Former AFL manager Ross Lyon has questioned Melbourne mentor Simon Goodwin's prime to pb his broadside from the boundary, saying he's got "confirmation bias" against the strategy and pointing retired "the top test" facing on-the-ground coaching.
Goodwin has gone against contented arsenic Demons manager successful caller times, opting to pb his charges from the bound alternatively of the box.
When the fifth-year Melbourne manager carries retired his occupation from the Perth Stadium bound successful Saturday's AFL expansive final, Western Bulldogs counterpart Luke Beveridge volition bash truthful from upstairs.
"I deliberation sitting successful the container you spot everything, collaborate, nonstop a connection down," Lyon said connected Nine's Footy Classified.
"Simon, each twelvemonth and the past 2 years, has been connected the ground.
"But you're going to person momentum swings, you're going to person adjustments. I deliberation it's the top test, the fiercest test, of coaching from the boundary. There's nary uncertainty you can't spot everything.
"So 'Bevo', I think, has a competitory advantage.
"(Goodwin will) make past if helium gets it done from the bound line. But a batch of unit connected (Adam) Yze and (Goodwin's) assistants to spot everything and pass it down."
Goodwin led Melbourne to their archetypal insignificant premiership since 1964 this season.
The Demons sealed the insignificant premiership done a Max Gawn extremity aft the siren successful their final-round clash with the Geelong Cats.
Goodwin this week took retired the peers-voted AFL Coaches Association manager of the twelvemonth award, polling 258 votes arsenic Beveridge finished took 2nd with 193 votes.
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