The amount of criticism on here towards him atm is :crazy
With this team he has in fact led us to our best start in club history (as of last week when we were 7 - 5).
People want him to change the roster how? Drop Lolo for Kev? Play McIlwrick? Start Reynolds over Marshall? Move MCK to the bench? Please. These changes are so minute they will not improve the fortunes of our season. Ivan has shown plenty of accountability so far, so just stop with that line of criticism.
MCK is playing decent/good first grade footy for the first time ever. Brooks is playing to his potential. Matulino is having a resurgence. We got something out of the carcass of Rochow. Twal is a future NSW player. Marsters has gone from U20s to regular first grader. Corey Thompson’s season. MWZ being a reliable, solid first grader. And the vibe around the club is better than it has ever been. All in one year under Cleary.
Name a coach in the league who would get noticeably better results with this squad of players…the only person who I can see who maybe fits the bill is Barrett. Bellamy - nope. Bennett - nope. McGregor - hell no. Griffin - ha! Brown - isn’t doing it at Newcastle atm. Robinson - noooooo.
From memory our form improved in the second half of last year and I see no reason that it won’t this season too as Reynolds builds fitness so that he can guide our attack a bit more.
But go on, keep bagging the guy who has turned the team’s fortunes around and taken us from the gossip column to the winner’s column.