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The I ❤️ Collingwood thread.

bairdy380

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Is leppa heading to pies? I see conflicting reports all over the shop
 
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zippadeee

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Is leppa heading to pies? I see conflicting reports all over the shop
If it wasn't for us. He would be cleaning plates at Nandos.
*smile* i hate that Hardwick does the hard yards and these flogs get the job offers.
Especially going to Collingwood makes me angrier
 

deedee

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If it wasn't for us. He would be cleaning plates at Nandos.
*smile* i hate that Hardwick does the hard yards and these flogs get the job offers.
Especially going to Collingwood makes me angrier
Makes life easier if the other clubs are full of flogs
 
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leon

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Is leppa heading to pies? I see conflicting reports all over the shop
Yes, it's no certainty just yet. Probably Fly wants to know what his spend is and sort almost all his appointments to know what bases he has covered or not, with the 'delicate' CFC salary cap situation. But looks almost certain, regrettably.
 

zippadeee

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Is leppa heading to pies? I see conflicting reports all over the shop
Its hard to list managed a football club when you have No cap space and no picks in a draft.
Whoever takes over is walking into the destruction left over by Dkhead Guy and Buckley.
how Buckley gets past any scrutiny has me fked.
He wanted Treloar, he wanted Beams, he wasn't going to let Grundy leave.
The damage caused by these 2, it could easily take a good 5-10 years to recover.
Im not convinced the kids they got a A grade material. They stacked up on kids to keep the mob at bay.
Good luck fixing it.
That list is Wallace like after 08.
 

TrialByVideo

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Is leppa heading to pies? I see conflicting reports all over the shop

Heard him say today it's the world's worst kept secret which will be announced shortly. .... he said that after saying he wouldn't be taking a call from Carlton. ..
 
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AngryAnt

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Its hard to list managed a football club when you have No cap space and no picks in a draft.
Whoever takes over is walking into the destruction left over by Dkhead Guy and Buckley.
how Buckley gets past any scrutiny has me fked.
He wanted Treloar, he wanted Beams, he wasn't going to let Grundy leave.
The damage caused by these 2, it could easily take a good 5-10 years to recover.
Im not convinced the kids they got a A grade material. They stacked up on kids to keep the mob at bay.
Good luck fixing it.
That list is Wallace like after 08.

they just need recruit a few talented smurfs to balance out Grundy and they'll be set
 
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Aegean Tiger

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Coaching team will reinvigorate this mob. Together with our rebound, will be the good news AFL story next yr.
 
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Smoking Aces

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They have just announced Leppa and Bolton to their coaching group. They have assembled a very good coaching panel.
 
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bob

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They have just announced Leppa and Bolton to their coaching group. They have assembled a very good coaching panel.
Agree. Just posted the same in the Oppos Thread.
And Hawthorn's new panel looks very good too - now with Hale added to Hickmott. Rookie or not, I wouldnt underestimate Mitchell next year. They'll be active in trading too - to get picks and maybe even still have a chance with Cerra?
 
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leon

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Hate to say this but I had a close look at many of their matches this year, partly because I wanted to see evidence of what I suspected might be on the menu after the seismic shifts over delistings, salary cap issues and Eddie and Buckley's demise. Tanking that is.

I believe there were games where I saw just that - mostly manifested by an apparently mindless possession game playing kick to kick down back, refusing to attack. I was bemused by how many seemed fooled by this; putting it down to Buck's fixated defensive GP. However, what was just as obvious to me was that when they flicked the switch to attacking mode, they could really run the ball fast and effectively to score well. What's more, I was surprised by the breadth of the young talent they had to bring in. Most of them stood up and did well to OK: the likes of Bianco, M.Lynch, Macrae, Poulter, Murphy, McCreery, Henry, Ginnivan. This was in in a team without arguably the best KPD in the comp, Moore, for most of the season and other injured key players at times.

But note: among other poor games and results, lost to WB only by 16, BL by 1, PA by 1, Freo by 12, StK by 9, Cats by 10 etc.
They beat Godeez in an effective 4Q performance for Buck's farewell. Then turned us over by one of the customary Q4 efforts they could turn on when given a pass to attack. This was the last game I could attend: I predicted the switch might get flicked to my son. Blitzed us in Q4.
They almost did the same to the Moggies; later beat WCE by 45. Only turned in 2 crap performances in last 2 games - who cares; no use trying. Caretaker coach; draft position conscious for Daicos2 etc.

Overall, like I said, think that now they're ready for a quick turnaround. They've got a solid coaching panel in on much lower $$, and cleared out 3 overpaid players, none of whom have proven huge losses (Stevenson good season but 'head' issues; Tredder's injury issues, Phillips average). They've cut some more deadwood. Then if you add those young players they got games into with a better season from Grundy and key mids, improved DeGooey and Cameron etc, Quanyor and Noble whom I rate, plus factor in the next Daicos kid, regrettably I don't think they will be down too long. Not with a quality, proven coach who can harness and utilize young talent especially like Fly at the helm.

I wish it wasn't so, but suspect we just witnessed a clever "re-positioning."
 
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Cooper O'Reilly

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Coaching team will reinvigorate this mob. Together with our rebound, will be the good news AFL story next yr.
Absolutely. Collingwood have put together an A grade coaching panel. They have absolutely nailed it. Their stay in the lower reaches of the ladder will be very short lived I reckon.
 
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zippadeee

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What does a Director of Coaching do?
Earn good coin doing sweet FA.
Can't get sacked like at Brisbane.
Now Leppich is the saviour at the Lexus centre.
I thought Leppich said he was going away from football to concentrate on land/home management.
That quickly ended after the ph call from Wright