Flanno will keep his cards close to his chest. I am hoping he turns things around and the team culture improves out of sight. I do believe Hunt will depart before the start of 2024 and tipping K Flannagan and Amone will prove to be a better-than-good halves combination.Bellamy is one of the best coaches when it comes to Finals and only 4 coaches have beaten him in a GF. Cleary, Robbo, Flanno and Hasler. Saints have 1 of these coaches so we have every reason to be optimistic for the next couple of years. I don't care who Saints bring in all I hope is that in a few years time our best signing is Flanno. Last time Saints signed a Premiership winning coach we all know what happened. Lets hope history repeats. We finally have a coach who won't buckle under the big coaches and we can feel a bit more confident when we compete against them.
I hope Saints are top 8 next season and looking like a huge threat all year whilst the Gold Coast still flounder in the bottom half. Then Saints sack or release Hunt 1 year early to go to the GC whilst Saints prepare for 2025 finals with a halfback who wants to be part of the success. Keep an eye out for Lachlam Lam as he is killing it in the ESL? If he backs it up again next season in the ESL he may be the answer. He also kicked a field goal for Leigh in the final to win them silverware for the first time in many years. It would be funny as he was in the Chooks when Kyle was there and they picked him over Kyle and released Kyle Flanno.
I also believe there will be a shake-up within our team and players' attitudes will improve because of this.