Staff Tony Iro

Scurrah is a skidmark...the Warriors need to fully wash the undies and get rid of him too

ATM My Top Three Warriors People I Want Gone:
Scurrah - Mr Smokescreen/Secret Spy
Glenn - Mr STFU Already, Let The People Who, Like, Know What They're Doing And Don't Have A Huge Ego Do Their Job.
Wiki - Mr Part Time Fitness What You Doin' Bo'?

Glenn's obviously the hard one to get rid of as he actually has money in the joint but I have total contempt for his reason for buying into the Warriors. I don't think Eric Watson's overly bright or personable either, but I don't think his sole reason - or main reason at any rate - was to prove anyone wrong. Okay, his main reason may have been nothing more altruistic than "how do I grow the Cullen brand?" but it's better than "I want to stick it to the NZRFU!".

Scurrah is seriously beginning to annoy me. Why are we going with a Chinese baby formula company? (Forget the arguing about breast v bottle etc...that the Herald mentioned this morning). And why does it fall on the Warriors to apparantly "grow the game" in China etc? For all the years of 7s in Hong Kong, I don't see the growth of rugby there.... Also, Does Wayne actually turn up to work and ask questions? Or does he ask the questions but when he's asked questions, does he like playing Secret Spy? It's no state secret Iro was thinking of leaving and it really doesn't make much difference to the Warriors - might upset a few people who were in his camp, but I can't see anyone walking out of the Warriors with that as their determining reason. Might be the final push, but....so why the hush, hush secrecy? As I said on the old NZWO site, I don't think he actively lies, he just gives himself wriggle room (The Shaun Metalf signing - said it wasn't something they were looking to do "at this time or in the future" when we all knew that "at this time" was the key phrase. Upset the fandom due to criminal history etc Vulcans form etc when we ending up signing him and didn't actually use him and now the BabyFern will upset some, as well, but I'm sure he'll have his reasoning.) But now, he's now going into Mick Watson dream territory - the Pasifika rugby team for Mick, for Wayne it's Chinese rugby league.

And as for Wiki, I don't want someone who comes in to help the Warriors on a part time basis (I don't particularly like it anyhow, but given the shitstorm 2012 was, I really think it's a bad idea for 2013), I'd rather the money be spent on someone in a full time position (which might very well end up being Wiki in which case my problem with him disappears).

Grump, grump...:) Ah, well, at least the 2013 NRL Draw should be out soon...
 

Spence

Sgt. Pepper
You want Glenn gone already? I haven't heard that one before hah. I don't care if he's only doing it to spite union - he's investing a load of money into both the Warriors and also NZ grassroots league, that's all that matters to me.

On topic: Regardless of the alleged undermining of Bluey, I'm glad Iro is gone - simply because I haven't rated the Warriors team while he's been there. One could simply blame Cleary and Bluey, but after some point you have to point the fingers at the assistants too.
 
Looking forward to a fresh new year with new coaching staff and hopefully some half decent signings.

I don't personally have anything against Iro, just feel maybe it was time to start again. Could still be a few more in the system worth changing too.
 
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Not disappointed the sponge has gone had to much sway with the younger members of the team.let's hope Ritchie Blackmore gets a shot.ackland to the panthers with his mate Ivan
 
Not disappointed the sponge has gone had to much sway with the younger members of the team.let's hope Ritchie Blackmore gets a shot.ackland to the panthers with his mate Ivan

Iro was part of a foul stench...he was way to buddy buddy with the players.apparently he had alot to do with Tupou..And Tupou was talking in the paper about how awesome he was playing during the season..Just goes to show the loopy loop enviroment they had at the warriors

And if Scurrah and Don Mann etc had a clue they would of fired Iro ages ago with Bluey...not wait a few days out from training for Iro to say im off

The Theme Park Culture has to end. And Scurrah overseen that shambles of 2012.he would of signed off on that true warrior membership that bombards my inbox nearly everyday too
 
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Yeah I thought this was coming and agreed a good move for both the Warriors and Iro. Great that he had such a good rapport with players, but there was clearly something going on that appeared to have had a detrimental effect overall. Iro has been there through a few changes in head coach, and has also brought a fair few of those boys through the U20's, it's no wonder he's the players choice for head coach. Can't fault what he did with the U20's, and was obviously a well liked man by the players. Good luck to him, but time to go.
 
Iro may have a bit of clout in pulling players from the Warriors to Sydney so that may be a threat and no doubt part of the reason they got him. Bondi Beach will be in his pitch somewhere to the players. Not sure how good a coach he was. The juniors did well under him though. Is Kevin Walters locked up in a contract. We should throw money his way as he has worked under Bellamy, Bennet and Sheens. Not sure about the last one but he definitely knows the systems of the top clubs. Give him a better title than just assistant we might just get him. If things dont work out with Elliot then we will have a coach in waiting. Also, wrong thread but I am worried about the potential old guys being brought in. There are heaps of good youngsters in the Warriors teams that with the right coaching will outshine players that were average in their prime. Because they didnt work well in trying to save a unfit uncoached team last year doesn't mean it wont work this one.The Blues have talked about bring in mentors for the young players and that may help to get someone adding direction and motivation to the players. Then at least we can say that we are rebuilding and see some young stars in the making. Anyhow we have a squad now that should get us further than last year and if they show some fight then the corner should be quickly turned.
 
