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There's the odd outlier, I know, but I presume most of us want Goodwin, Williams and Richardson, at least, to stay 'happy in the service'.

So, which of the names put forward so far in this thread do you think would provide the best chemistry (while of course also providing the best input)?

For mine, I suspect it would be someone 'coming through', not an ego.

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30 minutes ago, Supreme_Demon said:

Apparently Gavin Brown and John Blakey have departed North Melbourne. Would the Demons be interested in either of those two?

Out of the (playing) game for too long?  Would prefer someone who finished up in the last 10-15 years max.

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On 9/24/2023 at 9:11 PM, Willmoy1947 said:

Goes against everything i have said for ten years, but i would look hard at Hird.

McVeigh as well should be a contender.

It's an interesting suggestion for a couple of reasons:

  1. Goodwin was an assistant when Hird was senior coach. Could they work together with the roles reversed?
  2. As a player, Hird had a skill few players have had of knowing what he was going to do with the ball before he even got it. And then he executed perfectly most of the time. But just because a player has this skill can they coach it into others?
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11 hours ago, Older demon said:

This suggests to me that Goody is aware of his tactical match day short comings ...

There are any number of reasons why Goodwin (like an increasing number of AFL coaches) would prefer to be down at ground level/with the players.

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3 hours ago, Supreme_Demon said:

A little surprised. As I thought Brett Ratten was cooked.

I guess Sam Mitchell convinced him to return back to Hawthorn in a different role.

Apparently Gavin Brown and John Blakey have departed North Melbourne. Would the Demons be interested in either of those two?

I rate Blakey highly, spent a lot of time and as a senior assistant at the Swans. Would be a great option.

.... and help us bring in the Lizard!!! (for Grundy! haha) :D

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2 hours ago, jnrmac said:

Hird is a full time Fund Manager now....

https://www.eureeassetmanagement.com/our-team/

Imagine having him as your fund manager. There's not a more trustworthy bloke out there. 👌

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4 hours ago, Supreme_Demon said:

Apparently Gavin Brown and John Blakey have departed North Melbourne. Would the Demons be interested in either of those two?

Blakey has a good reputation and did great work as an assistant at the Swans for years. Could be a good option.

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5 hours ago, Ouch! said:

I rate Blakey highly, spent a lot of time and as a senior assistant at the Swans. Would be a great option.

.... and help us bring in the Lizard!!! (for Grundy! haha) :D

I think Nick Blakey would be an incredibly fantastic trade for Brodie Grundy and an excellent replacement for Michael Hibberd. However, I cannot see the Swans letting him go though! More likely to hopefully snaffle the Swan's first draft pick this year in number #11!

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