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leon

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23.21.159 said:
In his presser he credited the assistants with "coming up with a plan" after the Nankervis injury.
This just demonstrates again what I/we/players like about him. He gives credit to others; doesn't seek attention selfishly. He shows humility and humour, doesn't much blame, sook or whinge. [Shows incredible restraint re the umpiring!!]

Respected all through the AFL world now.
 

Tigers of Old

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Leppa is the creative.

Broad forward/ruck would have been his.

Leppa and Dimma are like Jagger and Richards, except neither of them are really like jagger or Richards
Haha. I do like how Dimma credits his assistants. Being a head coach is bigger than coming up with ideas on game day in 2019.
 

Smoking Aces

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Tigers of Old said:
Haha. I do like how Dimma credits his assistants. Being a head coach is bigger than coming up with ideas on game day in 2019.
He also credited Leppa for the Edwards move down back.
 

BrisTiger24

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On the subject of assistants. It was interesting (good) to see Kingsley give Caddy a bake last night. Wasn't holding back. Don't think I've seen an assistant fire up like that. Made Rocket Eade look like the Dalai Lama
 

lukeanddad

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BrisTiger24 said:
On the subject of assistants. It was interesting (good) to see Kingsley give Caddy a bake last night. Wasn't holding back. Don't think I've seen an assistant fire up like that. Made Rocket Eade look like the Dalai Lama
Agree, it was solid. Made a difference too. Caddy was coasting until then
 
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easy_tiger

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mad_tiggy911 said:
Didn't see the bake. Anyone a lip reader?
Yeah I did lip-reading for 10 years.

He said 'for **** sake Cads, which part of stop Fyfe didn't you ****** understand? {speaker turns inaudible} sake. Just stick on him, goal side. **** cads. {speaker turns inaudible} ******* rocket surgery. stop him'
 

Tigertough1974

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leon said:
This just demonstrates again what I/we/players like about him. He gives credit to others; doesn't seek attention selfishly. He shows humility and humour, doesn't much blame, sook or whinge. [Shows incredible restraint re the umpiring!!]

Respected all through the AFL world now.
Yep wel said, agree!
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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mad_tiggy911 said:
Didn't see the bake. Anyone a lip reader?
It went like this.

**** you, Josh!
******' run, Josh!
Give it off, quick!
Look at Caddy again! **** him!
You ******' big ******' spastic!
******' get him off. Get Caddy off! ******' get him off! Get Caddy off!
**** you, you big shithead. **** him.

Wait a minute, that was Eade...
 
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seven

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LeeToRainesToRoach said:
It went like this.

*smile* you, Josh!
*smile*in' run, Josh!
Give it off, quick!
Look at Caddy again! *smile* him!
You *smile*in' big *smile*in' spastic!
*smile*in' get him off. Get Caddy off! *smile*in' get him off! Get Caddy off!
*smile* you, you big sh!thead. *smile* him.

Wait a minute, that was Eade...
Might be anyone on us on PRE
 

Tigaman

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leon said:
This just demonstrates again what I/we/players like about him. He gives credit to others; doesn't seek attention selfishly. He shows humility and humour, doesn't much blame, sook or whinge. [Shows incredible restraint re the umpiring!!]

Respected all through the AFL world now.
Born again after 2016 season.
 

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Hardwick on AFL360 last night finally admitting publicly that Richmond peaked too early in 2018.
Winning pre-season games by >10 goals, peaking late July, treading water in August and then spent by mid September was not the Bart Cummings-style preparation that was required last year.
Man management has never been one of Dimma's strong suits, with a propensity to continue to play the same core players when overly sore, just like he used to do in the old days (this years Exhibit A is Daniel Rioli post the GWS and Bulldogs games).
Missing a genuine opportunity to go back to back is a very hard way to learn a lesson - for fans more so.
This year, injuries have forced Hardwick's hand somewhat, in terms of compulsory player rotations.
One could also argue that the relentless grind of the past few years - playing our (older) players week in week out despite injuries / soreness and not giving them the occasional well deserved week off with "general soreness" - has taken its toll with more soft tissue injuries.
Hopefully, now he is being forced to be more conservative with Cotch, has sensibly rested Dustin last week, and Stack the week before, we are seeing Hardwick's man management maturing into a smarter and well overdue version that will help us peak late September.
 
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Baloo

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So, when it's good it's all Balme and Blake, when it's bad it's Dimma
 
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Smoking Aces

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Hardwick on AFL360 last night finally admitting publicly that Richmond peaked too early in 2018.
Winning pre-season games by >10 goals, peaking late July, treading water in August and then spent by mid September was not the Bart Cummings-style preparation that was required last year.
Man management has never been one of Dimma's strong suits, with a propensity to continue to play the same core players when overly sore, just like he used to do in the old days (this years Exhibit A is Daniel Rioli post the GWS and Bulldogs games).
Missing a genuine opportunity to go back to back is a very hard way to learn a lesson - for fans more so.
This year, injuries have forced Hardwick's hand somewhat, in terms of compulsory player rotations.
One could also argue that the relentless grind of the past few years - playing our (older) players week in week out despite injuries / soreness and not giving them the occasional well deserved week off with "general soreness" - has taken its toll with more soft tissue injuries.
Hopefully, now he is being forced to be more conservative with Cotch, has sensibly rested Dustin last week, and Stack the week before, we are seeing Hardwick's man management maturing into a smarter and well overdue version that will help us peak late September.
What a load of rubbish.
One thing Hardwick can’t be criticised for is man management.
 
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antman

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I thought man-management was about motivation and psychology, building a relationship with players. Whether players are sore, need a break, have managed loads, or are rested is down to the fitness guys.
 
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