Staff Peter O'Sullivan

tajhay

Negative Nancy
Mar 30, 2012
10,533
Sydney
Can understand why he would want to be part of the Dolphins. Great get for them. Good luck to him and thank you Peter for your contributions to the club. Will be missed. His mere presence at the club for the last few years and how he works through the recruitment targets and identification through to negotiation should hopefully hold us in a better shape than the utter shit show of salary cap management that was taking place prior to his arrival.

Please no former warriors player in this role. No Betham, no Iro, no Stacey, no SeuSeu, no Wiki, no Blackmore, no Bell etc. We need someone with NRL recruitment experience who has done well at another club. Hopefully our strategic recruitment plans for the next 12 months were well thought out before him leaving.
 

Chief

1st Grade Fringe
May 15, 2012
232
Not a suprise. Not fussed that he is gone. The last couple of years we have continued the trend of buying "names" who come and do fuck all or "names" that are looking for some sweet cash before they retire. We have lost youngsters and bought in coke-heads that everyone creams about (but forgets about the MASSIVE deficiencies in their game - that apparently they will learn from our coach's - cos thats gone so well over the last ten years) but in the end they are only here to big up their price and get a sweet queensland deal as soon as humanly possible. This club is fucked. POS leaving doesn't change that.
 

mrblonde

Warriors 1st Grader
Apr 14, 2012
4,115
Auckland
Now the biggest way the NRL can rub a good heap of Aussie salt into the Warriors' wounds would be to release the draw for 2022 with us having to go up against other NRL teams...

B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S.

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snake77

Warriors 1st Grader
Jul 12, 2013
10,092
Auckland
I guess it asks too much of the CEO to advise the members officially before giving an interview
I was thinking something like that went out last night the way some of the discussion was going without anything official in the media.

You shouldn't really just use the emails to member to just provide good news.

The club being away from home for two years any small way to make the members feel involved would help.
 
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Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
23,356
The cliche we need right now is no one is bigger than the game.

POS is a monstrous loss.

However, snap out of it.

We were behind this team before anyone had ever heard of him.

So at worst we go back to only being able to attract players through the coach...the old model..the one we know well....change coaches every five minutes...change players....rinse and repeat.

The solution is obvious, stop sacking coaches, bring in more coaches, defence, assistants, and directors of football, all Aussies, all high profile, all able to pull talent to the Warriors and stick with them.

Break the cycle, stop relying on recruitment of players, and start concentrating on recruitment of coaches who can bring this club together and develop the NZ Junior pool of players.

Forget Pos and the constant signing cycle, and build a Melbourne Storm machine that makes ok guys into an unbeatable organisation of success.
 

Canadian_WarriorFan

1st Grade Fringe
Jul 13, 2013
923
The cliche we need right now is no one is bigger than the game.

POS is a monstrous loss.

However, snap out of it.

We were behind this team before anyone had ever heard of him.

So at worst we go back to only being able to attract players through the coach...the old model..the one we know well....change coaches every five minutes...change players....rinse and repeat.

The solution is obvious, stop sacking coaches, bring in more coaches, defence, assistants, and directors of football, all Aussies, all high profile, all able to pull talent to the Warriors and stick with them.

Break the cycle, stop relying on recruitment of players, and start concentrating on recruitment of coaches who can bring this club together and develop the NZ Junior pool of players.

Forget Pos and the constant signing cycle, and build a Melbourne Storm machine that makes ok guys into an unbeatable organisation of success.
Trick is are the Warriors going to be able to get those types of guys to come us. Hopeful but not optimistic.
 

Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
23,356
Trick is are the Warriors going to be able to get those types of guys to come us. Hopeful but not optimistic.
Indeed.

There was a period where the Warriors were signing assistants who had big wraps on them.

I think this is the right model, trying to find the Bellamy’s and Bennett’s of tomorrow.

But will the Warriors recognize them when they find them?

Considering Andrew McFadden the answer at the moment is probably not.

He was excellent at coaching the backline moves, under him we had very flash sweeping out the back door plays and driving defence.

But because the players were essentially shithouse with redbull attitudes, he failed.

He should still be here, he should still be Nathan Browns attacking coach.

That is where we really suck.

In fact he should have been the attack and defensive coach. The guy was a genius with Meth head wannabe players on Redbull and sleeping pills.

Big fat Konnie who now looks like the Goodyear blimp in the ESL was one of his star players.

Poor bastard was killed by the Warriors.
 

Geoff Public

1000 Days in Oz Tour. See NRL.COM for venue dates
Contributor
Dec 7, 2018
577
Auckland
For those of us who can't get out to talk all things Warriors to our mates.
Will he make a play for any Warriors players? Probably. It looks like clubs with Queensland players are most at risk. Another threat is clubs trying to fill the spots of players lost to the Dolphins.
Their impact is less than 2 players per club on average. Their long term effect is more on teams who have feeder teams and recruit primarily in Queensland.
We will be okay if we get a good salary cap/ recruitment manager and we avoid the current hype. And don't tie ourselves into overpriced long term deals.
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Noitall

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 21, 2019
2,690
Nothing we didn't know anymore but really hard to read. View attachment 45659
What an article. Covid has played a part in both those losses, Gould because he couldn’t do his job properly because of travel restrictions and O’Sullivan partly to stay in Aussie. Never mind the loss of revenue for the club with no gate takings and no home ground. Could have also been arseholes and made Roger Tuivasa-Sheck see out the year, I’m sure they would have viewed his tutorage of Walsh for the rest of the season more valuable, rather than Townsend for half a season.
 

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