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On 9/27/2020 at 5:27 AM, binman said:

Great post JG.

I listened to Jennings a few times in the ladt part of the year. I found him really engaging and interesting. Good ability to explain things simply.

He made a really interesting comment about us after  I think the freo loss. Basically that our current game plan is now very defensive (implying, at least that was my sense  too defensive). and default play is down tbe line and slow movement. 

The model  players to be clear about their role and play it to the letter. Not much scope for individual creatvity and flair and natural football. Ironic then for goody to criticize his players of boring.

To be fair to goody his game plan reflects where the game is at, though there is a question if we have the required skill level and players for thst model (and my answer is no).

Leaving the game plan aside though  i share your concerns about how easy he is to work with. I'd add i wonder how he goes managing syers who perhaps are a bit different or don't have total buy in to his approach (which every team at every club had).

I know he us big on relationships and I've read on here that his players love him. But - and I'll hasten to add that I've never met him so perhaps this is unfair - my feeling is that he may not have tbe highest EQ and may not manage conflict or dissenting views very well.

He has always struck me as a my way or the highway sort of person. Which is  an outdated 1980s style management not suited to such a big group of people who make an AFL football club in 2020.

In his public speaking he struggles to relay a strong message and connect. Whilst pressers etc are a different forum than communicating to his players, i do wonder how effective his messaging is to his players.

On this last point many pundits and indeed dl posters have noted that players have often looked confused about their roles. And then you get the strange messaging around his scatter shot approach to selections.

I may be wrong, but if not if goody is as committed to learning and personal growth as he says he us then I hope he addresses this opportunity for improvement.

 

I think your last sentence hits the proverbial nail. Goody has to take some 'learnings' out of his career so far. I am reminded of Damian Hardwick, a man who looked very far from a premiership coach in 2016. He was weak in the media, just came across as a bloke who had lost himself. And then in 2017 he was a rock, and has been ever since. He spoke about it, and gave the credit to Mrs Hardwick - I'm sure we all remember that. 

Is there a good woman in Goody's life? Most of us need one to bring out our best....  

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4 minutes ago, A F said:

Interesting. My sense is that Lewis' handle on the game, at least from an examination perspective is not that great. This is based on listening to his FOX commentary this year.

I reckon he doesn't come across well in the media, though. While he seems to be enjoying himself, I reckon he has Assistant Coach written all over him.

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6 minutes ago, Grr-owl said:

I think your last sentence hits the proverbial nail. Goody has to take some 'learnings' out of his career so far. I am reminded of Damian Hardwick, a man who looked very far from a premiership coach in 2016. He was weak in the media, just came across as a bloke who had lost himself. And then in 2017 he was a rock, and has been ever since. He spoke about it, and gave the credit to Mrs Hardwick - I'm sure we all remember that. 

Is there a good woman in Goody's life? Most of us need one to bring out our best....  

yes there is

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19 hours ago, Grr-owl said:

I think your last sentence hits the proverbial nail. Goody has to take some 'learnings' out of his career so far. I am reminded of Damian Hardwick, a man who looked very far from a premiership coach in 2016. He was weak in the media, just came across as a bloke who had lost himself. And then in 2017 he was a rock, and has been ever since. He spoke about it, and gave the credit to Mrs Hardwick - I'm sure we all remember that. 

Is there a good woman in Goody's life? Most of us need one to bring out our best....  

Perhaps we need to open a thread in the Trades sections suggesting we swap Hardwick's wife for Goodwin's partner. I'm not sure if we would have to include an assistant coach's partner as well to get the deal done.

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4 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Perhaps we need to open a thread in the Trades sections suggesting we swap Hardwick's wife for Goodwin's partner. I'm not sure if we would have to include an assistant coach's partner as well to get the deal done.

If only it was the 70's....

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