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    Pretty strange to start advertising all the finals matches before the season is over. Its still mathematically possible, though obviously not going to happen, that the 8 could change
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    Knights gone...

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    Knights now officially the Kevin Rudd of Essendon FC - from hero to zero startling quick and the executed ruthlessly.
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    Sheedy was past it when they gave him the chop, needed to happen.

    Knights was not the right man, though it's easy to say that from here. He read the game wrong. He created a team who were slick outside runners but paid no attention to winning the hard ball or the defensive aspects of football.

    Hopefully Hird does another backflip and takes the job.
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    Reckon getting rid of sheedy was the right thing to do, the improvement of the younger players after he left was evident. The old school constant dropping of players and lack of development was hampering Essendon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Sheedy was past it when they gave him the chop, needed to happen.

    Knights was not the right man, though it's easy to say that from here. He read the game wrong. He created a team who were slick outside runners but paid no attention to winning the hard ball or the defensive aspects of football.

    Hopefully Hird does another backflip and takes the job.
    Yeah, he was past it but at the same time only worth getting rid of for someone good, not a stab at the dark which Knights turned out to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Yeah, he was past it but at the same time only worth getting rid of for someone good, not a stab at the dark which Knights turned out to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Yeah, he was past it but at the same time only worth getting rid of for someone good, not a stab at the dark which Knights turned out to be.
    Reckon that's a bit unfair - applying hindsight to what at the time was a pretty well thought of decision. People were a bit surprised he beat Hardwick, but Hardwick himself has said that on the day, Knights gave the better account of himself.

    In another club, in other circumstances, Knights might have been given the time to improve as a coach, but with the politics at work in Essendon, losing to Carlton and the Pies twice in one year, and being so inconsistent was always going to be difficult.

    It was definitely time for Sheeds to go from Essendon, but it was always going to be a likely poisoned chalice for whoever took over.

    Wonder who the replacement will be. I think Choco Williams would have to be the front-runner yeah? Don't think Hird will want to risk his reputation, massively disrupt his life, take on massive stress, and make less money, to try his hand at this stage. And Essendon would be idiots to give him the job with no apprenticeship after the debacle this season has turned out to be. Time to give a proven coach a go, and to see what someone like Williams can do in an environment where money is not an issue and he can have whatever resources he wants/needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Reckon that's a bit unfair - applying hindsight to what at the time was a pretty well thought of decision. People were a bit surprised he beat Hardwick, but Hardwick himself has said that on the day, Knights gave the better account of himself.

    In another club, in other circumstances, Knights might have been given the time to improve as a coach, but with the politics at work in Essendon, losing to Carlton and the Pies twice in one year, and being so inconsistent was always going to be difficult.

    It was definitely time for Sheeds to go from Essendon, but it was always going to be a likely poisoned chalice for whoever took over.

    Wonder who the replacement will be. I think Choco Williams would have to be the front-runner yeah? Don't think Hird will want to risk his reputation, massively disrupt his life, take on massive stress, and make less money, to try his hand at this stage. And Essendon would be idiots to give him the job with no apprenticeship after the debacle this season has turned out to be. Time to give a proven coach a go, and to see what someone like Williams can do in an environment where money is not an issue and he can have whatever resources he wants/needs.
    Yeah, thing is I didn't like it at the time, so it's not just in hindsight...

    Most Essendon fans weren't too happy either.

    re: replacement, who would want to take on such a poor list? There's no end in sight with GC and GWS either, so they could be bottom four for at least another 3-4 years easy.

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    Has to be a new, young coach.

    Chris Scott?

    The thing is, there'll be someone who is highly regarded who none of us are thinking about. Happened with Dean Bailey, Ross Lyon etc. Impossible to tell.

    #1 on their list will be Hird though. Not a shadow of a doubt. There was strong speculation that Hird had already been appointed a few weeks ago and got cold feet. No idea if that was the case, but it's a romantic combination - Hird and Essendon.

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    So close to an epic come back Richmond
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    Huge value on the Dockers vs. Hawks right now.

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    Sneaked in front of you on total points as well as taking the title Jono..need to lift your game next year



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