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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    Quote Originally Posted by Scraggers View Post
    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.
    Quite an age difference between the two lists.
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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.
    Crows fans seem to think Burton is the real problem, and that Tex has fallen out with him.
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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    It's a high portion of coaches being sacked or moved on in one year isn't it?

    I wonder how much pressure Cameron would have been under if we rolled GWS last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofra View Post
    Crows fans seem to think Burton is the real problem, and that Tex has fallen out with him.
    Its hard to see Burton surviving this review. To be honest I'm surprised he hasn't walked already.

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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    Quote Originally Posted by Scraggers View Post
    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.
    Absolutely no way this would be happening - the tone of *that* pre season camp would've been far different had they won
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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    The most interesting part of Pyke’s statement was this:

    “I would like to make one quick comment around AFL football. The landscape we now operate in as an industry is more challenging than ever for players, administrators, boards and coaches and this is leading to a wide range of issues around contentment. I hope that in the future we can find a better balance in how we view the game regardless of result - otherwise I fear for people’s genuine love of the game.“

    In an industry where 17/18 (94%) are losers at the end of each season, what can we do to find that better balance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SquirrelGrip View Post
    The most interesting part of Pyke’s statement was this:

    “I would like to make one quick comment around AFL football. The landscape we now operate in as an industry is more challenging than ever for players, administrators, boards and coaches and this is leading to a wide range of issues around contentment. I hope that in the future we can find a better balance in how we view the game regardless of result - otherwise I fear for people’s genuine love of the game.“

    In an industry where 17/18 (94%) are losers at the end of each season, what can we do to find that better balance?
    The number of sacked Coaches this year has been unprecedented. You could probably add both Pyke and Worsfold to the list, both of whom have suffered from poor Club cultures. The Crows problem has been compounded by a poor playing list with a number playing below par. Strong Clubs remain powerful through good administration and Coaches which allows them to maintain their status on the League ladder.

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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    Burton and Camper gone
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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Burton and Camper gone
    Burton was never going to survive that review. Stunned he hung around to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westdog54 View Post
    Burton was never going to survive that review. Stunned he hung around to be honest.
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    At this rate Justin Reid (Dodoro Jr) might be list manager as well as the playing captain and head coach, and the playing assistant coaches and the preseason camp coordinator.

    It's actually hard to fathom to Adelaide has come to this, and anyone who wants to be paid at Port Adealide wants out. How the mighty have fallen in SA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    Burton and Camper gone
    along with Pyke.

    They needed that external review. I'm a bit surprised some of the other senior personnel didn't get pushed through the exit door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post
    along with Pyke.

    They needed that external review. I'm a bit surprised some of the other senior personnel didn't get pushed through the exit door.
    Yep, it seems pretty token. No doubt Burton had to go, but the conclusion was that the place is devoid of leadership and has a toxic culture. The people with their hands on the wheel have escaped blame for this car wreck and the guy who was in the boot is getting all the blame.

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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    Quote Originally Posted by westdog54 View Post
    Burton was never going to survive that review. Stunned he hung around to be honest.
    Wasn’t Burton at Brisbane when they were a basket case?
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    Re: Don Pyke sacked

    Matthew Nicks new coach
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