- Nov 30, 2014
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Do you also think Barrett alone got rid of premiership winners Buhrer and Ballin before the end of their contracts?
I find it strange that people think Bozo was responsible for the popular decisions like signing/re-signing DCE, Walker, Taupau and Turbos... but somehow had nothing to do with the tough and unpopular decisions like getting rid of Gutherson, Snake, Matai, Buhrer, Ballin and others (to make way for these signings), which were all because of Barrett apparently.
Daniel Anderson took the Eels to the GF in 2009. They sacked him with one year to go on his contract and replaced him with Kearney. Parramatta exist in an alternate reality.Frankly I'm amazed. They had their best season in a decade and played some brilliant RL at times so the club should be celebrating, not in-fighting. I think if I was a Doesn'tmatta fan I'd be proud of the way the team performed in most matches.
Certainly, they didn't lose nine of their last 10 matches like we did.
If we can finish in the top four in 2021 I'll be delighted.
When it comes to the team, who plays, who doesn't ... that's down to the coach. So yes I do think Barrett was responsible for calling time on Snake's career. 100% he was.
As for others like Buhrer, Ballin and Gutherson ... he most certainly had an input and as coach I'd wager a rather large one. Yes Bozo was probably involved in signings, and those we let go. But ultimately, if the coach doesn't want them.....
Barrett might not have been solely responsible for those we let go, but as head coach he certainly would have played a much bigger part than what you're implying that he did.
Yes, Mal Cochrane won the Rothmans. He was awesome back in the day. His style of play would translate well to this era. Very underrated player in Manly’s history.Yeah it was the award voted by the referees. Fairer system. Wombat and Mal cochrane won from memory. Maybe bozo.