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9 hours ago, Demons11 said:

Because he is a [censored]! 

The most negative person in football 

Not sure I agree. There are a few Demonlanders who are far more negative. Exhibit A:

7 hours ago, Mental Demons said:

Our window is closed with these numpties running the MFC. Tomlinson was the worst player in the GF and has struggled to be in the best 22 all year. He is only OK at a few things but not great anything. Offering  Frost, our best defender, more money would have been better value. Elliot is fragile and overpriced we would get better value out of Butler. Langdon is OK but not top tier and won't make up the difference for the team to be successful. There are about ten players at Freo I would rather target. May is an overpriced spud that no other team was gullible enough to want, yet he is the most secure player on our list. MFC is stuffed. Everybody sees Melbourne coming. 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Call Me What You Will said:

Just listened to the podcast. Refreshingly open and transparent. Yes, individuals may have personal views about Frosty,  O-Mac, AVB, Nibbler and the like, but Mahoney presented clear and logical reasons for immediate short term planning. Proof of the merits of this thinking will obviously not be visible until the end of 2020. I really liked the interview and like others I do not understand the lack of love for Lyon.

Short term means “ Save my Job” right?

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5 hours ago, Rusty Nails said:

Just missed that one....see above Trout.  One has to assume good reason/s and it's under control.  We know nothing of the inner workings.  Patience is a virtue.  What to do. Wait for the wash up at year's end and see what we're taking into 2020.

Yes let’s wait another 50 years

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9 hours ago, wizardinoz said:

Can't wait to see O Mac bursting out of defence with the ball next year. I'm sure his delivery will be so much better than Frosty.

Let’s wait to see what happens first before we go making wild assumptions!  

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5 hours ago, Kent said:

Yes let’s wait another 50 years

No i'm only talking about a month tops Kent.  Not sure how you arrived at 50 years.

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11 hours ago, chookrat said:

More words. 

Our club is the King of spin. 

The only difficulty they have is backing up their talk on the park. 

Hopefully that will change one day. 

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12 hours ago, chookrat said:

More words. 

What else could you reasonably expect in the off-season before trading has even started?

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12 hours ago, chookrat said:

More words. 

Yeah.  About bloody time we started kicking some goals during these interviews.

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I would be worried if there are no more coaches in terms of the roles required.  It seems Richardson's role will primarily be supporting Goodwin and the other coaches. 

What about other roles:

  • Forward Coach (Rawlings),
  • Strategy (Jennings)
  • Player Development (Macca)

We will have Goodwin with Plapp and Chaplin as line coaches.  Process that for a few seconds.

All 3 are first time incumbents in their roles with very little experience.  This year they struggled.  How will they manage with 2 or 3 less direct coaches next year?

If the reason, as some have surmised, is to save money in our sal cap we have our football spend all wrong.

My hobby horse all year has been to have an AFL level experienced forward coach.  It just horrifies me that we would not have one at all.

Mahoney hesitated for a while before answering the coaching question.  I'm praying that his response was just keeping his powder dry for now.

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1 hour ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

I would be worried if there are no more coaches in terms of the roles required.  It seems Richardson's role will primarily be supporting Goodwin and the other coaches. 

What about other roles:

  • Forward Coach (Rawlings),
  • Strategy (Jennings)
  • Player Development (Macca)

We will have Goodwin with Plapp and Chaplin as line coaches.  Process that for a few seconds.

All 3 are first time incumbents in their roles with very little experience.  This year they struggled.  How will they manage with 2 or 3 less direct coaches next year?

If the reason, as some have surmised, is to save money in our sal cap we have our football spend all wrong.

My hobby horse all year has been to have an AFL level experienced forward coach.  It just horrifies me that we would not have one at all.

Mahoney hesitated for a while before answering the coaching question.  I'm praying that his response was just keeping his powder dry for now.

This is not sounding great. But it is October. If we are cutting back Coaches because of Budget constraints, it’s time to shut up shop. 

