Staff Andrew McFadden

macker

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Two other Australians coached us without prior head coaching positions in the NRL and they were our most successful coaches based on results.

Cleary and Daniel Anderson were given a shot as our head coach with no NRL experience, Anderson was a real bolter at the time and Cleary coached the Roosters reserve grade to a title so at least McFadden has had experience as an assistant with Catalans and the Raiders, never know how he could turn out as coach, could be like Anderson or end up like Elliott?!.
That would be so awesome if he was, you know, like the guy we all have been hoping for to lead us out of the thunder dome. To find our way home. What's that song by Tina?:watching:
Sorry.

I would prefer someone with a track record of kicking players asses into shape. Our problems are 20 years young, and have just recently developed a coach killing streak. McFadden is a fucken Lamb to the Slaughter. IMO.
I'll be happy if I'm wrong.:woot:
 

gREVUS

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May 8, 2012
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makes me think when people talk sheens to NZ because hes the current Aus coach and would bring players from Aus with him. That he would probably step down as Aus coach with a full time gig in another country and therefore not bring anyone with him.
 

Danpatmac

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to be honest, we aren't actually going to see what this McFadden character is all about until he is picking from a fully fit squad and he has had more than 2 or 3 days at the helm.
I'm definitely willing to give him the time to dig his own grave.
 

gREVUS

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May 8, 2012
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to be honest, we aren't actually going to see what this McFadden character is all about until he is picking from a fully fit squad and he has had more than 2 or 3 days at the helm.
I'm definitely willing to give him the time to dig his own grave.

im giving him 6 weeks from now so that would be round 12
 

Hitman82

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May 18, 2012
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Andrew McFadden has been signed as the Warriors' head coach to the end of 2017 NRL season.

The permanent appointment comes a month after the 36-year-old ex-Canberra, Parramatta and Melbourne playmaker was brought in as acting head coach.

In his first four games in charge the Warriors have had two hard-fought losses followed by impressive wins against Melbourne and Canberra to sit just outside the NRL's top eight.

On Saturday McFadden guided the side to a nine-try 54-12 rout of the Raiders, a club record winning margin against Canberra.

This followed the 16-10 Anzac Day victory over the Melbourne Storm, one of the most complete displays in the club's history.

McFadden welcomed the long-term responsibility.

"I'm hugely appreciative of the club giving me this opportunity,'' said McFadden.

"The past few weeks in the job have given me a valuable insight into the role and its demands.


To have the position through to the end of 2017 gives me certainty and the chance to plan our future with confidence.

"It's an exciting challenge for all of us as we seek to make the Vodafone Warriors a consistent force in the NRL. There's so much talent in this club but there's also so much work needed if we're to rise to the level we expect.''

Since McFadden took over the Warriors have shown vast improvement in both their level of effort and effectiveness in defence. In the past four matches they have conceded a total of just 63 points, an average of less than 16 points a game compared to an average of almost 28 in the first five rounds of the season.

Warriors owner Eric Watson said McFadden had done an outstanding job in transforming the side.

"I spent some time with Andrew when I was back in Auckland recently and we've had regular contact since,'' he said.

"I had the greatest confidence he was the right man to bring about the changes needed when he was appointed last month.

"We had a view when Andrew joined the club that he would develop into the next long-term head coach. He has already underlined the ability he has and we couldn't be more delighted to confirm his long-term future with the Vodafone Warriors.''

Scurrah said today's confirmation gave McFadden the opportunity to not only focus on the rest of the 2014 campaign with confidence but to also work with clarity on the 2015 season and beyond.

"We're already working on recruitment and other plans and it's critical to have Andrew fully involved as we map out our future,'' he said.

McFadden's first match as the club's fully-fledged head coach is ironically against the same team he made his NRL coaching debut against - Canterbury-Bankstown - at Eden Park on April 13.

On that occasion the Bulldogs stole a 21-20 win after the Vodafone Warriors had led 20-18 inside the last 10 minutes of the contest; the performance represented a quantum leap from the 6-37 loss to Cronulla a week earlier.

The Bulldogs have gone to the top of the competition since the Eden Park match, taking a run of six consecutive wins into Sunday's encounter at Waikato Stadium (4pm kick-off).


https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11254062
 
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Fazz

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Apr 12, 2012
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I like this signing. I know a lot of others are going to say he's unproven, but so was our last decent coach in Cleary. Bluey and ME both had experience and failed miserably. I'm also optimistic about the quick change in attitudes from many players. Cappy's selections have also been spot on (lets pray he doesn't select Danger now that he's the permanent coach)

Things could change, but at this stage I think we've made the best possible move. Kudos to management for not stuffing up and turfing a guy that the playing group is actually responding to for Sheens or some other over the hill chump.

Fingers crossed the positive momentum carries on.
 

macker

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So, after 4 weeks of quality effort from the team, we've signed up a 36 year old rookie coach.:nailbiting:

With our history of player power fucking everything, is this just the top of the rollercoaster, before we roll downhill, screaming, all the way to our next soul destroying slump?:mad:

Or is this the new dawn for the Warriors:rolleyes: that we've all been waiting for?

Time will tell. But if we do slump I'm happy for a massive player clean out. Get rid of anyone who isn't fully on board with Cappys vision for the team. Anyone:finger:.
 
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Hitman82

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May 18, 2012
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There's one key aspect about McFadden's coaching which pleases me so far:

The players will put in the effort for him.

If this continues, we are capable of anything. I really hope he keeps the players happy and motivated for the long term, indeed until 2017 and beyond.

Congratulations to our new permanent head coach.
 

Kalcod

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May 13, 2012
883
There's one key aspect about McFadden's coaching which pleases me so far:

The players will put in the effort for him.

If this continues, we are capable of anything. I really hope he keeps the players happy and motivated for the long term, indeed until 2017 and beyond.

Congratulations to our new permanent head coach.
Bang on Hitman. The way he has managed to get the team playing as a team already is great in one respect, but shitty in the fact of player power and makes it look like underperforming on purpose is what has happened.

I'm happy with the signing. At least he can mould a team in his vision and make signings that he wants. It will be interesting how we go for the rest of the season and how it reflects on player recruitment.

Go the Warriors :D
 

Makasene

1st Grade Fringe
May 10, 2012
1,950
Can't deny the fact he has got the team ticking.

Inspired selections such as Matulino to the back row and dropping under performers has shown that he won't be one to sit back and wonder.

I'm excited for what lies ahead, granted I've been excited many times the last two decades but hey I think we're onto a winner.
 

DavidMcKay1974

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Aug 28, 2013
2,702
He deserves it in his short amount of time he's been acting head coach he has turned players into what they should be doing.

It won't stop now that's he been made Head Coach permanently.

I say it's all up, up and away from here on out.

Go the Mighty Warriors.
 
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