You cannot be serious?
None of these Knox kids you name are up to Seabl? Haven't they finished top of their pool in Youth League? They have been able to run around doing what they want in YL? What does that mean? Who's fault is that and what is being done about it?
Shanahan recruited Brown (too old and broken down), jones (import dud), graham (import foul prone), carter (selfish and can't shoot), Doyle (if he can get the ball off carter can be ok - but Aver just as good), Linton (Waterhouse and Horstmann equally as good), page (nbl dev player? Cannot play foul prone - Waterhouse ,Aver, Horstmann , Marshall , Unwin all capable to fill his shoes).
Shanahan has won 11 games in 2 years. The previous teams prior played in conference finals for 6 consecutive years. Don't give broken down teams as an excuse - you don't go from winning 23 games to 5 games with the same group in one year. Ask these players what happened - they hated his guts. Just like what happened in Ballarat when he coached.
So in typical fashion, he blamed the players and cleaned them out. This year he told the board he would play finals with the group he assembled. FAIL!
So what's the excuse now - prior management, low budget, world hunger, GFC!!
To say the young Knox kids are not up to seabl is a disgrace - Shanahan is on record saying this. Well what about putting time into them - he is the DOC after all!
To say the kids are running around doing what they like is an admission of neglect. Fix it rather than write the kids off.
Shanahan has history of deflecting blame - ask the people at Kilsyth, Ballarat, Oakleigh, Waverley and Coffs. Not one of these clubs would ever have him back - usually a good warning sign for recruiting staff. Knox was aware of some of this history but chose to ignore it. Unfortunately an ex board member overruled the preferred candidate because of personal dislike of the man.
There is a pattern here and no one is prepared to investigate it.
Shanahan is not interested in building a culture of excellence at Knox.
Anon - you say the haters are negative. You are correct. We are negative about what Shanahan is doing to our club and the message our coaches and players are receiving. Is it wrong to comment on this - I'll let others be the judge of this.
All I will say is his record at Knox is no different to the other clubs he's been at.
I hope your belligerent comments about the YL kids come back to bite you. History is there for all to see - and we will all be judged by it. Particularly you and your coaching mate Shanahan.