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Trent Barrett

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ryan, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Ok guys, we've had a few months now of knowing that unfortunately, Toovey is moving on. I'd love to hear your opinions on Barrett so far? Here's a few things:-

    1. People have attempted to interview him, and he's stuck to his "no comment" strategy out of respect for Tooves;
    2. He has brought over Lewis Brown, Api Koroisou & maybe more (maybe at the expense of Ballin???);
    3. He had a big hand in winning Wright from Union (9 clubs & The Aussie Union guys wanted him as well);
    4. He's looking at strategies to be cutting edge and has spent some time in International Union;
    5. Read articles about how Panthers players are gutted he left, and suggested he was the brains (I also noticed they dropped off once he left???).

    Opinions guys? I know there will be quite a few on the, "his results will determine my opinion", but what about to date???
     
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    • HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      No interest in 2016 whilst 2015 is still a potential Premiership winning Year :clap:
       
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      • Mark from Brisbane

        Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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        I know one thing is for sure, the pressure on him will be immense.

        The last non Manly coach failed miserably , and we have only ever known success with one of our own.

        Good luck Trent
         
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        • sheridanstand78

          sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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          He will bring a totally different approach and we will see how effective it will be, our recent surge of form is all to do with the crap treatment dished out to Toovey and the task that Barrett has will be to quickly get the players on board with his ideas.

          I respect that he has maintained a silence while there is life in our campaign for this year and I am sure that our current players have points to prove in the remaining matches for this year.

          I will keep an open mind about him as a coach as he is untested at top level, I just hope he gets the support from our owners that Toovey sadly didnt get this year.
           
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          • Kiwi Eagle

            Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            Hoping, and confident, that we will get a Trent Robinson style coach out of him. Been impressed by most things he has done so far

            People try and throw stones saying he coached the Penrith 20s to 9th, but they actually send their best up to the NSW Cup at Penrith to get them ready for NRL
             
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            • qldeagle

              qldeagle Well-Known Member

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              I'm just wondering if Wright would've picked us above all the other teams if Tooves was next years coach. I luv Tooves to bits, always have and always will but his exit might iron out a lot of the 2V and non 2V factions between the players. I think if we were to bring a non eagle into the frey then Barrett's our man.
               
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              • IQofalimabean

                IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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                My opinion is that it is way too early to have an opinion.
                 
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                • Pablo

                  Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                  He was/is my favourite non Manly player so definitely willing to give him a chance. The staying quiet thing shows he's got some class.
                  See above post on coaching opinion
                   
                • Clay

                  Clay Well-Known Member

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                  Will judge him based on how he coaches at Manly.
                  But I have always disliked the bloke. Maybe because he played in that pretender Dragons team, maybe because he was **** at 5/8 for NSW. Or maybe because he talks in a boring mono tone.
                  Or maybe cos he was bitch slapped by Brown.
                   
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                  • swoop

                    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                    Apparently it's all about results, if he doesn't deliver he's gone.
                     
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                    • Budgewoi Eagle

                      Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                      What did/do you like about him Pablo?
                       
                    • Chip and Chase

                      Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                      He's done nothng yet. A coach lives and dies by his results on the field. He has no real coaching record of any significance to speak of to date, so really hard to gauge what he will bring to the table next year. Hopefully he will be successful, he certainly won't lack talented cattle.

                      Personally I think Bozo had more to do with getting Wright on board then Baz. And if he was going to bring players from Penrith with him those two weren't the cream of the crop by any stretch. Also wonder what he learnt from the Wallabies after their last Bledisloe performance ?

                      Anyway, he's our coach next year so let's hope he delivers. He's been in some good "systems" so if he has any smarts he will have soaked up some worthwhile knowledge from his rep footy and Penrith stints.
                       
                    • qldeagle

                      qldeagle Well-Known Member

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                      Well I guess if you can judge a coach based on their mono toned voice like Clint Eastwood Bennett he's going to be a keeper.
                       
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                      • mozgrame

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                        I like his twitching and constant scanning of the room. No one would ever sneak up on Trent.
                         
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                        • Go manly

                          Go manly Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                          That's from being dropped in on so many times in the surf and looking for guys grabbing his leg

                          Sits out the back and as they say
                          Snooze you loose

                          PS as far as league goes - he is a pro
                           
                        • mjb136

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                          How can we make an opinion when he has done SFA.
                           
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                          • Mark from Brisbane

                            Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                            Exactly

                            As I said he will be under enormous pressure, and all we can do is wish him well.
                             
                          • manlyfan76

                            manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                            And what about Andrew Johns. Maybe he saw the deal DCE got and told his manager sign me with whatever club/ code that is.
                             
                          • Wombat64

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                            I actually feel a bit sorry for the bloke. The pressure and expectations are HUGE. I hope he knows what he is getting into. I can't think of a rookie coach in recent years that will have been under more pressure. Our "leaders" must be pretty certain they have picked a good one to have shafted a club legend for him .... I wish him and us well and hope we are all not in tears this time next year .......
                             
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                            Useless, has yet to win
                             
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