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Tonight? That would be the latest press release I can remember from the club?
discipline?? remember the energy drinks and sleeping pills saga was all under his watch aye? at the WC of all times.... does he really command respect from the players??????
One of the huge positives is he already has relationship with many of the players, another is he understand the culture of our clubWhile I'm not exactly busting out the celebratory whiskey, I could get behind this appointment if it happens, something has to give & who else out there is really willing & able (I just can't see Hasler or Toovey wanting the gig, I think Cleary had his time & I don't particularly rate Toovey as a coach anyway)
If this does go down I could also easily see Stacey Jones being bumped up to assistant, which I could also get behind
Trying to break it down in my head so I thought I'd do some pros & cons
Inexperience - as a NRL first grade head coach Kearney is still a novice at best
Record - Parramatta 2011-12 - 42 games 10 wins 1 draw 31 losses with a winning percentage of 24% (forced resignation due to poor results)
Media - Kearney has a reputation for not being the greatest of communicators as far as dealing with the media is concerned, but in all honesty I personally could care less about that as it is a peripheral function of his core role IMO, just look at Wayne Bennett
(I can't really think of anymore glaringly obvious cons right now, but if anyone else can please feel free to elaborate)
Experience - Although Kearney is relatively inexperienced as a NRL first grade head coach he has actually had 24 years worth of experience in & around the upper echelons of Rugby League as both a player & a coach in three countries, quite impressive considering Kearney is only 44yo
Record - Although Kearney obviously did very poorly as a head coach at Parramatta he is still widely considered the most successful New Zealand Kiwis rugby league coach of all time with a record of 42 games 23 wins 1 draw 18 losses with a winning percentage of 55% with notable victories being the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, (with the assistance of Wayne Bennet) Four Nations Champions 2010 & 2014, 2015 Anzac test (breaking a painful losing streak dating back to 1998)
Mentors - Kearney has gained considerable mentorship, experience having spent a considerable amount of time working as an assitance first grade coach under both Craig Bellamy & Wayne Bennett who are considered to be the two best rugby league coaches of the modern era, both of these men also speak very highly of Kearney's coaching abilities
Other notable qualities - Kearney is very well known his professinalism, his stritct dedication to discipline & also for his meticulous nature
And last but not least, (this is more a personal observation than anything factual) since the 2008 World Cup Kearney has actually struck me as having that Wayne Bennett type quality where he is very loyal & really cares for his players on a persoanl level & in turn his players love playing for him & like Bennett he also has that somewhat ruthless streak to cut players, regardless of their reputations, when he deems it neccessary eg: Benji, JWH etc
I've tried to just stick mostly to the facts as I see them & stay away from opinions (both my own & others) but feel free to agree or dispute
Just from my perspective as I re-read this I've gotta say that at this stage the positives do seem to outweight the negatives, so yeah, if this does happen I think I'm fairly comfortable with getting on board & supporting Kearney ... intersting times
really? i didnt know that actually.
OK then. Well done Jim Dolye.
At least not until Blueys Round. Only legacy Bluey ever left this forum. Cappy made it until over a season in charge before his one was started...How long before we start the sack kearney thread you reckon?
Anyone remember the press release those assholes sent out at midnight a couple years ago? Forgot what that was for...Tonight? That would be the latest press release I can remember from the club?
The real question is will the players have a choice? Kearney will likely get a 3 year contract if he is signed which is plenty time to clean out the whole team if he wants...The big question is will the players buy what he's selling
Anyone remember the press release those assholes sent out at midnight a couple years ago? Forgot what that was for...
I was hoping for Kearney's appointment when Elliot got the chop. Have never bought into the rational the Parra debacle was his doing, he was nothing more than a pawn in a very disorganised outfit.
The make up of the Assistants will be interesting. Mooks is a forwards coach in my eyes, and we need that experience to toughen our pack up cos much like my Collie she just rolls over for a belly scratch when the going gets tough.
Cappy demoted back to assistant? Can't see it, and why would he want it. Pay him out, he'll get a gig elsewhere, even if it is back to coaching 20s.
Justin Morgan "Mr Defence Coach" - NRL 360 did their season review of the Warriors, Conceded 34 points or more in 8 games this season, that's 33% - 2nd most ever according to their stats. Not a lot of justification for keeping him.
Kidwell - Could be a good option, many picking he will nab the Kiwis gig. I don't see too much of a conflict of interest, The end of year tour is before the pre season so players will be picked on this seasons form, they only play 1 test during the year. If a guys been dropped he won't be picked out of reserve grade.
My pick of the bunch would be Stacey Jones - Mana, came right through park footy coaching ranks, starting to build quite resume when you look at what he's done with a bit part ISP team, won a 20s comp too - Our attack in the 20 is atrocious (what attack) He could be the guy to help.
Pretty interesting combo there with Jones n Cappy too… Onwards upwards…
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