Yea I didn't watch the video yet, just going off Mt Wellys comment
We are all sick of the Warriors hype but IMO there is absolutely no hype in that release. It is all 100% true.“The GM will drive all aspects of football operations and leave no stone unturned in ensuring we have our system right and a very strong enforcement of standards and accountability.
“Challenging the status quo is welcome so a complete understanding of how a football department operates efficiently, transparently and as one unit to deliver the best results for our fans and corporate partners was paramount when we were searching for the candidate.
“In particular, coaching support and mentorship along with recruitment, salary cap strategy and management were heavily weighted. In Brian we’re securing a person who has lived and breathed it for more than 600 NRL games at multiple clubs and obviously knows what is required.
“With this structure now in place, Stephen Kearney can concentrate specifically on coaching and set aside to Brian all other football department-related activities. The model we’re introducing is used to great effect in many sports.”
Smith said he relished the opportunity the role offered.
“I couldn’t be more excited about taking up this role,” he said.
We are all sick of the Warriors hype but IMO there is absolutely no hype in that release. It is all 100% true.
Since John Hart quit and Doyle took over the club has gone backwards because we had an amateur running the football department. Owen Glenn wanted Mat Elliott to do the job but that got canned, I don't know why.
As for Smith relishing the role what rugby league coach wouldn't relish the role of developing the talent in NZ and harnessing the support of a whole country? For a guy like Smith it has to be a dream come true.
The big problem I see is if Kearney doesn't kick on with Smith's support. In that case George would probably support Smith and we would be in for the Aussie/Kiwi debate from the old boys network...again.
Your right I don't think there's enough importance placed on coming last. Second to last is for pussys. How do we expect to attract the calibre of player we require to hoist the spoon if we are constantly over achievingEven with a wooden spoon he's won more than the Warriors, despite the team putting in some gallant efforts in the second half of multiple seasons to come last they haven't even been able to do that properly. Hopefully the next time we have a record breaking run of losses we actually finish with something for the trophy cabinet, not just a hollow second worst team, we need to lift our aim and go for worst.