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Wombat64

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Cartwright ready to step back into limelight
— Exclusive by Peter Badel

Titans foundation coach John Cartwright has rocketed into contention to replace Paul Green at the Cowboys after being interviewed by the North Queensland board.

North Queensland play the Titans on Sunday at Cbus Super Stadium and the Cowboys have sounded out the very coach who spearheaded Gold Coast’s entry to the NRL in 2007.

Cartwright, who celebrates his 55th birthday on Sunday, had eight seasons at the Titans, coaching their first game against the Dragons and helping the Coast to the 2010 preliminary final before his departure at the end of 2014.

John Cartwright obviously doesn’t want to be pigeonholed as an assistant.
John Cartwright obviously doesn’t want to be pigeonholed as an assistant.
The Penrith legend then linked with the Cowboys as an assistant to Green, helping North Queensland to the 2015 premiership before linking with Manly, where he has served as a deputy for the past four years.

But Cartwright still has head-coaching aspirations and he has entered the mix to take charge of the Cowboys in 2021 after formally meeting with North Queensland powerbrokers.

His chances have been aided by the withdrawal of two rival candidates, with Nathan Brown agreeing to a three-year deal with the Warriors and Melbourne assistant Jason Ryles agreeing to stay loyal to the Storm.

Brown and Ryles’ management team advised the Cowboys on Friday the pair were out of the running for the job.

The Cowboys have opted for a thorough search of candidates, rather than headhunting one specified target, and are considering the likes of Cartwright, Todd Payten, Anthony Griffin and England Test coach Shaun Wane.

Shaun Wane has thrown his hat into the ring.
Shaun Wane has thrown his hat into the ring.
North Queensland will not rush their search and plan to announce Green’s successor by mid-September, but Cartwright’s interview is evidence the former Titans mentor is a serious contender.

Cartwright had mixed success at the Titans. He steered the club to their best-ever finishes in 2009-10 with back-to-back top-four placings, but he slumped to the wooden-spoon in 2011 during the Titans’ financial crisis which sent the Coast broke and required an NRL lifeline.

There is a feeling that the Cowboys require a father-figure style of coach after seven hard-edged seasons under Green, who took North Queensland to their first title, plus another grand final in 2017.

Cartwright could provide a more supportive touch, having been a popular assistant at the Cowboys and now the Sea Eagles.
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40 years an eagle

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Cartwright ready to step back into limelight
— Exclusive by Peter Badel

Titans foundation coach John Cartwright has rocketed into contention to replace Paul Green at the Cowboys after being interviewed by the North Queensland board.

North Queensland play the Titans on Sunday at Cbus Super Stadium and the Cowboys have sounded out the very coach who spearheaded Gold Coast’s entry to the NRL in 2007.

Cartwright, who celebrates his 55th birthday on Sunday, had eight seasons at the Titans, coaching their first game against the Dragons and helping the Coast to the 2010 preliminary final before his departure at the end of 2014.

John Cartwright obviously doesn’t want to be pigeonholed as an assistant.
John Cartwright obviously doesn’t want to be pigeonholed as an assistant.
The Penrith legend then linked with the Cowboys as an assistant to Green, helping North Queensland to the 2015 premiership before linking with Manly, where he has served as a deputy for the past four years.

But Cartwright still has head-coaching aspirations and he has entered the mix to take charge of the Cowboys in 2021 after formally meeting with North Queensland powerbrokers.

His chances have been aided by the withdrawal of two rival candidates, with Nathan Brown agreeing to a three-year deal with the Warriors and Melbourne assistant Jason Ryles agreeing to stay loyal to the Storm.

Brown and Ryles’ management team advised the Cowboys on Friday the pair were out of the running for the job.

The Cowboys have opted for a thorough search of candidates, rather than headhunting one specified target, and are considering the likes of Cartwright, Todd Payten, Anthony Griffin and England Test coach Shaun Wane.

Shaun Wane has thrown his hat into the ring.
Shaun Wane has thrown his hat into the ring.
North Queensland will not rush their search and plan to announce Green’s successor by mid-September, but Cartwright’s interview is evidence the former Titans mentor is a serious contender.

Cartwright had mixed success at the Titans. He steered the club to their best-ever finishes in 2009-10 with back-to-back top-four placings, but he slumped to the wooden-spoon in 2011 during the Titans’ financial crisis which sent the Coast broke and required an NRL lifeline.

There is a feeling that the Cowboys require a father-figure style of coach after seven hard-edged seasons under Green, who took North Queensland to their first title, plus another grand final in 2017.

Cartwright could provide a more supportive touch, having been a popular assistant at the Cowboys and now the Sea Eagles.
 

Sheikheagle

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If you are referring to Gift by this, he was credited by his team mates as coming up with a lot of the plays they used in one of our golden era's. One of the reasons they called him Gift.
that’s right a very smart player, have always thought he would make a great coach and let’s face it he doesn’t have to worry about tearing his hair out.
 

Rynostradamus

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If Cliff Lyons could impart some of his time and space magic on our halves that would be great. Let's not forget Johns was at the club (can't recall exactly) when we were tearing the comp apart around our last gfs and premierships.

The walker brothers would be ideal, but we need to be picking players with pace. Safe out wide might win you a game in a tight grind when the forwards are on and hitting early. Otherwise you arent going to crack teams open with safe.

In the words of the immortal Ricky Bobby, "I wanna go fast" with our turbo out we have no pace of note in the side, and with the 6 again roll ons speed is king.
 

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Hopefully someone creative. Not really Des's forte... oh and hopefully someone who can set up a good defensive structure unlike Cartwright.

Any ex-Manly boys got the brains? Stewarts? Orford?

How would bringing Toovs back go?
 

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Hopefully someone creative. Not really Des's forte... oh and hopefully someone who can set up a good defensive structure unlike Cartwright.

Any ex-Manly boys got the brains? Stewarts? Orford?

How would bringing Toovs back go?
Toovs would be good but dont see it happening.

can think of only Jamie Lyon, Matt Ballin and matbe Menzies. Probably only ones with the footy brains
 

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Toovs would be good but dont see it happening.

can think of only Jamie Lyon, Matt Ballin and matbe Menzies. Probably only ones with the footy brains
My dream team
2V's assistant or CEO
Des or Kite as head coach
Assistants BK, Beaver, Ballin, Perry and Spud
Walker brothers running our reserve grade squad
 

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That's what we are here to do. So Chairman Dan, I recommend that we do a poll each Tuesday lunchtime and then forward to Des so he can advise the NRL.
I can just imagine. Jake has a bad game and gets benched for a development player and Jorge and Parker lining up in the second row!
 

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I think we're fine with Randall, Monaghan and Ballin! We still have Stewart hanging around too. We are wanting younger guys, why look our side what we have? Make them step up without the interference of Cartwright. They'll have plenty of ideas.
Steve Hales has replaced Hoss Robbo, strong relationships with a lot of our current and future youngsters from his days at Westfield Sports High
 

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