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@Moh said in If Madge fails.....:

@twentyforty said in If Madge fails.....:

The Cowboys have had 20 applications for the vacant coach job, 3 from existing nrl coaches.

I believe existing NRL coaches is said very loosely, because that includes current caretaker coaches ie Payten and maybe Georgallis.

Also, Would they count the Walker brothers as 2?

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@Cairnstigers said in Spine or Pack?:

@twentyforty said in Spine or Pack?:

@Cairnstigers said in Spine or Pack?:

@willow said in Spine or Pack?:

We’ve got most of the pack right, when players are fit. The spine is the issue, with Benji at the back end of his career, Brooks struggling to assert any type of authority and control on the game, Doueihi playing on 1 leg and Harry heading back to Melbourne next season. We’re well served at 9 with Liddle and Simpkin, I’m not worried about that. It will be interesting to see if Brooks plays any better at 6 or whether his role remains exactly the same. We need someone who can control and close out a game. And therein lies our big problem…

James Moloney for a year would do the job
Can also kick goals
Defence is the problem but most halves do struggle with Defence
He may be interested in coming home to Australia
Brooks could learn something from him
And if he can’t its time to let brooks go

Others have mentioned Sezer but out of the two I would go Moloney

I would be very happy with Gareth Widdop for a year

Another option is
Jackson Hastings

Salford Red Devils’ story this year is a true underdog story, Ian Watson’s men were expected to be relegation candidates, his team and Jackson Hastings had something to say about that. They’ve reached the play-offs defying anyone’s expectations, and Hastings has had a stellar year. He’s one of the nominees for the Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel award, he’s assisted an astonishing 36 tries, scored 8 and made 3763 metres
I know its super league but still very impressive stats

Pretty impressive when you consider the devils have only scored 19 tries this season?

I think they were 2019 stats
Still impressive

Sezer is doing ok statictly speaking?

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@Cairnstigers said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@Tiger5150 said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@diedpretty said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

@Jedi_Tiger said in Coronavirus Outbreak:

old mate Anna has an election to win …
hope she gets duly smashed the way she closes those borders

I would imagine she is gaining more votes than she is losing - Qlders agree with her on locking everyone out.

Its pretty simple logic and unarguable, but her arrogance defies the old “there but for the grace of God go I”.

Well i would rather that our boarders be shut then it spread like wildfire throughout our state
We do not want our state to go the way of Victoria
We can still leave our homes and go to work with few restrictions
There are restrictions and rules when going out and dining
There have been a number of people returning or coming to Qld who have lied about there movements from hot spot areas and some of these people have bought covid with them
These are the people that should be targeted with some of people’s comments
The selfish acts of a few ruin it for the rest
I give the thumb up to Anna for her decision to shut the boarder
I think another type of finger could be used for some of the other premiers for their lack of actions or the slow actions they have taken
Anyone who wants to control the spread of this virus would agree with her action to shut the boarders

I would not be in a hurry to praise the Qld Premier. Victorians are escaping in large numbers and moving into Qld. Anna has conveniently allowed removalists to continue as an essential service. A Victorian only needs a lease to get past border checkpoints. My advice… buy real estate in Hervey Bay before prices go through the roof. he he

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@Cairnstigers said in Spine or Pack?:

@willow said in Spine or Pack?:

We’ve got most of the pack right, when players are fit. The spine is the issue, with Benji at the back end of his career, Brooks struggling to assert any type of authority and control on the game, Doueihi playing on 1 leg and Harry heading back to Melbourne next season. We’re well served at 9 with Liddle and Simpkin, I’m not worried about that. It will be interesting to see if Brooks plays any better at 6 or whether his role remains exactly the same. We need someone who can control and close out a game. And therein lies our big problem…

James Moloney for a year would do the job
Can also kick goals
Defence is the problem but most halves do struggle with Defence
He may be interested in coming home to Australia
Brooks could learn something from him
And if he can’t its time to let brooks go

Others have mentioned Sezer but out of the two I would go Moloney

I would be very happy with Gareth Widdop for a year

Another option is
Jackson Hastings

Salford Red Devils’ story this year is a true underdog story, Ian Watson’s men were expected to be relegation candidates, his team and Jackson Hastings had something to say about that. They’ve reached the play-offs defying anyone’s expectations, and Hastings has had a stellar year. He’s one of the nominees for the Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel award, he’s assisted an astonishing 36 tries, scored 8 and made 3763 metres
I know its super league but still very impressive stats

Pretty impressive when you consider the devils have only scored 19 tries this season?

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The Cowboys have had 20 applications for the vacant coach job, 3 from existing nrl coaches.

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@BalmainJnr said in If Madge fails.....:

Madge interview from this morning. Talks Warriors, a little knights and culture change.
http://www.skyracing.com.au/radio.php?do=aHR0cDovL21lZGlhLnNreXJhY2luZy5jb20uYXUvUE9ELzU5L3BWMk9BNC5tcDM=&title=Michael Maguire

Thanks Balmain Jnr, that was a revealing interview. I think coaches before him have also eluded to WT needing a cultural change. Of course us fans don’t see that as eyebrow raising news. Blind Freddy knows WT is the most poorly run organisation in the NRL. We see it manifest itself in player recruitment…older players signing for superannuation payments. At least this has changed with Madge and Hartigan. The question Madge very wisely refused to answer directly was “how long will this take?” And that is what we want to know. The encouraging signs are there and I believe if Madge stays on long enough and the entire organisation does not resist change, then we will live in the top 8 and see another GF trophy.

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@happy_tiger said in If Madge fails.....:

True winners don’t like to surround themselves with losers

If we haven’t made the 8 by the end of 2021 …he won’t stay

@happy_tiger said in If Madge fails.....:

True winners don’t like to surround themselves with losers

If we haven’t made the 8 by the end of 2021 …he won’t stay

Hap, while it may be true that soaring like an eagle 🦅 is easier when one is not surrounded by a rafter of turkeys 🦃 , true winners are more objectively focussed and very reluctant to throw in the towel. I’m pleased Lee and Madge have addressed the continuity issue and doubts about the coach’s contract , publicly.
There will be a few turkeys moving on soon.

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@Hangonaminute said in But how do we get good this year?:

Simple
Run harder
Tackle harder
Kick better
Chase better

Hango, I tend to agree with keeping it simple. Doing the simple things better.

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@benjic said in A goal kicker...and a captain...:

they teach mbye how to kick. but he doesnt care. they should put effort into teaching a rookie to kick

He’s a reluctant kicker and a reluctant captain. imo