I know that all clubs go through dramas in every NRL season like with injuries, suspensions, off field dramas etc., some more than others. We copped heaps this year and even without them our coaches in their first year would have been lucky to get us near the top 8 anyway imo.It all comes down to the forwards.If they are punching through the lines the attack will take care of itself. defence is an attitude & confidence and if we start well next season the confidence will come ( "they can't break our wall" ). Cant understand two posters in particular continually bagging Hook when it's his first year FFS. Club is in a win-win situation. If he stuffs up next year ( and that will be only based on ladder position ) then we don't have a payout issue to get rid of him.If we succeeds then happy days !
Next year is the time to either praise them or to put shit on them.
Dragonslayer's post above shows which coaches had their first year at their respective clubs, let's see how they fare as well. We will be improvers.