Rob Wright not offered a new contract

Rob Wright not offered a new contract2020-09-29T12:44:38+10:00

Forums Australia Rob Wright not offered a new contract

Viewing 15 posts - 31 through 45 (of 45 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • englishrose21
    Participant
    Post count: 130

    Wow that’ll be really disappointing if true. I’ve really liked the assistant coaches. Also I think Nicole Richardson especially has been amazing, the defence has been really good this year, Mentor, Ward and Bragg have been great. What a way to reward the defence coach if she has been given the boot 🤦🏻‍♀️

    Tully
    Participant
    Post count: 1300

    Perhaps the players didn’t know when they signed on though?

    Surprising as Upton and Richardson are both very popular amongst the players and have long standing relationships with a lot of the VIC players. Both would have zero issues getting back involved with NV though to continue coaching if that’s the hat they want.

    nuts4netty
    Participant
    Post count: 18

    On the latest Inner Circle Podcast Bianca Chatfield raised interesting points about Collingwood and their future plans.

    Apparently all the Super Netball licences were given for a 5 year period so they all only have one year to go. Her point, from memory, was would Collingwood go all out to win in the final year and if they don’t they give netball away, especially as they have their “female” presence with the AFLW team?

    The choice of new coach may show what their intentions are. If they give the job to someone inexperienced (cheap) and don’t recruit anyone in the “expensive” range of players does this indicate they just want to get through the next year by minimising their spending and then it’s all over?

    mcleod
    Participant
    Post count: 1425

    Interesting from the Pies, but not surprising.

    Jbss
    Participant
    Post count: 231

    Hopefully if the Pies don’t keep the SSN team netball vic can get a geelong team off the ground.

    Netballcrazy1
    Participant
    Post count: 2227

    I don’t think it would be smart to scrap Magpies as a team in the SSN. Sure they haven’t been as successful as maybe people imagined but branding a new team is not ideal. I can’t see Collingwood not wanting to stay involved either so hopefully it’s not something to worry about

    Tully
    Participant
    Post count: 1300

    A Geelong team would be awesome, the team Geelong Grammar had a couple of years ago was insane – Allie Smith, Ruby Barkmeyer (Vixens TP and Aus u 21 squad, actually from Bendigo but went to school in Geelong) and Ellie Leydin (Fury 2019). They were coached by Di Honey. Mannix and Tayla Honey also played for Geelong Grammar. Of course Philip is from Anglesea and Simone McKinnis and Susan Meaney are from Geelong. So over time so many outstanding players have come from the area.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by Tully.
    K2
    Participant
    Post count: 78

    If Collingwood does not stay, would an ACT team make more sense than Geelong? It would be great to get the AIS involved, like back in the Canberra Darters days.

    K2
    Participant
    Post count: 78

    This sounds very likely to me. There really hasn’t been much defection from Vixens supporters to the Magpies, and the Magpies have underperformed.

    Netballcrazy1
    Participant
    Post count: 2227

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Victorian team added in the future but I can’t see that in the short term. ACT will probably be the next state to get a team.
    I also can’t see Collingwood losing their license, and it would be pretty bad for the SSN as well, a step backwards.

    K2
    Participant
    Post count: 78

    I don’t think the suggestion is that Collingwood will lose it – the suggestion is that they will opt out because it is too expensive/too little reward and they won’t want it.

    Jbss
    Participant
    Post count: 231

    Yep agree with a lot of points. Best case scenario for me is that the ACT gets a team, even if it means a bye round is introduced and the magpies stay or if what Chatfield seems to think will happen is going to happen then a second Victorian team also gets off the ground to support all their talent. I was basically saying Geelong would be a good replacement for Collingwood, less polarising and will have a very proud fan base already like SCL. However I would LOVE to see a Canberra team next year added to the mix. I’m not sure how likely it is given all the licensing deals run out next year.

    Netballcrazy1
    Participant
    Post count: 2227

    No, I don’t think anyone is suggesting a new team would be joining next year. I can’t see that happening. Besides, I think we should be more concerned with the rules fro 2021… I am worried that the bonus pt system will return because the only reason they didn’t use it this season was because of the condensed format

    K2
    Participant
    Post count: 78

    The argument is that if Collingwood do not want to participate in SSN and do not renew their licence at end of 2021 there could be new teams for 2022. That is something SSN will need to keep a close eye on next year and they would be crazy not to plan for it.

    Jbss – totally agree, Geelong would make much more sense than Collingwood!

    montyb
    Participant
    Post count: 43

    I know Rob is ‘unique’ in his communication approach, but i have found his time out chats incredibly vague and confusing almost every time. Geva gives him time to finish, then she starts to say something clear and concise and he interrupts with more commentary….it happened several times and i cringe everytime. I hope he can be utilised as a brilliant specialist coach somewhere. Come to NZ rob – you and Noels would be a brilliant, slightly kookie combo – i’d love to see it.

Viewing 15 posts - 31 through 45 (of 45 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Forums Australia Rob Wright not offered a new contract