Staff Stephen Kearney

jonno

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Jul 13, 2014
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If you look at the things our team really needs from a coach.

It's always been someone to control the emotional roller coaster that we go on. Kerney is good at that, as evidenced by some of his kiwi's performances.

And game management. He is also very good at that. There's one defensive effort vs the roos that stands out. We shut down almost all their attacking raids before they could get started. It was a mega team effort. That's on the coach.

But most important is his ability to win at the highest level. Scoring three in a row v the Aussies, you can't have an ounce of self-sabotage inside you to make that happen.

Maybe he's not the greatest attack coach in the league. But that's not the formula that works for us. Cleary had us kick to manu. Anderson had no idea what we were going to do on attack. Counts for fuck all in a tight grinding game against a fired up defense anyways.

I'll take the inspirator over the calculator any day.
 

Inruin

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May 19, 2012
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If you look at the things our team really needs from a coach.

It's always been someone to control the emotional roller coaster that we go on. Kerney is good at that, as evidenced by some of his kiwi's performances.

And game management. He is also very good at that. There's one defensive effort vs the roos that stands out. We shut down almost all their attacking raids before they could get started. It was a mega team effort. That's on the coach.

But most important is his ability to win at the highest level. Scoring three in a row v the Aussies, you can't have an ounce of self-sabotage inside you to make that happen.

Maybe he's not the greatest attack coach in the league. But that's not the formula that works for us. Cleary had us kick to manu. Anderson had no idea what we were going to do on attack. Counts for fuck all in a tight grinding game against a fired up defense anyways.

I'll take the inspirator over the calculator any day.
hmmm one off games with the very best Kiwi players does not equal success with our muppets
 

wallacenz

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May 7, 2012
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When are the Kiwis playing? Are we looking at limping into another season underprepared with the coach coming in late?
 

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
I imagine that is why Kearney is looking at it seriously....he can assemble a forward pack from hell in terms of his expertise and history.
Calm down.

You have a propensity to overhype things Sup. The way you are going about Kearney reminds me of how you built up Sam Tomkins.

Stephen Kearney just so happens to be coaching a Kiwis side that has the most dominant pack in the world. He certainly didnt create that and the pack he had at the Eels wasnt anything to write home about with Hindmarsh, Poore, Moimoi, Keating and Mannah hardly setting the world alight...
 

davewjnz

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Mar 10, 2013
593
Auckland
He has that belief he can get the best out of them irrespective of the past.

As we have seen with the Kiwis he will drop anyone under his mantle.

Wouldn't take that as gospel given he has 16 NRL teams to choose a replacement as apposed to ISP and Under 20s at club.
Surely won't be Fox hunting a replacement... surely?
 
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Inruin

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May 19, 2012
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Calm down.

You have a propensity to overhype things Sup. The way you are going about Kearney reminds me of how you built up Sam Tomkins.

Stephen Kearney just so happens to be coaching a Kiwis side that has the most dominant pack in the world. He certainly didnt create that and the pack he had at the Eels wasnt anything to write home about with Hindmarsh, Poore, Moimoi, Keating and Mannah hardly setting the world alight...
So are you saying that if Kearney is announced as coach he can't just drop any player he likes and then sign any player he likes?
 

wallacenz

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May 7, 2012
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Oh well, it is what it is. Hopefully he realises quickly where this teams weaknesses are and makes some changes. If not it will be more of the same and a new coach in 2019
 
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snake77

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Jul 12, 2013
10,205
Auckland
Had to laugh at the interview on Radio Sport with the journalist that broke the story. Shows how much the Sydney media pay attention to the Warriors sure we get the clichés big forwards in all that but the guy said it will be the first NZ born and bred coach since 2004-2005.:confused: I know some of us want to block out 2012 but he should know facts like that.o_O

He also said he'd quit the Kiwis job to concentrate on the pre-season. A bit of a pity for the Kiwis with the disruption, sending off the long term coach could have been good motivation. Mind you from the Warriors point of view the sooner he gets here after his Broncos commitments the better.
 

rugged

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May 1, 2012
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If true Jd has done a great job of keeping it quiet till now.

As others have said he does pull the odd strange selection for the kiwis, hopefully that is not something he brings to the Warriors
 
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