General Wouldn't it be great...

mosh_old

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Looking towards the future, wouldn't it be great if John Ackland became the Warriors coach.

I think the guy is what we need in terms of using our development players and chancing his arm with players who are up and coming and turning them into super stars.

Also it would be great to have a Kiwi coaching the Warriors.

I think personally and too many times we have looked for coaches who are from across the ditch to bring a harden mentality to the side and turn our polynesians into skinny safety first footballers. It would be nice to back a coach who has done the hard yards in Bartercard Cup and worked hard in the grassroots and actually understands how different players polynesian, maori and pakeha function on and off the field.

I know some would ask but why not Tony Kemp?
I dont think Tony Kemp ever did the hard yards in Bartercard Cup or had respect of nearly every single Bartercard Cup or Warriors Junior player.

Most times I think coaches have trouble capturing the interest of some of our players and I think its a big mistake saying they lack the concentration of say a pakeha player, its just that their potential has not been realised yet. If you capture the interest of a player and motivate him to perform you get a Sonny Bill Williams compared to a Lauaki.

I just hope if 2006 is going to be a developing year that we do give John Ackland a chance to become the head coach and let him have atleast 10 games in 2006 to work out some combinations. The reality is that in 2007 and 2008 if we want to be succesful the Bartercard Cup players are going to lift the Warriors on their shoulders and take responsibility in getting us to the top 8 and beyond. With the salary cap issues our faith in them will become default and not a choice. I think the best man to lead that change is John Ackland.
 

warriors4life_old

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Let's not write Ivan Cleary off before he's even got a chance to show his true coaching ability. Granted though that Ackland would have a better relationship with the squad (especially the younger players).
 

ozbash_old

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i often wonder how graham norton would go coaching the warriors.

hes a brilliant coach but i wonder if he could be bothered with all the b/s that goes with being an nrl coach.

we have got some very good coaches in nz.
 

raypower_old

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Excuse my ignorance but I know almost nothing about John Ackland, just that he's the assistant coach. he seems to come off farily personable and knowledgable when interviewed on fox/sky sport which is always handy.

Could some one fill in an ignorant yet interested Oz based Warriors fan about his history?

Cheers!
 

Esoj_old

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Our most succesful years were under an aussie coach. and kiwi coaches have tried and failed. frank endacott to name one that tried and failed.

and why promote change 2 games into a season. ackland will get his chance but calling for cleary to go is a bit far stretched imo.

this year we will be lucky to make the 8 but next year will be different. cleary should be given another year at least to see what he can do.

it's also not great to be changing coaches every year either. if that happens we will end up like souths permantly at the bottom of the table.

we are on the right track with new management and also a new coach after kemp failed to fire.
the current mix should be given a chance to see what they can do though instead of being called to step down 2 games into a season
 

sebastian_old

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Esoj said:
Our most succesful years were under an aussie coach. and kiwi coaches have tried and failed. frank endacott to name one that tried and failed.

and why promote change 2 games into a season. ackland will get his chance but calling for cleary to go is a bit far stretched imo.

this year we will be lucky to make the 8 but next year will be different. cleary should be given another year at least to see what he can do.it's also not great to be changing coaches every year either. if that happens we will end up like souths permantly at the bottom of the table.

we are on the right track with new management and also a new coach after kemp failed to fire.
the current mix should be given a chance to see what they can do though instead of being called to step down 2 games into a season


I agree cleary hasn't started the season well but a lot has gone against him.To judge him fairly he needs a fresh year with no scandals & a year of experiance behind him. If he fails to deliver at the end of 2007, by all means change coaches. John Ackland sounds good or even Brian Mclenan would be a good choice.
 

JonB_old

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A whole year is along time to let somone find there feet.
Is John Ackland a good technical coach? or does he just have an eye for talent?
 

Jesbass_old

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old kiwi said:
i often wonder how graham norton would go coaching the warriors.

hes a brilliant coach but i wonder if he could be bothered with all the b/s that goes with being an nrl coach.

we have got some very good coaches in nz.

Hey old kiwi, the name Graham Norton rings a loud bell, but I just can't remember exactly who he is. Could you refresh my memory?
 

IanS_old

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He coached Northcote for years. Coached the NZ Nines team when SL started, winning it both times IIRC.

He also coached the Kiwi team in the SL tri-series. He's an assistant now to Brian McClennan.
 

Jesbass_old

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IanS said:
He coached Northcote for years. Coached the NZ Nines team when SL started, winning it both times IIRC.

He also coached the Kiwi team in the SL tri-series. He's an assistant now to Brian McClennan.

Cheers for that, Ian. :)
 

AmeriKiwi_old

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I`m sticking with Cleary as coach until he proves us wrong. Way too early to dismiss him yet.
 

Northern_Union

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old kiwi said:
i often wonder how graham norton would go coaching the warriors.

hes a brilliant coach but i wonder if he could be bothered with all the b/s that goes with being an nrl coach.

we have got some very good coaches in nz.

I was calling for Norton to coach the team last year when i was on crusade to get ride of Kemp.Good to see i'm not the only one that thinks he could cut it.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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I can't believe it, its the start of the year. 2 rounds in and already we got people whinging aobut new coaches. What is wrong with this world?!
 

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