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Coaching swap for Williamstown, Casey

Coaching swap for Williamstown, CaseyFrom Leader Group Newspapers
Reported by Paul Amy
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Bradley Gotch is Scorpions-bound. Photo: Mark Wilson

CASEY and Williamstown have completed a trade of coaches, with the Scorpions locking in Bradley Gotch as their new senior mentor.

Casey swooped on Gotch after Willy replaced him with Peter German, who steered the Scorpions to the finals this year and was named VFL coach of the season.

German will also serve as the development coach for the Western Bulldogs.

Gotch pointed the Scorpions to a premiership in 1996, when the club was based at Springvale.

He coached Williamstown from 2002-2009, a long engagement highlighted by the 2003 flag, but the Seagulls decided not to reappoint him for next season following their lacklustre finals campaign.

Young Scorpions show they pack a sting

From The Age
Reported by Brent Diamond
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CASEY Scorpions remain in the hunt for a top-four berth after a six-point win over Williamstown in the penultimate round at Casey Fields yesterday.

And livewire North Melbourne forwards Corey Jones and Lindsay Thomas put on a show for North Ballarat with eight goals between them in the Roosters' 72-point demolition of Bendigo Bombers.

Inexperienced Scorps outclassed in opener

From Leader Community Newspapers
Reported by Chris Weaver
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IT had the appearance of boys against men.

The Casey Scorpions suffered a 103-point hiding at the hands of Sandringham in their VFL opener at the Trevor Barker Beach Oval on Sunday.

To make matters worse, it was the Zebras with whom the Scorpions had swapped AFL partners, as Sandringham finds itself married to St Kilda.

All Greek to German

Peter German addresses his players at Casey Fields on Sunday. Photo TANYA FRYFrom
Reported by Paddy Higgs
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HE’S had to come to grips with new players in a new team in a new league with a new affiliation.

So when coach Peter German was asked about his expectations for his Casey Scorpions in 2009, the answer was hardly a surprise.

“None. We’d love to play in finals, but with the new alignment with Melbourne and so many new players we don’t know where we stand in the competition at the moment and I don’t think a lot of clubs do either,” German said.

“Round 10 we might sit down and look at it and say ok, we’ve just about played everyone and we’ve seen what’s gone on in the competition ... but at the moment, we don’t know ourselves yet, so it’s hard to really set goals.”

Lacko joins Scorpions

From the Pakenham Cardinia Leader
Reported by Paul Amy

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FORMER Dandenong star Andrew Lacko has joined the Casey Scorpions as an assistant coach.

The dual Dandy best and fairest played for the club briefly in its Springvale days, after the Redlegs were wound up at the end of the 1994 season.

He later coached and played in the Eastern league.

A classy centreman, Lacko covered a lot of ground during his playing days. But he will be doing less miles in his coaching role: he lives not far from the Casey Fields ground.

Meanwhile the Scorpions have signed leading VAFA forward Matt Moore.