Outside the Centre SquareBy: The Blueseum Writing Crew on: Sat 19 of Nov., 2011 07:40 AEDT (12400 Reads)
Article published: October 2011. New Concepts to be added over time
6. Coaching at Elevation
For those who came to footy in the 1980's, 1990's or later, it was customary to see your AFL Coach take his position up in a Box and coach from the stands. So much so that the Channels began to put a camera above the box so you could have a good laugh at Rodney Eade or Mark Williams cracking it at their team.
It may surprise many to know that this trend started in the 1960's and was led by the great Ronald Dale Barassi (see inset), a trailblazer of many themes in modern day footy.
It may not surprise you to see some Coaches return to the pre-1960's style, including our very own Brett Ratten who near the end of Season 2010 began to return to the boundary.
It seemed to work for him!!!
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