Awful commentator and that clouds a few opinions. As a halves coach its a great step forward by the club.
Terrible commentator. Wouldn’t shut up. But he was a great 5/8 so I can only see upside in this. Good move.
Super player in his day and I actually like him as commentator, he sorya calls it half like an ex player and half as a fan and does give a go imo.
Madge probably thinks his go giving combined with skills knowledge not to mention big game experience will be useful for Brooks and Reynolds at least who need a little extra conference.
Tbh I reckon we have a good balanced team given luck with injuries. We should have been in 8 last year and ironically benji been injured crueled as as Reynolds wasn’t fit or a good partner for Brooks.
But if Farah and Mbye was as available all year no doubt.
L erts face it Cleary done some good things Madge can build on and our three-quarters look good.
It’s called an opinion. Here’s another example of an opinion: I think your constant ridiculing of other forum members posts is pathetic.
Outlandish opinions usually get more traction when backed with evidence. Claiming that Greenburg and the NRL don’t want our club to be successful is a ridiculous assertion.
Oh, it appears the NRL want them to be successful. It is just a lot of people believe they don’t want them to be sucessful in Sydney.
A skeptical Peter Peters this morning aired the same outlandish opinion. That being, the hard man tactics on Cronulla and the Tigers are linked to relocation, and if he was framing a market, their preference in order would be Wests Tigers, Cronulla then Manly.
Having been a long time strong follower of Newtown RL club until they were unceremoniously booted out of the competition I converted to become an ardent Western Suburbs RL club follower. When Western Suburbs were booted out of the comp I turned my allegiance to West Tigers. Believe me, I am starting to feel a sense of deja vu all over again. My only advice to Wests Tigers followers is not to stand for NRL decisions such as club relocation or club demise which are only aimed at boosting the coffers of the NRL at the expense of true rugby league followers.
I feel for you and feel the same. Followed RL in good faith in the 70s saw my team get rorted out of premiership kicked out moved merged. Also saw other goid club’s suffer same. No more excuses for this sport. It must serve us or it has to go. Probably rare for another sport world wide to go through so much change.
We as customers don’t just exist to make the NRL money. They need to stop serving us crap.
Good result for us
Potentially good result for Brisbane
Poor result for Souths
Last time we signed a premiership winning coach it worked out.
Bennett has had his day.
Seibold has had a great start to his career but it’s a risk still.
I prefer McGuire for a host of reasons but your contention that Bennett has ‘had his day’ is a stereotypical response based on age. In 2018 that no longer applies. Bennett’s strength is not his technical knowledge but his ability to connect and to form relationships with players and their families. This is particularly important with the Polynesian boys, based on their family values and the importance they place on faith. In addition Bennett would have forgotten more about the game than most coaches know. He may be post pension but he’s a smart operator and there’s not many of those in RL
No it’s not a stereotypical response and your characterisation of my assessment as being based solely on age is wrong and frankly offensive. Couldn’t care if he’s 95. I just think it’s hard to stay on trend in coaching for approaching your 5th decade coaching first grade. I’m sure Brisbane have reached a similar conclusion…
Feel Bennett would be a very motivated coach after this and his new women. But Maguire really worked hard during his last season at South’s to make small adjustments to suit rule changes and with our squad and current playing style he could fit right in here. Let’s hope so.
As for Cleary I think he feels ok about our club but this debacle was areal failure and must admit when the story broke whilst we were still in contention I lost interest. In the end our club handled this pretty good.
I feel this period etched the way I see things. That Manly game on the highlights reel was my first watching the Magpies as an 11 yo with mum. Sat behind the posts on the scoreboard end 11000 that day May school holidays. What an initiation. Was an idealist and one could sense RL was a bit of a club with the same teams up there and Wests came from nowhere in 78. I followed the club from 75 and from TV games it felt they were middle of the road but when Masters took over it felt like we were out to address some type of injustice for the little guy and this appealed to me and boy they delivered. Never let you down none of those soft performances you see today from time to time. We won all 11 home games, It was promised and they delivered.
The violence and aggression even though over the top was evident throughout all teams and society, fights after school every day etc. But for me I just saw it as passion to deliver Sadly injustice won out in the end with a huge rort during PF against Manly where we had 3 fair tries disallowed and basically Manly had to rort everyone to win it
Anyway it felt real and was and was never the same again from early 80s on.
Really gave me something to look forward to.
Reckon For sees a little of Wests in Melbourne difference being that Melbourne is important to NRL.
As a footnote.
Of the players that left Wests under Roy including himself nobody won a competition from memory. If some stayed on they may have done it with us.