Booze rothfield is calling ivan the new Brian smith in the telegraph tomorrowWith all the talk about BA all year it's incredible that Cleary and him are basically even until Saturday night. All the pressure is with Cleary, even more than BA. After losing the GF and possibly going out in straight sets Cleary will be labelled a choker.
100% agree. I believe he’s bought himself till at least mid next season given how he got the team to lift to another level when it seemed we were finished for the year.I thought he did a great job. You need plenty of luck to win these tough semi final games. I’m happy with our season after losing 3 hookers through injury.
BA makes some mistakes but who doesn’t? I give BA a B+ for season 2021. We were courageous and the players obviously love playing for him.
Let’s make a call on BA mid 2022.
We are definitely up there as one of the better teams in the comp and can beat any team on our day.
Recruitment and retention will be difficult whilst the coach’s future is up in the air.100% agree. I believe he’s bought himself till at least mid next season given how he got the team to lift to another level when it seemed we were finished for the year.
Additionally, we’re finally seeing some out and out talented juniors emerge in the top 17, which has always been one of my criticisms of the club since the Brian Smith years (talent identification and promotion). I think the true test will be the next 6 months in terms of recruitment and retention given the players we have off contract.
Reckon our squad is looking pretty good for 2022.
I wouId be giving BA a 1 extension during the offseason…
he has done a fair job….
give us stability, helps resign players, keeps us out of the media…
then if we really stuff up in 2022, sack him…I reckon the cost of sacking him is less then the instability of not re-signing him…
I reckon he has done a decent job. He isn’t an attack coach but a halves coach..,Maybe it's time to part ways with Joey Johns, if he still consults to the club - I'm not sure he's the answer to getting anything extra from our attack than is there already?