1. Out Now: The Front Row rugby league magazine

    LeagueUnlimited.com is proud to launch a brand new weekly publication to accompany your footy weekend.

    This week Canadian rugby league fan and photographer Chris Evans shares his perspective from an ocean (and then some) away, while Joshua Wells chats to 'NRL Physio' Brien Seeney about the recent spate of pre-game withdrawals through injury in warm-up and training.

    EDITION 8 - OUT NOW!

    Guest, click here to read online or download your free PDF copy

Adam O’brien Confirmed

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights' started by Zoidberg, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg Bench

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2003
    Messages:
    4,744
    Likes Received:
    540
    Yosh likes this.
  2. alexwilliams_66692007

    alexwilliams_66692007 First Grade

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    6,669
    Likes Received:
    2,454
    Buzz just said on 360 he was spotted with Ciraldo yesterday so don't be surprised if he's the assistant coach
     
  3. Knight Vision

    Knight Vision Bench

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2013
    Messages:
    3,382
    Likes Received:
    1,096
    I'd support whoever they appoint. Let's hope he can convert his apprenticeship into a successful career and isnt a Stephen Kearney MK11.

    I want an aggressive footy team that wont be bullied and plays an entertaining style of footy. Send em up the highway red and blue and not looking forward to the next time they meet us.
     
  4. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    44,748
    Likes Received:
    5,332
    hahahhahahaha.

    What a shock....

    Who knew?????
     
  5. Coby

    Coby Coach

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Messages:
    390
    Likes Received:
    375
    "Exhaustive process" haha
     
    NK Arsenal likes this.
  6. Yosh

    Yosh First Grade

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Messages:
    7,987
    Likes Received:
    439
    Didn't know Ciraldo was so highly regarded as a coach. Good to have one of the players come back in a coaching role.
     
    Knight Vision likes this.
  7. Knight Vision

    Knight Vision Bench

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2013
    Messages:
    3,382
    Likes Received:
    1,096
    Highly regarded by media. Brennan was highly regarded at one stage.

    Lets hope this Obrien fella some some strong support and good assistants around him. He's gonna need it. Regardless of his apprenticeship under Bellamy or Robinson he is in for a steep learning curve and has achieved zero in the game thus far. We have literally no idea how good or bad this guy will be.
     
  8. Spot On

    Spot On Coach

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Messages:
    12,654
    Likes Received:
    2,538
    Brennan was just another bloke Gould talked up... along with Cleary, Barrett, Griffin, Ciraldo etc
     
    Knight Vision likes this.
  9. PhilGould

    PhilGould Juniors

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,669
    Likes Received:
    878
    Brennan had coached Penrith's u/20's & NSW Cup teams to multiple premierships
     
  10. Sydney Knight

    Sydney Knight Bench

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,982
    Likes Received:
    193
    Are there any articles on the Adam O'Brien back story other than the usual assistant coach at Storm and Roosters stuff? Where did he start and was he even a lower grader sort of stuff.

    Not that it affects his ability to coach I'm just interested in knowing more about him.
     
  11. Frederick

    Frederick Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2005
    Messages:
    26,409
    Likes Received:
    2,672
    Rick Stone also won a buncha premierships with Burleigh.....
     
  12. Spot On

    Spot On Coach

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Messages:
    12,654
    Likes Received:
    2,538
    Hence the reason why Gould talked him up.
     
  13. Knight Vision

    Knight Vision Bench

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2013
    Messages:
    3,382
    Likes Received:
    1,096
    and even that preparation wasnt enough to follow through to a successful first grade career within a weak system and culture.

    In Obriens favor he'll have the opportunity starting now and at the end of next year to turn over 2/3 of the squad. He has the ability to mold the team he wants and wont be hamstrung by a tight cap restriction.
     
  14. slotmachine

    slotmachine Bench

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Messages:
    4,810
    Likes Received:
    933
    Brennan brought up all his panthers players on big $$$ and they have stunk up the joint.
     
  15. Bigdogsbedtime

    Bigdogsbedtime Juniors

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2019
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    26
    This is a crazy decision. He has actually never coached his own team before. Like literally never. Not an under 16s team or an under 7s.
     
    Knight Vision likes this.
  16. Knight Vision

    Knight Vision Bench

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2013
    Messages:
    3,382
    Likes Received:
    1,096
    BIG gamble no doubt. He's never been in charge of any club at any level which is what I think is unprecedented.

    No doubt our coach is going to be on a HUGE learning curve.
     
  17. Yosh

    Yosh First Grade

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Messages:
    7,987
    Likes Received:
    439
    I doubt coaching under 7s will be of any real help anyways. It's gamble but we should be taking calculated risks. We suck as a club.
     
  18. Sydney Knight

    Sydney Knight Bench

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,982
    Likes Received:
    193
    I saw someone on Social Media say he was their 19s coach. No idea where. That's why i posted above about being interested in his history. Was he a junior rep player who never kicked on/got injured? Was he a junior rep coach? You normally don't get invited into the Storm system off the street. Surely he didn't rock up to Olympic Park 11 years ago with no experience and offer to put the witches hats out and fill the water bottles
     
  19. Knight Vision

    Knight Vision Bench

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2013
    Messages:
    3,382
    Likes Received:
    1,096
    about this time next year we'll know if this "calculated risk" was the right one.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_O'Brien_(rugby_league_coach)

    doesnt give a lot of details
     
    Sydney Knight likes this.
  20. Bigdogsbedtime

    Bigdogsbedtime Juniors

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2019
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    26
    I think he's Bellyache's mate and didnt have any prior experience. I hope for Newcastle's sake he goes ok.
     

Share This Page