He is not getting paid anywhere near that amount and if you think Crusher has done 'jack' (in your opinion, which you are more than entitled to) then you haven't been following much of the lower grades at all. The juniors have been more successful in the last couple of years than previously and are continuing to get stronger.If Kane Cleal is on $100k then that shows we are gone for many, many years, and the club will do anything to please Crusher, who in MY opinion only, has done jack so far.
Not quite in the ball park and I think in the next couple of years we will definately see some players coming through. He's been back at Manly for nearly three years now and his efforts at Parra are just starting to come through. Seven of their current first graders were his doing and I am confident he will do the same for Manly.KG - Cleal re signed last week for big dollars. The amounts quoted I believe are in the ball park.
Crsuher should be given another couple of years to bring some quality players through.
He's going well Byso. Playing SG Ball again next year and then up to Flegg. Once the players get to the club they have people in different area's to look after them not only on the field but also importantly off the field. Its up to the coach's and trainers to futher develop their skills and the players themselves have to put in. Which sadly doesn't always happen. He still monitors their progress and offers idea's/advice/critism/support etc where needed. He wants the same as us all - for players to reach their full potential and the Manly club in all grades to be successful!Kiwigirl how is you're boy going, does crusher have much to do with the younger players progress once there in the club?
I feel that the club are active. There is a series of meetings covering the different topics. And yes, it is tough as a parent and also tough for the kids being away from their families. Personally, as a parent - my child is my responsibility and I will appreciate any help I get from the club, but I will not ask for it, demand or expect it. I don't expect the club to take over my parenting role and become responsible for his actions - that's not what they are there for. They have provided him with an opportunity - it is up to him now to make the most of it, and me as a parent to support him in any way I can. He's still mine - not theirs!! :lol2:Does the club actively council them or is it done as an information night basis then there left on there own once they leave the meeting.
It must be tough as a parent because these kids egos can grow significantly, peer pressure is a big thing and I can only assume very tough amongst team mates. These kids have got careers on the line so it would be good if the club steps in when they see a young club representative going off the rails.