I thought that complimented the rest of our coaches. Teaching tactics are skills are a big part of coaching but it's nice to have a coach with the respect of the players who can give them a good bake at times as well.

You are aware he took Casey to the VFL GF and was given the VFL coach of the year award?

I reckon he did a good job developing our paper thin backline at the time

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3 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

We sooked about how awful the backline was when he was in charge and I can't ever remember thinking Casey were brilliantly coached. He made our forward line better after mid year but almost anyone could've done that.

I'm not saying he isn't a good assistant but if we've released him from his contract then that means we think we can get more return for the dollars elsewhere.

The main thing I liked about Rawlings was he had a good presence on the training track and I thought that complimented the rest of our coaches. Teaching tactics are skills are a big part of coaching but it's nice to have a coach with the respect of the players who can give them a good bake at times as well.

Coached our backline when it had very poor personnel though, and it definitely improved in the time he was in charge.

Took Casey to a Grand Final, that's a reasonable achievement I would think too.

Not sure where you're getting the feeling we were happy to see him leave? Releasing him doesn't mean we wanted him gone. My gut feel is he would have been annoyed at being brought back when he made it clear he wanted to be in charge of his own team for a while.

 

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Out of all the Coaches I thought could be on the way out at the end of the season, he was one at the bottom of the list. Sadly, he may be a big loss, but it depends on who we get in as his replacement. This may be good, it may be bad, we'll just have to wait and see.

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5 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Sadly we are stuck with Goodwin. The cause of it all.

Maybe have him as our faux coach, with Yze doing the heavy lifting?

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Would much rather lose Plapp or Chaplin who had no AFL coaching experience before coming to the Dees, joining Goodwin who himself is a rookie in the role. 

Sure we need some fresh eyes but we have now lost all the experienced coaches.  Can't lose that much without it hurting.  Sure w will get new coaches but it takes time to develop synergy with colleagues and importantly the players. 

Hopefully, the coaching exodus (planned or unplanned) doesn't prompt our more talented players to follow suit.

Will keep powder dry until all changes are known.

Rawlings was a keeper for mine.

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1 minute ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

Would much rather lose Plapp or Chaplin who had no AFL coaching experience before coming to the Dees, joining Goodwin who himself is a rookie in the role. 

Sure we need some fresh eyes but we have now lost all the experienced coaches.  Can't lose that much without it hurting.  Sure w will get new coaches but it takes time to develop synergy with colleagues and importantly the players. 

Will keep powder dry until all changes are known.

Rawlings was a keeper for mine.

100% agree. Rawlings was the one I wanted to keep.

Rooke, Chaplin and Matthews are our Achilles heel.

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Disappointing to lose Rawlings. He was the most experienced and successful out of our assistant coaches this decade. He was also a real strong presence on the training track and drove standards there. He’s a casualty of a pathetic year by the club and will have a successful coaching career elsewhere. 

2020 better be a much much better year or we may as well give up.

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Very disappointing & obviously not happy with the way things have panned out this year. Jumping a sinking ship maybe.....

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Richardson coming in may have precipitated this move. Rawlings becomes 2IC to Shaw so it is a step up I think from what he would be doing at Melbourne. 

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I wish Jade all the best, but it is time to clear the decks. From what i heard today, there is till more to come...

i will pass on what i hear as it comes....

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9 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I wish Jade all the best, but it is time to clear the decks. From what i heard today, there is till more to come...

i will pass on what i hear as it comes....

Maybe you could expand a bit on what you've just posted?

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