The challenges landing a coach seem to be getting harder and harder each time we go through it. The exceptions being when they promote the assistant or interim coach. But each time we go to the market it seems to be getting harder and harder.The challenges landing a coach are again becoming apparent.
I watched ‘Once a Warrior’ on SKY with Daniel Anderson last night. He landed the job as a young candidate with good success coaching lower grades.He was was analytical, could identify talent and really wanted the opportunity to coach first grade.
He also identified the need to have a playing style. He was a left field choice to a point. I’d be happier now with a slightly left field /unexpected ( but not stupid choice) choice than a regurgitated choice expecting a different outcome.
No to Toovey, No to The Walkers, no to Madge ( as a HC)
Yes to a strong personality with a vision and definite point of view of how to shape the team.
If we chill for a bit we seem to have been turned down by only 2 candidates. One was a longer shot ( Woolf) one I thought was a good shot ( Flanagan)
We can still land a good coach and assistants.
We have some good recruits for next year. We have to ride this wave for a bit longer and hope it tubes and not dumps on us.
Its so fucked up up when you think of Kearneys time here in hindsight, he had Todd Payten, and Steve McNamara as assitant coaches! He had some pull and skin in the game that others respected.The challenges landing a coach seem to be getting harder and harder each time we go through it. The exceptions being when they promote the assistant or interim coach. But each time we go to the market it seems to be getting harder and harder.
Two examples. Go back to replacing McClennan and we wanted to be the biggest club and went hard for Bellamy and ended up with Elliott. We needed an experienced coach and ended up with Brown who like Kearney seemed to think his methods would eventually come good.
Anderson raised eye brows at the time but had specific skills and was an up and coming coach. Cleary starting out his career but managed to get the playing group to buy into his methods and a lot of them play above themselves.
Payten in his short time go the players buying into what he wanted to do and they started to show more resilience than they had under Kearney.
We need someone that sets a high standard and sticks to it. Problem is a few of them have promised that but failed to deliver. Finding someone that the playing group will buy into is the hard part.
The other part of our better periods were the local players coming through. The last few years have hurt the club a lot. But the main area would be the development plans. They need to invest big here when they return. Keep players coming through so we don't need to depend on recruitment which is already an issue.
The club needs stability getting it is the problem.
Invest in facilities so potential coaches know they have the best training resources, invest in development so potential coaches know players will be coming through. That may make the club a better prospect for coaches.
Yeah Madge had a good crop and Rabbits same can't be said for Tigers.I actually think Maguire would be good for this club even though it didn’t work out at the Tigers, sometimes it just doesn’t work. He has won a premiership, is coaching the Kiwi’s and knows all about players needing to work hard.
That’s no different from Manu playing fullback for the Roosters.I'm not convinced the Kiwis had much of a game plan tbh - sure Manu made big meters but he looked lost every time he had the ball, just had no idea other than run and had very little support.
On limited preparation and against a very potent on paper lineup they really delivered. Very few ordinary performances.I'm not convinced the Kiwis had much of a game plan tbh - sure Manu made big meters but he looked lost every time he had the ball, just had no idea other than run and had very little support.
On the other side of the ledger
We need a CEO or at least someone that can look after the footy side without the current CEO getting involvedWe need a seasoned coach that knows what the rest of the organisation should be delivering and demand it. We also need an owner that will stand aside long enough to let that coach run the place.
Even if a miracle happened and the first one was available and wanted to come here, could the organisation survive two alphas?