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A good player doesnt necessarily make a good coach, and big clubs would do well to look at the talent and experience in the VFL
The coaching ranks of the AFL, whose tactical weaponry has been so derivative of foreign football leagues in the past two decades, remain noticeable immune from influence in one key area: by and large, the demographic profile of AFL coaches skews younger than that of the other codes.
In the NFL, the average age of the head coach is 52.7 while in the AFL that number currently sits at 44.8, a significant figure. All bar eight of the NFLs 32 coaches are over the age of 50 with the oldest being 67-year-old New York Giants boss Tom Coughlin, and Pete Carroll who coached Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl last season is 62. Grey temples are just as common a sight in the English Premier League with the average age of its managers currently sitting at 50.7.Continue reading...
- Francois Etoundi said to have attacked Welsh athlete
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Australian weightlifter Francois Etoundi, who won a bronze medal on Sunday, has been detained by police over an alleged assault at the Commonwealth Games village around 6am on Wednesday. He is due to face Glasgow Sheriff Court on Thursday.
A 29 year-old man has been arrested and is presently detained in custody in connection with an alleged assault following an altercation within the athletes village in Glasgow on Wednesday the 30th of July, Scottish police said in a statement. Fairfax media report that Etoundi is alleged to have assaulted a Welsh athlete.Continue reading...
So much lip-service is paid to the significance of the jersey. Seldom can its meaning have been better expressed, or more sincerely felt, than by David Millar. This Thursday Millar rides in the individual time trial, and on Sunday he goes again, in the road race. They will be two of the final races of his 17-year career, which will end with the Vuelta a España in August and September.
It is probably one of the biggest events of my life, Millar says of the Commonwealth Games. Especially where it is in my career. Whether it would mean so much to me if I was 18, well it would still be massively important to me, but I am 37. This is the end. It seems, he says, like a storybook finish.Continue reading...