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Toovey for national team

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by weev, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. weev

    weev Well-Known Member

    +849 /22

    Toovey for national team

    Geoff Toovey is shaping as an ideal candidate to take over as Kangaroos coach when - and it appears it's only a matter of time - he is punted by Manly.

    Tim Sheens has compiled a reasonable record since taking over the national side but a third straight loss to New Zealand, which resulted in Australia losing its No.1 world ranking, will likely cost him the chance to lead Australia to the 2017 World Cup. Officials are in the process of deciding whether to make the Kangaroos head coaching position a full-time one but, either way, it appears certain State of Origin coaches won't be considered. Terry Fearnley was the last man to double as a state and national coach and powerbrokers don't want a repeat of the selection dramas during his tenure. With no obvious candidate available, Toovey would be the ideal man to take over. "Toovs" is himself a former Kangaroos player, has an outstanding record at club level and would be reluctant to coach against the Sea Eagles given his love of the club. He will also have the advantage of not having being involved at club level when he is cut loose. The move would also allow him to continue to work alongside Australian selector Bob Fulton, who is also a consultant to the Sea Eagles. Penrith assistant Trent Barrett is ready to take over at Manly, but the club faces a backlash over the treatment of a favourite son.
  2. eaglebuzz

    eaglebuzz Well-Known Member

    +2,113 /118
    I could live with it.
  3. Loobs

    Loobs Scott Fulton’s 5th Cousin Premium Member

    +9,066 /306
    Would make everything neater at least...
  4. manlyfan76

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

    +8,048 /174
    And this story is based on what? No actual statements or quotes as usual.
  5. bones

    bones Bones Knows

    +9,037 /102
    Explains why Choc quit rep footy.
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    • The Wheel

      The Wheel Well-Known Member

      +2,757 /88
      A nice clean resignation to pursue higher honours - sounds fair to me. Tooves leaves a hero and then goes on to recruit numerous internationals to the club!

      Win win situation?
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      • niccipops

        niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +6,355 /56
        Don't give old Choccy the credit of foresight. Inferential thinking is just way too much. He has trouble remembering the upcoming dates of his botox appointments.:p
        The good thing for Choc is, he no longer needs a car with airbags as his face is now one.
        Being mean but it's fun.
        Now I've got to go to school and be nice.
        Have a great day Silvertails.
      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +19,029 /367
        Another attempt to placate the 2v Supporters, who all know that a hatchet job was started by some Manly Players back in 2014 :mad:
      • Fluffy

        Fluffy Well-Known Member

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        I can see it now - Tooves gets the arse jsut as we are getting players back and suddenly the new coach miraculously wins a few games and is hailed a genious.

        Guess it will make some posters happy
      • Slide

        Slide Well-Known Member

        +247 /3
        Is Toovey a career coach or is he simply a passionate Manly man? Would coaching the Kangaroos be on his to-do list? He has plenty of options but I see him as Manly coach because he has something to give to the club and fans, not because he wants to ride the coaching conveyor belt. I don't see the motivation for him.
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        • The Who

          The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

          +7,250 /173
          Hasson has already played for Ireland so does that mean 2V won;t be able to pick him for Australia?
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          • HappilyManly

            HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +19,029 /367
            Emerging Nations Players can be considered :p

            2v would be great on the ARLC - their setup is up for review soon @:cool:
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            • Mark from Brisbane

              Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

              +19,662 /383
              I could live with that, sadly I think Tooves days are numbered and maybe this might be an honourable solution.
            • bones

              bones Bones Knows

              +9,037 /102
              Not sure why Barrett would face a backlash. He's done nothing wrong.
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              • master blaster

                master blaster Well-Known Member

                +858 /5
                exactly Bones,I agree with you mate
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                • tookey

                  tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                  +5,796 /186
                  And Foran is lucky he plays for NZ and is not eligible to play for AUS
                • SeaEagleRock8

                  SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                  +10,552 /214
                  Becoming the Australia Test coach might be a poisoned chalice, when you think the current World Champs have players like Tapow, Taumololo, Matolino, JWH, RTS and Johnson. Good luck to the Aussies, they will need it.
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                  • Jerry1

                    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

                    +2,654 /93
                    Dribble sorry............... No chance.....
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                    • globaleagle

                      globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                      +13,340 /117
                      At least cam smith would know he has 80 mins a game.
                    • HappilyManly

                      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                      +19,029 /367

                      Sea Eagles’ Steve Matai says coach Geoff Toovey’s future should be resolved as soon as possible

                      • JON GEDDES
                      • THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
                      • JUNE 16, 2015 12:00AM

                      SEA Eagles stalwart Steve Matai says the Manly players want the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Geoff Toovey’s coaching position resolved as soon as possible.

                      The club has indicated Toovey will remain in charge for the remainder of this season but there remains constant speculation Trent Barrett will be the coach next year.

                      “For us players we want to know who is going to be there next year and if Tooves is going to be there next year or see out the year,” Matai said.

                      “We want that to be firm and we are just looking for that. Hopefully we can get that soon and get everything sorted.”

                      Matai said there had been no word from club management on what was happening on the coaching front.

                      It was business as usual for Toovey and his coaching staff on Monday as they put their players through a field session at Narrabeen following a team meeting.

                      Uncertainty over Toovey’s future is distracting for the players, says Matai.

                      Despite the pressure, Matai said Toovey had not let the constant speculation affect his job or his demeanour.

                      “That’s the thing, he has turned up and he’s got that smile on his face and he’s just the same old Geoff Toovey that he has been the last few years,” Matai said.

                      “So if it so hurting him he’s doing a good job hiding it.”

                      “Tooves has done a great job for us, he is really down to earth and easy to talk to so it is kind of hard to see him in this position.’’

                      Matai said it was tough that the coach has been copping all the flak when the players have to take some of the blame as well.

                      Hooker Matt Ballin, another of Manly’s leaders who recently re-signed with Manly, said he has learnt a lot from Toovey during his time at the club, even back when he was reserve grade coach.

                      “I love playing for him, he is passionate about the club and the game and he wants the best for both of those things,” Ballin said.

                      “All I can do is my job here and support him as much as I can.”
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