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45 minutes ago, Gawndy the Great said:

Could have happened 1 month ago and King might have been snagged. Damn. But 4 coaches in 1 season is not good for footy.. become a circus. 

We're just catching up to other sports really, where you aren't afforded 2 years or more of stagnation or going backwards. Even 1 year might be enough to get the can. 

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It's got me stuffed why teams pick up tried coaches? Ratten done nothing at the Blues gets a gig. Why? The inevitable happens and he gets the sack. Some teams are just clueless. Watch Carlton go down the [censored] shoot with Voss in charge. Brad.Scott was just an embarrassment. FAILED COACHES DONT WORK

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The ‘one is enough Saints’ take yet another decisive step to ensure that they certainly won’t be contenders in 2023.

Their supporters are just about guaranteed to know what it’s going to feel like barracking for a football club that hasn’t won a flag in 57 years.  Something that not even we have had to experience. (Phew).

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The corporate governance of most AFL clubs is an absolute joke. They bang on about culture and respect and then blindside the most important part of their culture, and get rid of players without warning (ask OMeara or Grundy how they feel). It’s rubbish.

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Didn't the AFL require clubs to put in a clause for coaching contracts that there would only be a 6 month payout should they part ways? I believe it was for clubs that agreed to have the AFL bankroll them during the pandemic. Anyone recall this? 

Would make it far easier for clubs to sack coaches

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It’s funny, when he was appointed I felt like they’d got an ‘almost’ coach.  Almost did well in finals, almost got into finals, almost had a good year, and that was after he was an almost coach previously.  

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