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1 minute ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Demonland wanted Goody sacked in 2019

2019?  I thought it was 2020 when DL became fever pitch on this.

Maybe they weren't entirely wrong as the President and at least one Board member were simultaneously in the throes of getting AFL approval to sack him.  So the DL angst wasn't entirely unfounded.

Nonetheless your point is very valid:   the clubs that back in their coach and stay the distance, support them properly are the ones that experience success.

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Something doesn't add up. 

Sack a coach straight after the trade period, when the attention is all on the trades that happened.

Maybe they didn't want to scupper any trades, though of course the go with that would have been to have a new coach in place.

They won't have a coach in place for the draft, or if they do that person would only have just arrived. And their draft board would be shaped by what type of players ratten wanted to bring in.

There's no way this was the plan

All smacks of damage control.

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The poor decision was giving him the deal in round 11. They got excited and thought they were top 4 bound

Ratten is a good coach but not sure he can take a team to success. not that their list is that good 


They beat Freo away and Geelong and then only win 3 from the last 11 games. Bizarre club

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38 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

I thought that too.

But having 3 ex senior coaches working for the senior coach probably wouldn't be the best mix of support for Goodwin.

Eventually that is going to happen somewhere given the number of coaches that get sacked every year!

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5 minutes ago, chookrat said:

I'm wondering if we will see a Coach traded to another team as part of a soft cap dump. Honestly if Don's and St Kilda were more organised they could have simply swapped Rutten / Ratten and saved alot of $$$.

Only had to change one letter as well!

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1 hour ago, DubDee said:

The poor decision was giving him the deal in round 11. They got excited and thought they were top 4 bound

Ratten is a good coach but not sure he can take a team to success. not that their list is that good 


They beat Freo away and Geelong and then only win 3 from the last 11 games. Bizarre club

Beginners error that always amuses me that it still happens.

Think Teague, and even Jeff 'the Geisch' Geischen from the old days.

 

 

 

 

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There is rarely a need to re-sign coaches' mid-season. Unless there is a possibility that they jump ship (i can't ever remember this being the case) to another club it should never be done. wait until the season is over and then decide. Why do clubs fall into this trap so often?

 

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A couple of St Kilda fans here at work are totally bemused with the news. Apparently the Saints were very close to acquiring DeGoey so sacking Ratten prior to trade period wouldn't have helped get DeGoey. That's if they had plans to sack him back then and he was also at the draft combine last week interviewing prospects. Bizarre.

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