Clearys selections

Hey team

I have been listening and trying to analyse clearys selctions and ideology since the start of the year and id like peoples opinions on my thoughts.

Firstly cleary has stated numerous times that he will use his full squad throughout the year. I am noticing that there is quite alot of shuffling from our ‘fringe’ squad. This added to the development of a new culture has me thinking that quite alot of players are getting rests to see how others perform.
Players like mwz, godinet , killa, aloai, sue,nofo etc dont seem to be totally picked on form more like a rotation policy to see how everyone performs. My train of thought is based on players not playing reggies and staying with the squad like mwz the last few weeks, godinet not being injured and but not playing reserves etc.
IMO i think cleary is weeding people out And finding his actual strongest side based on 1st grade performance.

What are peoples thoughts or am i stretching?

I think there’s also a bit of insurance at play, but all those you’ve mentioned really haven’t been killing it either.
Using his ‘depth’ to its fullest

IMO Ivan sees this year is another building year. He is building a side that will be a genuine top 4 team.

A lot of players from this squad wont be here long term.

Injuries have also forced his hand in his selection choices. But in all fairness he hasn’t been radical and or sheens like in his selection.

Ivan Cleary is the best coach this club has had with the exception of Sheens in his early years… there are players here that will not be next season . I sympathise that injuries to key personnel have hamstrung him ,the biggest one for me has been Reynolds his injury alone has caused a major upheaval . As the season has progressed it is plain to see what positions have to be upgraded .

No idea how Rochow keeps his place, but glad Godinet is gone.

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Ivan Cleary is the best coach this club has had with the exception of Sheens in his early years… there are players here that will not be next season . I sympathise that injuries to key personnel have hamstrung him ,the biggest one for me has been Reynolds his injury alone has caused a major upheaval . As the season has progressed it is plain to see what positions have to be upgraded .

Dont disagree nate im a huge cleary fan just trying to understand the process.

Good to see he has followed through on his pre season edict , the blokes who perform on the training paddock got rewarded

And it sets a standard for future squads under Cleary , don’t work hard and play your role in the side and you’ll become good mates with Hodgo

The other comment from Cleary that stood out for me was when he told the players to back themselves if they see something that is on

Reminded me of a conversation I saw between Wally Lewis and Wayne Bennett , Bennett told Lewis to play what he sees but if it doesn’t come off he will kick his butt

Lewis commented it was a fine line it many of those style of plays ……

Personally I would be interested to sit it on a post match conversation between Marshall and Cleary , seeing what Cleary says to Benji

Now that would make excellent viewing in a weekly series (hint hint Mr Pascoe )

All I know is the less players you have to use throughout the season, the better a team goes, so I’m not really a fan of Ivan’s constant shuffling. We’ve had enough forced changes through injury as it is. Too much chopping and changing of the top 17 breaks down cohesion of the team, as we have witnessed over the past few weeks.

It seems to be a year focused on years to come. Rotation is good. Who knows, towards the end of this season, our players may be fresher than others and pushing for a finals spot - and I don’t mean a play off for 8th.

i think he’s basing his selections on how they train instead of how they play

every coach has his biases/ his favourites depending on who they trust and that’s usually based on how they’re at training, their leadership qualities and how much their team mates trust them

godinet has most likely been dropped due to bad on-field performances. and Sue/Grant have probably been better than aloiai too

im not too fussed about his selections as long as players know why they have/have not been selected and there is continuous pressure from the “Depth”

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i think he’s basing his selections on how they train instead of how they play

every coach has his biases/ his favourites depending on who they trust and that’s usually based on how they’re at training, their leadership qualities and how much their team mates trust them

godinet has most likely been dropped due to bad on-field performances. and Sue/Grant have probably been better than aloiai too

im not too fussed about his selections as long as players know why they have/have not been selected and there is continuous pressure from the “Depth”

I think part of Godinet’s relegation is because we are short of a half in ISP (Drinkwater gone and the other young bloke out for the season).

I expect Tui to be back in the side in the next couple of weeks.

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i think he’s basing his selections on how they train instead of how they play

every coach has his biases/ his favourites depending on who they trust and that’s usually based on how they’re at training, their leadership qualities and how much their team mates trust them

godinet has most likely been dropped due to bad on-field performances. and Sue/Grant have probably been better than aloiai too

im not too fussed about his selections as long as players know why they have/have not been selected and there is continuous pressure from the “Depth”

I think part of Godinet’s relegation is because we are short of a half in ISP (Drinkwater gone and the other young bloke out for the season).

You don’t move a player from 1st grade to reserve grade because reserve grade need him. He has been dropped as Ivan believes Liddle and Taylor can do the job. Simple.

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i think he’s basing his selections on how they train instead of how they play

every coach has his biases/ his favourites depending on who they trust and that’s usually based on how they’re at training, their leadership qualities and how much their team mates trust them

godinet has most likely been dropped due to bad on-field performances. and Sue/Grant have probably been better than aloiai too

im not too fussed about his selections as long as players know why they have/have not been selected and there is continuous pressure from the “Depth”

I think part of Godinet’s relegation is because we are short of a half in ISP (Drinkwater gone and the other young bloke out for the season).

Cleary said the other day that it will probably be Elijah covering hooker til Liddle can play 80.

https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/05/09/wests-tigers-elijah-taylor-warming-the-seat-for-liddle/

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