Brooks has had his chance imo .his kicking game isn’t up to first grade standard , that was the difference today , like most weeks :deadhorse:
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RE: Brooks is no good
Very average 1st half, all the usual stuff, poor 5th tackle options, some shocking passes, than I thought he had a strong second half. Very hard to shine as no7 when every set your 90m from the try line. Badger was poor as always and certainly gifted the Pennys plenty of yards and possession
No more excuse for brooks ,he just isn’t a top line first grade number 7 … never put any pressure on the catchers
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RE: 2019 Coaching saga -Thread
Yes I agree with this. Offering him an extension to test his motives.
Why couldn’t we just sit him down and talk to him straight, ‘look I know you want to go.
Is it imperative it’s right now or do you want to see out what you’ve started.
I’m happy to meet in the middle and let’s walk away with our reputation and dignity in check and call 2019 the final hurrah?’
You mean like professionals…where is the fun in that…agreed btw.
but lets try reverse pshyc…1st…
Yeah, good one.
This from an extract regarding seibold to broncos and quotes from Shane Richardson below.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a firm administrator like that.
The Rabbitohs tabled Seibold a contract extension back in June, but with the rookie coach interviewing for the Broncos role, and therefore stalling on the offer, it was pulled.
“I always genuinely though that he’d stick with us, it didn’t overly concern me,” Richardson said.
“But when it became clearer and clearer that he wouldn’t be with us, we had to (move on).
“We’re a great club, we don’t want to be second best to anybody.”
Why is that firm and how is that any different from Tigers?
Tigers thought genuinely Ivan would stay, and when it became clearer and clearer that Penrith were offering him a deal, we had to move on.
What I would find alarming as a Souths fan is that Richo says he was confident Seibold would stay, and wasn’t concerned by the Brisbane role. He either totally misread Seibold’s intentions or underestimated the lure/power of the Broncos job.
Tigers at least didn’t underestimate Ivan or Penrith. We took legal action as soon as rumours of a possible move surfaced, then we maneuvered to ID a new coach whilst forcing Penrith into a payout. The only person we underestimated was Nathan, though nobody can say how confident we were of ever signing him.
I think the fact Nathan didn’t want to come to West’s reflects Ivan’s opinion on our club .otherwise I’m sure daddy could have sold west’s to his son
RE: 2019 Coaching saga -Thread
Penrith, and Gus got exactly what they wanted, we were perfectly outplayed by them, and how you could say that we never got shafted by them is beyond belief,
Five year deal if speculation is correct?
I dont think they wanted that….no one wants that.
Looks like the Clearys got exactly what they wanted
That said, this all puts all our seasons a bit behind the pack with a new coach coming in after the start of pre season
perfectly played by Gould ,but a contract is worth zero ,so if it does not work out Cleary will be be shown the door yet again .Wests got the better out of this deal .we got a coach with ability,not a mr 40 percenter.Cleary is now owned by Gould ,Gus Gould’s PUPPET
RE: Who needs to stay/come or leave Wests
Put simply , we need to buy 6 first grade quality players …Lawrence has seen better days imo … rooks put him through the hole on many occasions, it he just dose t ha e the explosive pace needed to finish off … o and don’t start me on his hands
RE: Ivan Cleary - THREAD..
I’m over Ivan ,let him go and be Gould’s puppet.nathan is signing long term and I’m actually glad we didn’t throw all our eggs in the one basket .its interesting to see Penrith struggle without Maloney and yes he is still only 20 but he couldn’t spark the panthers when needed … Ivan is a 40% win coach ,I’m over running ninth and people being happy … bring in hodgo and let him build the side …Cleary is gone the moment he works out how to do it .
RE: Win by 26
This is becoming ridiculous - we have had a very bad year and have been lucky to avoid the spoon. Over the last few years a combination of bad management, poor financial management re salary cap and some coaches who have been hamstrung by the board have us once again languishing in the bottom 8. For those hoping for a 13 th position on the table - wake up. Things are looking a little brighter for next year but until we start putting wins on the table i’m going to reserve my excitement on things to come.
13 th would be a fantastic finish considering at times we have been the worst team in the comp .every so called expert predicted last or second last .cleary has done a great job with a team that has had half of their squad reserve grade standard