Sam Mitchell - Assistant Coach?


#263

Let’s bring in Vlad as CEO and Fitzpatrick as President while we’re at it.


#264

I don’t put it beyond Clarkson to send Mitchel to West Coke, with a view to draft Gaff.

That is the way the bloke thinks. What’s in it for Mitchell? A coaching job.


#265

Our midfield couldn’t beat a depleted Richmond and Collingwood midfield.


#266

Yes, but look what a decade and a half of hiring only nice Essendon-y folk has achieved for us.


#267

I’d much rather Hogde as a coach than Mitchell and I hate that Jenny Craig eating basterd


#268

Plenty of non Essendon folk that didn’t taunt our players on field.


#269

Lol so forget that the last 7 premierships have come from coaches from the hawks system and focus on the one that hasn’t had any success yet but is still senior coach mind you. You don’t think we should be getting someone from there as an assistant?? i still think Bolton may be a success long term. Also fagan has turned the rabble at Brisbane around too.


#270

There is not much love anywhere for illegitimate cannibals.


#271

6 actually, not 7.


#272

Saw 45 new posts, thought he had done his knee walking down the street…talk about a disappointment!


#273

He coached north Launceston and wasn’t really that special. May have got them to a prelim once or twice but that was about it. Never played AFL but I suppose there’s been a few of those.

I worked with a bloke who’s highest footy achievement was being in the mariners squad. I don’t think he got a game. Somehow he got the assistant job under Gary Ayres at some VFL club (port melb?).

It’s apparently not hard to get a gig as an assistant, because Bolton landed on his feet under Clarkson, who clearly identified with him because he was a odious, wall punching, king hitting, gremlin.


#274

:heart_eyes_cat::joy_cat::ok_hand:


#275

They don’t have to be Essendon insiders, and in fact proven talent from other clubs is desirable. (Proven talent means a) has actually played AFL football, and b) has played in or been head coach of an AFL premiership-winning side.) So Mitchell isn’t disqualified on that ground.

But they also have to be decent human beings. Mitchell is disqualified because he’s not one.


#276

ROSS THE BOSS
SAM MITCHELL
BRETT RATTEN
KNIGHTA


#277

Must be something in the Tassie water‼️🙄


#278

Back in Australia now mate. Set up camp in Swan Hill.


#279

Rutten. Don’t underestimate his acquisition.


#280

McCartney, who has strong credentials as assistant coach, would not meet your criteria.


#281

You have a shop there now too?


#282

Can we close this thread?
He’s going to Hawthorn and seeing his name keep popping up makes me feel physically ill.