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News: Eagles job share

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    <p />MANLY coach Des Hasler is set to appoint co-captains for the first time in the 63-year history of the Sea Eagles, with Jamie Lyon and Jason King tipped to share the honour.

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  2. kingyfan

    kingyfan Member

    +5 /0
    Kingy is the real captain and Des has only taken on Lyon as co-captain so that he can make the decisions when jason if off the park. 
  3. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,617 /203
    if Jamie runs the on field and jason the off field then we probably have the best for each job
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,386 /402
    I agree. Good call Dessie (again). I went to a sponsors function a few years ago, and Jason King was the spokesperson for the club at the time @ this function.

    Hence to say - all were suitably impressed with Jason's outlook, passion, intelligence & attitude.

    He is and was a guy with goals. Very impressive young man to say the least.

    That being said, ON the field, he is leading by example as well. If he was a back, I'd say he'd be overall captain. But as a player who is on probably around 40 of the 80, I guess Des HAD to go with co-captains - and all things considered - made the perfect choice. 
  5. blitzkrieg

    blitzkrieg Active Member

    +10 /0
    Lyon a great choice, will need English lessons though!
    King will be captain of the bench, looking after 3 players.
    Co-Captains is a crock of ****, Lyon is a 80min player!
  6. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,475 /8
    "the Sea Eagles have hatched a plan to use Lyon as their on-field leader and King for the majority of corporate and media responsibilities"

    That seems to suggest King will be the off field Captain.
  7. DailyTerrorgraphHater

    DailyTerrorgraphHater Member

    +0 /0
    Just restating my previous position...

    Sharing the leadership of something is just failure mitigation.
    Still if its like others suggested and one of the two is prepared to take majority of on -field leadership then it won't be abs. terrible.
  8. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,869 /65
    Captaincy is extremely over rated imo, just a communicator to the ref and making a decision on 2 pts every now and then, during the game play each side has many leaders on the park that others will follow the example of
  9. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,756 /88
    Someone has to set an example, the players have to look to someone for inspiration, someone has to lead the way at training etc - it is a lot more than deciding when to kick a goal or take a tap (actually these it is the coach who does that).
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,869 /65
    There would be multiple people setting the example at training, from what I hear Matt Ballin in the main example in the training area

    In terms of inspiration, that comes in many forms, for example I am sure the team gets inspired after a typical Watmough run, Rose steam rolling a defender, Matai smashing a bloke etc. I am sure Beaver was a lot more inspiring to the side than the official named captain his last few years

    Sure there is the main voice driving the stuff, but co-captains don't bother me 1 bit because of what I have stated above.
  11. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,307 /13

    (Credit goes to whoever it was that brought this up in the other thread)

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