- Jan 28, 2016
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I think supporter enthusiasm for Des was more out of desperation to be finally rid of Barrett. This was the way I was thinking...now, I am not so sure. It is like going back to an old girlfriend - it hardly ever works out and it is just not the same.
He seemed to be a popular coach when we beat the roosters, raiders and the eels (claiming a moral victory there lol)
My view has always been, that not every good thing is the result of the coach .... and neither is every bad thing the coaches fault either ...I think supporter enthusiasm for Des was more out of desperation to be finally rid of Barrett. This was the way I was thinking...now, I am not so sure. It is like going back to an old girlfriend - it hardly ever works out and it is just not the same.
We can try but that would certainly be unusual.......Teams have form slumps, it's part of the game, your season usually depends on how you come out of it. This season certainly has brought some unique challenges and Manly has their share of misfortune but despite how crap we are let's not forget, so far this year we've beaten both last year's grand finalists, and ought to have beaten this year's front-runners the Eels but for a dud call.
At the risk of being controversial (no, actually that doesn't bother me at all) can we try to maintain a little sense of perspective here folks?!!
I'm looking forward to the posts that start with "now that we have a good owner"! I still think all our problems come back to owners who are not present and don't provide. Yet to be convinced otherwise.
My problem with Barrett was, and always will be:My view has always been, that not every good thing is the result of the coach .... and neither is every bad thing the coaches fault either ...
I have seen 11 or 12 coaches at Manly ... had the luck of playing in teams coached by 3 of them ..... and none of them were Gods ....
Football clubs are now huge organic life support systems for 36 players, 12 coaching staff, 10 medical and support staff, head office staff, owners and board members .... all with ego's and testosterone in abundance .... and ALL these different parts have to come together for a club to have success .... then throw in injuries, the draw, ref's, GreenTurd, player's managers, and just old fashion fate ... and you get the picture ...
Fukk me sideways ... at one point we were even blaming Barrett for DCE kicking out on the full once .... Having only 21 fit players at the club was met with "No excuses Baz" .... and yet now we point out we have lost Tom and Walker ....
Every injury was the result of Baz ... lack of fitness and training .... yet now our injuries are just bad luck ...
In summary .... I think Dessie is as good a coach as we could get .... his ability to manage and direct the club are first rate .... is he perfect ... No ..... but he is damn good .... but as ever ... many things not under his control will play a part ....
Agree but just wish they had it more consistently.This team has it
The sad thing is mate that we all know that we'd be a fair bit higher up the ladder had we not lost Fainu before the season, then lost Walks and Turbo to mid-long term injuries in the one game. AFB's suspension and maybe missing a game because of his anti-vaccination stance hasn't helped either.Agree but just wish they had it more consistently.
We fight hard and beat the Roosters, Raiders and the Eels ( in reality twice) but then capitulate to sides below us.
I don’t know if that’s a mental thing but if it is maybe we need an expert in there to help.
Agree but it just happens every bloody year lately meanwhile other clubs seem to roll on oblivious to it all.The sad thing is mate that we all know that we'd be a fair bit higher up the ladder had we not lost Fainu before the season, then lost Walks and Turbo to mid-long term injuries in the one game. AFB's suspension and maybe missing a game because of his anti-vaccination stance hasn't helped either.
I know we have to make do right now because Fainu won't be back this year, legal trouble aside his shoulder rules him out, while we don't have Tom or Dylan. But if we had those 3 on the park right now I dare say that we'd have at least 2 more wins and would be top 4 ... and no one would be complaining.
Always someone ... usually a numbnut .... who believes in unicorns, naturopaths, omnipotent sky fairies ... and that coaches have some divine powers .... hold the unicorns .... that would be blasphemyNow that we have a good coach we are finally able to grind our way into a win under extreme adversity.