Bennett is going back to Qld, so you can forget about him. I would like to see Flanagan, but I know I won't be popular saying that.I think this is probably right, but the question of course remains who you get to replace him. My concern is timing - if he moved along now I’d love to see us throw everything possible at getting Bennett for two years, the thought of him coaching Moses and Brown genuinely excites me. But given what’s been said about him heading to Brisbane to be involved in the new club up there, surely that could only be realistic (if it is at all) if we were to snap him up next year.
If BA sticks around for 2022 (and given the performance last night, it’s really difficult to see how you could be justified in moving him along right now), who do we get for 2023? Shaun Wane or Flanagan? Or make a real play for one of the few elite coaches that have already got a job?
Yes, but my point is that we won't be playing any Finals between now and when Origin is on, so what will we learn more between now and then that we don't already know?
There is nothing really in the positive that can occur between today and Origin, that would change what we already know.
We either extend him for a year, or tell him 2022 is his last. There is no in between waiting.So whats your option??
Doing crap first 12 rounds BA is obviously out.
Or do we sack him now, or just tell him he wont be renewed, and risk season derailing?
Based on how we beat Melbourne twice and should have beaten Penrith twice, suggests we have turned the corner in big games
he's got good footwork with the only 1 game I saw.Tbh i dont know where the perham love comes from. He hasnt looked anything other than a reserve grader from what ive seen ... russell has to be ahead of him surely
Given BAs salty nature recently he maybe already knows. It could have been a make week 3 final scenario or else.I don't reckon BA will be extended regardless of where we finish 2022.
He will know within the next 3-4 months that 2022 will be his last year and that the club intend to let him finish the complete year.
Whether he does stay the whole year or not will be up to him. And it isn't a sacking. It is the end of a contract - not the same thing.
If we need to provide Mahoney with game time coverage and reduce him to less than 80 mins, we need a 9 who can also play in the middle, such as B Smith, Havlilli, etc.Priority 1 is we need to recruit an NRL quality 9 that is part of, and gets game time each week. We also need an up and coming 9 as a third option. We found out last night just how critical that position is.
My point exactly. Havilli is my first choice but there are always other options. Who would have suggested Lussick this time last year. Im also confident Joey could have easilly played 13.If we need to provide Mahoney with game time coverage and reduce him to less than 80 mins, we need a 9 who can also play in the middle, such as B Smith, Havlilli, etc.