And also not having a strong office is making it that much harder to get a decent coach to commit!Somebody is listening to me now haha. Precisely. The representative from Austex should only be sitting on the board. Carlaw Heritage Trust as well. What they need is to hire somebody with deft NRL club experience to come in and assess what we need, which is common practise. From there we setup professionals who work in recruitment, general manager, a LEAGUE CEO. Then they need to look at a Warriors CUP to replace the NZRL domestic comp, the best of those at each grade represent us in the NSW cup. That is the only way for us to get the same level of coaching and expectations as Aus players. By u20 we have players who are ready to take a step into FG at the level Papali'i has become at the Eels. No more of this trying to coach players who just dont have the urgency, drive, reason etc into NRL FG level, like our Centres this year which is one of the main reasons we are losing games.
The board is there, but the board should be taking advice and making decisions as a board, not one individual deciding they will be hands on involved and then from player interaction all the way up to hiring coaches. I dont see that as setting up a club. I dont see that working for us long term, despite best intentions.
I do not understand why people do not focus on this rather than talking about players and reasons etc, that is superficial imo. Obviously defense is what we need, so hire a damn good hard man defense HC and an offense specialist AC or Consultant depending on how much they want to commit, ie Woolf and Barrett or Green and Billy Slater.
But lets talking about why the CLUB is not functioning, we need to get away from talking about the problems with the current team and our coaching.
WTF is up with our club ?
the low character player recruitment you mention is a big thing actually. something no one really talked about in the podcast was he talked about Cleary making sure guys he brought in were good blokes. that really stuck out with me.Young team, 3 years away from home, inept coaching staff, low character player recruitment, no leadership and a clueless owner.
Not hard to figure out what’s happening here.
Tyrone May and the other reprobates at Penrith don't really fit that narrative though.the low character player recruitment you mention is a big thing actually. something no one really talked about in the podcast was he talked about Cleary making sure guys he brought in were good blokes. that really stuck out with me.
Don't need a board we have one owner, boards are usually in place where there are mtiple owners.Guys, what about governance - where is the board? Aren’t we supposed to have one? The board should be putting together the overarching strategy for the club - covering all aspects. How often does this board meet? What do they discuss?
An ineffective board leads to an ineffective CEO being appointed. Bad strategy trickles down to the people at the coal face - in this case our first grade team and our pathways.
On field performance will only improve once this club gets its off field house in order.
We need a professional board put in place to sort out this mess, not run a one man dictatorship that Mowhawk seems to have in place… in fact, the board should be working with the CEO to formulate the process to appoint the next first grade coach and coaching structure.
Just another thought not yet covered off. We really are Mickey Mouse.
Always thought tyrone may was hugely over rated. He is nathans best mate so ivan has to keep his son happy. As for others, well they have a real development system now where players are actually developed before they hit first grade.Tyrone May and the other reprobates at Penrith don't really fit that narrative though.
Thats the only reason a Papali’i can be average one year and a beast the next.“The best sides are the fittest sides,” Smith said. “It allows them to play at a higher intensity for longer periods so they’re able to sustain better football and better quality football.
“In this high-quality type of football as soon as you get tired the brain goes and you stop thinking, that’s when the simple mistakes come in.
“When you look at the good sides like the Storm, Penrith, the Cowboys and you could throw the Broncos into that category as well, they can sustain good football for a long period of time.
“They blow teams off the park.”
This quote from Cameron Smith says heaps about the Warriors over the last few seasons. They’re lazy and unfit - both mentally and physically.
It’s no coincidence that the best they’ve played in recent years is immediately after Corvo’s gruelling offseason, and before the players reportedly mutinied against his hard-arsed methods.
Yeah I think so. But its a shame because we dont have be this way.Swiss cheese affect if you ask me.... all the decades old problems that the clubs either ignored or swept under the carpet.. plus the new ones, like Covid protocols, recent coaching changes etc.. have all lined up to form 1 big hole..
IMO theres probably too many factors to itemise, now the difficult part is how to fix it? and where do you start? ..
I guess the starting point comes next week when they return home. What happens after that could be anyones guess..
Tonight's Stuff article quotes Josh Curran at the bottom. While it's similar to what he said the other day after the match, the club must be involved in getting these articles out. Maybe they're starting to look at him as a possible future leader.
'We needed to do something': Warriors coach Stacey Jones hoping Ronald Volkman will spark Shaun JohnsonWith his frontline halfback struggling, Stacey Jones is optimistic a teenager can spark him back to form.i.stuff.co.nz
They should have sent Shaun Johnson home early if he's not coping. Very little chance we beat the Panthers - probably better for him to get an extra week with the fam, clear his head and recharge the batteries."With Shaun, we know he’s been struggling,” Jones said.
"He’s struggling off the field with a couple of things and I've spoken to him and a big focus is to get through this week and then he can see some light of the tunnel and get home.”