RE: Madge Maguire - Mega Thread
posted in Wests Tigers Discussion
I might be totally wrong but when you look at Sir Alex Ferguson career (watch Sir Alex Ferguson: never give in) seem a very similar coach. Hard nosed, culture driven. Had success in Scotland, appointed to a Man U with bad culture, invested in youth, several years of failure with fans asking for his head.
Perhaps Harry’s recent comment on Madge is genuine, as that is what he is used to at the storm. If you heard Cheese’s post match interview after their recent loss re the spray thats coming, and seeing how Bellamy throws bottles even when they score a messy try indicates these three coaches are of similar styles. Dynasty builders.
It looks like Madge achieved this with south’s but some senior players obviously thought yup we’ve done it, job done and perhaps with the help of an ambitious assistant fuelling it, it all fell apart.
Im also hoping he survives and get a chance to continue his work. He will have to get rid of a few more that doesn’t fit his culture, keep the focus on young talent and not make panic signings. He will sign the right players. Like Bellamy said, he watches prospects beyond skills, watching how they compete, players reactions to team scoring a try etc.
We have leaders in the next couple of years the likes of AD, Blore, Laurie, Stef even Seyfarth but unless you’re a Cleary type, this comes with age, experience & status in the team. Most are still learning their craft and young. Sadly we will have to rely next year it appears to Tamou, Brooks Hastings & Nofo’s dagger eyes.
When the current young guns average 23-24rys of age providing they continue to develop and we retain them and they become the core that dominate the culture.
Big call i know but I hope he becomes successful for obvious reasons