Is Carlton CEO Greg Swan trying to turn the CFC into Collingwood?

Ever since Greg Swan landed at Carlton from Collingwood. i have always worried about his, very close ties with the magpies. now im really sure. that he is trying to give my club the magpie influence.

Brett Ratten has been given 2 new assistant coaches. both ex Collingwood players. Alan Richardson comes to the club as a head assistant coach, via Essondon. where he was part of the coaching panel with Mathew Knights. Gavin Brown being the other. and as most pies fans would know. he has been the VFL coach for Collingwood in the past few seasons.

So what gives i say. this has to be heart breaking news to most Carlton fans. as the magpie influence into our proud club seems to be deepening.
cheers.

Shifty no club is an island.Just look at Geelong with Thomo,and the Pies with Malthouse.Every major club,poaches players and coaches,to try and be successful. The Saints have had the best fullback of all time Stephen Silvani.Since his contract has expired hope the Pies pinch him. The information he holds would be invaluable.

The AFL game is consistently evolving,and you always need new ideas to run your club, whether its from a coaching perspective or administrative perspective. The Pies have had to reinvent themselves to be ,where they are today.Firstly through,administrative procedures. Eddy McGuire was appointed President from the ill reputed Alan McAllister in the 1990s. Eddy then approached Malthouse to the club,to try and instill new ideas to get the club rolling again.It was a long arduous process,but the hard work has paid off with Pies winning another Premiership,after 11 years of struggle and pain.
If there ain’t no pain,there ain’t no gain.

Membership is skyrocketing with good marketing,and i guess membership for the Collingwood will increase from next year.

Swan is obviously trying to get the Carlton ball rolling and bring success to your club.I wouldn’t get the idea,he is there to spoil a blues revival in continued success. Carlton have obviously appointed him,because a superb administrator.

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5 Responses to Is Carlton CEO Greg Swan trying to turn the CFC into Collingwood?

  1. Nightskald says:

    I for one am not impressed that we have a couple of ex-Pies at the club – and Richardson didn’t do much at Essendon so far as I could tell.

    Brown, though could be a different matter – he was a terrific leader on and off the field during his playing days at Collingwood, and he might actually turn a lot of the attitudes of the club around from our current "Yeah, that’ll do" to a more positive one.

    There’s rumour of Carlton getting a third assistant coach that we’ll love – I can only think of it being SOS, as he’s not on the coaching staff of St Kilda for next season – and we need a good defensive coach – the Saints have conceded the least amount of points 2 years or so in a row, you can’t get a better recommendation for defence than that.

    As for the rest of things, well, let’s hope the recruitment staff are clever and careful with their selections.

    They unearthed potential talent in Kane Lucas and Simon White last year – hopefully we’ll find a couple of pieces to the puzzle that gets the Blues back on track to being the team it used to be.References :

  2. Quandary says:

    I think Bomber brought a couple of people over from Essendon and we certainly questioned that … but let me tell you Shifty, once you get that premiership member’s cap and video in the mail … you won’t give a rats left testicle where the guys came from.

    It’s pretty natural the CEO will know where to find a few good hands who might be able to change some of the stuff he doesn’t like the look of. You wouldn’t argue if Jolly, Daisy and Swan decided to follow him over would you? :-PReferences :

  3. Romper Stomper says:

    Both Brown and Richardson are good pick ups Shifty, they have both done well over the years, as Quandary said it won’t matter where they’re from once you start winning more games and have some more success.References :

  4. kaitalex22 says:

    Mate I wasn’t real impressed when Collingwood hired Daniher as an assistant after the way he played against us in 1990. (He was the one who knocked out Gavin Brown for those who just came in). However, the club needs something in-fluxed into them to turn the club around from one of the longest slumps ever in the proud Carlton Football club. He may well be trying to install a similar plan to collingwoods successful game plan, as far as coaching is concerned anyway, and the way the Collingwood club is professionally run. Lets face it, the Carlton administrators have definitely struggled for some time now, with some quite embarrassing efforts. I would question however, gaining anybody that comes from the complete failure Knights group, I would seriously be worried about that. It could also be that they are viewing giving Brown a shot at the senior title if Ratten fails to improve again in 2011.
    That would be my serious answer, the other answer I have for you Shifty, is it is about time someone down at Princes Park realised just how good us Collingwood folk are and employed a few more around the club nyut nyut nyut. By the way, you can’t say that Heath Scotland has been a bad pick up for you. Sad to see him leave the pies. Anyway Shifty that’s all I got to say on the matter, cheers mate.References :

  5. smooth operator says:

    Shifty no club is an island.Just look at Geelong with Thomo,and the Pies with Malthouse.Every major club,poaches players and coaches,to try and be successful. The Saints have had the best fullback of all time Stephen Silvani.Since his contract has expired hope the Pies pinch him. The information he holds would be invaluable.

    The AFL game is consistently evolving,and you always need new ideas to run your club, whether its from a coaching perspective or administrative perspective. The Pies have had to reinvent themselves to be ,where they are today.Firstly through,administrative procedures. Eddy McGuire was appointed President from the ill reputed Alan McAllister in the 1990s. Eddy then approached Malthouse to the club,to try and instill new ideas to get the club rolling again.It was a long arduous process,but the hard work has paid off with Pies winning another Premiership,after 11 years of struggle and pain.
    If there ain’t no pain,there ain’t no gain.

    Membership is skyrocketing with good marketing,and i guess membership for the Collingwood will increase from next year.

    Swan is obviously trying to get the Carlton ball rolling and bring success to your club.I wouldn’t get the idea,he is there to spoil a blues revival in continued success. Carlton have obviously appointed him,because a superb administrator.References :

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