Iro may have a bit of clout in pulling players from the Warriors to Sydney so that may be a threat and no doubt part of the reason they got him. Bondi Beach will be in his pitch somewhere to the players. Not sure how good a coach he was. The juniors did well under him though. Is Kevin Walters locked up in a contract. We should throw money his way as he has worked under Bellamy, Bennet and (Hasler?). Not sure about the last one but he definitely knows the systems of the top clubs. Give him a better title than just assistant we might just get him. If things dont work out with Elliot then we will have a coach in waiting. Also, wrong thread but I am worried about the potential old guys being brought in. There are heaps of good youngsters in the Warriors teams that with the right coaching will outshine players that were average in their prime. Because they didnt work well in trying to save a unfit uncoached team last year doesn't mean it wont work this one.The Blues have talked about bring in mentors for the young players and that may help to get someone adding direction and motivation to the players. Then at least we can say that we are rebuilding and see some young stars in the making. Anyhow we have a squad now that should get us further than last year and if they show some fight then the corner should be quickly turned.

Not directed at you. But sorry no way to Iro staying just because of player pull. A business is above one man, let alone a football club, that's not a path i'd want our club to head down. A club is so much bigger than that. And really i don't expect anyone to survive with a gun to the head. That they'd only stay under Iro, shows just why he had to leave. I don't really believe that anyway. Paychecks are nice, nicer than good rapports. A culture was brewing that was potentially unprofessional. Good blokes generally don't make good bosses. I've seen our training videos, the club looks like a nice place to work at, but i never want it to be too nice. It's a good place to work at.
 
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Let's hope it's that easy Pete. might take a season before a corner is turned bluey left a hell of a mess for Elliot to walk into. IMO Ivan didint really leave it in good order ethier when he left.with a shit load of experience players leaving and no offseason buys,I'd be happy if we make the 8.Farking Ecstatic top 5 but im sitting on the fence for a marked improvement.with 2014 to be are moving year and a team to be feared and revered again
 
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Yea I hear you. They need a fresh coaching team and its best for both groups that he goes so there isn't too much potential division within the team. Hopefully he is replaced soon by someone decent/experienced. Hopefully also the players changed their cell numbers before Iro starts to pester them .:cool:
 
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Glad Iro's Gone for his sake.

Got nothing against Tony , I mean rumors about him and Bluey can never be proved. Player power is a concern though and with Iro gone they are under a new Regime.

Main reason i recon Kiwi under bosses like Iro have to go to new Clubs is that NZ League has a incestuous nepotistic culture worse than any flowers in the attic Novel.

Ideally Tony will become a succesful Head Coach as will Kidwell and Kearney.....and there will be a talent pool for the national side.

Ideally one day the Warriors will be begging these guys to come home and do a service to the Auckland based club / bring their offshore skills.

Lastly Scurrah Must go.

He has been the common denominator through all these staffing cuts....let him go try his luck off shore in the open NRL Market and see what his worth is too...be bloody interesting to see if he is snapped up as quickly as some of the people he has seen lost under his watch aye
 

Rizzah

Stop Being Shit
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Just heard Alan Mac on radio sport.. that Iro hasn't signed with the roosters.
His family are reluctant to move.. so he might be stuck in NZ.
I feel for the guy, it was probably best to move on but the club certainly has a habit of treating their staff with contempt at times. it's not a good look.
 
Looking forward to a fresh new year with new coaching staff and hopefully some half decent signings.

I don't personally have anything against Iro, just feel maybe it was time to start again. Could still be a few more in the system worth changing too.

I totally agree. His time is up at the Warriors and if he goes to the Rooster good on him.
 
Remember he pulled the pin on his own contract. Scurrah seems to have a sharp tongue, he shouldn't be so upfront before the coach is involved, because at the end of the day, he makes the call on who he wants. To dismiss Iro before Elliott arrives is stupid. Scurrah has made some horrible calls the last year.

But I think it is best for everyone that Iro's left. I hope he gets a good gig somewhere else.
 
Good Luck to Iro, the fall out has been behind closed doors and IMO it's been messy from what's been coming out. It should of been handled better IMO.

A move to OZ is the best move for his career IMO he's been passed over the HC job more then once, he wouldn't progress in the club while the current board is still there. Only positive I can see is some more kiwi juniors getting picked up for the Roosters, more opportunities for them.
 
Stories I'm hearing point to a "brat pack" within the team. (We heard the stories during the year about certain players out drinking the night before games.) I think this is why Bluey wanted to know where the players were after hours. Hard to believe TI didn't know this was going on or who was involved and why certain players wanted TI to be the coach.
In my opinion TI had to go and any players who want to follow him should be free to leave....now.
Only one more head that needs to roll before Christmas. (Are you listening Wayne?)
 
Regardless of the alleged undermining of Bluey, I'm glad Iro is gone - simply because I haven't rated the Warriors team while he's been there. One could simply blame Cleary and Bluey, but after some point you have to point the fingers at the assistants too.


I tend to agree.

The fact that Iro was the one on the field running the water, and still the boys played like crap suggests what he had to say wasn't getting through. Regardless of whether it was Bluey's messaage or his own.

I'm also glad he has gone because of the relationship he had with the younger players. 2 reasons for this.

1) If they are all matey matey then he would not have got the best out of the players. I can't think of a club that has been successful over a sustained period of time where the coach has been boys with the players.

2) If he decided to become a hardass, we could have risked player fallout over the "awwww Tony used to be the man, now he' s a prick, what a changes guy"



TL;DR... We're better without him.