my mate did not answer his phone today ile ask him that question tomorrow.....Shadow...
I think I once heard Sam straining himself to support Madge during the year. Big Sam is a very powerful and influential fellow in the club.
El Madgster was tasked to keep the squad competitive following the massive salary cap damage 21 cost us. He faced injuries, open rebellion, bad behaviour and scandals, really dumb football, white anting and big name players letting us down. He was accused of "mind games" by some. He had average rosters.
But he was always tough as and spoke up for the club.
We know that while Matty Elliot was coaching Canberra, he was having general discussions with the panthers about their recruitment for his side to come the following year.
I wonder if we have a new coach and what s/he's ordering for talent?!
Should be a very interesting off season.
Maybe we could go new- agey, sjw and public servicey and get a female coach!
Maybe the Simms kids mum, she sounds nice and her have kids can play!!!
There have been some whispers about the place but they tend to get a bit louder after losses. If you give away sources they can sue you or you lose their trust and friendship.
But there are public signs too
A. No extension of Madges contract known. No discussion of its negotiation in the press.
B. No public support for Madge by top management beyond this current contract.
C. No comment by Madge about his long term future.
The silence is deafening.
I think I posted earlier that a club will almost always try to tie up a coach earlier rather than later..if they think he's on top of it...with a few rare exceptions.
Thus we were quick to extend Madges tenure when we were going ok.
I heard the announcement will be made during the distraction of the finals. The club knows we are bleeding.
Usually there is a press release that everybody is going there own ways amicably. Madge is smart enough not to burn any bridges or be a spoilt brat.
I've been hammering him but I know madge has his own story about players he wanted retained and was seeking and stuff. He's not allowed to set the record straight.
Certainly jason Taylor had a terrible time at wests internally and then was thrown under a bus. His skepticism of his big name players was spot on. By their (in) actions they proved him right.
I wonder whether we go big-name or current assistant somewhere.
It's very hard to coach an nrl side well.
Madge signed a new 2 year deal end last season i thought so he would need to be paid outWe have been interviewing for new coaches for some time now.
There's a view, we do not have the cattle.
But the "cattle" we have, they have been under performing.
The new coach will be announced prior to the pre season.
You heard it here first.
Can't fault this.....Madge took Souths to a premiership. Will never forget that for as long as I live. I know that there's gonna be two sides to this story and I understand that but at the moment the players just look unhappy. Sometimes not even the best of coaches can prevent that from happening. None of the players have openly backed Maguire either which is a serious problem...
Michael Maguire will always be a Rabbitoh in my books! I would still welcome him as an assistant or conditioning trainer in some shape or form. That's if he wanted it.
Nope......I vote Shadow and R20 for our next coach / assistant coach.
They've got all the answers.
Cook will be captain.