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The myth of Arthur

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Crusher_Cleal, May 13, 2016.

  1. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    Nearly choked on my vita-brits when I saw Geoff Gerard in yesterday's Tele call BA the 'best coach in the comp' (GG spent the article talking about how NOW, as a Board member, he was going to right the club. Not sure what as a Board member he thought his responsibility was in the past, but that's a story for another day).
    Anyway, BA's claim to fame, ie his BEST achievement as an NRL coach is...6 wins from 9 rounds. That's it. 6 wins. From 9 rounds.
    Let's have a look at some of our other current and non-current coaches who have achieved more in the game (NRL only):
    1. Wayne Bennett - premiership
    2. Paul Green - premiership
    3. Des Hasler - premiership
    4. Trent Robinson - premiership
    5. Michael Maguire - premiership
    6. Anthony Griffin - finals
    7. Paul McGregor - finals
    8. Shane Flanagan - finals
    9. Neil Henry - finals
    10. Ricky Stuart - premiership
    11. Craig Bellamy - premiership
    Others:
    1. Geoff Toovey - grand final
    2. Ivan Cleary - grand final
    3. John Cartwright - finals
    4. Tim Sheens - premiership
    That's 15 coaches right there who can claim they are a more successful coach than BA.
    I really don't see what he's done to cause all this fuss.
     
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    • Dan

      Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Cleary had a Grand Final didn't he, 2011?
       
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      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Carty could claim a premiership status as he was the assistant to the Cows last year
         
      • Chip and Chase

        Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Had things been different he could have been holding the reins here instead of Barrett had he taken the Penn's offer up last year. I think we dodged a bullet there TBH.
         
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        • madmax

          madmax Well-Known Member

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          Foran & Watmough seem to think that the sun shines out of his rusty bullet hole! Can't see what he's achieved since he left Manly & why all the accolades. In hindsight they are coming from Eels players & supporters only so makes sense.............
           
        • Moondog

          Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          I've just written a book...
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          .....****, now I've revealed my real name.................and the fact I've got a mate called Aubrey......
           
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          • Loobs

            Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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            Seeing as though his record this year is 0-1 combined with previous losing seasons, I'm not really getting the praise.
             
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