Cheers Steve, with Gavet out - its like last weeks team with no heart.....
My guess is that JD is continually questioning everybody's effectiveness. They will all have KPI's set in stone.Would also question Wiki and Iro effectiveness.
I don't think SK gives a flying feck about upsetting anybody in the squad. However JD has said many times we don't have the number of "professional" players we need at the club. That really reduces SK's chances of dropping people, if the replacement bombs out not from lack of trying but from inexperience at the top level he still has an under performing player, and maybe with less confidence than before.I read an interesting post on this thread around how much player power is at the club, with that in mind has he got the stones to drop a senior player, and if so what kind of backlash would it create bearing in mind this isn't the Kiwi's were talking about, these guys play together week in week out.
My guess is that JD is continually questioning everybody's effectiveness. They will all have KPI's set in stone.
If I recall Wiki was inherited from the deal they did when they signed him as a player, so I don't know how JD views him. Having said that Wiki was a real Roger Tuivasa-Sheck type as a player, always did the extras and was a fearsome player to contend with, maybe less when he was playing for the Warriors, but then so was SK. Those two were team mates and my guess is if SK wants him he will stay.
Iro was always a very focused professional, unlike his brother who probably had more natural talent. He knows the Sydney scene backwards, and will have plenty of contacts there. He also speaks his mind and if I recall got dumped from SkyTV for criticising the Warriors management years back, I think during the Mick Watson era.
He was JD's appointment after Bell got the sack.
I don't think SK gives a flying feck about upsetting anybody in the squad. However JD has said many times we don't have the number of "professional" players we need at the club. That really reduces SK's chances of dropping people, if the replacement bombs out not from lack of trying but from inexperience at the top level he still has an under performing player, and maybe with less confidence than before.
Don't worry, Hoffman and Thompson are gone, and they know it. They should be playing for a contract somewhere else but they don't seem to be.
Not like we are winning anyway, so what could it hurt?The problem for us is that we don't have the quality of depth required to replace the guys that are under performing. We never have.
That's why I've been throwing up names like Tagataese and Grant as suggestions on the recruitment thread. Other clubs have a good mix of experienced campaigners and talented youth fighting it out in their reserve teams. The young guys keep the experienced guys on their toes and the old heads teach the young guys about playing against men.
imo depth is still our major issue and something kearney will have to learn to address if we're gonna be a consistently competitive team.
Was one of my favourites early on, had a lethal combo going with Jones by the end. Major difference would be he could be a bit of a grub/hot head at times playing whereas he always seemed pretty calm and collected coachingI m getting old but my memory of Mooks playing for the Warriors was he put in no bludging … if we had 5 other forwards like Mooks …..
I respect him Just think todays generation of footballers are different and some coaches methods don’t work with this current generation.
So player he was great.
As a coach not so great but certainly there would three Warriors coaches worse than Mooks
He was very good with the Kiwis as coach, he did however struggle as head coach with the warriors. Not too dissimilar to David Kidwell who is flourishing as an assistant coach and in particular coaching the Maori All Stars. Would not be surprised to see both of them involved in the Kiwis in fhe future or possibly as part of a new Kiwi franchise. I would doubt either of them would want to be head coaches again.
listening to the commentary and what was reportedly said by Nathan Cleary during the GF, it was interesting to note how much of SK philosophy on coaching was also being pushed by Ivan.Cannot see him being head coach again, don't know if that is what he is after, wonder if he comes back to the Warriors in some future role.