Clear is certainly suffering in his jocks, and I am enjoying it. That was the first opposition press conference I’ve watched in full this season and I savoured it.
I’m not super anti-Ivan. I can understand why he did what he did, so I don’t like it but I don’t hate it. I’m still way more anti Moses and Tedesco. I mean if someone wants to pay you and your son a truckload of money to do the same job you already are doing elsewhere, of course you hop ship.
What I love most is how the Penrith organisation are suffering. Not just Ivan but the whole ship, the whole lot. Gould stepped down, the Chair is copping heat, the coach is struggling, the entire roster is just not playing to ability - and nobody seems to have an answer for why.
At least, when Brad Arthur was doing his presser after being smashed by the Storm, at least he straight away said “we were soft”. Cleary said, about 10 times, “I don’t know, we’ll have to figure it out”. One team is going to get a rollicking this week, the other are going to sit down, hold hands and feel the solution out.
Go read the Panthers forums for some good times. They refer to Ivan as “Dave’s Mate” or “Nathan’s Dad”.