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.
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.