General Keeping a Low Profile.

da mad maori

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Anybody notice that Ivan doesnt front the media much. Is that a good thing or a bad thing, "speciallly as we the fans want to hear from the coach.
AS for me, I really dont mind, as his talking is done in the training arena, and the results are "talking" on the park.
 

JonB_old

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The last interveiw i saw on channel one earlier in the week I liked.
He just awnsered the questions didn't say to much.
Unlike John Bracewell, the Black caps coach who tries to get on camera all the time.
 

LeagueNut_old

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I could be off the mark here, but maybe he isn't comfortable in front of the cameras? I've got the impression during interviews I've seen that he'd much rather be somewhere else.

But as you said Trev, it's the talking ON the field that matters most!
 

sebastian_old

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He's a cool customer who keeps his players level headed, unlike kemp who had an orgasam if we won, one game. We all know these players can get big heads, he's perfect. I also admire when he got interviewed last sunday, he got asked to point out a good player & he answered the whole team were good even when pushed to name one. Thats a coach who has respect for his players. Ivans the breath of fresh air this team needed.
 

ozbash_old

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yep, i,d go along with nut, he seems nervous.

dont blame him being nervous with some of those media mongrels.
 

Wiki_old

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I don't think its a bad thing.

A bad thing would be not wanting to talk to the media at all.

I think he is a positive coach that is respected by the players.

He doesn't have much to say to the camera but when he does so it is polite, calm, straight to the point and he gives a lot of respect to all.

I think its a good thing.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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He's there to do a job and that's about the team, the rest of the stuff should take care of itself. I don't mind much really, there is a very old saying that the quiet types are always the one that have the most sucess so who knows.
 

Guest

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Media in this country hate high profile people that dont talk to the media - look at what they did to John Mitchell pre and post world cup. Still, while Cleary seems uncomfortable, he's never been unfriendly. I think as long as he gets results, the media will be fine. I know the fans would be happy with that!
 

Bulldog_old

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..yeah, he's certainly not your journo's interviewing dream is he? I think that Ivan is just not a camera person..he was the same as a player. I dont see any problem in it.
 

iceman_old

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...media is a tool to minipulate. Just be yourself ala McClennan having an orgasm at every tackle the Kiwis make. A bit of charisma helps tho...
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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iceman said:
...media is a tool to minipulate. Just be yourself ala McClennan having an orgasm at every tackle the Kiwis make. A bit of charisma helps tho...

LOL too funny for words.
 

AmeriKiwi_old

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Ivan reminds me quite a lot of the most successful football coach in the OTHER hemisphere - Bill Belicheck. Both courteous with the press, but remain low key and prefer to speak about the team as a whole, rather than individual players. I see a lot of similarities in the style of both coaches, and that`s gotta be a GOOD thing for their players and the fans, as well.
Although there`s already been a thread about Cleary being down on the sidelines during the games, some disagreeing it`s a good idea, I personally think it`s where any great coach belongs. :D
 

tmaster_old

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it's probably a deliberate ploy from management to keep him out of the spotlight. During the Mick Watson era the coaches and management had way too much limelight. It seems they have learnt thier lesson.
 

warriors4life_old

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And for the past few years when Lion Red Controversy Corner has been on it was the coach and the captain but now only Steve Price comes onto the program, Ivan stays completely out of it.
 

Wiki_old

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AmeriKiwi said:
Ivan reminds me quite a lot of the most successful football coach in the OTHER hemisphere - Bill Belicheck. Both courteous with the press, but remain low key and prefer to speak about the team as a whole, rather than individual players. I see a lot of similarities in the style of both coaches, and that`s gotta be a GOOD thing for their players and the fans, as well.
Although there`s already been a thread about Cleary being down on the sidelines during the games, some disagreeing it`s a good idea, I personally think it`s where any great coach belongs. :D

I agree 100%.

The coach being there with his players is a good thing.
 

Sinbad_old

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Mate he has taken a leaf out the topcoach's play book. Ignore the media and concentrate the job of coaching you players.

The book was written of course by the Broncos coach. he copes flack but has prduced the goods for many many years. Good on him. Thats what an assistant coach is for. Takes the media off of hisback so he can do his job.

As for sitting with his players, good on him. Gives them confidence and they can discuss on field tatics and errors one on one as needed imediately.
 

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