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First coach sacked 2024

Wb1234

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Robinson will get a chance to rebuild the chooks with 3 to 4 million in cap space

Des will get at least two seasons to turn them around

Aob just got a contract extension and whose a better option for them

Ba cops a lot of flak the reality is the roster is average and the spine outside of Moses is weak. They should be sacking mark O’Neil whose in charge of recruitment

hollbrook and Madge are the only decent coaches available
 

MugaB

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Robinson will get a chance to rebuild the chooks with 3 to 4 million in cap space

Des will get at least two seasons to turn them around

Aob just got a contract extension and whose a better option for them

Ba cops a lot of flak the reality is the roster is average and the spine outside of Moses is weak. They should be sacking mark O’Neil whose in charge of recruitment

hollbrook and Madge are the only decent coaches available
Don't forget ol' griffin dawg!!!
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Bazal

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The thing with BA that I don’t like is his inability to bring through a good core of juniors into First Grade.

He’s got one of the biggest junior bases in the league.

Yet you look at the team and most of them are imports.

I would lose faith with him on that fact alone after 10 years at the joint.

Not to defend the club here (the opposite if anything)...BA has nothing to do with junior pathways, which have been broken since long before things got so bad with the factions that the Government stepped in.

They managed to fix the front office of the NRL club eventually but the junior pathways and systems have been neglected. It's pretty rubbish.
 

Valheru

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Oh yeah extremely overrated Karen Robinson.

His record against top 4 sides since Cronk left the Club is abysmal. This is with a stacked roster and unlimited resources.

He’s a real arrogant prick but his time will come.
lol no it won't

The obsession with opposition fans wanting Robbo sacked is hilarious. Barring some non football related scandal, it will never happen.

The worse case will be some "mutual" parting of the ways at the end of a season/contract or something like that and even then he will move in to some executive role at the club.
 
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Demetriou wasn't the problem at Souths. He was still a problem and had to go, but without reform on the business side of things, the club will still be in trouble.

Demetriou attempted to handle key players like Bennett, issue is Bennett has the respect of the players, Demetriou was a rookie coach he had to earn that respect through enforcing high standards which he did not do.
 
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Not to defend the club here (the opposite if anything)...BA has nothing to do with junior pathways, which have been broken since long before things got so bad with the factions that the Government stepped in.

They managed to fix the front office of the NRL club eventually but the junior pathways and systems have been neglected. It's pretty rubbish.
If BA has no say in the junior systems then that’s a major failing of the Club.

From what I’ve seen in the NRL the Clubs that have let the coach have their say on every aspect of the football department have generally thrived.

Those Clubs that want to have a control and power on certain aspects of the football department are disjointed.
 

yobbo84

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Demetriou wasn't the problem at Souths. He was still a problem and had to go, but without reform on the business side of things, the club will still be in trouble.
That's a really strange take considering we are absolutely flying off the field by any measure of business. Sponsorship, membership, profitability all great. Facilities, community and social work, etc, outstanding.

In fact, I'd argue it's been focussing too much on off-field business and not enough on the on-field results which has got us here.

What we need is a really strong football manager to oversee the on-field stuff, pathways, etc - which is where we've let the ball slip completely. Mark Ellison may be a good bloke, but he ain't it.
 

Bazal

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If BA has no say in the junior systems then that’s a major failing of the Club.

From what I’ve seen in the NRL the Clubs that have let the coach have their say on every aspect of the football department have generally thrived.

Those Clubs that want to have a control and power on certain aspects of the football department are disjointed.

Yep, agree with that. Our juniors should be similar to Penrith but decades of mismanagement have put paid to that.
 
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So what's the outlook for Souths this year now JD is gone?

With what he has to work with - on an off the field - can Hornby turn things around and if not make the finals, at least put some fight back into the team?

From what's reported, JD was well liked (if not effective) so I'd imagine there's a bit of guilt amongst the playing group? what will that translate to over the rest of the season?
 

lockyno1

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Demetriou wasn't the problem at Souths. He was still a problem and had to go, but without reform on the business side of things, the club will still be in trouble.

Wasn't the only problem but he's a terrible head coach. Picking the same players and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.

The recruitment has been worse, every man known to earth knew souths needed middles and wingers, so what do they go and sign, a centre or 5/8 in Jack Wighton made no sense and that's no blight on Jack who has been souths best player this year by lengths.

Then lets not forget they let Reynolds go for the Lachlan Ilias disaster lol
 

lockyno1

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So what's the outlook for Souths this year now JD is gone?

With what he has to work with - on an off the field - can Hornby turn things around and if not make the finals, at least put some fight back into the team?

From what's reported, JD was well liked (if not effective) so I'd imagine there's a bit of guilt amongst the playing group? what will that translate to over the rest of the season?

The positive for souths if you look at the draw after this week they do have a nice draw, and we all know they are the biggest flat track bullies around. Don't think they make finals but it would not shock me for them to finish 10th or so
 

yobbo84

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So what's the outlook for Souths this year now JD is gone?

With what he has to work with - on an off the field - can Hornby turn things around and if not make the finals, at least put some fight back into the team?

From what's reported, JD was well liked (if not effective) so I'd imagine there's a bit of guilt amongst the playing group? what will that translate to over the rest of the season?
After this week we'll have played the teams who in 2023 finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 15th. It's been a hell of a draw.

You'd think once that is past there has to be some improvement. Hopefully.
 
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lol no it won't

The obsession with opposition fans wanting Robbo sacked is hilarious. Barring some non football related scandal, it will never happen.

The worse case will be some "mutual" parting of the ways at the end of a season/contract or something like that and even then he will move in to some executive role at the club.
That is awesome, because it is the culture that Robbo has created where accountability and discipline are not a focus (the Roosters Way if you will) that is holding a talented squad back.

He is fast becoming a more urbane version of Hook.
 
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