Staff Andrew Webster

Shame we lost Gus, he would be valuble right now for development.. that way Webby can just deal with first grade.
IMO since our development has been put back by covid Webby hasnt got the depth he needs. Having said that a good coach can win games with the players hes got, you wont win anything dreaming about players you dont have.
Im not sure if Cappy's responsible for direct development or to oversee it..
Correct me if Im wrong but isnt Iro in charge of development? so hope he can get it right.
Mean while good luck Webby hope you got the goods to unlock this team...
 

bruce

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I am sick of changing coaches so if this guy is any good would like him to get an extended run.
It isn't like we have any other options.
It was different from when Ivan left...we had Bluey🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣...and everybody on the north side of the bridge went:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 
If I had to guess it would be from Nov 1st?
November 1: Warriors fans are like Aragon, bowing to Webster.
November 3: Warriors fans are like Melisandre, burning Webster.

We know what we're like...

I have to admit I have concerns that Mohawk might get pissy with Webster in the off-season and give him the flick and pay him out (I know the NRL suggested a Salary Cap on off-field staff, I'm not sure if that's in place yet, but if it is...) and we're stuck with Morgan/Jones.
 
I know the NRL suggested a Salary Cap on off-field staff, I'm not sure if that's in place yet, but if it is...
I'm pretty sure it is in place now- my theory is that the only reason Justin Morgan is still around is because Mohawk is having to pay out Brown, and only just finished paying Kearney so he doesn't want to fork out any more money to pay people out.

(I know Brown "resigned" but lets be real here.. and even if he wasn't fired then a precedent has already been set of paying people out that don't want to stick around lol)
 

bruce

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I know Brown "resigned" but lets be real here.. and even if he wasn't fired then a precedent has already been set of paying people out that don't want to stick around lol)
Brown had a record of working for peanuts. He got nothing or very little when he left the Knights.
I'm pretty sure it is in place now- my theory is that the only reason Justin Morgan is still around is because Mohawk is having to pay out Brown, and only just finished paying Kearney so he doesn't want to fork out any more money to pay people out.
He would have paid a lot to Kearney, who IMO owes this club absolutely nothing anyway because of the way he was treated when he left as a player.
 
Very curious to see the coaching style he adopts. Assuming it will be the cool, calm Ivan Cleary approach …

Hopefully he can articulate and connect with the team on all levels. He’s got a massive challenge on his hands….
Massive is an understatement.

He gets a clean slate and hopefully get the minds right and gets some early success.

9 games at home next year isnt going to help the cause but lets hope the recruits hit the ground running to make things easier for him.
 
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Does anyone know if Agar, and more importantly Webster have gone on tour with Samoa for the WC?

If they are in the UK, they could miss up to three weeks of start of preseason, leaving Jones and Morgan running the shop.. Meanwhile Ciraldo is already taking interviews for the Bulldogs.

If so, I hope McFadden is on the training pitch at all times to make sure those two don’t catch the place on fire. Never leave the kids alone in the Kitchen.
 
Does anyone know if Agar, and more importantly Webster have gone on tour with Samoa for the WC?

If they are in the UK, they could miss up to three weeks of start of preseason, leaving Jones and Morgan running the shop.. Meanwhile Ciraldo is already taking interviews for the Bulldogs.

If so, I hope McFadden is on the training pitch at all times to make sure those two don’t catch the place on fire. Never leave the kids alone in the Kitchen.
Webby stepped down from Samoa when he took our head coach job (source- interview with George on SENZ roughly a month ago )
 
Surely a strength and conditioning coach appointed before November?
We have one.
we are getting that dude that insulted Daivd Klemmer at the knights and then had a spat with him - and then got pushed out and had to resign. LOLz That is my understanding if who we have signed.
 
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I must have got my wires crossed, Sorry. Hayden Knowles was the guy and he hasn;t resigned with anyone yet according to Google,
I think Knowles for Head of Performace was floated by Tony Martin Tony Martin and some people, myself included, latched onto it.

