I’ve been heartened by the support I’ve received
27 May 2021
by ROSS FITZGERALD
I’ve been heartened by the support I’ve received for my call in The Australian (25/5/21 p 10) for my beloved Collingwood Magpies to appoint a new coach.
This is a matter of some urgency.
Our performance so far this season is as bad, if not worse, than in 1976 when Collingwood finished last on the ladder.
But in 1977, when the legendary Tom Hafey took over as Collingwood’s coach, the Magpies turned things around, finished first on the ladder, and played in a dramatic drawn grand final with North Melbourne.
These days, our current coach, Nathan Buckley, looks unhappy and baffled.
It’s a toxic combination, which demands an immediate remedy.
Professor Ross Fitzgerald
27 May, 2021