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Matthew Younan is a sports journalist from Melbourne who is really passionate about sport, with a particular obsession for all things Aussie rules. Matt also loves following Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Rugby, Swimming, Cycling and Athletics. Matt has successfully completed studies in Sports Journalism and Match Reporting and loves sharing engaging factual content on various sports with his audience.

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Thanks for your comment Charlie. I suppose other heads will roll as a new coach is likely to bring in their own team of assistants but yeah I wonder if Ratts is just a scapegoat for wider issues. Doesn’t seem quite right to single him out. Not sure the Saints are keen on relocating to Tassie.

When sacking the coach is the easy option, but history shows fortune often favours the brave

Thanks for your comment Chris. Interesting points there, I thought they said they were going to release the findings from the review to their members and fans, but I am not aware that it has been released yet.

When sacking the coach is the easy option, but history shows fortune often favours the brave

Thanks for your comment. It’s an interesting point. And I suppose different clubs invest differently into their goal kicking but the saying goes ‘ good kicking is good football and poor kicking is poor football’. So many times a team has lost a game just because they couldn’t kick straight.

When sacking the coach is the easy option, but history shows fortune often favours the brave

Thanks for your comment Andrew. Why do you think that’s the case?

When sacking the coach is the easy option, but history shows fortune often favours the brave

Thanks for your comment Pete. I appreciate the results weren’t great in the second half of the season but is it all Ratts’ fault? Not sure it is and I think he is just a scapegoat for other wider issues.

When sacking the coach is the easy option, but history shows fortune often favours the brave

Thanks for your comment Simoc.

When sacking the coach is the easy option, but history shows fortune often favours the brave

Yeah you’re right Jimmy. They added all four during the free agency and trade period. Tom Mitchell, Dan McStay, Billy Frampton and Bobby Hill will be great pick-ups for the Pies.

Despite the heartbreak, there is plenty of cause for optimism at Collingwood

Thanks for your comment Davico, yeah it does seem harsh especially when they may have played all year and then get dropped just for the Grand Final like Derek Kickett or cop a nasty injury just before the Grand Final like Brendan Whitecross.
I suppose the counter argument though is did they play on the day? It’s definitely an interesting discussion.

Every grand final has heartbreak stories and this one is no exception

Well written piece Dem. Well done! I agree both Dangerfield and Franklin are superstars of the game regardless of what happens in the Grand Final.

Why Saturday doesn't really matter for Pat and Bud

Thanks for your response.

'Something I’ll definitely cherish forever': Fly the Pie wins Coach of the Year Award

Hi Ghost, thanks for your comment. You could argue that the coach of the year is the premiership winning coach. It’s a fair point you make – it’s just an extraordinary job he’s done taking them from 17th to one accurate kick away from the Grand Final. The other thing is that it’s the AFLCA Coach of the Year Award so it’s voted by the Coaches and Assistant Coaches across the competition.

'Something I’ll definitely cherish forever': Fly the Pie wins Coach of the Year Award

Thanks for your comment. I agree he has been great for Collingwood. And he’s played and coached under some of the best coaches in the AFL so has gained some great experience which showed this year.
I also found his comments after the narrow elimination final loss to Geelong really interesting about players lying down on the ground and he talked about the winning mindset and attitude and how they may have lost the game but they’re not losers. I could totally understand the players lying down after being exhausted from such a close game but he quickly changed their mindset to refocus and realise they still had a chance to pursue the ultimate success.

I think the Pies are heading in the right direction.
As a Hawks supporter, I just hope he doesn’t coach you too well to beat us next year.

'Something I’ll definitely cherish forever': Fly the Pie wins Coach of the Year Award

Thanks JGK. Yeah she is 100% all class.

Osaka shows great compassion as Aussie Dasha suffers ACL injury

Yeah the Pies had a great year. Listening to McRae, I think he’ll be keen to use it to motivate the players next year.

Despite the heartbreak, there is plenty of cause for optimism at Collingwood

Thanks for your comment George, not sure I’m following though.

Despite the heartbreak, there is plenty of cause for optimism at Collingwood

Thanks for your comment and positive feedback, appreciate it and I agree the Pies are heading in the right direction.

Despite the heartbreak, there is plenty of cause for optimism at Collingwood

Thanks for your comment Greg. Surprised you thought 2018 was a poor year though. You made the Grand Final and were only a couple of kicks away from winning it.

Despite the heartbreak, there is plenty of cause for optimism at Collingwood

Thanks for your comment FabPhil. Well said. You’re only a kick behind the best two teams and McRae, Wright and the team are the type that will keep pursuing success as you mentioned so I think your pies are on the right track.

Despite the heartbreak, there is plenty of cause for optimism at Collingwood

All the best for next year Jimmy!

Despite the heartbreak, there is plenty of cause for optimism at Collingwood

Thanks for your comment, yeah the Pies showed they can run out matches well and you’re right they’re last quarters and ability to win so many close games was the story of the year. It’s a challenge trying to halt another team’s momentum when they kick a few consecutive goals. I’m sure McCrae and the coaching panel will probably try to work on that over the preseason.

Despite the heartbreak, there is plenty of cause for optimism at Collingwood

Thanks Peter, appreciate your comment.

Despite the heartbreak, there is plenty of cause for optimism at Collingwood

Thanks for your comment Foz, appreciate it.
I agree Craig McRae is a phenomenal coach. He had served a great apprenticeship including playing and winning three premierships with the Brisbane Lions under AFL great Leigh Matthews. This was followed by assistant coaching stints under multiple premiership coaches including at Hawthorn under Alastair Clarkson and at Richmond under triple-premiership coach Damien Hardwick. He was also a specialist coach with the incredibly successful Melbourne Storm so all of that has helped him build his experience.

And yeah Graham Wright was really successful at Hawthorn and has now gona across to Collingwood and helped them achieve success too and you’re right Nick Daicos could be anything. Very talented player.

Despite the heartbreak, there is plenty of cause for optimism at Collingwood

Thanks for your comment Al. Who do you barrack for?

Can the Swans continue their dominance in Sydney... or will the Pies be too good in the battle of the birds?

Thanks for your comment Peter. You’re right the Pies are really fit. Their fourth quarters this year have been incredible and today was no exception. They were so close. Hope you’re ok.

Can the Swans continue their dominance in Sydney... or will the Pies be too good in the battle of the birds?

Hope you’re ok Chris.

Can the Swans continue their dominance in Sydney... or will the Pies be too good in the battle of the birds?

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