I don’t think he has got a gig yet like you said, but considering Balin Cupples was the in the role this year, as well as being at the club the first time around with Webster and McFadden so unlikely he gets replaced imo. *edit- Turns out he was also working under Webster with the Tigers u20s in 2012 so that probably seals the deal that he will still be at the club.

As for Strength and conditioning coach, I would have tipped Rueben Wiki to step back into the role, but the job was advertised on Seek a few weeks back and it’s no longer there - If Wiki had got the job I would imagine the the club would have made a big deal out of it or we would have heard whispers by now so it could be anyone.
 
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NRL: New coach Andrew Webster promises to restore pride in NZ Warriors jersey​

New Warriors coach Andrew Webster. Credits: Photo - Photosport; Video - Newshub

New NZ Warriors coach Andrew Webster is vowing to address the issues of the past, before quickly looking to the future as the side prepares to start NRL pre-season next week.

The squad's attitude and resilience were questioned at times last season, but Webster is promising fans his players will know exactly what it means to play for the club as he looks forward to a fresh start.

He's no stranger to the corridors of Mt Smart either.

The Australian was an assistant coach at the club from 2015 to 2017, but he isn't seeking to make massive changes now he's got the top job.

"Any new coach that comes in, everyone thinks they're going to rip everything apart," Webster told Newshub. "But often in a place that's probably not succeeding as much as they want to, there's probably a lot of things that are really good."

Ready to embrace a "fresh start" as the Warriors' COVID home-hiatus comes to an end, Webster doesn't think the club are too far away from starting to realise some of the success long-suffering fans have been dreaming of.

But he won't be brushing over their issues either, as the team finished 15th last season - with their attitude coming in for plenty of criticism.

As someone who's been at the club before, he knows all too well how loyal the Warriors faithful are, and what they want in return.

"I can promise you right now, they're going to know exactly how important it is and what an honour it is to play for the Warriors," Webster insists.

"So they're going to know that from the word go and they'll know exactly what the jersey means.

"To a certain point we need to quickly review the past. We need to look at what we didn't do well and what we did do well. But we've also got to say 'boys, this is a new challenge and a new squad.'

"We have to identify a few things, fix them, and then we just gotta say 'commit and move forward to a fresh start.'"

Good work one week was quickly undone the next as blowout defeats and inconsistency marred their 2022 campaign.

Coming from back-to-back premiers Penrith and working under former Warriors coach Ivan Cleary, Webster knows the fundamentals needed to succeed and he's demanding the side be more resilient, particularly on defence.

The Warriors conceded the most points in the competition last season with 700. A stark contrast to the Panthers' 330.

"What we want to be is a team that can stand up to that pressure no matter what," Webster said. "So you've got to look at it, you've got to address it.

"If you just pretend it didn't happen, they're going to go 'sweet, just move on' - we can't.
"Everyone talks about attitude, you've actually got to be excited about defending. It's got to be something you pride yourself on. We're going to have to work on that.

"Like I said before, you're not as far away as you think. Everyone blames defence on this and that but there's a huge amount of factors that go into it.

"If you can get the attitude right and want to do it and connect with your team mate, you're going to go way better on defence."

With a core group remaining and a crop of experienced players arriving, the belief is there that the club's fortunes can be turned around, as Webster aims to build an environment where they can succeed.

Some may bristle at talks of "culture", but the incoming boss insists there are fundamentals a tema needs to get right before a new season.

"You've got to set the scene early - culture drives success," Webster said.

"It's a word people hate and love. People hate it because it's just a word but you have to create a good one. That's going to be the challenge straight away to do it as quickly as possible.

"There's going to be parts of the culture that we're going to grow with because it's a fresh start and we're new, and we'll create our own authentic culture, but it's going to be a good culture.

"The important thing around that is, we're really inclusive and like I said. we're going in the same direction. It's clear, there's no doubt about what we're doing."


Believe it when I see it but glad he's optimistic!
 
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