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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Eagle, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Chris Anderson to help Stephen Kearney at Parramatta Eels
    BY: BRENT READ From: The Australian June 29, 2012 12:00AM

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/nrl/chris-anderson-to-help-stephen-kearney-at-parramatta-eels/story-fnca0von-1226411516676

    TWO-TIME premiership winning coach Chris Anderson is on the verge of a return to the NRL after being offered an opportunity to work alongside Stephen Kearney at Parramatta - a move that scuppers speculation of a coaching change at the club.

    Kearney and Anderson won a premiership together at Melbourne in 1999 and it is understood the Eels' coach has been the driving force in negotiations to hire his former mentor.

    Parramatta officials were tight-lipped last night but The Australian understands an announcement could be just days away provided the parties can strike an agreement. Should that happen, it would be a remarkable return for Anderson, who has been out of the NRL since resigning as Sydney Roosters coach 16 games into the 2007 season.

    While Kearney will remain head coach, it is understood Anderson will act as a mentor and help ease the burden.

    His arrival will also douse speculation about Kearney's future.


    The New Zealand Test coach has one year remaining on his contract and there have been suggestions that the club would part ways with its coach at the end of the season, or even sooner.

    That now appears highly unlikely, although Kearney will need to end this year well and enjoy a flying start next season to ensure his stay at Parramatta is long-term.

    His cause will be helped by Anderson's arrival.

    As well as leading the Storm to a premiership, Anderson coached Canterbury to a title in 1995 before stints at Cronulla and the Roosters. He also enjoyed a very successful tenure as Australia coach, losing only three games during his five years in charge of the Kangaroos. He has kept his toe in the water in recent years through occasional media commitments and work with the NSW Legends.

    One of Anderson's first duties will be to help Kearney extract the best out of star recruit Chris Sandow, who has had a horrid first season at the club.

    With Kearney armed with reinforcements and his future secure, focus will switch to coaches at other clubs feeling the pinch, most notably those at Canberra, St George Illawarra and the Sydney Roosters.

    Blues coach Ricky Stuart, off contract with the NSW Rugby League at the end of the year, had been linked with Parramatta but he appears more likely to return to Canberra next season in some capacity.

    Stuart has also been linked with the Dragons and the Roosters, where coach Brian Smith is under increasing pressure after a frightful dip in form that has resulted in the team winning only two of its past nine games.

    While Stuart has been associated with a return to the club, it is understood the Roosters have a high opinion of Smith's former assistant, Trent Robinson, who is currently coaching French club Catalans in Super League.

    The Roosters have also been associated with a big-money move for Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy when his current contract expires at the end of next season.

    As for the Dragons, their coach Steve Price laughed off speculation over his future this week, insisting he had the support of the club and of its chief executive, Peter Doust.
     
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Oh dear. I was always cross with the Eels for pipping us in the early '80s but these days I mainly just feel sorry for them.
     
  3. The Who

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    But didn't Kearney say he didn't want an assistant when Jason Taylor was mentioned?
    Better get your messages straight, Parra.
     
  4. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully he goes to the one marker defense next week!
     
  5. firechild

    firechild Active Member

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    I'd say no to Taylor as well. Geez I hate that bloke.
     
  6. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a problem with him. He had good results as a coach, and I enjoy his analytical judgements on matches. I played cricket against him once; he was alright, but a far better footballer. And he seeme a nice enough bloke.
     
  7. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah get Anderson back so we can put 50 on them like we did to him when we ended his career at the Rorters. Wouldn't that be sweet.
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    "As for the Dragons, their coach Steve Price laughed off speculation over his future this week, insisting he had the support of the club and of its chief executive, Peter Doust."

    Gooooonneeee.
     
  8. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Whatever photos Kearney has must make the old goat pictures of Manly look extremely tame.
     
  9. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    In Kearney's case, they must be sheep shots.
     
  10. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I would not laugh at others considering our board situation.....
     
  11. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    If our Board is that bad then it proves wrong the old 'trusism'
    that winning starts from the front office.
     
  12. manlyfan76

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

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    Good move by Anderson IMO. Parra can't go any worse and if they win a few ppl will think its because of him and then some other basket case of a team will appoint him as coach, maybe he can take John hoppa with him then.
     
  13. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I like the bit about Easts making a play for Martina.
    What, are they trying to copy the dogs in buying the other winning formula?

    I don't know why our board gets singled out as a basket case. Dogs & Rorters think throwing money around fixes everything. Parra, Canberra and Penriff are too stupid to take advantage of their enourmous talent pools. Souffs trainers can't work out why they're continually damaging their players. Dragons have a team of robots that the appointed heir to the throne can't seem to deprogramme now that it has a few bugs in it.

    Why us?
     
  14. Masked Eagle

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    I admit to enjoying JT's commentary. He is not afraid to criticise a player. It seems like an unwritten rule for some ex-players that they can't bag anybody but I remember JT doing City v Country last year and while the other commentators were blowing smoke up all the players butts but JT was openly putting forward his view on why the players shortcomings and why they shouldn't be selected for the Blues. His honesty was refreshing and I found his analysis spot on.
     
  15. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Would love to see him and Mick Ennis who is surprisingly awesome at commentary down the track get a few NRL games
     
  16. manlyfan76

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

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    Done by drug castle. Can. I still bet on them for the spoon? $andow is the definition of a myth. Parra 12- drug castle 20
     
  17. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

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    Lol all you want after next sundays game.
     
  18. SeaEagle007

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    not sure what game you watched.. Sandow actually played ok, its just that 15 other players played like shyte.

    Newcastle was also Lucky that TOnga is such a Hog of the ball, Parra could of won.

    Anyway as long as we beat them next week. hey always lift against our team
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    the other player who played with their all was Hindmarsh
     
  19. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Parra odds on to win wooden spoon

    Read the 'heartbreak' @ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/the-parramatta-eels-are-odds-on-favourites-for-the-nrl-wooden-spoon/story-fnbh07p7-1226419818469
     
  20. manlyfan76

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

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    Another one to their collection, what do they have eleven already?
     

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