He can bag all he likes, but he needs to come up with the answers. This is basically the squad he has for the next 2 years with little wriggle room in terms of roster spots and funds becoming available.
I agree. He can be as frustrated as he likes, but it’s his job to get performances out of his players. The fact that they drift in and out of games/weeks reflects as much on the coach as the players.
We can all agree it’s not a top-tier roster, but I made the point earlier that this same roster won 12 games last year with the guy who became a very maligned coach. Fast forwad 12 months and Tigers will almost certainly not make 12 wins this year, whilst Panthers likely will.
I’m not anti-Madge because he just started, had to cop a cap penalty that had nothing to do with him, and has had minimal capacity yet to shape his roster. He does seem to punish bad performances. Maybe he’ll blood a whole number of new players in the coming weeks, then we can all see what a bad strategy it is to chuck kids into first grade, despite what some fans clamour for after a run of losses.
I just find it funny that so many people reacted positively to seeing the coach finally crack a hissy fit in public. Doesn’t change the result one iota and frankly there have been a half dozen or more games where that response from Madge would also have been appropriate.
the positive reaction is because madge reacted how i reacted after that performance. the communication out of WT so far was all about seeing the positives. they didn’t seem to care as much as we did about losing.