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Richo set to be offered long-term contract

Postby shrodes » Wed 16 Aug 2017 5:09pm

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-08-16/s ... -right-fit

ST KILDA hopes to secure coach Alan Richardson to a long-term contract extension before the start of next season, confident he is the man to lead its pursuit of its first premiership since 1966.

Richardson is contracted until the end of 2018 and CEO Matt Finnis said the club was confident the fourth-year coach was the right man for the job.

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Finnis said he would prefer to re-sign Richardson before the start of the 2018 season to avoid any ongoing speculation about the coach's future.

"We haven't put a timeframe on it," Finnis said.

"My sense is that we'd probably get it done before then (the start of next season).


Discuss.
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Re: Richo set to be offered long-term contract

Postby David-Lee » Wed 16 Aug 2017 5:14pm

I have been fairly bitchy about Richo but the club is onto him and it is not helpful to me to do anything but get behind him. So I officially relent with my sack Richo chatter ( unless we sack him...then I will be an arrogant immature wank who goes into told youse mode).
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Re: Richo set to be offered long-term contract

Postby stonecold » Wed 16 Aug 2017 5:22pm

What's to discuss, the powers that be at the footy club know much more than the self proclaimed 'powers that be' on here know!!!!!

Well done St.Kilda FC!!!!!

If people don't like, don't buy a membership next year and go support another team, but stop whinging!!!!!

Not directed at any one individual, but take it or leave it!!!!!
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Re: Richo set to be offered long-term contract

Postby GSG » Wed 16 Aug 2017 5:24pm

shrodes wrote:http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-08-16/saints-absolutely-certain-richos-the-right-fit

ST KILDA hopes to secure coach Alan Richardson to a long-term contract extension before the start of next season, confident he is the man to lead its pursuit of its first premiership since 1966.

Richardson is contracted until the end of 2018 and CEO Matt Finnis said the club was confident the fourth-year coach was the right man for the job.

...

Finnis said he would prefer to re-sign Richardson before the start of the 2018 season to avoid any ongoing speculation about the coach's future.

"We haven't put a timeframe on it," Finnis said.

"My sense is that we'd probably get it done before then (the start of next season).


Discuss.



That is very good news. St Kilda desperately needs stability more than anything. Amazingly, but certainly not surprisingly, there was enough bleating on this forum for Richo’s head.

Look at Richmond. Damien Hardwick is now in his 9th year (I think) and I’m sure there were many Tiger supporters calling for his head as well over the past few years.

Let’s just hope that Richo does sign up for a few more years.
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Postby saintsRrising » Wed 16 Aug 2017 5:42pm

I don't mind if the re-sign Richo BUT there needs to be some fresh blood amongst the assistant coaches. And not just someone that is fresh to be an assistant coach either.
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Re: Richo set to be offered long-term contract

Postby mbogo » Wed 16 Aug 2017 6:16pm

I have no opinion either way, I am not convinced he is a good coach. But would probably wait until mid year '18 to decide.
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Re: Richo set to be offered long-term contract

Postby supersaints » Wed 16 Aug 2017 6:21pm

Finnis mentioned a couple of assistants
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Postby The Fireman » Wed 16 Aug 2017 6:22pm

mbogo wrote:I have no opinion either way, I am not convinced he is a good coach. But would probably wait until mid year '18 to decide.

yep
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Postby spert » Wed 16 Aug 2017 6:26pm

The Fireman wrote:
mbogo wrote:I have no opinion either way, I am not convinced he is a good coach. But would probably wait until mid year '18 to decide.

yep

Same here, but jeez I think he is going to have to lift his tactical game, and get some fresh assistants too.
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Postby derby Street » Wed 16 Aug 2017 6:27pm

saintsRrising wrote:I don't mind if the re-sign Richo BUT there needs to be some fresh blood amongst the assistant coaches. And not just someone that is fresh to be an assistant coach either.


Agree, they do need some new blood in the assistant roles.
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Postby Con Gorozidis » Wed 16 Aug 2017 7:07pm

GSG wrote:

That is very good news. St Kilda desperately needs stability more than anything. Amazingly, but certainly not surprisingly, there was enough bleating on this forum for Richo’s head.

Look at Richmond. Damien Hardwick is now in his 9th year (I think) and I’m sure there were many Tiger supporters calling for his head as well over the past few years.

Let’s just hope that Richo does sign up for a few more years.


Hardwick won 15 games in yr 4.
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Re: Richo set to be offered long-term contract

Postby dragit » Wed 16 Aug 2017 7:13pm

Con Gorozidis wrote:
GSG wrote:

That is very good news. St Kilda desperately needs stability more than anything. Amazingly, but certainly not surprisingly, there was enough bleating on this forum for Richo’s head.

Look at Richmond. Damien Hardwick is now in his 9th year (I think) and I’m sure there were many Tiger supporters calling for his head as well over the past few years.

Let’s just hope that Richo does sign up for a few more years.


Hardwick won 15 games in yr 4.

Richo won 12 in his 3rd… and Hardwick hasn't won a single final yet in 9 years

All pretty irrelevant anyway, until we have a good list to work with then we are treading water with any coach.

No coach would be taking the StKilda list of 2017 to a premiership.
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Postby older saint » Wed 16 Aug 2017 8:02pm

Glad to hear this on the radio . Interestingly only Kingsley and Sexton mentioned regarding assistants so perhaps some tweaking there?
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Re: Richo set to be offered long-term contract

Postby parkeysainter » Wed 16 Aug 2017 8:24pm

Good bloke and good coach. He will end up being one of our best coaches by the end of his tenure.

