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Nathan Jones On The Couch tonight.


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Waiting for One the Couch to start, tuned in to AFL 360 listening to Hardwick and Clarkson talk around how they coach in finals and grand finals. Absolutely brilliant. I haven't paid much attention to either of them over the years, but wow, you can tell why they coached Premierships. 

Much of what they said was a matter of balancing: player personalities, attack v defence, how much to say... etc... 

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8 minutes ago, Maldonboy38 said:

Waiting for One the Couch to start, tuned in to AFL 360 listening to Hardwick and Clarkson talk around how they coach in finals and grand finals. Absolutely brilliant. I haven't paid much attention to either of them over the years, but wow, you can tell why they coached Premierships. 

Much of what they said was a matter of balancing: player personalities, attack v defence, how much to say... etc... 

Watched it as well. 

Was brilliant content. You'd pay money to go hear them both talk about how success and culture is built. 

While I'm watching both Dimma and Clarko talk, my mind is drifting away that one day that could be Goodwin doing the exact same thing in a few years time.

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42 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Watched it as well. 

Was brilliant content. You'd pay money to go hear them both talk about how success and culture is built. 

While I'm watching both Dimma and Clarko talk, my mind is drifting away that one day that could be Goodwin doing the exact same thing in a few years time.

You'd hope so, although the Clarko premiership club hasn't admitted any outsiders since it resumed in 2013 with Beveridge defending admission!

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45 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Watched it as well. 

Was brilliant content. You'd pay money to go hear them both talk about how success and culture is built. 

While I'm watching both Dimma and Clarko talk, my mind is drifting away that one day that could be Goodwin doing the exact same thing in a few years time.

I have mentioned it before, but I think it's a very realistic possibility. Goodwin and (going early here) Rutten strike me out of all of the coaches who haven't won one as being the ones I could see going to that Clarkson level.

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Watched it.

He was so bloody good. He's such an impressive guy. 

Seems like a legit great bloke.

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Watching the Jones interview, 1 thing is constantly underrepresented. He was a bloody good footballer. Brilliant at evading in-close attention, underrated goal kicker, could run all day. He was more than a "inspiring figure" and I wish it was mentioned more.

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Great interview, what an absolute legend of a person and so happy he played for Melbourne. Disappointing the timing and lack of any seconds football just didn’t give him that chance to push for selection. But he will always be remembered by the football club and members. 

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Everyone OTC tipped Melbourne to win the flag on Saturday. Brilliant.

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7 minutes ago, Coobs said:

Nathan is just so wholesome, I hope he stays involved with the club in some capacity 

Seems like a very good family man too. That's important in footy clubs...

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Just a phenomenal human being. Kind, selfless, thoughtful. He made tough choices for his family and he also made a lot of tough choices along his journey for the betterment of our club. 
How easy it would have been to go to another club that wasn’t a mess, that wasn’t losing weekly and relying on you to carry the heavy load. Honestly who would have begrudged him if he went to Geelong or Hawthorn for a cheap flag? Absolutely nobody. 
What he has done for our club few will be able to lay claim to. I hope he has a big smile and feels incredibly proud of this club on Saturday. Win or lose, we are where we are today because of the few like him who had the courage to stand up and be the difference and lead the way to be better. 

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The media’s (in particular Garry Lyon’s) obsession with picking at the scab of “remind us bad things were” and “how unhappy are you at not playing” irks me.

Yes, we all feel for Jones (I still maintain he should be playing) but don’t give people the opportunity to find something negative in a week when we should be doing nothing but celebrating.

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2 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

As the title says. Will be on the couch tonight for anyone that wants to tune in.

Thank goodness they followed through with his appearance.😅

If he had to bail and they inexplicably had to interview Brock McLean in his stead, I could categorically say that we are screwed this Saturday. 😄😉

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2 hours ago, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

You could see how hurt he is, but as he has always done, he puts the club before himself. He is remarkable. I couldn’t love the bloke anymore. He is brilliant. I hope he stays at the Dees in some sort of coaching role

 

2 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

The media’s (in particular Garry Lyon’s) obsession with picking at the scab of “remind us bad things were” and “how unhappy are you at not playing” irks me.

Yes, we all feel for Jones (I still maintain he should be playing) but don’t give people the opportunity to find something negative in a week when we should be doing nothing but celebrating.

And didn't Nick Riewoldt try hard to put words in his mouth to the extent of "yeah, but are you [censored] off" to try and get that negative sensationalist sound bite.  I think Jonesy answered it about as well as anyone could, with great humility and diplomacy.  He did admit an element of being [censored] off, but the overall tone of his take on the issue was so positive and happy for the team that I don't think we really gave them anything much to work with to put together their sensationalist spin.  Didn't stop them from weaving like 2 seconds of semi dismissive reaction from Jones into a negative slanted click bait headline:

He’s ‘p****d off’ about reaching the end. But Nathan Jones will ‘never regret’ his GF sacrifice

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/teams/melbourne-demons/afl-2021-nathan-jones-on-retiring-before-melbourne-plays-in-grand-final-will-never-regret-flying-home-to-be-with-wife-jerri-on-the-couch-news/news-story/c2d842542332e7a5380178311a3e005f

 

Anyways, overall great interview performance from Jones.  I'm sure that Maxy will get a heap of praise for the way he's bought the team together and taken them to the next level this season, but listening to the clips from the players at the start of the interview and also big Maxy himself during his podcast with Nathan before his 300th, it's pretty clear that Nathan Jones has also played a pretty decient role in even our most recient of revivals over the last few seasons driven by solid team culture.

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8 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

The media’s (in particular Garry Lyon’s) obsession with picking at the scab of “remind us bad things were” and “how unhappy are you at not playing” irks me.

Yes, we all feel for Jones (I still maintain he should be playing) but don’t give people the opportunity to find something negative in a week when we should be doing nothing but celebrating.

Jones played in over 200 losses. 

The juxtaposition is there, CB.

People are going to bring it up - we were a [censored] basket case.

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Jones was on his best behaviour. Only said “bl00dy” twice this time. Seriously, I have never heard him speak - even in an interview immediately after a game - without him managing to use that word. Not that it’s a bad word, but it must be one of his favourites. 😀

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10 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

The media’s (in particular Garry Lyon’s) obsession with picking at the scab of “remind us bad things were” and “how unhappy are you at not playing” irks me.

Yes, we all feel for Jones (I still maintain he should be playing) but don’t give people the opportunity to find something negative in a week when we should be doing nothing but celebrating.

And Lyon was one of the group to select Mark Neeld as coach. FFS.

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