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Saturday, 7 September 2019

'Frustrated' Lloyd's plea to Dons after finals exit


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Essendon great Matthew Lloyd has pleaded the club's coaching staff to build a more sustainable brand of football in 2020 after its latest finals embarrassment.

The Bombers were thoroughly outplayed from the first bounce in Thursday's elimination final loss, looking ill-prepared as their game plan played right into the West Coast Eagles' strengths.

A frustrated Lloyd pointed to the Bombers' kamikaze game style as a reason for why it has consistently come up short in September, having not won a final since 2004.

"I found Thursday frustrating because I've seen brutal finals, I didn't find that a brutal final at all," he said on Nine's Sunday Footy Show.

"In the first quarter I wanted to see what they could bring and they allowed 6.4. Collingwood conceded seven goals for the match. I want to see a sustainable brand that can win tough games.

Essendon Bombers

"They haven't beaten Richmond in years because how do you sustain (this brand) of football against Richmond."

While stopping short of definitively saying senior coach John Worsfold should be relieved of his duties, Lloyd urged the Bombers to hand the tactical reins to assistant coaching duo Ben Rutten and the recently-acquired Blake Caracella.

"My frustration is that they don't have a sustainable brand and a consistent brand and I want them to hand the keys to (Blake) Caracella and Ben Rutten over the off-season," he said.

"John, if you're staying, listen to these guys and lets help you as coach to sustain a brand that is going to stack up."

Rutten is widely viewed as Worsfold's successor if he is moved on during the off-season, but Lloyd revealed that figures around the club didn't believe he was ready for a senior role next season.

Ben Rutten

"Ben Rutten thinks he is ready, but some will say around the club that he's not," he said.

"Blake Caracella isn't even sure if he wants to be a senior coach, so you can't hand it to him.

"If John Worsfold can be there for those guys, he has strengths that can assist them, but hand the keys tactically to some of these younger assistants."

Lloyd added that the comments from club legend and board member Simon Madden who told RSN Radio that the club had the "right" coach in Worsfold on Thursday night indicated that position.

"Maybe it's saying that they don't believe the other two are ready just yet," he said.

John Worsfold

"In 12 months time. maybe one of them should be and take over (the senior role)."

Lloyd's comments came as one of Worsfold's ex-players, Brendon Goddard, praised the coach for his leadership during his tenure, while urging the Dons to explore all options.

"I think he should (be the coach), but if there's someone they think is better out there, it would be naive not to explore that option," Goddard told Seven's Game Day.

"John has done an unbelievable job, particularly through that period where the guys were banned.

"I said it at the time, and I still believe it, that he was probably the only man that could have taken us through that stage with how difficult it was."

Essendon great Matthew Lloyd has pleaded the club's coaching staff to build a more sustainable brand of football in 2020 after its latest finals embarrassment.

The Bombers were thoroughly outplayed from the first bounce in Thursday's elimination final loss, looking ill-prepared as their game plan played right into the West Coast Eagles' strengths.

A frustrated Lloyd pointed to the Bombers' kamikaze game style as a reason for why it has consistently come up short in September, having not won a final since 2004.

"I found Thursday frustrating because I've seen brutal finals, I didn't find that a brutal final at all," he said on Nine's Sunday Footy Show.

"In the first quarter I wanted to see what they could bring and they allowed 6.4. Collingwood conceded seven goals for the match. I want to see a sustainable brand that can win tough games.

Essendon Bombers

"They haven't beaten Richmond in years because how do you sustain (this brand) of football against Richmond."

While stopping short of definitively saying senior coach John Worsfold should be relieved of his duties, Lloyd urged the Bombers to hand the tactical reins to assistant coaching duo Ben Rutten and the recently-acquired Blake Caracella.

"My frustration is that they don't have a sustainable brand and a consistent brand and I want them to hand the keys to (Blake) Caracella and Ben Rutten over the off-season," he said.

"John, if you're staying, listen to these guys and lets help you as coach to sustain a brand that is going to stack up."

Rutten is widely viewed as Worsfold's successor if he is moved on during the off-season, but Lloyd revealed that figures around the club didn't believe he was ready for a senior role next season.

Ben Rutten

"Ben Rutten thinks he is ready, but some will say around the club that he's not," he said.

"Blake Caracella isn't even sure if he wants to be a senior coach, so you can't hand it to him.

"If John Worsfold can be there for those guys, he has strengths that can assist them, but hand the keys tactically to some of these younger assistants."

Lloyd added that the comments from club legend and board member Simon Madden who told RSN Radio that the club had the "right" coach in Worsfold on Thursday night indicated that position.

"Maybe it's saying that they don't believe the other two are ready just yet," he said.

John Worsfold

"In 12 months time. maybe one of them should be and take over (the senior role)."

Lloyd's comments came as one of Worsfold's ex-players, Brendon Goddard, praised the coach for his leadership during his tenure, while urging the Dons to explore all options.

"I think he should (be the coach), but if there's someone they think is better out there, it would be naive not to explore that option," Goddard told Seven's Game Day.

"John has done an unbelievable job, particularly through that period where the guys were banned.

"I said it at the time, and I still believe it, that he was probably the only man that could have taken us through that stage with how difficult it was."

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