Sheedy to coach Giants next year

Sportal August 28, 2012, 10:55 am
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Kevin Sheedy has been reappointed as coach of Greater Western Sydney for another season.

The veteran coach, who turns 65 in December, has signed a one-year contract extension after overseeing the Giants' debut season.

While GWS are rooted to the bottom of the ladder with just two wins and are guaranteed this year's wooden spoon, the fledging club have shown some promise both on and off the field under Sheedy's guidance.

The Giants defeated Gold Coast in Round 7 and Port Adelaide in Round 19, but cannot climb above the Suns on the ladder regardless of results in the final round of the season this weekend.

The appointment ensures Sheedy will coach a 29th season at senior level, having led Essendon for 27 years from 1981-2007.

Only Jock McHale (713) and Mick Malthouse (662) have coached more premiership matches than Sheedy, who has 656 games to his name.

Sheedy won four premierships as coach at the Bombers and three as a player at Richmond, but has never finished a season on the bottom of the ladder.

The Giants host North Melbourne at Skoda Stadium on Saturday.

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  1. Jeffrey03:07pm Tuesday 28th August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    @Kerry; you are clueless- have you played AFL ? I have, and RL....AFL is much harder overall with more skills, NRL has more direct impact but is one-dimensional by comparison. Once you have played both games, then come back and comment or better still, ask Karmichael he has made a successful transition from being a fat rugby player to being a lean athlete.....

  2. garry jessop03:01pm Tuesday 28th August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    One more year ah?????I hope they get flogged each week.What Dimetriou and afl along with Sheedy have shamed the true footy follower in advocating this joke.They have used good people in fulfilling this to be failed venture.Paying a rugby guy the money hes getting is just an indication of the afls dictatorship attitude.Jack Dyer,Ted Whitten,Fos Williams,Bob Rose and co would be rolling in their graves watching what has happened to this game.However the old gravy train just keeps ona coming.Just proves to me everyone has his price!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Kerry02:58pm Tuesday 28th August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    i hate afl they are just fairies they get pushed and cry i want a free kick go play nrl they are true players not these pussies playing afl

  4. Kerry02:10pm Tuesday 28th August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    like loseing they couldnt beat their cheerleaders give the girls a go and see how good they are as the team isnt very good

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  5. Roger12:36pm Tuesday 28th August 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    A bit of a nutter but he's entertaining to say the least.

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