Posts Tagged "Guy McKenna"

As the Gold Coast Suns close out their second year, it’s interesting to compare their first two seasons to the other new starters the AFL has had over the last 25 years.

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Strict new AFL poaching rules ensured Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna was coy on whether the Suns would pursue Adelaide star forward Kurt Tippett.

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Gutted Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna believes his struggling outfit are closer to being a consistent AFL threat after wayward goal-kicking denied the Suns a win against Brisbane.

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The countdown might have been criticised as childish by an unimpressed Brisbane but the Gold Coast Suns have vowed to man up in their AFL derby at Metricon Stadium on Saturday.

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I think the expectations placed on the Gold Coast Suns this year were completely unrealistic and decidedly unfair.

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Mick Malthouse will be in the coach’s box once again at either Princes Park or Metricon Stadium next year.

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The numbers aren’t great for the Gold Coast – with only nine games left this season, the winless Suns need a miracle in a third of those just to match last year’s return of three victories.

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Another 100 point loss. The Gold Coast Suns are now sitting last with no wins from their first 13 games. The AFL’s new boys have dispelled any estimates that they would improve on their tally of three wins in their debut season.

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No longer able to defend his battling AFL team, fed-up Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna has demanded the Suns stand up for themselves ahead of Saturday night’s home clash with North Melbourne.

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Gold Coast Suns coach Guy McKenna has blasted his side after their 95-point AFL loss to St Kilda on Saturday night, labelling their performance “totally unacceptable”.

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Sherrin magnet Gary Ablett won’t be told to change his ways despite Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna agreeing with critics that his captain’s dominance may stifle the development of junior teammates.

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After watching the Greater Western Sydney versus Gold Coast game on the weekend, one thing stuck out to me. It was the difference a good coach can make, as compared to a lousy one.

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Gold Coast should wipe the Manuka Oval deck with Greater Western Sydney when the two expansion sides do battle this weekend.

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I know you’ll be shocked as I was, especially if you’re a regular reader of this site, but I have to break it to you. Last weekend, a man had an opinion about sport.

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If Karmichael Hunt isn’t a bona fide AFL player now, he will be soon, says his Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna.

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In what would give rivals nightmares, Gold Coast Suns coach Guy McKenna has dreamt up a way to make Gary Ablett more dangerous.

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The expansion teams are back on the agenda after GWS and Gold Coast received two massive thumpings on Easter Sunday, but we should all just relax.

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Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna says his developing AFL club face another steep learning curve this season, as they become more tactically advanced.

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Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna wants his young Suns to start acting like men. Still smarting from the 69-point season-opening loss to Adelaide, McKenna sounded like a frustrated dad on Wednesday as he wondered aloud when his band of youngsters would come of age.

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They say a watched pot never boils. In that case, the Gold Coast Suns will be hoping they fly straight under the radar in their sophomore year in the AFL.

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