I disagree, Knights was an awful coach.
He had the chance to clean out the list and start a fresh, he didn’t he backed the list cloggers and pushed the stars aside. look at how he tried to quick rebuild and look at the Hawks the last two years. He picked Naegle and Johns over a aging but still capable Lloyd. Can’t see Clarkson ever treating a club great like Lloyd and Fletch were by knights.
Hi game plan was a one trick pony with no ability defend whatsoever. He failed to see the development of the defensive side of the AFL in zones and team defence and got opened up constantly. I really feel for the players who did their best in what was a monumentally flawed game plan. The attacking from half back was borrowed straight out of the cats 07 game plan.
He may have had a tough gig following Sheedy, he may have not had the resources, although I would say that again is his failing in not being able to justify the investment to senior management. There really is no excuse for some of the lame ■■■■ he did.
And remember a broken clock is right twice a day, just because he got some things right doesn’t mean he was good for the other 90% of the time.