Have to say it dude. Some of the things that youve said in this post (highlighted in bold
) are just plain silly!
Omar was being courted by numerous NRL clubs including the Warriors for his signature which says to me that he wasnt 'rubbish' at all. A fairer assessment would have been to say that he had a great career at Fullback with the U20's and was instrumental in them winning 2 Premierships but last night wasnt his best game.
John Ackland has, since taking over from Tony Iro, transformed this team into the form team of the competition. Other teams will always come and go but the Warriors have managed to be highly competitive for 3 straight seasons. He took over in 2010 and they won it that year and last year. Came 2nd this season with a largely new team. Your comment about him being a 'fraud' is not only incorrect but grossly disrespectful and not based on any logical reasoning.
Tony Iro has been the U20 coach and never did as well as Ackland. Steve Kearney
has done a full apprenticeship with Craig Bellamy, coached the Eels (though not very well!) and is the current Kiwis coach. Do you seriously think he would accept a coaching position for the U20's? And Tim Sheens, winner of 4 Premierships, current coach of the Tigers and mentor of League stars Benji Marshall and Robbie Farrar to accept a demotion to NYC... speechless!
I understand you may have been a little sore after the loss and possibly drunk but theres no place here for the type of mindless post that you just produced. Try put some thought into your posts and if your using lol in them then its probably not a wothwhile one anyway... lol!
I still stand on my opinion on Omar - and it wasnt based on this season but the past couple of years.
Yes he had potential - but could not play rugby league - particularly didnt have the basic skillset to play in the fullback position.
The frustrating thing is that could have been coached into him. We could of added some ability to run fullback lines, I.e not randomly across the field off killing play.
We could of added the ability to play make even if it is a basic level.
To a lesser degree - I am worried about Bishop will face the same fate - He too has clearly ability to fend and break the line.
But will need to learn some more tricks of the trade and cement a fixed position to really see his true development.
But what will happen - is that the coach will praise everytime he breaks the line - he wont develop the other schools
Same thing with Taylor
- will he be told to stop doing weights so much and increase mobility and endurance. i.e areas of improvement.
Same thing with Havili - will he be told he needs to stay under 100kg and dropped if he turns back next season overweight.
Toka - He could of been a good player, He hasnt played a real game of league all-year.Instead of making him get in shape, or play a real game of footy.It is going to be a massive learning curve for him - if he wants progress. My point - the warriors have on whole being a disservice to him.
I might seem harsh on these young players - but they need people raising expectations and guiding them.
Getting them NRL ready as soon as possible - so when called upon they are read to go (as possible)
I was taking this pi$$ regarding Sheens and Ricky Henry - my real point I dont rate Ackland as the coach of the 20s - I would accept any decent replacement.
Major changes are needed - as to calling him fraud - I still stand with that - He was shown up by the dumb football he has instilled in the team from day dot. That has always been my opinion.
Not a knee jerk reaction.
As for Ricky Henry - I still rate Ricky Henry higher despite his success or lack thereof with the vulcans. Again - my point I would take anybody else that is decent.
It aint the hardest gig to take on - People fail to recognise the Ricky ran the warriors development - which has given the 20s the best players to choose from in the competition.
The vulcans were a shambles this year - but watch next year with the warriors taking them over (i expect the vulcans brand gone) they will ace it.
I was not drunk at all - frustrated yes - but I still stand with my opinions and you can doubt write me off all you want.
But there will be major changes with the 20s and vulcans next year. Bell and or the head coach will take over some leadership and prohibit some of the short-sighted win at all cost decisions that ackland has been making. Some of the my frustration will then be eased.