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Craig Bellamy

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by swoop, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,203 / 16
    You've got to give this bloke some respect as a coach, he turns average players into genuine 1st graders.

    You only has to look at Cheyse Blair and Ryan Morgan just to name a couple who were dismal at other clubs and struggling in reserve grade. Look at them now!
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  2. Bearfax

    Bearfax Well-Known Member

    +2,660 / 75
    I wonder if Bennett can be cloned. We could use him.
  3. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +11,498 / 254
    Bellamy plus the senior players.

    You can always see Cronk or sCam giving directions whenever their play breaks down :nod:

    Manly needs onfield leaders ASAP :exclamation:
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  4. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +4,404 / 130
    Well Bellamy wants a challenge?
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  5. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +7,799 / 58
    everything bad in the nrl has spawned from his twisted mind.

    I shall never give him the time of day much less respect.
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  6. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

    +2,699 / 27
    On one hand his tenure at the storm has involved the worst of rugby league, aka salary cap rorting, wrestling etc, but on the other hand he has done a magnificent job in keeping the storm competitive for a decade or so.

    On his blights, the salary cap....I can't lay the blame 100percent at his feet, but surely he is still inthe wrong here and had an inkling of what was going on. If not I find that a complete shock that someone like Bellamy didn't know what was going on.....or at the very least had strong strong suspicions.

    As for wrestling, it sux, but it's not up to him to police himself. If it's a problem the refs and the NRL need to penalise it. It's no good saying 'we don't wrestle' but lose. If the NRL aren't going to penalise etc that shows their weak leadership.
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  7. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Anywhere but Parramatta
    +5,352 / 111
    His strength is he hires for personality over skills, and every player has a defined role that he ensures they can fulfil their duties.
    Then they train the system ad norseum
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  8. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

    Mona Vale
    +4,841 / 103
    Yep. You can't argue that he is the most successful current coach by far.
    When do you think our recruiters will wake up to the fact that you need tall, athletic, fast Fijian wingers these days?
    Jorge is good at gaining metres but can't jump or catch well.
  9. Stiffi

    Stiffi Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2015 Tipping Competitor

    Ordinary Origin record though!!
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  10. Pablo

    Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,342 / 15
    Lets see how he goes when Cronk and Smith retire.
    Those 2 are a coaches dream. Probably 2 of the best footy brains the game has ever seen. Plus super intense about winning
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  11. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +5,521 / 50
    Good coach but always inventing the newest, dirtiest thing to do. The lower leg twisting, introduced of course by the purples, is being used by most teams and it really irks me. Can ruin a blokes season jarring them at the knees/lower legs like that.
    Grrrr..Purple Cheats!:swear:
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  12. marcjohnpsg

    marcjohnpsg Active Member

    +240 / 25
    Craig Bellamy is the best coach in the competition, and has been for a long time. In the game last night, the Storm were leading the Bronco's by 30 points. One of the Storm players made an error, and the camera pans up to him. Craig Bellamy was fuming and ordering instructions. He has a 60 plus percent winning record, and has done so with a team that had no established junior base for some time.
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  13. marcjohnpsg

    marcjohnpsg Active Member

    +240 / 25
    Yep, both players developed by Bellamy. Cronk was told by the QLD Reds that he would not cut it at top level sport, Smith was told by the Raiders that he was not physical enough, Slater rejected by the Broncos for the same reason as Smith and Inglis overlooked by the Broncos also. I suspect that Craig Bellamy has the ability to develop a player or two in future also.
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  14. BirdMan4ever

    BirdMan4ever Active Member

    +244 / 11
    I can bet even when cronk and smith retire he will "manufacture" another robot or two .

    u can see his attitude... a job needs to be done and if u dont do it u will be yelled at from the coaching box and u will be sacked. this creates pressure for the players to be 100% at everything. he takes no prisoners.

    Bellamy and Hasler are of the same mould.
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  15. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

    +6,741 / 125
    Have to agree there. And although they do have a junior base in the Victorian Rugby League, its hardly the same quality as what you would find in NSW or Qld.
  16. Ranger

    Ranger Armchair Expert

    +617 / 10
    You would think they have close to the best talent scouts in the competition though.
  17. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

    +6,741 / 125
    It helps having feeder clubs in Queensland (Easts Tigers and Sunshine Coast Falcons - the former Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles where DCE played in 2010 - in the Qld Cup).
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  18. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,633 / 113
    I think you may find Bellamy created Cooper Cronk and the player he is today. The same cant be said of others at the Storm like Smith or Slater.

    But Cronk was no junior star. A small half who tried hard, but who's massive effort far exceeded his ability.

    Cronk got his start, for one reason and one reason only. He was better then most young halves with his accuracy kicking a football in general play. Bellamy was happy to develop the rest.

    Cronk is rather handy in every aspect of the game these days.

    You have to admire his attention to detail. His team do the one per centers better then everyone else, given the way the game has developed, I'd suggest better then any NRL team ever.

    Im pretty sure, Storm had Kenny Bromich first. Bellyache, literally asked all his players who do you know who is an NRL standard player who isn't in the big time. And Kenny said my big brother playing park footy is better then me.

    No other coach goes close to taking Neville's and turning them, not just into good players. But great players.

    Wayne Bennett great man manager, and great at attracting wealth within a footy club to buy a great roster, but as a coach achieving without superstars. Bellamy leaves him for dead.

    Belly ache deserves the wraps. The highest wraps
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    Last edited: Jul 3, 2016

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

    +948 / 80
    Not really sure any longer about bennett he's teams been struggling the last few weeks.The old bennett would have had things fixed up by now.I think he's passed his coaching used by date.
  20. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,799 / 122
    Bellamy is a brilliant, driven, innovator but I dislike his values. His success highlights the downside of professional sport.
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