This must be fully resolved 

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2 hours ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

I would be worried if there are no more coaches in terms of the roles required.  It seems Richardson's role will primarily be supporting Goodwin and the other coaches. 

What about other roles:

  • Forward Coach (Rawlings),
  • Strategy (Jennings)
  • Player Development (Macca)

We will have Goodwin with Plapp and Chaplin as line coaches.  Process that for a few seconds.

All 3 are first time incumbents in their roles with very little experience.  This year they struggled.  How will they manage with 2 or 3 less direct coaches next year?

If the reason, as some have surmised, is to save money in our sal cap we have our football spend all wrong.

My hobby horse all year has been to have an AFL level experienced forward coach.  It just horrifies me that we would not have one at all.

Mahoney hesitated for a while before answering the coaching question.  I'm praying that his response was just keeping his powder dry for now.

Still amateur hour.

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56 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

This is not sounding great. But it is October. If we are cutting back Coaches because of Budget constraints, it’s time to shut up shop. 

This must be fully resolved 

 

15 minutes ago, Sorry kids said:

Still amateur hour.

I can not conceive the club would not replace the departed coaches.   He may have just worded 'no more new coaches' poorly and meant the new coaches just haven't joined us yet.

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25 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

 

I can not conceive the club would not replace the departed coaches.   He may have just worded 'no more new coaches' poorly and meant the new coaches just haven't joined us yet.

Either way i am suprised they were not announced at The B&F if they are infact employed. 

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33 minutes ago, Redleg said:

Lot of negative Nellies on DL.

Mahoney could recruit Chris Judd, Buddy Franklin and Dustin Martin all at once and the same negative nellies would still demand blood because we didn't recruit Sam Frost along with those 3.

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19 hours ago, Kent said:

Yes let’s wait another 50 years

 

1 hour ago, Sorry kids said:

Still amateur hour.

When we turn it around next year I'm tipping both of you will be back with new accounts and new names enjoying our success.

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6 hours ago, sue said:

Yeah.  About bloody time we started kicking some goals during these interviews.

Exactly

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3 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Mahoney could recruit Chris Judd, Buddy Franklin and Dustin Martin all at once and the same negative nellies would still demand blood because we didn't recruit Sam Frost along with those 3.

One out of three. We could have recruited Dusty.

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On 10/5/2019 at 1:20 PM, Lucifer's Hero said:

 

I can not conceive the club would not replace the departed coaches.   He may have just worded 'no more new coaches' poorly and meant the new coaches just haven't joined us yet.

I'm not necessarily concerned. Too many coaches may confuse the players. I don't know what the right number is, but I just want us to have the balance right. I got a sense this year that the changes to the coaching panel made during the season suggested that there was something wrong with the coaching group. That's not to say the individuals weren't each appropriately skilled but, rather, they may not have been working smoothly as a group. To paraphrase a cliche, perhaps we had too many cooks.

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17th place. That’s the state of play.  Whatever the plan, it’s a mountain to climb.  I hope our faith in Mahoney is better placed than it ended up being with Cameron Schwab. 

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* Letting go of Sam Frost - does it leave us thin? - they don't think so, expect lever & may and oscar to have full pre-season and play all year

* Understand fans will be surprised but we have lots of players that can play that role.

* May & Lever can play tall lockdown and mobile defender role

* Viewed the Langdon & Frost Trade as a package

* Ed Langdon - Langdon & Tomlinson bring running power, brings in a need we needed to address, pacy wingmen

* Won't explore small forward role in the trade period. believe our forward line in 2018 was good enough and hope it can do it again in 2020.

* Having those wingmen adds flexibility to midfield to not have to play midfielders on wing who can now go to half forward or half back

* Won't look at Brad Hill as the "other club"

* Asked about Braydon Preuss - see him as an important back up player. Have had enquiries about him but he will stay.

* Brayshaw - Freo briefly enquired and we were emphatic that he stay.

* Doesn't sound like there will be any more changes in the coaching staff

* Burgess started today.

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8 minutes ago, Patches O’houlihan said:

Hopefully they ask him about the prospects of a pick split 

They did not.

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