Heres the thing. I am for Hirdy, I was rapt that Bomber stepped up last year, and he did a good job. See below.
By the end of 2010 Bomber was sick of the pressure of coaching. he walked away from a team that had at least 1 more premiership crack in it.
At the Bombers, he was on the backburner while Hirdy learned his craft. This was just what Bomber wanted. ( maybe for family reasons)
2014 Bomber was talked into coaching. He didnt really want to be a head coach anymore, but he did it for the club.
At the same time, he wanted coaching to be fun for him, so he made it fun. He called it the gap year. It was the fun gap year.
Then at the end of the year he discovered in retrospect coaching could be fun, and when an opening seemed to be there he put his hand up. I have no problem with that.
But coaching is not fun, its serious; you are working for a list and the 22 best on the list to gain the glittering prize. Its sheepstations. Its not meant to be fun. Hirdy hasnt coached 2 premierships , he is hungry for it, he wants success.
Thats why I would pick Hirdy over Bomber in 2015.
Agree or disagree, thats how I saw it. Bomber is not bad, he hasnt "deserted" the club, the club has not deserted him, but he wants to retain an interest in footy.
Bomber has nothing to prove. He has done it 2 times already. Give him a break !