Potter lives to see another day after fronting new board



  • Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter lives to see another day after fronting new board

    6 hours ago September 12, 2014 12:00AM


    WESTS Tigers coach Mick Potter has had a ‘meet-and-greet’ with his club’s new board — but there is still no exact timeline when his future will be decided.

    Potter met the board for the first time at a meeting on Tuesday night.

    It is understood Potter told the board, which now has three NRL appointed directors, why he should be retained and explained why his crashed out of this year’s finals race so spectacularly.

    The board will hold further internal meetings before determining Potter’s fate.

    A final decision on whether Potter is retained or sacked made not be reached until early next week.

    All club CEO Grant Mayer said was: “There is a clear process in place and the board and management will not be making any further comment.”

    Potter is unlikely to have the numbers at board level to be offered a new deal.

    His future was probably sealed after Wests Tigers bombed over the latter stages of the season.

    The board tried to secretly dump Potter mid-season but the decision was leaked to the media.

    Potter then survived but the team’s season started burning from that moment.

    The Daily Telegraph revealed during the week that St Helens and former Dragons coach Nathan Brown had emerged as a Wests Tigers coaching candidate.



  • Even when there is absolutely no new information, it doesn’t stop these journos from writing about us.



  • It’s metrics driven. They can extremely easily measure which articles get the most clicks. The articles about Wests Tigers obviously get loads of clicks so they just make more and more with absolutely no information and get a huge ROI because they get clicks without doing anything at all.



  • The journos love us



  • Just Buzz and his henchman trying to bring us down to the Sharks level

    Like Brown being linked to the job

    The Tigers hadn’t contacted him and in an interview he gave in England he was wanting to see Saint Helens take the new step and wasn’t going anywhere

    At least the SMH looked at both sides of the argument questioning not just Potter’s credentials but also Mayer’s


  • Banned

    Never say never.

    Publicly Potter has been all class and integrity. That is one thing in his favour.

    2nd thing in his favour is a new board where they should be open minded about the problems he will list within the club. When the board hears Potters side, and let’s face it, he would have plenty to say, then things will sway more in his favour. Probably not enough to save his job but you never know.

    Maybe, the board will understand that Potter has had no power and his recommendations on his assistants, strength and conditioning etc etc sound very promising.

    Maybe he will point out that being undermined meant no chance of keeping the early season mentality within the group…something that is crucial to any success.

    When questioned about his ability to implement game plans and bring youngsters along he will point out that he started the season simple, being careful to not put too much pressure on Brooks. He played him on the left with Anasta on the right to ease him in. Mid season saw this change as Brooks was given more reign with both he and Anasta playing both sides and Lawrence and Simon a switching. We looked a million dollars in that 20 minutes this planned switch was in place but then Simona a got injured forcing Lawrence back to the left…soon followed Telesco getting injured, and then the list goes on regarding injuries.
    This above 20 minute period shows Potter was working to a plan all along and it was to the benefit of our young half and ultimately the benefit of our team.

    It’s extremely admirable that Mick Potter didn’t waver from his long term plan to try and gain short term success to save himself. He put the club first 100% of the time. An amazing attribute under the circumstances.

    IMO if injuries didn’t hit during that game and the following games where Potter made those attacking changes then we wouldn’t be in this situation now, we would be playing against the Roosters Saturday night.

    Maybe the board will see this



  • Before you turf someone, it’s always beneficial to listen to their side of the story. From the outside looking in it looks as though Potter has had a stone-age HPU, poor rehabilitation, very little support from his boss and his subordinates operating on self interest. The board would have rocks in their head to arsehole him purely on recommendation as there are obvious mitigating factors to the poor performance at the end of the season. Some are very obvious, but there may be other issues that the public are not aware of.


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    @willow:

    Potter is unlikely to have the numbers at board level to be offered a new deal.

    How the hell would they know this when it’s a totally new board which will be taking all factors into account….muppets



  • Sadly, its pretty obvious there is dis-unity in the player ranks vs coaching ranks…

    So if Pottsy stays, which players do we get rid of?



  • Like i said in in other posts…… Potter has a good chance of being retained. Hope so.



  • The good thing about the new board is they will consider everything hopefully before making any decisions,the pulling of the wool over their eyes no longer should exist.If these people are astute business people we should be finally heading in the right direction from admin through to playing roster…



  • @Tiger Watto:

    Sadly, its pretty obvious there is dis-unity in the player ranks vs coaching ranks…

    So if Pottsy stays, which players do we get rid of?

    Robbie Farah would be the first?



  • @Tigermama:

    Like i said in in other posts…… Potter has a good chance of being retained. Hope so.

    Disagree. i think he is no chance of being retained. All the crap from this year will continue to resurfance every time there is some drama or we lose a number of games. He will never be able to undertake the role without previous baggage getting in the way. this is not his fault, it is mayers and the previous boards fault, but it is realistic and i would be amazed if he is retained.



  • Great post KS

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  • @ King Sirro,very well written post,seems to be to the core of the problems and credit given where it was due…


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