It's as bad as listening to blocker Roach on a Sunday afternoon!My formative years watching league was the Lowe Manly era when games were being broadcast on NZ terrestrial TV. He was the face of the NZ game, and very well-respected for what he was doing in both NZ and Aus.
I find it curious that despite him being a household name as this great coach (the only NZer to coach Origin) that he has actually had a very, very short coaching career.
Manly, North Queensland, The Kiwis and Queensland SoO adds up to just over 100 games. (under half of Brown's games, roughly the equivalent of Trent Barrett). Obviously there is a big ESL career there (same for Brown).
He also seems to have a history for heated clashes and relationship breakdowns.
I'm not denying there is a lot to respect and thank Lowe for in New Zealand rugby league history. It would nice if we could get sound-bytes from someone whose last coaching job wasn't 26 years ago. I'd rather hear from Mannering.
O'Sullivan is in charge of recruitment and has failed other than Walsh and Addin Fonua-Blake who was always going to be a good signing! Recruited his son in law, clears the decks to get his son game time! Both him and George need to goLowe lost me when he was complaining about recruitment. Saying Lodge has been a failure is also a weird point. Besides the suspensions which have been pretty minor he's been good. We look better when he's on the field, especially with Addin Fonua-Blake on at the same time.
O'Sullivan in charge of our recruitment it does seem like there is a plan or a goal to change the squad.
He's the talking head the media often offer up. I tend to remember that he was in charge of the club when it was at its worst.
Thanks for the post.Since Cameron George is speaking presently, I would like his take on the scathing assessment from Sir Graham Lowe.
There are many valid points that he makes and I would like to see some changes around Nathan Brown.
Montoya, Curran, Pompey, Aitken have been good.
yeah but apart from all of them, Addin Fonua-Blake and Walsh our recruitment has been terrible!Montoya, Curran, Pompey, Aitken have been good.
Katoa and Murchie were great last year but gone side ways or backwards this year.
Sironen and Ben Murdoch-Masila have shown glimpses, hopefully learned where to use them best for next year.
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Lodge came mid season so can’t expect them to slot straight in.
More than happy with recruitment and the building of the team personally.
Heyzeuss spare me, he doesn't hold back!!!.For those that wish, I recommend that you google "The Optimist". The Optimist is a long time racing journalist Brian De Lore who has written articles about Cameron George which clearly outline his integrity / values.
he is still the most successful Kiwi coach in the NRL.
I agree. Add to that his track record (not his stand down) and I can’t understand any criticism. For a good laugh, have a look at Tony Kemps views regarding how awful our recruitment has been.
Uumm, Bruce's father Bob was in Racing administration including as Chairman of the NZ Trainers Association . His brother Alan is a trainer. Bruce is likely to have a few more contacts than Cameron George.Let's start with Bruce Sharrock, is he not an agent for a number of Warriors' players?
He just landed a plumb job with NZ Thoroughbred Racing paying a few hundred thousand a year. When he applied for the job he was on the Board of NZ Thoroughbred Racing with The Chairman Cameron George. A robust selection process Not!
That is the million dollar question.Is this the Warriors biggest issue? We just have no Kiwis that proven themselves to be influential and intelligent managers at the top of the game.
Uumm, Bruce's father Bob was in Racing administration including as Chairman of the NZ Trainers Association . His brother Alan is a trainer. Bruce is likely to have a few more contacts than Cameron George.
That is pretty depressing considering his Manly, NQ, NZ and QLd record is less than 50%.
Is this the Warriors biggest issue? We just have no Kiwis that have proven themselves to be influential and intelligent managers at the top of the game.
Is Steven Kearney the best in the last 20 years?
Last time I went to Ellerslie there was not much difference between the members and public stands. That was probably 3 or 4 years ago. A lot of trainers survive on selling horses overseasI used to follow racing a lot when I was young. My extended family were well connected to the industry.
I gave betting away when I got married and had to pay for a house.
Decades later I got invited to Ellerslie for a meeting, to the members area. When I used to go that was for very well connected people, all wearing suits and smoking cigars.
I couldn't believe what I saw, the dress was really down market and hardly anybody was in the public areas, that was all hotels and other buildings now.
I looked at the stakes for winning, they seemed not much more than my day and definitely not inflation adjusted.
The industry is clearly on the way down, just look at Avondale.
I heard that to survive trainers had to be very resourceful, say no more
certainly in Cameron George we do not have top drawer management, to say the least.
The top breeders do that.A lot of trainers survive on selling horses overseas