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    Don Pyke sacked

    Gone!

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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    First time we've lost 5 coaches since 2011.
    It's a ruthless industry at times.
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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    So he coached Claremonet. Then a director at WCE. Then Assistant at Adelaide under Neil Craig. Then back to WA. Then assistant at West Coast under Simpson with responsibilities for 'stoppages, structure and strategy'. Then took over the main gig at Adelaide taking them to a GF.

    I wonder if he's a similar sort to BMac? Good assistant, but not head coach. Seems to have a good footy brain and worked well under an Al Clarkson prodigy at WCE. I wonder if he's a Leppa, Voss, BMac, Sanderson type that can transition back to being a good assistant?
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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    So he coached Claremonet. Then a director at WCE. Then Assistant at Adelaide under Neil Craig. Then back to WA. Then assistant at West Coast under Simpson with responsibilities for 'stoppages, structure and strategy'. Then took over the main gig at Adelaide taking them to a GF.

    I wonder if he's a similar sort to BMac? Good assistant, but not head coach.
    Its a good question. Would this have been done with player exit interviews at their disposal?

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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    I hope Keath will not want to stay there now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog4life View Post
    I hope Keath will not want to stay there now.
    Early talk is Pyke walked (who knows but timing odd). Wonder if Freo job a chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog4life View Post
    I hope Keath will not want to stay there now.
    Their list manager is the problem with Keath (no idea on Pyke). I've read their offer is only two years and on less money than us. Ours is apparently 4 years on close to $600,000. With their old list I can see them needing a lot of draft picks to start rebuilding this year. A second rounder for Keath would be attractive. He won't ever play finals if he stays, plus less years and less money. I think it shouldn't change the situation, unless he thinks the joint is burning down and wants out more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grantysghost View Post
    Early talk is Pyke walked (who knows but timing odd). Wonder if Freo job a chance?
    AFL.com.au reported it as a sacking? Interesting.
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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogtragic View Post
    AFL.com.au reported it as a sacking? Interesting.
    Is a bit.
    Here's the statement from club.

    https://m.afc.com.au/news/2019-09-12...s-senior-coach

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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    So the inquisition's going well then.

    Pyke and Tex were a pair, reputedly, so it's difficult to imagine the latter not thinking hard about seeking a fresh start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Science View Post
    So the inquisition's going well then.

    Pyke and Tex were a pair, reputedly, so it's difficult to imagine the latter not thinking hard about seeking a fresh start.
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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    I’m not totally shocked by this
    Sounds a bit like McCartney’s dying days with us

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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    Pressure off Hinkley?
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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    You have to wonder (a bit of a sliding doors moment I suppose) had they won the Grand Final two years ago, would this still be happening.
    Bulldogs and Bevo wins in 2016 and doesn't play finals for two years after yet we extend his contract, Pyke loses the 2017 GF and doesn't play finals for the next two years and is sacked/quit.
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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Rot View Post
    Pressure off Hinkley?
    Haven't they already come out and said he's right for 2020?

    Cameron was the one who probably dodged a bullet last week.
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