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Mal Reilly

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Interesting to see that Zorba's column indicates that Mal Reilly intends to settle in Newcastle.

    There was very strong mail last year that Reilly would be the man to replace Hasler as coach should he not produce the goods.

    Where there is smoke..............
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Mal would have a lot of friends in Newcastle.

    There are rumours that Mal will return to coach there as well. The Manly ones seemed to be wishful thinking.
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    That's not the opinion of a few prominent ex-players.
     
  4. Crushercleal

    Crushercleal Active Member

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    I have a lot of resepct for Mal Reilly. He always seemed to get the best out of his players, and we all know where he took them in '97.
     
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    If Des Hasler can't produce a consistent, competative team in 2006, I would be very surprised indeed. If not, I'd like to see either Brian Smith, or Tim Sheens given the nod.

    Des has a lot of positives though.

    Fitness Regime
    Professionalism
    Commitment
    Goal Oriented
    Upholds Privacy
    Realist
    Loyal

    to name a few, but like every coach, I believe he has some flaws, and they are

    Communication
    lack of Willingness to change

    Ok - now I have given some criticisms, so rather than just blurt it out, I thought I'd give specific examples

    Communication:- Captaincy, Michael Monaghan, Chad Randall, Sam Harris, player purchases, positional play...to name a few

    lack of Willingness to change:- Walker from fullback to 5/8, Jason Kings consistent inclusion, Mullane at 1/2 back, Stephenson's inclusion (at times), Harris being played when injured to name a few...

    It's a big ol year for our Dessy...
     

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