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18 minutes ago, Beetle said:

McQualter confirmed. Coming to the Dees.

Where?

Huge if true? He was very well loved by the players at Richmond. 

Can he bring Tom Lynch and Shai Bolton.

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3 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Where?

Huge if true? He was very well loved by the players at Richmond. 

Can he bring Tom Lynch and Shai Bolton.

Heard earlier today but wasn’t sure.

Channel 7 news confirmed it tonight broadcasting from Richmond Best and Fairest. 

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On 9/26/2023 at 11:59 PM, dee-tox said:

To be fair, he didn't have much to work with. Houston had a good year but the rest of the backline, including the overrated Allir Allir are strugglers. Forward line lacks quality personnel as well. Bit like our supporters blaming Stafford for our forward woes when we can't get our forwards on the park. And when we do, the mids sit it on the forwards heads.

That's not true Stafford has had 2 years to solve our forward issues no injuries and some. But no result 

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37 minutes ago, Mach5 said:


What’s with everyone’s hard-on for Stafford to get it in the neck?

I think there is a three pronged improvement for us next year; better forward talent, better ball movement, and better forward movement and structure. 

The first one is trade period, the second one I hope is an FD as a collective mindset shift with hopefully mcQualter driving that, and the third is a forwards coach with a system and structure and discipline of movement and patterns. 

I haven’t seen anything very impressive when I have been at games the last few years. Aside from Fritsch and Brown here and there, there is not much forward craft and structure on display.

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1 hour ago, rpfc said:

I think there is a three pronged improvement for us next year; better forward talent, better ball movement, and better forward movement and structure. 

The first one is trade period, the second one I hope is an FD as a collective mindset shift with hopefully mcQualter driving that, and the third is a forwards coach with a system and structure and discipline of movement and patterns. 

I haven’t seen anything very impressive when I have been at games the last few years. Aside from Fritsch and Brown here and there, there is not much forward craft and structure on display.


I see Stafford as a ruck/development coach who became an effective kicking coach, but has since been thrust into a position that may be above his station (I suspect) as a cut price option for effective soft-cap management. Maybe it’d be problematic to shift him back to purely ruck coach, but I expected with the seasonal rotation of coaching duties this was likely to happen.

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9 hours ago, rpfc said:

I think there is a three pronged improvement for us next year; better forward talent, better ball movement, and better forward movement and structure. 

Of which the forwards coach can influence maybe only one...

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6 hours ago, Fanatique Demon said:

On Channel 7, Adem Yze said his focus for Richmond over the off-season would be kicking skills. I bet they hope he has more success with that for them than he had for us.

It’s become increasingly clear that the MFC acknowledges our kicking skills have cost us over the past few seasons and in particular, 2023.

With potential for significant change (Clarry out or a supercharged version) in 2024, there’s a hint of optimism in me. Just wish it didn’t take this long for the poor skills to be in focus.

I’d love a mini reset for ‘24, if we did lose Clarry and landed Reid + one or two of the other top enders, we’d suddenly have more scope to expand our game by finishing off the hard yakka.

The way we play the game seems to be emblematic of everything the club does,  we’ve taken the difficult path for as long as I can remember. 

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