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28 Jun 2017
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TOPIC: New Coach 2015 and Beyond

New Coach 2015 and Beyond 3 years 11 months ago #46450

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Ok now that 4 year saga is finally over lets turn our attention to who will coach us in 2015 and beyond. Lets start with our wish list and who is out there available.

I think it is pretty unanimous that Darren Harris the pick of the bunch. He ticks all the boxes, premiership player, premiership coach, AFL assistant.

Peter German - couple of premierships with Subi, he took them to the next level. Not sure he is interested in returning to WA.

Scott Watters - much been said that he inherited a premiership side at the richest club in the WAFL, so from that respect how would he cope at a club with less resources?

Tony Micale - wealth of WAFL and AFL experience but age is against him now.

Todd Curley - coached WP to a couple of finals appearances.

Steve Armstrong - current Subiaco colts coach

Simon McPhee - had great success at Claremont and now coaching the St Kilda VFL side i think. I think if Harris was not interested McPhee would be my next pick.

Just thought of one more i thought of the other day though i think he is likely to be coaching Peel next year. Marc Webb.

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DD wrote: Ok now that 4 year saga is finally over lets turn our attention to who will coach us in 2015 and beyond. Lets start with our wish list and who is out there available.

I think it is pretty unanimous that Darren Harris the pick of the bunch. He ticks all the boxes, premiership player, premiership coach, AFL assistant.

Peter German - couple of premierships with Subi, he took them to the next level. Not sure he is interested in returning to WA.

Scott Watters - much been said that he inherited a premiership side at the richest club in the WAFL, so from that respect how would he cope at a club with less resources?

Tony Micale - wealth of WAFL and AFL experience but age is against him now.

Todd Curley - coached WP to a couple of finals appearances.

Steve Armstrong - current Subiaco colts coach

Simon McPhee - had great success at Claremont and now coaching the St Kilda VFL side i think. I think if Harris was not interested McPhee would be my next pick.

Just thought of one more i thought of the other day though i think he is likely to be coaching Peel next year. Marc Webb.


Thanks DD. Hopefully someone from that list. Also my preference is Harris but at the bottom should be Steven Armstrong. I'd be stunned of he was even considered. Maybe 5 years down the track but we need someone with a good record and runs on the board. Someone mentioned Gary Ayres. Would be a pipe dream but doesn't hurt to ask

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Yep the obvious one is Harris and if he's available should get the job.

Then a No for mine to German,Watters,Micale,Army,Curley and McPhee.

That was me Sacko that mentioned Ayres.
Ayres nothing has been spoken about him but he's a 5 time premiership player,coached Geelong to finals and a GF,coaches Port Melbourne in the VFL and has taken them to a premiership as well as coached the VFL state team,worth a look i would think.

Mark Harvey certainly has had finals experience as a player and coached at the higher level,maybe the Perth supportes that follow the Dockers can give a better insight into whether he's worth a shot.

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dean c ox as a roughie? may retire at the end of this season and has said he wants to get into coaching. don't think you would be able to pay enough dollars to entice Webb or Mcphee away from afl positions.

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Tiger of old wrote: dean c ox as a roughie? may retire at the end of this season and has said he wants to get into coaching. don't think you would be able to pay enough dollars to entice Webb or Mcphee away from afl positions.


Dean Cox, Darren Glass and Steve Armstrong as Assistants?

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New Coach 2015 and Beyond 3 years 11 months ago #46491

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A complete revamp is needed from the top down. If the president and board weren't prepared to change the coach then they should have been sent packing. This has now been done so let's look ahead. The fitness staff will have to seriously be looked at. So many injuries this season and the players often looked buggered in later stages of quarters. The football manager may come under scrutiny. Lastly the assistant coaches. I mean Kade Lang and Lawrie Liddlelow, thanks but no thanks.

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Cesspit wrote: A complete revamp is needed from the top down. If the president and board weren't prepared to change the coach then they should have been sent packing. This has now been done so let's look ahead. The fitness staff will have to seriously be looked at. So many injuries this season and the players often looked buggered in later stages of quarters. The football manager may come under scrutiny. Lastly the assistant coaches. I mean Kade Lang and Lawrie Liddlelow, thanks but no thanks.


Totally agree Cesspit. Complete revamp is needed from the top down, starting with the board. Easier said than done though. Some of us have tried before. You need a critical mass ticket with an ex-player or two as the star attraction to get the numbers to make a difference.

This next coaching appointment is future defining for the PFC in my view. Stuff it again with another maverick Jarman or McMahon appointment and its the S-bend for the club I fear with the WAFC poindexters desperate to purge a team and the Eagles invasion imminent.

My concern is the process. Who's going to be involved in making that decision? What expert opinion will be sought? Who's the one out there enticing top quality candidates? I really hope the club makes all of this stuff transparent so members and supporters can be assured the club is giving it the best shot to get the best candidate. And a top line coach will attract quality recruits. Otherwise curtains I fear.

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30plusyeardrought wrote: Yep the obvious one is Harris and if he's available should get the job.

Then a No for mine to German,Watters,Micale,Army,Curley and McPhee.

That was me Sacko that mentioned Ayres.
Ayres nothing has been spoken about him but he's a 5 time premiership player,coached Geelong to finals and a GF,coaches Port Melbourne in the VFL and has taken them to a premiership as well as coached the VFL state team,worth a look i would think.

Mark Harvey certainly has had finals experience as a player and coached at the higher level,maybe the Perth supportes that follow the Dockers can give a better insight into whether he's worth a shot.


Good move to say no to German if you want to be as you've been for years as he's way to tough,honest and smart for you guy's. If you ever listned or saw him in action you'd change your tune in a hurry. Best coach at Subi since Bunton.

Shit if you could get anyone of the likes of Micale,Waters or German you'd be on a winner as all three don't stuff around and that's what you guy's need in my opinion a smart coach who's a straight shooter ??? Don't worry about Micales age - he's spot on.

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New Coach 2015 and Beyond 3 years 11 months ago #46512

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As sad as it to see anyone lose their job in any profession, Damian really did have to go - any other club would have done it a lot earlier. I agree with the previous, get German or someone like him...tough and smart. Your club has a lot of years of a losing culture to turn around. BTW, I don't know anything about Trevor Willams...what's his background?

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How is Marty Atkins travelling? For all his promises the club seems no better off.

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