Paul Amy has tweeted that Peter German will coach the Coburg Lions next year. Announcement expected today.
It is believed to be a 2 year deal
Will be what the burgers need. Great get.
Good. As a former EDFL coach German should have some links that get players to make the move.
German won't be going to Coburg empty handed. Reckon there might be a few good players from EDFL, NFL and Calder cannons that will be keen. They also would need a couple of experienced afl players that have been delisted and missed out on draft. Of course they can't be spending big bucks to entice them. They should use Frankston as a model for players that want to be drafted will be given a good chance at a stand alone vfl team. Hope Coburg can do well next year and be at least competitive which I am sure they will under Peter German.
He's going to find it a bit of a culture shock; going from the Seagulls where he would have wanted for nothing to Coburg where they won't have the money top buy him a new clipboard!
Maybe after a few heavy losses, some of his trademark arrogance might not be quite so evident ..........
I'll bring my own clipboard for him Mustang!
Excited to be working with him!
Welcome to the site Mozzamaniac!
Really good appointment by the Lions. Hopefully he really recruits strongly. I'd love to see Coburg up and about in 2014.
Good luck to the Burgers Mozzamaniac. Germo will get the best out of his players.
"Story" on VFL web site:
good get by the Burgers but it puzzles me on a number of fronts:
1. if he is still contracted to the Bulldogs how can he coach an opposition club (slight conflict of interest!);
2. if he is not still contracted to the Bulldogs why didn't Willi keep him on as coach?
3. why didn't the Bulldogs grab him, an experienced successful coach with a pub in Footscray?
Strange all around .......
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