How is sacking Madge going to ruin junior development?Only way forward is junior development and sacking Madge now is only going to ruin that. Let him see out his contract and blood more juniors. Refuse to pay overs for marquee players and just front load salaries until we are at the point towards the end of Madge's contract where we have the biggest war chest ever assembled + the COE is well up and away. If by that time Madge then can't attract marquee players to lead the blooded juniors into battle then it's time to move him on. The new coach then gets to walk into a Cleary/Panthers like situation with a blank cheque to build the roster he wants. I'm not saying we should sign Flanagan but he is the type of coach that can walk into a situation like that and buy a grand final team
Well how is a new coach coming in going to help junior development? It makes more sense to persist with Madge to keep some stability while we get the rest of our house in order. I agree that the exception is Bennett, but I don't think bringing Flanno in right now will really improve thingsHow is sacking Madge going to ruin junior development?
The rest of your post is well intentioned sugary fantasy.
I’d put Morris at 3rd position..He had the hard conversation with Fafita with no obvious drama and huge wraps from Sean Johnston who’s been around a bit …and with some strong personalities in that team he got them to the finals with cap restraints.. He just couldn’t compete with bulldogs coach for Burton and others naturally but for a new coach he was impressive and could be a hidden gem.. ..I’d have no problem with Morris as coach I’d just much prefer Bennett (unlikely) and then FlanaganFor mine it’s Bennett, Flanno, Madge…in that order.
Newbies and ‘green‘ coaches will be eaten alive by this woeful group of lazy, incompetent and heartless merkins.
Maybe they’ll take a fresh perspective, improving upon what is already established. I mean our current development programme’s are not setting the league alight. The best young players in the team have come from other clubs. Bennett and Flanno are both very good at building rosters. They target the right people. There is little evidence that this has been occurring here during the past 3 years.Well how is a new coach coming in going to help junior development? It makes more sense to persist with Madge to keep some stability while we get the rest of our house in order. I agree that the exception is Bennett, but I don't think bringing Flanno in right now will really improve things
All that don't count for shit while our players aren't up to scratch, but worst of all, don't give a shit.
I know you're having a bit of a laugh OTT but I'd love to do something along these lines. Unfortunately the RLPA won't allow it. You must spend 90% of the cap allowance provided by the NRL ($9.6 million) on your top 30 roster. This is what is killing us.Why not be innovators, introduce a new payment scheme, what about payments based on Win, Losses & Draws, nah there's no more draws, win by 20+ get a win bonus, keep opposition to 10 points or less get a bonus - they might start to give a shit if there's dollars involved.
With tongue set firmly in cheek
Woolf interests me… he’s had success with the Tongan team. With the amount of Polynesian now and growing could be worth a go.Bennett would be the dream. He wants to keep coaching, I think even just for 2 years he would do a great job, he’ll I’d even ask him for 1 while we find a longterm replacement for 2023. Wayne loves money, he’ll come for the right price.
I know we’re a bit of a mess but overall I think we’re a somewhat attractive club to coach. The COE Will attract players, todays athletes love something new and shiny, off the field we’re turning a profit, the Jersey Flegg side was undefeated so there’s talent coming through.
Ciraldo would be good however he’ll have Ivan in his ear warning him off us. Bit left feild but I’d look at Kristian Woolf, Tongas coach since 2014. The players love him and what he’s done with them is remarkable. He has now had St Helen’s for 2 years, won the comp last year, the Challenge Cup Final this year and currently has them second.
Cause I truly believe this is our biggest issue is the % of Polynesian in our team has been multiplying over the years. As much as Madge is or was nz coach, week to week these guys struggle. Someone has to get thru to them imoWoolf interests me… he’s had success with the Tongan team. With the amount of Polynesian now and growing could be worth a go.
i hold Hope for Bennett also. he's surely worth calling to at least ask the q?I read an article yesterday about Bennett announcing he didn’t want to coach Queensland next year ..He said “he had no plans next year” I like the sound of that…Not “I need a rest” ……I’m going to save a little bit of hope. God knows we deserve that kind of lift