He's done well considering what he took over. The only was is up.
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Re: Richo set to be offered long-term contract

Postby sainters85 » Wed 16 Aug 2017 8:49pm

as other posters have mentioned, IF RICHO STAYS THE ASSISTANTS GO! just look at the tigers this year
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Postby Con Gorozidis » Wed 16 Aug 2017 9:58pm

dragit wrote:Richo won 12 in his 3rd… and Hardwick hasn't won a single final yet in 9 years

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Beveridge won a flag in his 2nd year.

2016 included two wins against the Essendon VFL side.

15 wins was the reason the Tigers stuck by Hardwick.

They also have Caracella, Leppitsch and the X man.
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Re: Richo set to be offered long-term contract

Postby Legendary » Wed 16 Aug 2017 10:24pm

The most recently retired player involved at the Saints is Lindsay Gilbee (VFL coach, retired 2012).

The next most recent is Aaron Hamill (retired 2007). He left the game a decade ago.

Sexton has been with us for 11 years (!) and Kingsley for 7 years.

McPhee came from the WAFL and Welsh came from the VFL.

We don't have any assistant coaches at St Kilda who have been involved in the AFL system at another successful club in the last decade.

Not one.

No IP from Hawthorn, Collingwood, Sydney, Adelaide, Geelong, GWS or Footscray.

No recent experience at a club that's played deep in September.
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Re: Richo set to be offered long-term contract

Postby dragit » Wed 16 Aug 2017 10:24pm

Wasn't that beverages first year?

Richo took over a club on the bottom so expectations need to be relative.

That said, I don't see the rush in adding years to his contract right now... would be good to see how we are playing mid next year.
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Postby GregPackhamsHeadband » Wed 16 Aug 2017 10:44pm

saintsRrising wrote:I don't mind if the re-sign Richo BUT there needs to be some fresh blood amongst the assistant coaches. And not just someone that is fresh to be an assistant coach either.

Absolutely. Leppitsch and Caracella seem to have made a big difference at the tiggers. No reason we can't tread the same path next year. Fresh ideas for AR and the group.
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Re: Richo set to be offered long-term contract

Postby repta » Wed 16 Aug 2017 10:57pm

Richo needs some tactically sound people around him. The saints won't progress further with the assistants he has at the moment.
Richo looks like he is of in Zenland for much of the time game day.
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The mid field unbalanced and is brittle.
The ruck has sorted itself out for now but a second ruck option is needed (which isn't Bruce)
Backline although could be tweeked is for the most part working.

Game plan needs to be updated urgently. Plus a plan b for when things go wrong.
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Postby bigcarl » Wed 16 Aug 2017 11:01pm

Richo seems like a good solid bloke and good communicator. I'd like to see some innovation and ambition next season and maybe that will come with the right assistants around him. I want next season to feel like 2004.
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Re: Richo set to be offered long-term contract

Postby Con Gorozidis » Wed 16 Aug 2017 11:05pm

dragit wrote:Wasn't that beverages first year?

Richo took over a club on the bottom so expectations need to be relative.

That said, I don't see the rush in adding years to his contract right now... would be good to see how we are playing mid next year.


Dogs finished 14th in 2014

Beveridge had 14 wins in his first year (2015)
19 wins and a flag in his 2nd year (2016)

Saints finished 16th in 2013 - so not bottom when AR took over.
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Re: Richo set to be offered long-term contract

Postby dragit » Thu 17 Aug 2017 11:58am

Con Gorozidis wrote:Dogs finished 14th in 2014

Beveridge had 14 wins in his first year (2015)
19 wins and a flag in his 2nd year (2016)

Saints finished 16th in 2013 - so not bottom when AR took over.

Our decade of draft failures leading up to 2013 is pretty well documented, so I don't think sacking a coach over a win/loss record would be very productive at this stage.

It's fair to say that Beverage had a lot more talent on hand than what Richo walked into.
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Re: Richo set to be offered long-term contract

Postby loris » Thu 17 Aug 2017 12:18pm

Legendary wrote:The most recently retired player involved at the Saints is Lindsay Gilbee (VFL coach, retired 2012).

The next most recent is Aaron Hamill (retired 2007). He left the game a decade ago.

Sexton has been with us for 11 years (!) and Kingsley for 7 years.

McPhee came from the WAFL and Welsh came from the VFL.

We don't have any assistant coaches at St Kilda who have been involved in the AFL system at another successful club in the last decade.

Not one.

No IP from Hawthorn, Collingwood, Sydney, Adelaide, Geelong, GWS or Footscray.

No recent experience at a club that's played deep in September.


What about the small forward who came to us from Sydney this year as an assistant? Mac /Mc L somebody????
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Re: Richo set to be offered long-term contract

Postby shrodes » Thu 17 Aug 2017 12:25pm

loris wrote:
Legendary wrote:The most recently retired player involved at the Saints is Lindsay Gilbee (VFL coach, retired 2012).

The next most recent is Aaron Hamill (retired 2007). He left the game a decade ago.

Sexton has been with us for 11 years (!) and Kingsley for 7 years.

McPhee came from the WAFL and Welsh came from the VFL.

We don't have any assistant coaches at St Kilda who have been involved in the AFL system at another successful club in the last decade.

Not one.

No IP from Hawthorn, Collingwood, Sydney, Adelaide, Geelong, GWS or Footscray.

No recent experience at a club that's played deep in September.


What about the small forward who came to us from Sydney this year as an assistant? Mac /Mc L somebody????


Ben McGlynn. The IP didn't really help us in both the Sydney games though.

He's not listed on the coaches list for some reason.
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