He'd be like a calmer Dan Anderson crossed with Steve Kearney's more articulate brother, can't see see why it wouldnt work. He knows the club inside out, I wouldn't be opposed to seeing what he can do.
If I recall Justin Morgan has been talked about as a potential coach ever since he was playing. I don't know the guy but I suspect he is a good self promoter, as for Boy George, just what can one say? If he really is the brains behind this outfit heyzeuss spare us, and from the sounds of it...he is.
Was that before or after Brown surfaced?
summed it up for me Robbie M... since 95 and even before then, following the Footy... I have never been so disillusioned and not looked forward to a season as much as now! Thank God for Kiwi test matches you can now watch with pride!If anyone feels reassured or has taken any positives from what we've seen over the offseason, then you've got far rosier glasses than I have. A dismal performance in the 9s, followed up by two trial losses - including a decent spanking by a club most likely to finish in the bottom half of the ladder - and none of the so-called emerging stars (Perham, Chanel Harris-Tavita, and co) looked threatening. Anyone remember how lethal a young Konnie was when he burst into first grade? Or Shaun Johnson? They were devastating. I haven't seen much about this new crop that suggests they'll be anything other than very average first graders.
After last year's debacle, what Kearney, George and co. needed more than anything was a pre-season full of wins - from a PR perspective particularly. With Smith and Corvo gone, just two signings - none of note - and apparently a new-found desire to play positive footy, this was the perfect opportunity to showcase the touted 'changes'. I don't know about anyone else, but it looked to me like it was just more of the same. The players didn't look any fitter, the style didn't look any more adventurous, and the positional changes didn't do much to inspire confidence.
Yes, I get that I'm invariably negative about the current state of the club. I wish I wasn't. I've followed the Warriors since 95 and I've been fortunate to have some great connections within the club along the way that have at times filled me with hope, and at others, with despair. But I think until SK is gone, and a wide sweep is made through the coaching team, everything is just window dressing. The flaws start at the top, and no amount of spin can hide the fact that Kearney is a very poor coach, with an equally poor record.
Seriously, how would anyone expect players to buy into the coaching philosophy of someone with a winning record of 35.7%? To put that into context, even the perpetually maligned Paul McGregor wins nearly half of all games he coaches
While Kearney is in charge, I struggle to find any reasons to be optimistic about the direction the club is going down.
I don't think your examples are entirely fair. The NRL is littered with players who have not improved after leaving the Storm. They do a great job compared to most clubs.And yet Brandon Smith could be a top 5 hooker tomorrow if he were put there.
Jerome Hughes excels regardless of whether he's in the halves or fullback.
Our guys seem to hit a point where they just flatten out and don't improve. Whether it's poor development or something with the player, so many of our guys continually fail to make the leap to first grade and when they do they're solid at best.
Sounds like Paasi and Curran out for round 1 and sweating on Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to be ready.I’ve probably missed the boat a bit as I’ve been basically in bed sick all week so just catching up on news, but have we ever had so many injuries in pre season before and so many in the one trial game?
If you haven’t already, then my advice is to play fantasy football - my vice is NRL Supercoach. Keeps me sane during this torturously horrible Warriors period where there is zero hope in sight.summed it up for me Robbie M... since 95 and even before then, following the Footy... I have never been so disillusioned and not looked forward to a season as much as now! Thank God for Kiwi test matches you can now watch with pride!