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Great get for the footy club.

Filling in for Shannon Byrnes who I'm actually surprised that there was no mention of his departure by the footy club at all? no acknowledgment or anything? unless I have missed it.

I know there is no mention of this, but would be handy if Conca was playing a few games for Casey same way as i think Byrnes did in his first year as his welfare officer role?

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I am very happy with this Reece Conca appointment fresh out of the school of hard knocks. He knows the standards that are required for success and played 150 games despite working through a lot of serious injuries. He worked with Mark Chocko Williams at the Tiges and is undertaking Undergraduate Degree in Counseling, so should be a great replacement for Shannon Byrnes. 
Dazzle I did read somewhere that Byrnes was leaving the Club to return to Geelong in similar role which I thought at the time was disappointing. There were a number of changes announced just after the Granny so didn’t take to much notice.😀❤️💙

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36 minutes ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

Reporting to Mark Williams? Sourced by him too?

 

8 minutes ago, DeeZone said:

He worked with Mark Chocko Williams at the Tiges and is undertaking Undergraduate Degree in Counseling, so should be a great replacement for Shannon Byrnes. 

Looks to be a good appointment.

I forgot the Williams connection with him at the Tiges.

Byrnes was also match day runner, always seemed to have a good vibe about him.

...would think Conca might also take those duties.

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Conca training with the WA lads makes a lot more sense all of a sudden. He was doing hill sprints with them the other day.

Good character guy who has the ability to provide some on field education at training and possibly at Casey, then seems to be doing the right stuff to do his off field role.

Byrnes might’ve been a victim of the footy department cap squeeze and Conca seems a sensible replacement. 

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I met and had coffee with Reece about 5 years when he was a regular for The Tiges and mostly spoke about life after footy. 

He actually was hoping to use his profile to help disadvantaged children. He may still do this later in life but I’m rapt he’s joining us. He was a humble, down to earth character and I’m not surprised Choco endorsed him having spent time with him at the Tiges. Welcome Reece!

 

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Great get for the footy club.

Filling in for Shannon Byrnes who I'm actually surprised that there was no mention of his departure by the footy club at all? no acknowledgment or anything? unless I have missed it.

I know there is no mention of this, but would be handy if Conca was playing a few games for Casey same way as i think Byrnes did in his first year as his welfare officer role?

 

I think you missed it.

Byrnes will be an assistant coach at Geelong to my understanding.

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1 hour ago, rjay said:

 

Looks to be a good appointment.

I forgot the Williams connection with him at the Tiges.

Byrnes was also match day runner, always seemed to have a good vibe about him.

...would think Conca might also take those duties.

..and didn't he like being 'on the spot' with Tom Sparrow after his goal, rjay!

1 hour ago, DeeSpencer said:

Conca training with the WA lads makes a lot more sense all of a sudden. He was doing hill sprints with them the other day.

Good character guy who has the ability to provide some on field education at training and possibly at Casey, then seems to be doing the right stuff to do his off field role.

Byrnes might’ve been a victim of the footy department cap squeeze and Conca seems a sensible replacement. 

Indeed it does, DS! Good spotting👍

Conca cheaper than Byrnes, then? If so, an even better get!😉

32 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Looks like a good appointment, this is part of the David Neitz Academy working with Mark Williams?

Ah ha!👍

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1 hour ago, DeeSpencer said:

Conca training with the WA lads makes a lot more sense all of a sudden. He was doing hill sprints with them the other day.

Good character guy who has the ability to provide some on field education at training and possibly at Casey, then seems to be doing the right stuff to do his off field role.

Byrnes might’ve been a victim of the footy department cap squeeze and Conca seems a sensible replacement. 

I thought I heard his name mentioned on a vid someone posted on here last week of the WA boys training (hard!) 

Have always liked him. So, awesome get!

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Just an aside about Shannon Byrnes. This is a quote from him on his LinkedIn page:

"While the Club did have an extension for me on offer, the timing for me and my little family to move back to the regional area and coast was right.

I have absolutely loved my time in the Red & Blue, but also am very excited for the opportunity to be going back to where it all started for me and reconnect with old friends, as well as introduce myself to the new faces at Geelong FC".

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2 hours ago, Neil Crompton said:

Just an aside about Shannon Byrnes. This is a quote from him on his LinkedIn page:

"While the Club did have an extension for me on offer, the timing for me and my little family to move back to the regional area and coast was right.

I have absolutely loved my time in the Red & Blue, but also am very excited for the opportunity to be going back to where it all started for me and reconnect with old friends, as well as introduce myself to the new faces at Geelong FC".

Scott has poached him after we gave the Cats a 3-0 spanking this season. We are the only club I might add, that has this record in recent times. Scott knows if you want to beat the best, you have to know how they operate and where their weaknesses, if any, are. 

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24 minutes ago, Caligula's cohort said:

Scott has poached him after we gave the Cats a 3-0 spanking this season. We are the only club I might add, that has this record in recent times. Scott knows if you want to beat the best, you have to know how they operate and where their weaknesses, if any, are. 

The intel will be valuable i'm sure but the biggest problem Scott has is his list are well past it. It's Jason Taylor they need to commence a rebuild.

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2 hours ago, BDA said:

The intel will be valuable i'm sure but the biggest problem Scott has is his list are well past it. It's Jason Taylor they need to commence a rebuild.

The biggest problem will be the lack of intellectual capacity down at Sardinia Park to get to grips with a phenomena known as reality. 

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On 12/15/2021 at 12:16 PM, dazzledavey36 said:

Great get for the footy club.

Filling in for Shannon Byrnes who I'm actually surprised that there was no mention of his departure by the footy club at all? no acknowledgment or anything? unless I have missed it.

I know there is no mention of this, but would be handy if Conca was playing a few games for Casey same way as i think Byrnes did in his first year as his welfare officer role?

There was no mention of Roos, Jackson or any others in the last few years when they left either. I went to the AGM immediately after Jackson left. He was in the audience and received no mention which I thought was poor. The guy only saved us from extinction. 

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2 hours ago, old dee said:

There was no mention of Roos, Jackson or any others in the last few years when they left either. I went to the AGM immediately after Jackson left. He was in the audience and received no mention which I thought was poor. The guy only saved us from extinction. 

I remember that. Josh Mahoney is another who got nothing either.

Seems like only the players get special treatment.

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