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Rd11 2023: Non Parra games

Poupou Escobar

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Wheels have fallen off for the Chooks. Is Robinson suddenly a shit coach or is something going on behind the scenes out of his control? NRL clubs are full of big personalities and there would be plenty more influential than the coach, at every club. They have a lot of merkins without contracts for 2024.
 

King-Gutho94

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So after 10 games each between us and the chooks.

We are 97 points better on for and against.

89 points better on attack and 8 points better on defence.

Chooks have one more win but an extra bye.
 

King-Gutho94

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Wheels have fallen off for the Chooks. Is Robinson suddenly a shit coach or is something going on behind the scenes out of his control? NRL clubs are full of big personalities and there would be plenty more influential than the coach, at every club. They have a lot of merkins without contracts for 2024.
Might be down to something as simple as lack of resources.

Uncle Nick had to fund a bit of his money into the Greek team for the WC last year.

Maybe it's eaten into his budget for the
Chooks.
 

Poupou Escobar

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It's a fair point. Their junior reps have taken a bit of a dip this year, though they are still leading the comp in Flegg.
 

TheParraboy

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Wheels have fallen off for the Chooks. Is Robinson suddenly a shit coach or is something going on behind the scenes out of his control? NRL clubs are full of big personalities and there would be plenty more influential than the coach, at every club. They have a lot of merkins without contracts for 2024.

After 10 years at the helm is now stale and predictable, needs to go
 

Poupou Escobar

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Of the merkins contracted for next year, only five of them were there when Robinson won his second premiership in 2018 (and only four of them played in the grand final). NRL clubs have a fairly high turnover in the space of five years. Look at the Storm, only six merkins still there from their 2020 grand final side, plus four backups. That is two thirds of the squad gone in less than three years (we have 11, including Blake, who were in our NRL squad in 2020).

Unless relationships sour with the key players there's no 'getting stale'. This would be a big part of which players the club vigorously fights to keep and which ones they don't. You need your playing group to get along as well. Dudes who don't fit in get rissoled pretty quick. Many of these never really fit in anywhere and become 'journeymen'.
 
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Brandon Smith is no hooker. His service is shit.

I’d take Robbo as coach but can you really see the Roosters sacking him? Maybe if he has another season like this one he may walk.

I’m enjoying their decline. Pricks have been self entitled for over a decade.
 
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