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Tooves Trump card.

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by maxta, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +4,500 /100
    The modern day coach has access to very similar styles...all the best training drills, formations, similar 2nd man plays, controlling the ruck area ect....

    The main thing that differentiates what a coach brings to the table, is belief & attitude where the players buy into the coach & are inspired by his values...
    This is why the Ricky Stuart coaches types who are nomads, wondering from club to club have players that lack passion....not a fan of Stuart but he does have a good footy brain, yet the players dont seem to respond to his methods or believe in him.
    Toovey loves the Manly club, he fires up on the us against the world mentallity & it comes across as the Manly players fight for a bone in every play, unlike other teams who dont compete these 1% plays....even the new unknown players buy into this system thats been contagous the past 8 or so seasons.
    Obviously it helps to have a solid squad of players but there has been many teams across the NRL with strong rosters over this same period who have failed badly due to lack of desire.

    In an open competition the attitude Tooves bring to the Seaeagles is imo, 1 of the biggest trumpcards again, in 2014.
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    • Terry-Randal

      Terry-Randal Active Member

      +45 /0
      I always thought Tooves would be as good if not better than Dessie. Just like when we lost Hodkinson we found better in DCE.
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      • Eaglette Fan

        Eaglette Fan Active Member

        +55 /1
        I think the real test for Tooves will come in about 2016/17, when players like Snake, Matai, Killer, Choc, Ballin, & King are gone. Good recruitment will play a big part then, but Tooves will also have to work harder to get the younger and less experienced players to stand up for every match. I would be looking out for a smart and experienced centre (such as a William Hopoate) and front rower to buy to help the Manly side from 2016 on.
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        • manlyfan76

          manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +8,030 /174
          St merge always under performed then they bought bennet and won their first title.
          A good coach is great.
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          • Matabele

            Matabele Well-Known Member

            +516 /14
            It's a merge of culture and someone who is a product of it. Noticeable Hasler has been less than spectacular at the Dogs where there culture is different, and inferior.
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            • Bradza

              Bradza Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

              +790 /9
              Was that a unicorn that just walked through? Or maybe a white rhino!:)
            • Matabele

              Matabele Well-Known Member

              +516 /14
            • HoldenV8

              HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

              +10,506 /173
              It was Zorba heading to the Salad Bar :p

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