RANT This isn’t a ‘sack Kev’ thread...but...should we be thinking about it?

theshed

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Something I didn’t mention in the original post. Look at the absolute Seiboldness of the below - again, this was after an offseason of bragging about unlocking Milford’s talents, giving him confidence, Milf training on the right all off season where apparently he plays his best football.

Round 1: Milford right / Croft left
Round 2 ( mid game swap): Milford left / Croft right
Round 3: Milford left / Croft right / Dearden bench
Round 4: Milford left / Dearden right / Croft bench

The halves haven’t gone 2 games in a row without a significant alteration. How are combinations meant to form? If Milf being on the right was such an obvious thing as Kev was saying in the preseason and he spent all off season training there, why give up on it after 1 and a half games into a season?
 

Caniffe

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Bennett is gone boys

let it go GIF
 

Harry Sack

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Something I didn’t mention in the original post. Look at the absolute Seiboldness of the below - again, this was after an offseason of bragging about unlocking Milford’s talents, giving him confidence, Milf training on the right all off season where apparently he plays his best football.

Round 1: Milford right / Croft left
Round 2 ( mid game swap): Milford left / Croft right
Round 3: Milford left / Croft right / Dearden bench
Round 4: Milford left / Dearden right / Croft bench

The halves haven’t gone 2 games in a row without a significant alteration. How are combinations meant to form? If Milf being on the right was such an obvious thing as Kev was saying in the preseason and he spent all off season training there, why give up on it after 1 and a half games into a season?
Been wondering about the bold tbh. What happened to this? If Staggs at 6 was Kevs intention from the start, as 1910 has indicated...was the bold all bullshit? Or did he work out in the preseason that milf is a lost cause?
 

theshed

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Been wondering about the bold tbh. What happened to this? If Staggs at 6 was Kevs intention from the start, as 1910 has indicated...was the bold all bullshit? Or did he work out in the preseason that milf is a lost cause?

I got the sense he was trying to pump Milf up to get a decent season out of him before breaking the news. Not sure why he gave up on that so quick though and decided publicly lashing him and swapping what side plays on was the better tactic
 

Caniffe

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I got the sense he was trying to pump Milf up to get a decent season out of him before breaking the news. Not sure why he gave up on that so quick though and decided publicly lashing him and swapping what side plays on was the better tactic
Cause it’s working for Payten

oh wait
 

vertigo

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Something I didn’t mention in the original post. Look at the absolute Seiboldness of the below - again, this was after an offseason of bragging about unlocking Milford’s talents, giving him confidence, Milf training on the right all off season where apparently he plays his best football.

Round 1: Milford right / Croft left
Round 2 ( mid game swap): Milford left / Croft right
Round 3: Milford left / Croft right / Dearden bench
Round 4: Milford left / Dearden right / Croft bench

The halves haven’t gone 2 games in a row without a significant alteration. How are combinations meant to form? If Milf being on the right was such an obvious thing as Kev was saying in the preseason and he spent all off season training there, why give up on it after 1 and a half games into a season?
I think it just highlights how absolutely shit both of them are, and in the process trying to squeeze blood from a stone.

Short of a mid-season signing of someone who is willing to come here and get beaten up, they will continue to be our halves and do nothing for us.
 

Alec

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Something I didn’t mention in the original post. Look at the absolute Seiboldness of the below - again, this was after an offseason of bragging about unlocking Milford’s talents, giving him confidence, Milf training on the right all off season where apparently he plays his best football.

Round 1: Milford right / Croft left
Round 2 ( mid game swap): Milford left / Croft right
Round 3: Milford left / Croft right / Dearden bench
Round 4: Milford left / Dearden right / Croft bench

The halves haven’t gone 2 games in a row without a significant alteration. How are combinations meant to form? If Milf being on the right was such an obvious thing as Kev was saying in the preseason and he spent all off season training there, why give up on it after 1 and a half games into a season?
And its probably going to get Seibolder before it gets Seibetter.
 

Sproj

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I dunno man, I’m not seeing much from Kevvie to be excited about thus far. I’m on board as I really like the guy but man, there was a reason Seibold got punted and yet Kevvie seems to be making all the same mistakes.

It makes me wonder, are the powers that be meddling in team selection again?
 

theshed

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I could bleet about the bench use again, or the continuing half mismanagement but what annoyed me most this week, is that he is willing to burn a bench spot for his stupid halves experiment - while Turpin is completely out on his feet. I can understand forcing Turpin to play through fatigue and completely blunt his effectiveness if it allows us to carry 4 forwards on the bench and try and roll through teams in the middle but to burn a bench spot on Croft instead of putting someone on the bench who can give Turpin a spell is borderline negligent. Turpin’s biggest weapon is his intensity and running game and he has no gas left to do it. Without those he’s just Macca but without the experience.

How you pick Croft over Paix, Hetherington, or an alternative bench option blows my mind. At least make Croft get in and play some hooker to give Turpin a spell.
 

Mr Fourex

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Maybe we should change the thread title to "thinking about sacking Kev"

??
 

Foordy

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If you're thinking about sacking a coach after 5 damn rounds, then we're going to go through several coaches every season... right to the point where no competent coach will ever risk coming to us, and all we could ever attract is the likes of Seibold ... but if he's the standard of coach you want, then go nuts
 

Wolfie

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If you're thinking about sacking a coach after 5 damn rounds, then we're going to go through several coaches every season... right to the point where no competent coach will ever risk coming to us, and all we could ever attract is the likes of Seibold ... but if he's the standard of coach you want, then go nuts

Its too early for a sacking, but at the same time, we need to see some improvement in our gameplan and structures. We still look exactly the same as last year imo. I'd say in another 8 or 9 games if we are on the same path its going to be hard for Kevvie to convince people he is the man for the job.

What Kevvie needs to do now is bring in a winner or two on the coaching side with high standards. I know this is an unlikely scenario, but i'd be look at Slater or Cam Smith, at the very least in some kind of consultancy role. Make it financially worth their while. Speaking to a couple of blokes i know who have played with them, They said Slater especially is the sharpest footy brain they have ever been around. I feel to breed a winning mentality, we need winners. This club has the stench of defeat running through its pores right now, mentally they are broken and we need some fresh eyes to get us out of it.
 

I bleed Maroon

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I dunno man, I’m not seeing much from Kevvie to be excited about thus far. I’m on board as I really like the guy but man, there was a reason Seibold got punted and yet Kevvie seems to be making all the same mistakes.

It makes me wonder, are the powers that be meddling in team selection again?

They absolutely are, because if they weren't, Milford would be in reserve grade.
 

theshed

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If you're thinking about sacking a coach after 5 damn rounds, then we're going to go through several coaches every season... right to the point where no competent coach will ever risk coming to us, and all we could ever attract is the likes of Seibold ... but if he's the standard of coach you want, then go nuts

I don’t really want to sack Kev. I actually really want him to work out but I also don’t think he should be beyond criticism just because we all like him as a bloke and because we’ve burnt through coaches. I’m happy to give him this year to see what he can do and what moves he makes in the player market but so far I’m giving him a pretty low rating.

I think we really do need an experienced coaching director to support him. It is likely a pipe dream but a Belly or Wayne at the club in a capacity would be ideal.
 

Mr Fourex

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Kev's presser last night whilst perhaps honest....was fucking alarming.

He appeared lost and clueless as to how to get on the front foot from here.
 

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