I agree OT. Hook‘s had his issues for sure. He’s also faced some challenges that would have wilted many others. The Board has been honest and up-front, which I applaud. Media loudmouths say whatever they like. Usually, volume and ignorance are directly correlated.f**k Clarke, f**k the media, f**k NRL 360, f**k Kenty, f**k anyone in here for again jumping on the clubs back over this.
There is hardly a person in this forum that wants Hook to be here next year and that being the case you need to go to the market.
In saying that timing is everything so if Bellamy is starting to say this maybe it for him no doubt The Storm will be out early trying to sign their new coach and that can cause a huge disruption in where coaches might / might not be or go.
I actually don't think they will go with Newby but if Bellamy stays on as "godfather" then maybe they go for Ryles.
Therefore if Ryles is on our list then best we interview him asap and if he ticks the boxes sign him.
So if us being proactive is now somehow a shameful act then people need to rethink their position as we owe no one any favours and about time we became a bit cutthroat in our dealings.
NB: Many believed that Bud & Sloan were given some guarantees for them to stay with us, well maybe this is just a confirmation of that.