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Buckley’s Chance

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:33 am
by BenDoolan

There endeth the success-less career at the Pies as player & senior coach.

I do like a bit of poetic justice. He’s been delivered it in spades.

At the very first chance of leaving the Brisbane Bears after being drafted there, he left stating “I want to play at a successful club”.

Since he left...

Brisbane morphed into the Brisbane Lions and went on to win 3 successive flags - 2 of them against Buckley in ‘02 & ‘03.

Buckley retired as a player after the narrow Prelim Final loss to the Cats in 2007. Cats went onto winning the flag the following week by 119 points.

Desperately wanted to be senior coach the year Malthouse took them to success in 2010. Probably had a lot to do with their success as an assistant, but assistants don’t get the glory.

10 years of senior coaching yielded a near flag - pipped at the post by one of the greatest finishes in Grand Final history. How lovely that was 8)

Perhaps the Lions might win the flag this year? It would be fitting :lol:

Farewell FIGJAM.

Note: For the record, I acknowledge that he was an exceptional footballer and a very good coach.

Re: Buckley’s Chance

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:04 pm
by grassy1
If he stayed at the Real Port Adelaide,he would have Won a few. :lol:

As for 2018,naaaaahhhh!!!!!

I wanted a Double Forfeit,with 3rd place being declared Automatic Premiers!

Who came 3rd that year,MH? :mrgreen: 8) :lol:

Re: Buckley’s Chance

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:23 pm
by nudder12
One of the first things I thought of when I heard he quit today, was.....I wonder where he'll pop up next.
And for some reason, no idea why, I just don't think he will pop up as coach anywhere else.
Maybe an assistant again somewhere?
And no doubt he'll be snapped up by media, but as a head coach at AFL level? Can't see it.
Others thoughts???