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Steve Georgallis in the frame for Manly Sea Eagles gig

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Evo, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. Evo

    Evo Capt Goodvibe

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    Adrian Proszenko
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    Steve Georgallis has emerged as a contender to replace incoming Parramatta coach Brad Arthur as an assistant at Manly.

    The grand finalists are on the lookout for an assistant to Geoff Toovey and the former Penrith caretaker is on a shortlist. Other candidates include Matt Parish, Tony Iro, Cliff Lyons and Craig Sandercock.

    After playing 186 first-grade games with the Roosters and Tigers, Georgallis made his NRL coaching debut at Penrith after the club sacked Matthew Elliott midway through 2011. Several Panthers players implored management to install him as head coach on a permanent basis but he missed out to Ivan Cleary and subsequently joined the Wests Tigers staff. However, he is now a free agent after parting company with the joint-venture club at the end of the season.

    Tigers captain Robbie Farah said in a recent interview that Georgallis was a first-grade coach in waiting.
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    ''If he needs a reference, I'm happy to give him one,'' Farah said. ''Georgie has aspirations to be a first-grade coach and I definitely think he's a career coach. I'd love for him to get an opportunity somewhere because he's an asset to whichever club he goes to … I love Georgie, all the boys do, and … he's been a big influence on my career.''

    Parish is a free to return to the club after Arthur - ironically the man who replaced him at the Sea Eagles - opted against retaining him at the Eels.

    Parramatta have appointed former Hull KR coach Peter Gentle and Gold Coast's Steve Murphy as assistants. They have also signed former Manly and Melbourne utility Liam Foran on a second-tier contract. Foran, brother of New Zealand international Kieran, will provide halves cover after a stint with Salford.
     
  2. Mal Cochrane

    Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

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    Initially i thought no, but maybe there is something in that penrith players wanted him as head coach, and get's a rap from Farah.

    You like assistant coaches, like Arthur, who earn the respect of players and 'want' them to stay.

    Heart says Cliffy, but we have a backs coach.
     
  3. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Fresh perspective and ideas would only stimulate the veteran Players. So good move, if true :angel:

    I woul hate Parrish back as he walked out on 2v and wants to be head Coach not assisting.:dodgy:

    Iro was such a dumb Player and I still resent his wasting my entry fees just to watch him loiter on the wing :mad:

    Cliffy should be found a Specialist Coaching position as he has never been a monies man, would love to see him around on Game Day :)
     
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  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    God if cliffy could add his sleight of hand sleight of hand to dce's already good sleight of hand we wouls have the best ever halfback on our hands.

    Imagine being coached by hasler, toovey, johns and lyons as a halfback with already silky skills! Wow
     
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  5. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We haven't had any forwards who can consistently off load either ( excluding Gifty).
    So a bit of Cliffy magic could rub off on them too :idea:

    DCE has to commit for life to Manly ASAP or we will miss out on his polished skills :(
     
  6. MK Eagle

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    Georgallis seems to have the backing of many players he has mentored so thats a good sign.
    Iro?? cant see it as a consideration tbh....scary stuff.
    Lyon should be introduced in the NSW cup imo.
    A magical player but would like to see it translate in the coaching area & to jump straight to NRL level may be a little ambitious.
    An all time favourite so would be good to see him involved at Manly in some capacity.
     
  7. Napper

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    Cliffy coached NSW cup and was sacked for Williamson. To be sacked for Williamson, he must have been coaching from his bedroom, under a blanket with a blindfold on. No idea why he was shafted but obviously there was a reason.

    I think Cliffy should be an attacking coach. He'd have great input on what hole runners should be doing.

    You can't coach what Cliffy had. No matter how hard you try.
     
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  8. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Used to like the way Georgallis played the game. He wasn't big or had silky skills but he gave everything he had and had a huge heart the way he played, very much like Hasler. He was a thinker as a player. He would be a good fit into our culture and structure.
     
  9. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I had heard there was a couple of non nrl coaches were right in the mix. I suspect Phil Blake is one given he applied for the job last year.
     
  10. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

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    Another greek on board,i love it.
     
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  11. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I would think the best assistant would be one that compliments / fills the current coaching gaps

    As much as I love Cliffy does he have the skill set to replace Arthur? With Tooves and Joey we have a fair amount of attacking knowledge already
     
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    At least if he can't coach, he can probably cook a mean souvlaki.
     
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  13. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    My mate Zorba started the Greek tradition :)
     
  14. Darren

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    Hopefully Tooves get the right fit as it seems to have been working well.
     
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    Apparently David Furner was our first choice but declined the offer and went to the cowboys instead.

    Guess he saw no chance of the head coaching job at Manly whereas Paul Green is a rookie and will last a year or two at the most if he doesn't perform.

    Also in the coaching ranks, David Furner had a chance to join Manly's staff - but declined. The Sea Eagles saw Furner, sacked by Canberra, as a good choice to replace Brad Arthur, who has gone to Parramatta. But Furner saw more potential at the Cowboys and will join Paul Green's staff in Townsville in 2014.
     
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  17. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Great to get the pre-season started on the 18th.

    Welcome to Gorgeous Georgallis :)
     
  18. Shoe1

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    Great appointment, he really carried the magpies when he was a player, and his results as a coach were good - brought out the best in players.
     
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    Good option. Hope we could get sandercock as NSW cup coach
     
  20. The Wheel

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    Good choice, very similar to Arthur - some NRL experience, well thought of by players at previous clubs, ambitious wants to prove himself.
     
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