Sloth is the only person in the world left holding a grudge against Gus for super league. Even though his past 3 clubs were all super league onesBuzz definitely has a thing for Gus (and vice versa). They talk about it on 360 from time to time.
Most obvious time I have seen is earlier this year when Buzz made the claims about the Dogs not using drone tech at training. Gus shot him down by tweeting some drone images. The next night Buzz’s attitude was basically ‘so what if I made a mistake, Gus has made plenty (moving Cleary on, extending Hook and then sacking him and bringing Cleary back).
Now I am a thankful Penrith fan who thinks Gus has done a a lot for the club, but he is a very fallible human being. But I do take umbrage with Buzz’s line of reasoning. Gus works in a subjective industry, where your judgements are based on success in a highly competitive and evolving sport. He makes decisions and some will be right and some wrong.
But a hack like Buzz only needs to do one thing right. That is; when he tells the world something is happening he needs to ensure it is true. I’m sure it’s stressful and expectations are likely high, but ultimately it is not a difficult job. For him to compare his job to that of Gus or Barrett is ridiculous.
So I am sure things could have gone better for both Gus and Barrett, but (particularly for Barrett) he is up against 15 clubs that all want to do better than him; some of which are starting from a better position (rosters, systems etc) and have more experience.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on his performance, but for the likes of Kent and Buzz to think their opinion is worth any more than any other fans shows a degree of entitlement.