Simpson on edge of goodbye, says Caro

Simpson on edge of goodbye, says Caro
Well, look, my understanding is that first of all, everyone seems to accept. Now the report out of the West Australian last week about players text, text messaging people outside the club having lost support for the coach is true. But it is also true there are players who lose faith with the coach at various times. But no one from the club has denied these text messages. Just to briefly give you some background on Adam Simpson's situation, there was a view late last year when the club decided that he would keep his job that many on well I know many on the board thought he should go. He was supported however by the president Paul Fitzpatrick and more famously by Justin Langer, the former Australian cricket coach. The view was that that had a tough COVID as a club. Even though Adam sent out the wrong messages early in COVID, he deserved another go and it had terrible injuries over the last couple of years. His extension or allow, the reason he was allowed to stay and the reason he committed to stay was that he wanted and he said he was going to develop this club. He was gonna be part of the rebuild. And you've talked about the list many times, Kane, and the mistakes I made. He was going to develop the younger players. Let's have a listen before I go into detail about that. About what? Let's listen to what Adam Simpson has said about that in recent days. There's just play the young players and just get them in there and see how they go, which we've done for a large part but they've gotta have a bit of form as well. But I think we need to make a couple of changes. Some will be forced and some will be more about our direction. So this is probably a period where we explore different avenues and different positions, different players. My understanding Sam is the club now believes Adam Simpson isn't the man to be a development coach. He is a very good strategic coach. He's a process driven coach. He is not a development coach and he has not. Well, since the disaster against Adelaide back in May, he's pretty much reneged on his promise to develop. The younger players. Yes, many of the younger players have been played, but here are some key ones. Zane Drew, Harry Edwards, Ryan Marrick, in and out, subbed in and out of the team and of and of course, Jack Williams. 198 centimetres. Why isn't Jack Williams playing every game when Jack Darling is playing every game? He's just not kept delivered on his part of the bargain. And that is why I think the club has now given up on Adam Simpson and why he won't be coached next year. And that's where the board needs to look at themselves like, well, we've sat on this program for so long and said this is going to take five, 6-7 years probably for West Coast to do what they needed to do to play those young players and to rebuild this football club. And Adam Simpson was never gonna be the coach to rebuild this club. So the board that has made that decision has made the error to support him and keep the blunt is on their hands. I'm completely, 100%. Well, this has been said. He was going to develop the players. That's what he said he was going to do. We look at the recruiting staff though, because, well, he's pointed the finger at the recruiters, but the club are now pointing the finger back at him and saying don't point the finger at the recruiters. Yes, we might need more development coaches, but you said you you gotta develop these guys. I know you do, but you?
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