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seven

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Love Dimma and up there with Hafey as tiger immortal but reckon now is perfect time to make change. This year will be extremely hard for the boys to get motivated and someone new and hungry would be good fit. Mc Crae or Kingsley
Wasn’t that the same thought when Mr G Richmond wanted Hafey out?
 
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TigerMasochist

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Love Dimma and up there with Hafey as tiger immortal but reckon now is perfect time to make change. This year will be extremely hard for the boys to get motivated and someone new and hungry would be good fit. Mc Crae or Kingsley
Nothing broken yet, so why not wait n see if it stops workin properly before we tear it apart n destroy things with an amateur back yard rebuild.
 
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OldTiger1967

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Love Dimma and up there with Hafey as tiger immortal but reckon now is perfect time to make change. This year will be extremely hard for the boys to get motivated and someone new and hungry would be good fit. Mc Crae or Kingsley

Why do people want to fix something when it is not broken?

Having been running my own businesses for decades until I retired 3 years ago I learnt that in a majority of turmoil situations it is best to sit on your hands and let it play out for a while before making a decision. Most times it solves itself. Those times it didn't fix itself a decision was easier to make and it didn't hurt the business if that decision was made 3 months later or a year later.

Sit tight. Allow those in the RFC Footy Department, coaches, players etc to sort it out if it needs sorting out. If they can't, then that's when management steps in!

End of Rant!
 
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UKTiger

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I’m starting to get worried by some of the texts I’m getting from so many people and some whose mail is usually pretty good.
The club has serious form in relation to imposing their views/morals/opinions on their customers (us), with their overdoing of the woke stuff on many who just want to barrack for a football club and not get involved in politics.
So it wouldn’t surprise to see them pressure an employee (coach) out of the place because he’s done something they don’t like. I hope not, would be a serious overstep and could be the undoing of a great era.
Doing that to quote and old saying, they would be cutting their noses off to spite their face. Why would they think of dumping the best coach in the land because of his personal relationship maybe below some puritans standards. We are not all perfect
 
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Bill Haverchuck

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lol at dimma getting sacked , the most ridiculous thing i have heard since the rance-higgins crap...

btw i hope the clubs lawyers have been busy...
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Yeah, Dimma still has 3 more birds on his 'to do list. They pushed training back to allow him to get that sorted before we focus on pre season
Silence from the club is a little disconcerting. McGuire threatened legal action over Collingwood rumours and had the AFL's integrity dept run an investigation. Speculation about Hardwick's job had better be bullsh!t.
 

zgod

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After we bank a W in round 1 this will be old news.
Strange that Dimmas personal life is somehow intertwined in telling a young bloke to run all day..??
And that a dissolved marriage will resign us back to 1982.
Haha
 
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BrisTiger24

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Silence from the club is a little disconcerting. McGuire threatened legal action over Collingwood rumours and had the AFL's integrity dept run an investigation. Speculation about Hardwick's job had better be bullsh!t.
Don't disagree. I've heard Jack is to front the media on Monday in support of Dimma on behalf of the players. My reaction to that is 1) why wait until Monday? and 2) Why not have Cotch make that statement as captain and also due to Mrs Cotchin's interactions with Mrs Hardwick recently
 
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DavidSSS

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Love Dimma and up there with Hafey as tiger immortal but reckon now is perfect time to make change. This year will be extremely hard for the boys to get motivated and someone new and hungry would be good fit. Mc Crae or Kingsley

Sounds like the way we got rid of Hafey, that worked well.

Why the hell would you get rid of the coach who has won the last 2 flags? Simple answer: you don't.

As for the PR angle, I would be saying absolutely nothing, giving the story as little oxygen as possible. Are there new stories about this in the press? If not, why start them? Riewoldt to face the press? I wouldn't bother, but this is better than Cotchin doing it as he would be asked about his wife's comments rather than the actual situation, I doubt he would get one question on the playing group's attitude, they would be straight in on what his wife was posting.

DS
 
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ToraToraTora

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Don't disagree. I've heard Jack is to front the media on Monday in support of Dimma on behalf of the players. My reaction to that is 1) why wait until Monday? and 2) Why not have Cotch make that statement as captain and also due to Mrs Cotchin's interactions with Mrs Hardwick recently
Very simple. Cos its business as usual.
 
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Tigeronprowl

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As for Cotch, even if he has lost a bit of respect for Dimma he won't let that get in the way of his love for both club and teammates. It will not affect his attitude and desire for success. He knows he has the chance to be an immortal in the history of the game if the team can clinch there 4th and even 5th flag with him leading as Captain. Then there is Dusty who will be aiming to win his 4th and 5th Norm Smith medal as well as another Brownlow. You couldn't have 2 better players in a side to have that type of motivation to pull a side together to work through this Dimma crap.
 
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CarnTheTiges

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Silence from the club is a little disconcerting. McGuire threatened legal action over Collingwood rumours and had the AFL's integrity dept run an investigation. Speculation about Hardwick's job had better be bullsh!t.
McGuire threatens legal action if someone from the media as much as gives Collingwood a stern look.
 
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Althom

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Love Dimma and up there with Hafey as tiger immortal but reckon now is perfect time to make change. This year will be extremely hard for the boys to get motivated and someone new and hungry would be good fit. Mc Crae or Kingsley
Going for a threepeat is the "perfect time to make change"?
 

zippadeee

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Big rumour he is taking an offer for a succession plan at Collingwood.
Buckley to Hardwick.
Buckley to stay and take a role as director of football. (Then he will leave and go to Carlton)
More to come.
 
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zippadeee

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Can't wait till tomorrow,
The maggots will see him laughing and Hugging Castagna and the rumours will finally end.
 

Quickdraw

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As for Cotch, even if he has lost a bit of respect for Dimma he won't let that get in the way of his love for both club and teammates. It will not affect his attitude and desire for success. He knows he has the chance to be an immortal in the history of the game if the team can clinch there 4th and even 5th flag with him leading as Captain. Then there is Dusty who will be aiming to win his 4th and 5th Norm Smith medal as well as another Brownlow. You couldn't have 2 better players in a side to have that type of motivation to pull a side together to work through this Dimma crap.
Agree. Bring on the 3 peat and 4th & 5th Nornies.

While recognising that the main Dimma/Cotch relationship is Coach/Captain, and without personally knowing either of them (and therefore only making comment based on observations), I'd suggest their relationship goes a bit deeper. Call it mateship, call it mentor, even call it minor father figure.

Now I'm sure there are plenty of posters that have a mate that they loved like a brother, who went and did something that disappointed them (I sure have). It doesn't mean you have to no longer work with or have a social life with the person. Depends on circumstances.

It gets down to how bad the "indiscretion" is in Cotch's (or any other player's) mind. And even then, you'd like to think that as professionals they'd be able to compartmentalise things sufficiently to keep personal views of Dimma's life separate from their jobs as footballers.
For me, bottom line is it's nobody's business but those directly involved, and most footballers couldn't care less. :gotiges
 
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seven

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Big rumour he is taking an offer for a succession plan at Collingwood.
Buckley to Hardwick.
Buckley to stay and take a role as director of football. (Then he will leave and go to Carlton)
More to come.
Thought he might finally make it North.
 
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