Potter's future

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/rugby-league/wests-tigers/mick-potters-future-at-wests-tigers-in-limbo-due-to-boardroom-uncertainty-20140828-109o0a.html


Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter has been assured he won’t be judged solely on the performance of the team over the past month but his future is in limbo as officials wait for the NRL to take control of the club’s board.
The NRL is hopeful of appointing three independent directors to what will effectively be a five-person board by the end of next week. Tigers chairman Mike Bailey said he would wait to see if that happened before a decision was made on who would appoint the coach for next season.
The Tigers’ season is set to end after Saturday week’s match against Cronulla at Leichhardt Oval. Directors will decide whether to retain Potter for a third season some time in the following week, but it is unclear who will be responsible for the call.
“Obviously when we get past September 6, which is our last day of playing, we will look at the situation in the week following,” Bailey said. “It is not next week but the week after that that we do have to do something about the coaching situation, whether it is us or somebody else. All three of our top coaches are off-contract so decisions have to be made and decisions will be made not next week but the week after.”
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If Potter’s contract is not renewed, one of his assistants – David Kidwell or Todd Payten – is expected to replace him. Fairfax Media has been told both have been advised to prepare to present to the board for the job. However, Bailey could not say with certainty whether the club would consider going outside the trio.
“We have been, to some extent, in a state of suspended animation for a while on the grounds that we think we have got a big decision to make, but should that be made now or should we hold back?” he said. "We would obviously like to know what is going to happen but it isn’t in our hands to make that decision. We wish to have the new board in place. However, each time that we have been promised within the next couple of weeks, the next month or whatever, things have not necessarily happened.
“It is my understanding that interviews still need to be conducted with those involved and that is expected to take place early next week, so I guess we will have to wait and see what happens after that. I am not jumping up and down, I just beg caution. I hope it is going to happen next week but there is no guarantee at this stage that it will.”
Since reports that Potter would be sacked emerged after a board meeting following the round 20 match against St George Illawarra, the Tigers have lost five consecutive games and conceded 198 points, scoring just 38.
It was reported on the eve of the 64-6 loss to North Queensland that support had swung behind Potter and he was likely to survive – as long as the team didn’t lose its remaining four matches by 40 points.
However, Bailey said Potter’s future would not be decided solely on the results of the last month and factors like the club’s horrific injury toll were likely to be taken into consideration.
“I have been questioned about ‘are you going to sack him because of bad performances this month’ but the answer is that we will look at the entire season when we get to the end of the season,” Bailey said. “That looks like coinciding with when the new board is coming on board but, at the same time, I am reluctant to say we can just push it over to them because I wouldn’t put my house on the fact that the new board is going to be there next week.”


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It really sounds like the NRL have left us out dry on this.

what is the delay in finalising the board?

@overseastigersfan:

what is the delay in finalising the board?

Finding a female board member .

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😒 From reading the article it sounds like hogwash and buck passing if you ask me….Wait till the new board gets in because we haven’t the guts to make a positive decision :wtf

the part that worries me is that Payten and Kidwell have been told to submit resumes…. if we played well but were constantly beaten with poor game planning then I could understand, but the porous defence and terrible attacking options proves to me that these 2 shouldnt be anywhere near a promotion.

If Wests Tigers appoint within the new Head Coach could well be either the current State Cup or Holden Cup coach.

They have no one inside - Kidwell as said by B & W is hopeless as defence coach and Payten is hopeless with attack. So what idiot would think of 2 coaches who have no NRL experience to coach half the NRL team who virtually have no NRL experience - Now that would be a joke!

Potter to be retained I say - it should not even be discussed. He has done enough by far.

If it comes down to a choice between Potter, Kidwell and Payten…Potter has to be Coach with the other 2 punted…Personally I think all 3 should go and we bring in someone else like Griffin or Brown

What about Webster? He seems to get the best out of the younger guys. Comments from anyone closer to the action?

Someone from outside the club please, if they insist on punting him. Someone fresh, with no connection to anyone or anything. And hopefully someone with some balls. I like Potter, but he has too much Richie Cunningham in him and not enough Walter White.

We couldn’t be that bloody stupid could we ??

To place a squad where the majority of players have less than 50 games experience under a coach who has no NRL head coach experience or ESL head coach experience

Please Mr Koukash Save the Wests Tigers soul

I saw Webster being interviewed and i took a liking to him straight away. I like the way he expresses himself and the fact he doesn’t mince words. He was honest when talking about his team and seems to have a very good rapport with the players. He would be someone i would consider as an assistant to Potter for sure.

Just watched Sterlo(can’t say I have seen the end of the show before)& at the end of the show Matt Johns predicted Tim Sheens to be announced coach of the Titans.I don’t know if there is any truth to or if it highlights that Johns has overtaken Bulldog Ritchie as the biggest knob in the nrl media.

@Black’n’White:

the part that worries me is that Payten and Kidwell have been told to submit resumes…. if we played well but were constantly beaten with poor game planning then I could understand, but the porous defence and terrible attacking options proves to me that these 2 shouldnt be anywhere near a promotion.

As I read it, those were my thoughts exactly.

@Russell:

Potter to be retained I say - it should not even be discussed. He has done enough by far.

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