Posts Tagged "Kevin Sheedy"

AFL coaching legend Kevin Sheedy says he’s not bothered that his swan song might be overseeing the first winless season by any club in almost five decades.

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This time last season the Gold Coast Suns were an embarrassment on the field in their second season in the competition.

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Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy questioned the hardness of his players after they suffered a nightmarish 129-point derby thrashing by premiers Sydney in their first AFL appearance at the SCG.

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Putting names on the back of players jumpers could be a reality in years to come, with the AFL admitting that there has been a push from various coaches within the league.

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The football public are either stupid or conditioned to finding something to whinge about. I honestly don’t know how else to put it.

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Life after football is a foreign concept to Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy. It’s no surprise given the AFL has been his life for so long.

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When people look at which horses to buy at the annual yearling sales they always use the bloodlines as a guide to likely success. Imagine how much money the offspring of Black Caviar will fetch.

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Greater Western Sydney’s Kevin Sheedy wants to deliver two experienced AFL recruits to his club at the end of his 29th and final season as a head coach.

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Greater Western Sydney’s foray into becoming a strong AFL entity in Western Sydney has come under immense pressure for a myriad of reasons in the past 48 hours.

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Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy says he meant nothing untoward by Sunday’s comments in which he described Western Sydney Wanderers’ A-League success as getting a leg-up from the “immigration department”.

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On and off the field, AFL club Greater Western Sydney were singing the second-year blues on Sunday.

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Give credit where credit is due. Whatever your thoughts are about Kevin Sheedy’s final season at Greater Western Sydney, one thing which cannot be questioned and should be loudly applauded: his ability to sell his product.

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Moments of levity have been rare for Essendon coach James Hird in a tumultuous AFL season.

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Throughout more than a decade of covering AFL for the Sydney Morning Herald, I was frequently asked questions about the game, but none as regularly as the one which – despite my departure from the newspaper – has continued to follow me.

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The Gold Coast Suns have had two years in the AFL to perform, the Greater Western Sydney Giants just one. Both won the wooden spoon in their first years, 2011 and 2012, respectively.

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The reigning premiers and a power club revitalised by an old adversary – Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy couldn’t have hoped for a better start to his 29th AFL season in charge.

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Former Western Bulldog captain Brad Johnson provided food for thought in his article entitled ‘AFL doping just doesn’t make sense‘.

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Greater Western Sydney mentor Kevin Sheedy has gone back to the future in formulating the Giants’ leadership group for his 29th and final AFL season as a head coach.

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When the AFL decided to introduce an 18th club, based in Western Sydney, they needed a strategy to help get the club kick-started. There are two strategies they could have used – ‘Moneyball’ and the ‘youth policy’.

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Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy is targeting as many as six wins in 2013 as his fledgling AFL club aims to build on a solid inaugural season.

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