Roster management wasn't a great strength of Kearney
but had he have had a NRL standard 6 or 7 to pair with Green to begin 2019 then our club may not be in such a low position as it is now
BOOM there it is.
We had Tohu Harris Harris
as our #7 and Chanel Harris-Tavita
Debut at #6 together.
While allowing the release of 3 half backs and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
, George then pushed SKs only X factor player and our #1 half Shaun Johnson
out of the club, publicly via social media, (CEO's do not conduct themselves like that). Shaun Johnson
never asked for that salary by the way. twisted. It could have been handled with so much more finesse and waited for SK
Then management out of "oh shit we made a boo boo" thought its a good idea to hire a bench player for 2x his worth to replace Shaun Johnson
(wt....) rather than waiting and accepting they flapped up and play the long game, even if it meant Tohu Harris
plays 7 a bit more lol.
So then it gets worse, we blame an already limited Roster which just got exponentially worse between 2018 and pre season 19 on SK
(which to some extent the roster is his call, but he didnt ask to have that occur either), hire the worst coach in the league, some how thinking he will be good at rebuilding after we just went through that and he (Brown) had just shown he definitely cant do that.
And what do you know, after 2 wooden spoons at Newc, Brown is on a 28% win record over the last 5 years and our worst coach of all time (SK
is a genius in comparison).
Are we going to put up with this for another 1.5 seasons with more rubbish excuses, 2.5 seasons perhaps. Rip that damn band aid off, we flapped up and its time to admit it.
I desperately want another coach in touch with modern best practice like SK
but with a better roster, Ciraldo please, he is tempted by Bulldogs, for love of goodness throw the piggy bank at him before its too late, and I mean literally whatever he wants, give it, and then add 15% for good will.
I would then consider offering Brown a role in management, he has a great footy brain, he just isnt a good trainer, he needs to find the right role for his analytical brain. Replace George.
All of that effective immediately (or once we sign one of those coaches listed in the Bulldogs Trent replacement article)