Is Stephen Kearney the worst coach in first grade history?

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Is Stephen Kearney the worst coach in first grade history?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    32 vote(s)
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  3. You forgot about Paul Langmack

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    35.7%
  1. whall15

    whall15 Coach

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  2. carlosthedwarf

    carlosthedwarf First Grade

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    Fittlers last season with the Roosters is up there for me. Mainly for his decision to play Anasta at fullback.
     
  3. BranVan3000

    BranVan3000 First Grade

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    You can tell he is not a good coach just by the way he communicates. I watch a lot of the post match conferences, Kearney just hasn't got it

    Not only is he a mumbler and have a kiwi accent, he never seems to recognise and discuss anything insightful. He never talks about what they want to achieve. it just seems like he has no idea

    Compare it to Bellamy who recognises the key moments of the game, he recognises the strengths and weaknesses of the other team, has a very clear cut message for what he wants his team to do and they all know their role. He always repeats many of the same messages about defence
     
  4. Canard

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    Cowboys got some beauts on that list:

    Grant Bell = 22 games at 9%
    Tim Sheens = 103 games at 26%
    Graham Lowe = 28 games at 28%
    and current "Supercoach" = 88 games at 43%
     
  5. Parra

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    Langmack had almost no players and virtually no club. The CEO was David Tapp.

    Kearney has a lot more at his disposal in every respect, including a more even comp overall. And his record is only going to get worse the longer it goes on.
     
  6. jc155776

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    I think squads available not just win ratio.
     
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    Mate, did you see him on the GamePlan show on One, where he appeared a few weeks ago?
     
  8. BunniesMan

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    He's so poor in interviews and postgame press conferences. It makes me think how was he when he interviewed for the job? Surely he had to have sounded much better than he does these days?
     
  9. Raiders_Premiers

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    I just coached my u12s to their first non loss of the year (20 all draw). My record is 0 wins, 5 losses 1 draw. 0% win rate.

    I'm about to go jump off the gap.
     
  11. roboshark

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    Do you have the boards full support newms
     
  12. Miller was a legend

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    Change of name overdue Newms. Perhaps to Furner?
     
  13. Parra

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    I don't think Kearney is that bad a coach. Wayne Bennett would be running last with that team. Rather than building a solid foundation, they've thrown huge amounts of money at a couple of players. It just doesn't work as a strategy.
     
  15. mongoose

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    Meninga was just poor because he should have done better with the team he had. He still had these players to work with:

    Daley, Mullins, Furner, Croker, Kennedy, Mclinden, Nagas...
    Stuart and Clyde up until 99.

    He did make the finals in 97, 98 and 2000.
     
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    You dont need talent to defend, you just have to want to do it. Parra's results during Kearney's time as coach would be pathetic for a team
    with half the ability.
     
  18. Midnight Rabbit

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    For Kearney to ever be considered as bad as Langmack he would have to make a similar halves pairing as Langmack did against the knights one day,

    6. Luke Stuart
    7.Jamie Fitzgerald

    Can he meet this challenge?
     
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  19. boxhead

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    Kearney has a lot of halves to choose from.
    Just not any decent ones.

    I'm well past believing he can turn us around. To say he's the worst coach ever is a bit of a stretch but he certainly hasn't brought anything to the side that he promised. There's no structure, organisation or steel in the defence. Our team is as weak-willed and brittle-boned as any team I've seen.
     
  20. BranVan3000

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    Whose fault is that if not the coaches?
     

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