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Manly’s renovation job no place for a rookie coach

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by weev, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. weev

    weev Well-Known Member

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    Good article in the roar - link
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    Manly’s renovation job no place for a rookie coach
    If recent reports regarding Fortress Brookvale are true – and let’s face it, where there’s smoke on the Peninsula there’s a Daly Cherry-Evans sized inferno – Manly’s proven historic winning blueprint is poised for the scrapheap in favour of an untried coach named Trent Barrett.

    Some clubs aim for glory using methods successfully honed over many years, while others tinker well-used formulas in search of a successful identity.

    The Rabbitohs and Roosters hit the jackpot with rookie NRL coaches who were hardened by stints heading Super League outfits. Brisbane dialled a former girlfriend after six lonely years and once again find themselves marching towards the premiership alter.

    It’s no surprise Barrett is on leave, Phil Gould probably asked the Penrith assistant to consider this: of the 10 coaches to guide Manly since their inaugural premiership in 1972, eight have played for the club on grand final day and the two outsiders didn’t deliver a title.

    Graham Lowe was the first outsider of the last 44 years and brought an impressive resume including Wigan’s restoration. But after three moderate seasons the Eagles summonsed an old flame, reinstating premiership golden boy Bob Fulton after a four-year absence.

    The only other outsider was Peter Sharp, who covered for ‘Bozo’ in 1999 before continuing through the failed Northern Eagles venture.

    As the Sea Eagles struggle to extend their wings under new ownership, one thing is clear: internal and external scrutiny on the coach next season will be of blow-torch proportions, especially if 2015 finishes before the finals.

    The perceived demise of Geoff Toovey seems heartless and unwarranted from the outside but those best qualified will be expected to deliver a better alternative if a change is necessary.

    Manly is currently a delicate beast, where nothing short of the top eight in 2016 is acceptable. Add lingering emotions from the Glenn Stewart debacle, difficulty in moulding a roster around Cherry-Evans’ lifetime contract, and persistent relocation rumours and it’s clear a coach with runs on the board should preside over rookie shark bait.

    Barrett has morphed into a useful right-hand man, but mastering the unique workings of a foreign club from pole position is of an entirely different magnitude – to which Brad Arthur can attest.

    There’s only one thing worse than the demise of a rookie coach, and that’s a deliberate move by the owners to abandon the club’s distinguished traditions.
     
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    • Ralphie

      Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      That's why we need one of the following:
      1. Cleary (Best option whatever the cost)
      2. Hasler (I hate the thought of it)
      3. Beaver
       
    • Mals

      Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      At this stage Beaver could run the water but he's a long way off being a 1st grade coach.
       
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      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Beaver has zero qualification or interest in coaching.

        He has a very successfull golf related business, NRL/Manly Ambassador roles and a fledgeling TV career. None of which hold him up to the scrutiny of fg coaching.

        Maybe Barrett as a Bozo protege,will be effective :wasntme: At least he will have Bozo to keep Zorba out of his way @:cool:
         
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        • lovefooty

          lovefooty Well-Known Member

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          Tooves needs to work out his contract. Bottom line is he is needed and deserves the backing he has not got so far since the Penn take over.
          He needs a good assistant coach and bozo helping with an overview on how to handle the trouble makers in the group .
           
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          • Ralphie

            Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            Fair enough, but how will any of that improve his selections such as Hasson, how will it improve his bench management, how will it enable him to suddenly create modern game plans.

            Just a thought.
             
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            • MadMarcus

              MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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              It is clear that what we need to do is give our cheque book to @Technical Coach and ask him to write down his number. Where is he lately anyway?
               
            • sean1976

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              Yeah, where's Technical Coach and Susan? Place is not the same without them.
               
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              • HappilyManly

                HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                Turns out TC is TB :p
                 
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                • SeaEagleRock8

                  SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                  He has his hands full with the toothless tigers?
                   
                • Loobs

                  Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                  TC doing his thesis titled "the depression myth"
                   
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                  • Shoe1

                    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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                    He is too fast and elusive to run the water.
                     
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                    • Shoe1

                      Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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                      Altar not alter, author
                       
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                      • Terry Zarsoff

                        Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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                        Hey Shoe - maybe the article was written by a churchman or woman with tickets on his or herself - an 'altar ego'.
                         
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                        • The Who

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                          2V was a rookie coach when he took over.
                          I don't know if Barrett will be a success. All I know is that something needs to change if we are to regain our rightful position at the top of the leaderboard.
                           
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