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    Paul Groves Re-Appointed

    http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-04-2...-for-two-years

    As above, our AFLW Premiership Winning Coach has been rewarded with a contract extension until the end of 2020. Congratulations to him.
    Smokey this is not 'Nam, this is bowling. There are rules.

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    Re: Paul Groves Re-Appointed

    Great stuff. When I read tgat he was coming out of contract I did wonder.
    AFLW Premiers 2018

    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.
    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed.
    And I said "Obie, I don't think I can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. "
    "He said, "Shut up, kid. Get in the back of the patrol car. "


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    Re: Paul Groves Re-Appointed

    He deserves it after reinventing the team with a new game plan and winning a premiership
    Premierships: AFL 1954, 2016 VFA - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, VFL: 2014, 2016 . Champions of Victoria 1924. AFLW - 2018.

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    Re: Paul Groves Re-Appointed

    He was terrible in the first season, trying to implement a game plan not suited to women’s football at that stage. Turning it around and making the girls all the better for it, was truly remarkable and he certainly deserves his contract extension.
    "Loves a scrap....oh yeah & he's a pretty handy footballer as well"

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    Re: Paul Groves Re-Appointed

    Where did the AFLW team finish last year? It was like second or third last wasn't it?
    AFLW Premiers 2018

    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.
    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed.
    And I said "Obie, I don't think I can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. "
    "He said, "Shut up, kid. Get in the back of the patrol car. "


    Arlo Guthrie

    WOOF NUMBER 6

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    Re: Paul Groves Re-Appointed

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Where did the AFLW team finish last year? It was like second or third last wasn't it?
    Think it was 3rd last but in that season we only had one forward who was injured .
    All clubs learnt quickly you need two forwards and even though we lost one we had a couple of backs who could move forward.
    I have found the women's sides tend to play the same as the men AFL side structurally.
    Bring back the biff

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    Re: Paul Groves Re-Appointed

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Where did the AFLW team finish last year? It was like second or third last wasn't it?
    We finished 1st in 2018, hence the home GF. There were no preliminary or semi finals.
    Smokey this is not 'Nam, this is bowling. There are rules.

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    Re: Paul Groves Re-Appointed

    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutsPeanuts View Post
    We finished 1st in 2018, hence the home GF. There were no preliminary or semi finals.
    PP, Twodogs was talking about 2017.
    Premierships: AFL 1954, 2016 VFA - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, VFL: 2014, 2016 . Champions of Victoria 1924. AFLW - 2018.

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    Re: Paul Groves Re-Appointed

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    PP, Twodogs was talking about 2017.
    I should have said first year, that would have been better.
    AFLW Premiers 2018

    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.
    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed.
    And I said "Obie, I don't think I can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. "
    "He said, "Shut up, kid. Get in the back of the patrol car. "


    Arlo Guthrie

    WOOF NUMBER 6

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    Re: Paul Groves Re-Appointed

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    I should have said first year, that would have been better.
    My mistake. Misread your post, somehow didn't read the word 'last' which completely altered the impression.
    Smokey this is not 'Nam, this is bowling. There are rules.

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    Re: Paul Groves Re-Appointed

    Quote Originally Posted by SlimPickens View Post
    He was terrible in the first season, trying to implement a game plan not suited to women’s football at that stage. Turning it around and making the girls all the better for it, was truly remarkable and he certainly deserves his contract extension.
    My mail is that he wasn't given the autonomy he should have in his first year, and was pushed to implement that game plan. Second year was able to just focus on getting the basics/skills right and it paid dividends.

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