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All I know is after they won the flag in 2006 they were down the bottom of the ladder by 2009 with us when the choice of draft pics was Nic Nat and Jack Watts.

And then 4yrs after winning the 2018 flag they were down the bottom again scooping up 1st rd draft pics again and have been doing so since.

They're habitual tankers.
Or their coaches aint that good at keeping their lists motivated.
 

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15 hours ago, Little Goffy said:

Simpson carried him self with dignity right to the end and did the ultimate team thing in taking the heat and drama out of this decision weeks and even months in advance.

What's the Shakespearean quote? "Nothing (except a premiership) in his life became him like the leaving it"

That's a bit unfair given the premiership and six consecutive finals appearances to go with it, but taken on the last few years it'll do.

Simpson Should have walked away at  last years end of season. WC. have not helped themselves with keeping some premiership heroes a  season or 2 long. 

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2 hours ago, Fork 'em said:

All I know is after they won the flag in 2006 they were down the bottom of the ladder by 2009 with us when the choice of draft pics was Nic Nat and Jack Watts.

And then 4yrs after winning the 2018 flag they were down the bottom again scooping up 1st rd draft pics again and have been doing so since.

They're habitual tankers.
Or their coaches aint that good at keeping their lists motivated.
 

this

they've always ridden the ups-and-downs of finals vs high end draft selections

the 92 and 94 premierships are almost isolated due to the sheer volume of excellent pre-listed wa players who formed the basis of that success

but 05 and 18 were absolutely build by previous year's failures and astute draft selection and, in the case of 05, some interesting 'development' of player's bodies in next to no time

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3 hours ago, Fork 'em said:

All I know is after they won the flag in 2006 they were down the bottom of the ladder by 2009 with us when the choice of draft pics was Nic Nat and Jack Watts.

And then 4yrs after winning the 2018 flag they were down the bottom again scooping up 1st rd draft pics again and have been doing so since.

They're habitual tankers.
Or their coaches aint that good at keeping their lists motivated.
 

Teams can fall pretty quickly after a flag. Dump road won flag in '20 - dead last in '24 and they haven't even bottomed out yet.

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1 hour ago, Neil Crompton said:

Daisy Pearce heard this and she has now put her hand up for the job.

give Daisy five years and a flag back at the Dees and she will coach AFLM, IMO

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When was last time a club sacked a coach after a loss to us?

I go back to Greggie Parke in the 1970s! but can't recall ... wait, The Filth circa 1976? and that epitome of bashologists form 58 ... Weedofaman!

Aghh ... what a moment and I was at Sewerage Park to see The Filth collect its first wooden spoon too!

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55 minutes ago, Anti-Saint said:

When was last time a club sacked a coach after a loss to us?

I go back to Greggie Parke in the 1970s! but can't recall ... wait, The Filth circa 1976? and that epitome of bashologists form 58 ... Weedofaman!

Aghh ... what a moment and I was at Sewerage Park to see The Filth collect its first wooden spoon too!

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6 hours ago, Anti-Saint said:

When was last time a club sacked a coach after a loss to us?

I go back to Greggie Parke in the 1970s! but can't recall ... wait, The Filth circa 1976? and that epitome of bashologists form 58 ... Weedofaman!

Aghh ... what a moment and I was at Sewerage Park to see The Filth collect its first wooden spoon too!

The flip of this was that the 'departure' came the week after playing us. I feel like we've always been the oppo the week after departures, and the recipient of beatings by caretaker coaches. Borne out by the facts? (bit like our ability to play players or teams back into form or to provide spuds their one and only 'big game').

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Adam Simpson is one of the AFL coaches I admire most, and people in the industry, I watched him closely after the Prime season where he said his piece on racism (worth watching). Truly a decent guy. Really an example of how people can evolve, no one ever talks about the rubber chicken nowadays. None of the Scott arrogance etc. 

And while I have enjoyed WC suffering and have no love for the club, Angus Brayshaw said he would rather eat his own @$%$) than go there so they obviously have issues. Not all of these get laid at the feet of the coach. 

That said, quite happy to gut the place of any talent looking for a good home.

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On 10/07/2024 at 23:36, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

The flip of this was that the 'departure' came the week after playing us. I feel like we've always been the oppo the week after departures, and the recipient of beatings by caretaker coaches. Borne out by the facts? (bit like our ability to play players or teams back into form or to provide spuds their one and only 'big game').

yes the Dees have a rep for this Timmy

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On 11/07/2024 at 19:59, DEE fence said:

Adam Simpson is one of the AFL coaches I admire most, and people in the industry, I watched him closely after the Prime season where he said his piece on racism (worth watching). Truly a decent guy. Really an example of how people can evolve, no one ever talks about the rubber chicken nowadays. None of the Scott arrogance etc. 

And while I have enjoyed WC suffering and have no love for the club, Angus Brayshaw said he would rather eat his own @$%$) than go there so they obviously have issues. Not all of these get laid at the feet of the coach. 

That said, quite happy to gut the place of any talent looking for a good home.

yes it is time for more suffering for the arrogant WCEs and I hope we get one of their twin towers!

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