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Nathan Buckley is poised to step down as coach of Collingwood, midway through his 10th season at the helm of the Magpies.

Buckley was expected to tell the football department and players of his decision on Wednesday morning, ending months of speculation about his position.

Sources said it was most likely Buckley would finish up after coaching the club against Melbourne on Queen’s Birthday but The Age has not confirmed whether that will be his last game.

https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/nathan-buckley-to-step-down-as-collingwood-coach-20210609-p57zd3.html

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Just now, roy11 said:

Sources said it was most likely Buckley would finish up after coaching the club against Melbourne on Queen’s Birthday but The Age has not confirmed whether that will be his last game.

Melbourne Football Club players, you know what to do.

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Just now, dazzledavey36 said:

This worries me with Yze and Williams...

Williams said he has no aspirations to be a senior coach again. He’s much happier to work in development. 
Yze is a different story. 
 

Thanks Buckley for doing this right before our game against you. Selfish ??

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I'm not worried about Yze leaving and certainly not leaving us in the lurch halfway through a season that we're 11-1 with the best shot at a premiership in 50+ years.

I'm more worried about Collingwood playing out of their skins for Buckley's last game.

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9 minutes ago, Mazer Rackham said:

Melbourne Football Club players, you know what to do.

Let’s give him a great send-off!

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Just now, dazzledavey36 said:

I'll throw a spanner..

If we lost Yze to a senior gig, would you take Buckley as a midfield coach?

Yes, don’t think it will happen though. 

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To be fair we lost both Neeld and Roos’ last games as coach. I guess it depends how much the players love Bucks or how unhappy they are with this move. 
We have a lot more on the line than they do. No excuses. 
 

Would anyone be keen to get Bucks in as an assistant? I rate him highly but unsure if he’s suited to not be the main man. 

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1 minute ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I'll throw a spanner..

If we lost Yze to a senior gig, would you take Buckley as a midfield coach?

Yes. Buckley has a great footy mind and Collingwood are foolish to get rid of him. Its quite clear they don't have the cattle at the club to compete

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Can't see them going for an untried coach. Too much pressure comes with Collingwood and they're in a world of pain given their off season. They'll need to spin this as a positive and only someone of the caliber of Clarkson or Longmire etc would keep the members happy.

 

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I have a lot of admiration for him, he has been at the helm of arguably the biggest club in the land, with a new controversy every year it seems.

He has weathered the storm with Racism, Ed, Board takeovers etc.

Would happily take him on in a part time role should Yze walk

 

With Carlton and Collingwood both looking to be coachless for 2022, you have to think either of Clarko or Sam Mitchell fills one of the roles and Ross Lyon probably takes the other

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2 points.

Micky malthouse has arguably s*** the bed in leaving his last 2 clubs in tatters

Pies still paying $5.50 on sportsbet for QB, but if a loyal dee fan like me the +32.5 at the line is tasty

 

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19 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

This worries me with Yze and Williams...

Williams won’t be a senior coach and if Yze gets the job then it will be from next year and I personally would wish him all the best. 

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12 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I'll throw a spanner..

If we lost Yze to a senior gig, would you take Buckley as a midfield coach?

 

2 minutes ago, Demons11 said:

Williams won’t be a senior coach and if Yze gets the job then it will be from next year and I personally would wish him all the best. 

Just to clarify my comment, I am meaning next year not this year in terms of replacement. 

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10 minutes ago, Jaded said:

To be fair we lost both Neeld and Roos’ last games as coach. I guess it depends how much the players love Bucks or how unhappy they are with this move. 
We have a lot more on the line than they do. No excuses. 
 

Would anyone be keen to get Bucks in as an assistant? I rate him highly but unsure if he’s suited to not be the main man. 

Need to send Bucks off in the same manner as Roosy's last game

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