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mattyc
Ryan O'Connor
Read in the record that he retired! :o
NorthPort
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Now working as General Manager at Coburg I think.. heard a bit on SEN and on ABC about it.






burgerboys
yes onslaught that is correct. Ryan is the new GM at Burgerland.
footyman
He's got a fair bit of work to do, especially with their reserves side copping a 20 goal flogging by Bendigo today. Absolutely disgraceful.
baktiger
[quote="footyman"]He's got a fair bit of work to do, especially with their reserves side copping a 20 goal flogging by Bendigo today. Absolutely disgraceful.[/quote] Not apologising for the weak efforts, but the reserves side was somewhat depleted with a number of players moving up to the seniors due to Richmond's injury/form woes. Both seniors and reserves both suffered from this, whilst Bendigo were able to put in several class AFL players in their seniors and that probably would have filtered down to having senior players in their reserves. Still, they played crap though! Next round should see a few more Richmond AFL players in Coburg's seniors, and consequentially, the reserves should be stronger. These split round thing mess things up like that.
Dolphin
That's what happens with an alignment. Clubs don't develop their own list and get left to whims of the "Boss". I don't say its wrong, I just suggest that that was the clubs decision so they need to accept it as a given.
footyman
[quote="Dolphin"]That's what happens with an alignment. Clubs don't develop their own list and get left to whims of the "Boss". I don't say its wrong, I just suggest that that was the clubs decision so they need to accept it as a given.[/quote] There are massive problems in some aligned clubs when it comes to creating some team spirit and a bit of passion around the place. Down at Werribee all the 2s players reverse a ute or two up against the fence and sit together making a bit of a racket while the senior game is being played. That's what a good club environment is like. Aligned clubs also have a big problem of keeping decent lists together because when they do get good VFL players, they don't get a chance in the seniors because player X, a 28 year old dud who is on an AFL list has to play senior VFL footy. So the young talented players stay at the VFL club for a season and then leave to get opportunities to play senior footy and better cash at a local club. Watch this week, if Richmond want to drop half a dozen players back to Coburg for the split round, it will probably be the young VFL players who have to pay the price - despite them actually performing reasonably well. Some clubs are getting the alignments right, others are bloody miles away. Coburg are in the latter category.
baktiger
If Richmond ever get a full list together, the problem will become much worse. Flood said early this year that he was trying to find the correct balance between the VFL players and the AFL players. He's obviously still looking.
footyman
Anyone know how long the arrangement lasts between Coburg and Richmond? I think the Punt Road games are a winner for Richmond, 3000-4000 people before the Tigers play at the MCG. Not sure that the Coburg thing is working for their young players either.
baktiger
[quote="footyman"]Anyone know how long the arrangement lasts between Coburg and Richmond? [/quote] I believe (but not completey sure) that this is the second year of a 3 year agreement. However, this might have been renegotiated at some stage.