Great post, and I agree. Another side note, Young's family and presumably close friends all live in the Illawarra. That seems enough motivation for him to re-join the club - I doubt a promise of the top job (tacit or otherwise) would be required.with respect, I'd say don't worry about the tea leaves and board driven conspiracy plots to bring back Dean Young. Flanno is on the record as saying he drove the appointment. Yes... he is cut from the Dragons cloth, no doubt has relationships but is that always a bad thing? He played under Bennett and was at the club when we went to the top. Yeh he has not exactly shot the lights out at the Cows but I would argue they are a stronger club than when he joined. It's tough to attribute success and failure to assistants - we see that time and time again that it's not an exact science. If we get to the point where Flanno is sacked... by the current logic... he too would be connected to that failure.
Personally - I think that Flanno knows this is his shot at coaching redemption and is looking well beyond his 3 year term. I wouldn't bake in another forehead wrinkle overthinking Deano's involvement in the coaching staff but hey - free country!