TOPIC: LeCra(p) Ass Coach

pollyanna LeCra(p) Ass Coach 1 week 6 days ago #43

Maybe Pav can step in - sports Mon - We'd, fishing Thursday and the Foxtel stuff on the weekend. Lauren can step in on the gig and cast a few lines if Pav has to do another beheading job at a footy club.
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pollyanna LeCra(p) Ass Coach 1 week 6 days ago #44

I gotta admit, I used to call Le Cras 'De Craw' when little tackers were around - from this old skit:

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pollyanna LeCra(p) Ass Coach 1 week 6 days ago #45

Oops, long clip - sorry about that.
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jezzaargh LeCra(p) Ass Coach 1 week 6 days ago #46

looked like the right clip to me?
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KingKepler LeCra(p) Ass Coach 1 week 6 days ago #47

I don’t agree entirely that prospective coaches need to go through a lengthy stint in lower leagues to prove themselves worthy.

There are elite players that have been in and amongst high performance coaching for their whole career. They have acquired direct knowledge through being exposed to this.

As long as the outcome is high quality footy I don’t think it really matter if our assistant coaches have a University degree and 10 years of coaching at a lower level. Because there isn’t much evidence this is a more successful path than just stepping right into a role at AFL level.
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The_Yeti LeCra(p) Ass Coach 1 week 6 days ago #48

I don't see any issue with expecting an Ass Coach to have some coaching credentials before being placed into a position of responsibility at AFL. They might be experienced at playing football but the ability to run a lot, kick a leather ball and (maybe) not being a complete thug when your opponent is looking away doesn't guarantee you can teach younger players how it's done.

You have to be able to identify differences in players and then identify approaches, techniques and training methods for those individuals. Being able to throw your head back isn't really a managerial qualification.

What other industry will appoint somebody into a managerial position with zero managerial experience and then give them $250 - $350k per year while they learn on the job?

(If you know of anybody doing that, give me their phone numbers)

We've got a bunch of Ass Coaches now that simply haven't delivered. Granted that may be the Roly effect but equally it could be proof that being an ex-player isn't any guarantee that you can do the job.

Taking on Ass Coaches with zero coaching experience is a pretty big punt. If they work out, great but in the meantime you are soaking up an off field position that could be used for an experienced coach, paying out large sums of money and potentially setting the team back from where they could be.

It seems to me that gambling with other people's money has risks. Using a formal evaluation process based on observed results is the best way to mitigate those risks
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Corporal Agarn LeCra(p) Ass Coach 1 week 6 days ago #49

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Buggered if I know. I'm just happy to see a video of, not The Craw....The Craw. Nice one Polly.
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Bizkit LeCra(p) Ass Coach 1 week 6 days ago #50

While Shane is pretty much on the money, I just don't want OOFTIT's at our club. P*&^ off Lecras.
Nathan: When did you get balls?
Simon: I've always had balls you've just never seen them.
Nathan: That's the gayest thing I've ever heard.
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pollyanna LeCra(p) Ass Coach 1 week 6 days ago #51

Yeah, me too - once they're with you it's hard to make fun of them. It's way better when you can just make endless jokes about those knobbers.
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Matebe LeCra(p) Ass Coach 1 week 6 days ago #52

Mark's First Day as Kicking Coach

J-Lo (pointing): "Now Mark, if you could just go stand over there, about 35m out from goal on a 45 degree angle. Not too far away, just close enough, so when the players miss a shot on goal it's not too far for them to run over and sink the boot into you"
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shane LeCra(p) Ass Coach 1 week 6 days ago #53

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rogerrocks LeCra(p) Ass Coach 1 week 6 days ago #54

Actually, Shane might have a point. Australia survives on a fairly small pool of company directors, and being mates and having gone to the right school seem quite important there. Maybe we need a complete reappraisal of hiring practices for top jobs everywhere, not just in football.
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shane LeCra(p) Ass Coach 1 week 6 days ago #55

Maybe read something on the subject before going straight to smart arsery.
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Snail LeCra(p) Ass Coach 1 week 5 days ago #56

Really guys!! Just because Le Crap played for a winning team ( lots of cups ) and enjoys amazing media coverage ( ch 7 ) and could actually play the game at a high level; and actually kick clutch goals; and read the play better than most; why then would you query his appointment?????????
I dont care if he played for the Transvestites United.....if he can add a high skill element into our team...who cares where he came from!
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