Drubbing JLo 3 weeks 5 days ago #43

No romanticism about it. Longmuir knows Freo, its issues, Bell and the history. He's also seen how well-run clubs go about things. He seems highly regarded as an assistant, and he's been doing it successfully enough to step up.

It's no wonder he's touted as the frontrunner in the meeja.
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pollyanna JLo 3 weeks 5 days ago #44

At 196cm JLo's 6cms shorter than Hale. That's a fact - not sure what it means.
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Corporal Agarn JLo 3 weeks 5 days ago #45

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That he shouldn't play in the ruck when we get all our injuries next year?
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expat JLo 3 weeks 3 days ago #46

JLo for senior coach
Sumo for coaching director
That's my 2 cents worth.
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Gumnut JLo 3 weeks 3 days ago #47

Saw an article today that mentioned JLo has spoken to the Saints about their vacant spot. Can't remember where, possibly on FOXFOOTY. I'm not saying we have to rush in our choice but we do have to be decisive with so many clubs looking for replacements over coming weeks. Today Gold Coast missed out on appointing Alan Richardson as assistant coach when Melbourne beat both them and North Melbourne for Richo's signature.
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Suker JLo 3 weeks 2 days ago #48

Suma had good reports on his time as South's senior coach. Whilst he is a "Freo boy" he is forever connected to that other mob. And so, there is already a portion of Freo people who are negative towards him. If things don't go well soon enough there is a pack already formed and ready to take him down. This would get ugly.
With Longmuir it would allow a longer period of patience and tolerance, simply for the fact Justin is "one of us"...perceived or not, the footy world can be fickle and moody.
For the sake of a longer honeymoon period, the youth and potential, the apparent innovation...I reckon JLo is the man. Sumich definitely in as an assistant and player development, recruitment.
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purple mao JLo 3 weeks 2 days ago #49

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What honeymoon period should JLo or any other coach get next year? A decent run with injuries and we should be playing finals in 2020.
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dddocker JLo 3 weeks 2 days ago #50

It's written in the stars:
ScoMo + BoJo + JLo = MoJo
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teasea JLo 3 weeks 2 days ago #51

The question is-why didn't the Eagles want Suma preferring Simpson, Woosha at Essendon and Pike Adelaide didn't want him as assistants and they know him well so why would we take him? I agree he may be ok but there are doubts. So a new coach with new ideas, no baggage yet, is the way to go = JLO imho
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shane JLo 3 weeks 2 days ago #52

That's like saying why didn't Carlton or North Melbourne get JLo. He can't be any good.
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Raglan Matt JLo 3 weeks 2 days ago #53

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Sumich has been highly rated by some very good players, and very good judges, since (and before) he retired. He has a good footy brain and communicates well inside the teams he has been involved with. Probably not the best assets for a coach, but the very qualities a coach wants in his trusted assistant coaches. He is a priority, in my opinion, as an assistant coach. The fact that he left Freo because he was not listened to by the Lyon cabal counts for , not against him.
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teasea JLo 3 weeks 2 days ago #54

I also prefer JLO as he's now got experience under a few coaches, it doesn't necessarily make him the best but I just prefer him to Suma - not really interested in others just those two, then again maybe Ratten?
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expat JLo 3 weeks 1 day ago #55

I've been thinking long and hard about this one and Sumo has the edge in my opinion.
As coach he may also be very valuable in the trade period.
It's a really hard decision and I'm glad I'm not making it.
If we can't hire both Jlo and Sumo as I wrote above, then maybe it's time for Sumo.
It's not Sumich's fault he was an Eagle... hell he had 2 flags even before Freo were born. But now he's seen the light and wants the help us stock our cabinet.
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teasea JLo 3 weeks 1 day ago #56

Michael Barlow for Guerra
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