Posts Tagged "Kevin Sheedy"

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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Israel Folau’s former AFL coach Kevin Sheedy has defended the character of the NSW Waratahs recruit, saying he is one of the more honest people he’s dealt with in his 45-year career.

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Greater Western Sydney Coach Kevin Sheedy will meet up with veteran Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson this month and pick the brains of Britain’s most successful football manager.

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If I wore a hat, I’d be taking it off right now for Israel Folau, who announced on Thursday afternoon he was leaving AFL and heading back to a sport he was more comfortable with: rugby league, or maybe even rugby union.

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Kevin Sheedy will hand Leon Cameron the reins to the GWS Giants in 2014, but he has already been handed a ticket to become a premiership coach by Mark Williams.

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Leon Cameron feels his decision to succeed Kevin Sheedy as senior coach at AFL club Greater Western Sydney was a no-brainer.

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The legendary AFL coaching career of Kevin Sheedy appears to have an end point, with Greater Western Sydney expected to announce a succession plan.

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Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy wants Israel Folau to unleash the rage in 2013, while the former NRL star says a pre-game chill pill was the reason behind his best AFL performance to date.

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Israel Folau’s first year in the AFL hasn’t gone exactly as planned. Folau was a solid contributor in the lower leagues last year, when he would, on occasion, kick four or five goals a game.

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Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy says Israel Folau’s struggles on Saturday were related to education, not a lack of effort.

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A six-goal streak stretching across halftime carried Gold Coast to their first home win on Saturday night, a scrappy 30-point victory over Greater Western Sydney.

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Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy admits he lives in fairytales, but even the man who’s seen all there is to see in the AFL couldn’t have foretold the story of his 1000th game.

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The GWS Giants celebrate the 1000th game for Kevin Sheedy as a player and coach as Port Adelaide come to town. We’ll have live scores from 2.10pm AEST.

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Greater Western Sydney coach Kevin Sheedy was always going to make light work of Collingwood’s attempt to keep Travis Cloke’s contract negotiations out of the spotlight.

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