Anyone hear Brad Arthur talk about Parramatta on MMM recently?
I was really impressed. He actually gave real answers.
i.e. why was Jennings switched from left to right. Because we found we were leaking points heavily on the right. How do you feel about your halves, they had a great game. They still need A LOT of work, they have come together but room for massive improvement. What do you think of Nathan Brown, we noticed that he had a passing game in him and that when he was passed the ball in his last team he became deadly.
He really knew his team and he really drilled down where his team were weak and strong. I realise now it was a mistake in not hiring him when we had the chance.
Has anyone done this on the current West Tigers? Where are we leaking points. Has Ivan given as candid an interview?
Sure but you aren’t confusing being candid with not knowing the details of your team, are you?
Wayne Bennett never says squat about his plans or team weaknesses, doesn’t make him lacking.
I personally think it’s a mistake for a coach to reveal his cards too much in the media. I didn’t hear the Arthur interview so I cannot really comment, but basically you’ve quoted from him talking up positives about his side that is travelling ok. Of course he’s happy to talk at length about Nathan Brown, not as if Nathan Brown is a liability or being targeted by oppositions.
Same as with Jennings, maybe he’s talking about the switch now because he’s confident in the result it’s produced, but was he telling the media about plans to switch Jennings when Parra’s RHS was leaking points? Which, as we are aware, is Slimy Fart’s side.
I’ve heard Nathan Brown, Cleary, Stuart be candid about their team’s flaws and failings, about their room for improvement, but also not heard them throw anyone under the bus, which they should not be doing.