Rumoured Signings

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  1. dogslife

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    They've hardly been a powerhouse of late, but Brisbane fans must have short memories if they think Bennett is leaving them in a worse position than when he arrived
     
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  2. Big Pete

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    That's tough on Wayne. The Broncos have been more competitive under him than they have been in the past and as you pointed out their future is looking bright.

    Bennett's first coaching tenure ended in similar fashion and yet some people were quite happy to blame him for the state of the club.

    In that instance, I didn't buy it, but I'm anxious to see if there's any truth to it. Personally I feel Bennett takes on too much of the blame at what happened at St. George Illawarra & Newcastle, but if it happens a couple more times, it will become an undeniable part of his legacy.
     
  3. Spot On

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    Brisbane want to win comps with their advantageous set up Pete.

    One in 18 yrs aint good enough. Wayne has had 2/3 of that time there for 1 comp.

    More to the point, why has he had such little success in those 12 years at the Broncs post 2000 compared to the glory years pre 2000?

    Competitive aint good enough with the leg ups.
     
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  4. BennyV

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    Only proper window lickers blame Bennett for what happened at Dragons.

    Bit more to blame at Newcastle, but there were many other issues with that club.

    His second stint at Broncos hasn’t actually been that bad. They were literally seconds from a premiership the year he took over, and for mine he’s done as much, if not more, than any coach could in the last 2 years with that roster.
     
  5. Big Pete

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    Which is why they're looking for a new coach, but that doesn't define Bennett's tenure as a failure.

    Phil Gould never managed to win a premiership at the Roosters, but I haven't heard one Roosters supporter call him a failure.

    Now if the Broncos go the way of teams like the Knights after Bennett departs, it would certainly alter the perception of Bennett's time at the club.
     
  6. AJB1102

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    Dragons got what they paid him for; premiership glory. He wasn't coming in for 3 years with the goal to set them up for prolonged success. Knights almost got it too.

    Getting Bennett in is like getting Maloney. Jag a comp then move on.
     
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  7. Spot On

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    With 'that' roster???

    What's been wrong with the roster other than the massive f**k up Bennett made with the no 7 jumper?

    Plenty of Origin reps and young guns in that roster.
     
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  8. Bronco18

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    I feel like the anti-Broncos brigade schizophrenically jump from “shit team, will miss the 8” to “stacked roster” depending on the specifics of the argument.
     
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  9. Tommy Smith

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    Agreed.

    The Broncos are only a halfback away from being a huge threat year in, year out.

    The decision to sign Bird was very bizarre when a half was needed.

    But with that absolutely awesome pack of young forwards and some very handy backs Brisbane could well win the comp next year if someone can play halfback.

    Gun roster.
     
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  10. mozza91

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    I said at the start of the year that it was the weakest Broncos roster I’ve seen but the emergence of some really quality young forwards have proven me wrong.

    Bennett has done a very good job with them. If he’d in put half that effort with us we could’ve done something,
     
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  11. King hit

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    With the young forward pack which has shown a lot of promise the Broncos will still be a tough team to beat and their future isn't doom and gloom. They really need halves to be a genuine threat. Milford isn't even that good anymore and isn't capable of leading a team to a premiership imo.
     
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  12. Charlie124

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    Tell me more...
     
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  13. axl rose

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    Agree, there is a premiership window coming up for Brisbane. A few of their bogey teams may be rebuilding in the next few years as well.
     
  14. King hit

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    It's funny hearing about how Broncos fans are worried that they haven't won a premiership for 12 years, there were even comments from Lewis about it. If 12 years without a premiership is the worst thing the Broncos will experience they are lucky.
     
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  15. umina panther

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    They also have to live as Broncos fans
     
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  16. axl rose

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    They are envious/compare themselves to the Storm. That sort of arrogance/aura the Broncos use to have about them has been lost over the years.
     
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  17. BennyV

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    Eh...that ‘f**k up’ with the 7 jumper is one that the Broncos were creaming themselves over as soon as Hunt was announced to Dragons.

    The forward pack is on the rise but it’s really 2 years away from being dominant in any real, consistent way. You had Lodge and the lesser Sims as 2 key forwards for much of this year. Bennett has played a big part in the young forwards rising up the way they have.

    The backline, outside of Oates (and recently Isaako) is a shadow of former Broncos teams. Compared to other backlines in the Top 8, they are nothing special. And the halves combo (which I’m not sure can be attributed to Bennett) probably pinched above their weight.

    So to summarise, comparing the other Top 8 teams:
    - Forward pack 8th best
    - backline 7th best
    - halves combo 7-8th

    And that’s not accounting for some underachieving/horribly coaches bottom 8 teams.

    Bennett did well to get them to 6th.
     
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  18. Spot On

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    Milford, Thaiday, Boyd, Oates, Roberts, McGuire, McCullough, Gillett, Bird - all played Origin either this year or last.

    A coach with that many rep players, 40K home crowds with the leagues most favourable draw ie lots of big turnarounds from week to week, a ref that they don't lose under at Suncorp being given their home games most of the time and the biggest spend if any football department in the league......

    They should be firing like Mlb do each year, making the GF regularly and winning comps.

    Finishing 6th aint good enough.

    Bennett created the halves pairing he has.
     
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  19. defunk

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    Bennett and Seibold swap 2020 heard it here 1st...
     
  20. Spot On

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    An extra year at Souths for Seibold to work out how to use a bench rotation?
     
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