Ross Lyon’s sacking would have happened a fortnight ago if the Dockers hadn’t upset ladder-leaders Geelong, according to Glen Jakovich. "They're a really good group, some special players. He said if he was ready and fully invested to go back into coaching, then he'd be interested in going to Arden Street. From Rounds 15 to 19 the Dockers went on a five-game winning streak, with the most notable win being a 65-point win over West Coast. In his first four years in charge Fremantle won 67 of 87 matches and made a grand final in 2013. It was hoped that Lovett's pace and skill would enable the Saints to win the premiership in 2010. Suns chairman calls Lyon a ‘failed coach’, Lyon 'will go where he can be successful'. The dual Brownlow medallist said Lyon was too good to be sidelined from coaching for an extended time, and admitted he was starting from scratch with Justin Longmuir.  His mother died from motor neuron disease in 2004. Lyon famously sent the small forward back to Swan Districts in 2012 to improve his skinfolds after returning to the club out of shape. St Kilda then started their revival, defeating Melbourne in Round 9 and then only losing three more games for the remainder of the year. "There's no sugar-coating it, it's clear for a number for reasons that as a club we haven't performed in recent seasons at a level that meets either our expectations or our supporters' expectations," he said. Lyon, who coached 184 games at the club from 2012 to last year, said Hogan should knuckle down, play good football and earn a contract extension. The Dockers went down to Hawthorn in the Grand Final by 15 points. “In his first game back after 14 weeks off he had 20 possessions in the first half, he kicked two goals against Port Adelaide I think. Ross Lyon was one of the Saints most successful coaches, and his name was raised in discussions surrounding their vacant head coaching position today. However Fremantle were defeated by Hawthorn by 27 points. North Melbourne announced their coaching selection panel last week, headlined by former Sydney and Melbourne coach Paul Roos. So who’s the Dockers’ version of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman? Fremantle assistant David Hale will take the reins of Fremantle against Port Adelaide this Sunday, following the sacking of Ross Lyon today. , "AFL 2008 NAB Cup Grand Final – Adelaide v St Kilda – St Kilda coach Ross Lyon and Justin Koschitzke hold the 2008 NAB Cup", "St Kilda Saints move clear from Geelong Cats in thriller", "St Kilda defeated by Geelong Grand Final, MCG, Attendance: 99251", "Andrew Lovett found not guilty on two counts of rape", "Ross Lyon says he holds his head high after shock departure to Freo", Unbelievable as Cats and Dockers crash out in straight sets, "The three phases of Ross Lyon's game plan", "Dockers must score, not strangle, their way to the flag", "The game's turned ugly - and I wouldn't be Lyon", "Ross Lyon hits out over criticism of St Kilda's style of play", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ross_Lyon&oldid=984182388, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 October 2020, at 17:50. Ross Lyon left St Kilda with a list management disaster when he walked out on the club in 2011, according to his replacement Scott Watters. Ross Lyon was approached by North Melbourne to coach the club next year but has ruled himself out of the job. 2020 US election live results: Who is winning? In what would be veteran and club legend Robert Harvey's final game as a player, the Saints were well beaten by eventual premiers Hawthorn in a preliminary final, losing by 54 points. Michael Walters has built an impressive CV on the field at the Fremantle Dockers, but his former coach believes his next move will be groundbreaking. This left the Saints in eighth position on the ladder, a spot the side was unable to maintain after narrow losses to reigning grand-finalists Sydney and West Coast in the remaining five rounds . It emerged that Fremantle had head-hunted Lyon to take over after both coaches' existing contracts had expired at the end of 2012, but that when it was discovered that Lyon had a get-out clause, the possibility of an immediate move was discussed. I've loved every moment of it and I believe in this club and our people. An upset win against Geelong at Simonds Stadium and a 25-point win against Sydney in the club's first home preliminary final booked them a place in the Grand Final, also a club-first. Even Ross Lyon has got around ‘The Last Dance’ documentary on the champion Chicago Bulls side. The forecast today will be a test, Flamboyant Australian entertainer and Gold Logie winner Jeanne Little dies aged 82, COVID-19 could 'die out' in Australia if NSW and Victoria stay on track, experts say, UAE criminalises so-called 'honour killings', relaxes restrictions on alcohol and unmarried cohabitation, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows diagnosed with COVID-19, sources say, Two momentous statements for Australia stood out this week — and they weren't from Trump, One local case of COVID-19 confirmed in NSW, linked to Moss Vale mystery case. In the second half of the season, their fortune improved and they sealed a spot in the top four with a record-breaking 108-point victory against Essendon in the final round.. Lyon will leave the club with immediate effect, with one game left in Fremantle's season and one year remaining on his contract. Lyon coached 163 games, including three grand finals, with the Saints and Dockers for a winning percentage of 58. Lyon said the decision not to pursue the Kangaroos job was purely based on his current mindset, and he wasn't entertaining coaching anywhere in 2021.  His father played four games for South Melbourne in the 1953 VFL season. But after four dismal seasons and with membership numbers sliding, the Dockers board finally had enough, writes Clint Thomas. "It was really respectful. "They've bottomed out, they know where they're at, they are going to get all of their kids through and hopefully they're all aligned and they'll commit.". "I would have liked to have finished next year … I probably don't agree with the decision but I certainly respect the decision," he said.  Despite this strong showing the Saints went on to have a mixed first half of the season with five wins and six losses.
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