No disrespect taken my good man, but let's shoot the shit on thisNo disrespect sir, but I could say the same above about Cappy and Elliot even.
My question is
Does he have a vision?
Does he inspire?
Does he lead?
Does he motivate?
Does he command respect?
Will the troops go to battle for this guy - would they die for their coach?
These are the important questions we need answers to if he intends to change the culture - because I sure as hell know Cappy had none of the above.
I stand by my initial assessment & I honestly believe that Kearney possesses qualities that McFadden & Elliot do not (far greater player than both of those two combined, mentored by Bellamy & Bennett just to name a few)
As for your valid questions, all I can really comment on is "Does he command respect?"
I'm usually not the kind of guy who gets awestruck when I meet people I admire, but on the several occasions I've met Kearney he very much impressed me with his genuine mana & the way he carries himself, which is rare for me cos I ain't easily impressed in that regard, so I would say that yes he definitely commands respect in that sense, at least from me anyway
As for your other valid questions, well those are still relatively intangible at this stage & remain to be seen, but I agree with you & I bloody hope so
Also, even if Kearney does have all of those qualities, it's still entirely dependant on the players buying into it & transferring that belief into results which is, for all intents & purposes, the fulcrum upon which the immediate future of this club hinges, like you that is also my biggest concern given their track record in recent times
One thing I do know for sure is that I pretty much lost any serious interest in the Warriors for this year after we were molly whopped at home by the Bunnies in Round 23 & my initial feelings about next season were somewhat grim TBH given the limp dick way we performed for the remainder of the season after that
But since all this news has come out I've found myself feeling much more optimistic & even excited about the potential future of our club, which is why I've been back on here writing all these long winded posts lol
So the way I see it is that I am either justified in my newly found optimism or I have been sucked in by a brilliant piece of marketing & given what I know of both Kearney & Doyle I'm leaning towards the former more so than the latter at this stage
Like we've all said already multiple times, let's just hope the playing group finally delivers on the goodwill