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What we're talking about
- Monica on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... They have had enough priority draft picks and number one picks to build 2 champion teams. It appears the Recruiting team ... more
- william grant on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... mark Neeld needs to go now! He is damaging the Melbourne football club. Brett Ratten if available would be my choice. The ... more
- JMB Gold Coast on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... You really do have to feel for the guy! He obviously does have a high level experience and is a quality coach. How often ... more
- Lukew on Leigh Matthews calls for goal post rule ... Usually I am against these rule changes, but I like this one and think it would work well. It makes a lot of sense. more
- Brad Moore on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... All areas of the club need reviewing.The Coach is the coach, footy manager is that, team manager is team manager and so ... more
- Lukew on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... I am not a Melbourne supporter, but I agree with Phil and Stephen. I feel sorry for some of these younger players whose ... more
- Justin on Racist taunts directed at Majak Daw There is no right to publically say what you like in regards to race etc. It is called offensive, hate speech. There may ... more
- Denise on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... I have heard the comment that the intensity wasnt there, I have heard Chris Garland defend Mark Neeld and blame the team. ... more
- Richard on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... As a Melbourne supporter (and member) for decades I believe the current lack of basic skills, determination, desire, run and ... more
- Stephen on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... Not a Melbourne fan but I believe this is far deeper than a skill problem as some are suggesting. Its morale and confidence ... more
- Greg on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... It's all good and well to say sack the coach but Norm Smith,Ron Barassi or Tom Hafey couldn't coach this team to a win.The ... more
- Anthony on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... Breaks my heart when I take my 3 small boys (10, 8 & 8) all dressed up in their Dees gear to one of the only games I think ... more
- mylene on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... Right about now the year's suspension the Dees should have got for tanking would have been less humiliating than the way ... more
- Jillian on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... The pride and spirit of the great Melbourne Football Club has unfortunately gone to heaven with Jimmy Stynes. more
- Phil on Axe looms over Mark Neeld after ... Nothing will happen. I agree something needs to be done and he his in the firing line. People say you can't keep sackin ... more
- IAN on Geelong unbeaten from 7 games So What.?? more
- John on Leigh Matthews calls for goal post rule ... Leigh Matthews has lost the plot. Maybe just get rid of the review system. Leave the game alone! more
- Gloss on Racist taunts directed at Majak Daw @Kylie I do not believe you when you says that babies in prams have been racially abused, think you are endeavouring to ... more
- Gloria on Mark rule interpretation changed heaps: ... Trav everyone is confused with the new interpretation of 'pushing' and 'bumping', players, coaches, supporters and most ... more
- bc on Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley in ... Ken hinkley would not be the first person who didnt want to go to hobart more
Best-to-Worst coaches of 2012
1. Brenton Sanderson (ADELAIDE) - “So many players have improved, they play a far different game plan to Neil Craig, and it’s getting results"
2. Nathan Buckley (COLLINGWOOD) – “Players like Beams and Sidebottom have improved”
3. John Worsfold (WEST COAST) – “He’s lost 147 goals in Kennedy, Lecras and Nicoski. Pretty impressive to be on top of the ladder when you’ve lost the players they have”
4. James Hird (ESSENDON) – “Faulted on the weekend... but have improved out of sight”
5. Damien Hardwick (RICHMOND) – “Sitting on 10th on the ladder but the draw and the way they have improved I have him in 5th”
6. Scott Watters (ST KILDA) – “I love what Scotty Watters has done”
7. Kevin Sheedy (& Mark Williams) (GWS) – “Sheedy gets credited with the games, but for mine Williams is the tactical coach and Sheeds is the motivator”
8. John Longmire (SYDNEY) – “Couple of bad losses but keeps getting the job done”
9. Matthew Primus (PORT ADELAIDE) – “They are well drilled and they have come a long way from last year”
10. Chris Scott (GEELONG) – "Contested ball has been really disappointing"
11. Brendan McCartney (WESTERN BULLDOGS) – “They’ve let themselves down twice this year but have been pretty solid”
12. Alastair Clarkson (HAWTHORN) – “Too inconsistent for the talent they’ve got”
13. Michael Voss (BRISBANE) – “Got a bit of a bolt up the list with the win on the weekend”
14. Brett Ratten (CARLTON) – “Say for example Brisbane have got 4 wins, Carlton have got 6, I’ve factored that in with what they should have done with their talent”
15. Ross Lyon (FREMANTLE) – “Not scoring and not pumping the ball inside 50”
16. Brad Scott (NORTH MELBOURNE)– "Haven’t seen any improvement with their foot skills and are getting killed defensively"
17. Mark Neeld (MELBOURNE)
18. Guy McKenna (GOLD COAST) – "They should be more competitive than they are"
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Are you serious? Ross Lyon in 15th?
He should have been in the top 4, being the first to coach Fremantle into a genuinely dangerous sideSpirit Level Friday 26 October, 2012 - 2:46 AM
Pathetic Bombers. Absence of tackling, pressure embarrasing. Each season the same- begin well fall away under pressure.
We thought new coach = new hope. Been conned too many soft and poor players. Many L/Murray, Lonergan, Hooker, melksham, Monfires, Reimers would not get a game at more than half afl clubs.
The club needs to look 4 another coach.gary Tuesday 31 July, 2012 - 5:51 PM
I love the commentary from Matthew Lloyd on Mark Neeld's coaching! Enough said hey Matthew :o)James Thursday 7 June, 2012 - 8:44 AM