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WHO IS GRIFFINS ASSISTANT NEXT YEAR

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by J.moz, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. The Silverdale Phantom

    The Silverdale Phantom Bench

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    That’s right.

    Mary rabbited on about his people skills for 7 years.

    If a coach doesn’t have a few detractors amongst the playing group, he’s not doing his job.

    Remember the circus parade of players backing Mary in the media? It was endless. They still stuffed things up on the park. Where is Graham now anyway?

    Any tigers player criticises Madge, they deserve to get a belt around the chops.

    No one stands up for Madge except nofo!
     
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  2. Inisai Toga

    Inisai Toga Juniors

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    Don’t think so mate. Penrith NSW and Australia
     
  3. The Silverdale Phantom

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    Priddis backed up for you guys I think. Might be confusing them.
     
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    Cartwright....that’s all we need another forward that cant tackle !
     
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    I think he confused the 2 Orchy bottles and drank the bong water instead of the orange juice.
     
  6. Inisai Toga

    Inisai Toga Juniors

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    Just for clarity....
    Bryce the Titans player- no thanks
    His uncle John - former international and current NRL assistant coach - yes please!
     
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    Sarcasm? I’m hoping so.
     
  8. Gareth67

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    Now he is my type of guy . But he would be wasted as a assistant coach , but oh my would he not work wonders in the Dragons board room ! :bomb:
     
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    go ahead make my day
     
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    That's Wayne yeah?
     
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    The NRL’s coaching landscape is a moveable feast. Here’s where the best deputies could land
    NRL Premiership
    • September 17, 2020 9:12am
    • by Mark St John and Darcie McDonald
    • Source: FOX SPORTS
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    On the move? Dean Young, John Cartwright and David Furner.Source: Getty Images
    The assistant coaching merry-go-round continues to go into overdrive with the game’s deputies scrambling for positions for 2021 and beyond.

    Find out where all the off-contract assistants are potentially heading after the 2020 season.



    Dean Young will leave the Dragons at the end of the season after being in the running for the head coaching job prior to Anthony Griffin’s appointment.

    Griffin initially wanted to keep Young as an assistant, but he will serve his apprenticeship elsewhere after informing the club on Wednesday that he will depart at season’s end.

    He does however have an eye for potentially coaching the Dragons down the track.

    The 36-year-old has been linked to the Knights and the Cowboys.

    “The Cowboys are the favourites because Young has great respect for Todd Payten,” Dean Ritchie said on The Big Sports Breakfast.

    “There is a line of thinking that Young is an NRL coach in waiting and he has a great football brain, but maybe he just needs to get out of the Dragons system to enhance his coaching future and round out his skills before a probable return to Kogarah one day.”

    SHANE FLANAGAN

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    Shane Flanagan has one year to run on his head coaching ban.Source: Getty Images
    Dragons assistant Shane Flanagan is on the outer since the announcement of Anthony Griffin as the new St George Illawarra coach on a two-year deal.

    There was a suggestion that Flanagan would take over the Dragons when his head coaching ban ends in 2022, but Griffin’s appointment scuppered that notion.

    Flanagan coached the Sharks to 102 wins from 186 games from 2010 to 2018 for a win percentage of 55 and also won a drought-breaking premiership in 2016.

    The 54-year-old has repeatedly been linked to a return to the Sharks, but a lot of that will depend on how John Morris performs throughout this year’s finals series and next season.

    Flanagan has been mentioned as a possible assistant at the Broncos, particularly if they go with rookie Kevin Walters in the head coaching role.


    JOHN CARTWRIGHT

    Former Titans head coach and current Sea Eagles assistant John Cartwright is set to move on from his Manly post at the end of the season.

    Cartwright was the inaugural coach of the Titans and took the Gold Coast to 86 wins from 186 games from 2007 to 2014.

    The 55-year-old has been happy in an assistant role to Trent Barrett and then Hasler at Manly, but he did miss out on the Cowboys head coaching role to Todd Payten.

    There was a suggestion that he would join Barrett at the Bulldogs, but that won’t be happening.

    Ironically Cartwright would be the ideal choice to take Barrett’s place at Penrith, given the famous history of the Cartwright family at the Panthers.

    Ivan Cleary is on the lookout for an assistant and there aren’t too many more experienced candidates than Cartwright doing the rounds.

    STEVE GEORGALLIS

    The 2020 interim Bulldogs coach took over when the club parted ways with Dean Pay mid-season.

    Georgallis coached the Panthers to four wins and seven losses in 2011 and has led the Bulldogs to one win from nine games in 2020 for an overall win percentage of 25 as a head coach with limited opportunities in difficult circumstances.

    The 52-year-old was disappointed not to be retained under incoming head coach Trent Barrett, who signed a three-year deal to take over at Canterbury in 2021.

    “It’s hard to handle for the fact that you work really hard to get in a certain position as a coach, you work your way back after this happening to me in 2011, so it’s taken me a while to get back to this position, but it’s happened,” Georgallis said of his Bulldogs departure.

    “I’m probably more equipped to handle it this time. What do you say? It’s a hard pill to swallow.

    “I’m hopeful that the experiences I’ve had and the junior competitions that I’ve won put me in good stead for someone else to look at me going to their club.”

    Georgallis could be an option to swap with Barrett and make a return to Penrith, if John Cartwright doesn’t beat him to it.

    He suggested on Wednesday he had put the feelers out and said he is open to any coaching role at any club — including lower grades. But Georgallis isn’t expecting any clubs to bite until they get other things sorted first.

    “I would be interested in any sort of coaching job in the NRL,” he said on Wednesday.

    “At the moment a few of those clubs that are having a few changes are going through the processes of what they are looking for next year.

    “It probably won’t be until around the finals in October when I get some information back.

    “I have a passion for (coaching), but unfortunately with the circumstances this year with COVID-19 no one really knows what is happening next year in relation to reserve grade and things like that.”

    DAVID FURNER

    Knights assistant David Furner is keen to move back to Sydney after serving under Adam O’Brien at Newcastle in 2020.

    Furner coached the Raiders to 47 wins from 109 games from 2009 to 2013 for a win percentage of 43.

    The 49-year-old also coached the Leeds Rhinos to just five wins from 15 games before being shown the door in 2019.

    Furner is expected to be unveiled as Trent Barrett’s assistant at the Bulldogs, according to The Daily Telegraph’s Dean Ritchie.

    “David Furner will be confirmed as the Bulldogs assistant coach,” Ritchie said on The Big Sports Breakfast.

    “He wants to move back to Sydney.”

    SIMON WOOLFORD

    Huddersfield coach and Canberra Raiders legend Simon Woolford is homesick and keen to continue his coaching career back in Australia, after quitting his post on Thursday.

    The 45-year-old has coached the Giants to 23 wins from 48 games since 2018 for a win ratio of 48 per cent.

    Woolford played 262 games in the NRL from 1994 to 2008 for the Raiders and Dragons and knows what it takes to succeed in the NRL.

    “Simon Woolford is the Huddersfield coach and he is looking to come home,” Ritchie said on The Big Sports Breakfast.
    “He has been messaging people in key positions at the Bulldogs, Dragons and Penrith.”

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...d/news-story/3c0f4c48aefb26ebe37953f3f55bf2e2
     
  13. Ghostrider22

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    To have Dirty Harry Callahan as an AC everyone would be bloody scared hahahahaha Dirty Harry with his big 44 Mag hahahahaha love it
     
  14. boardlumps62

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    Did Georgallis assist Anthony Griffin. He has obviously got some talent got Bulldogs a win finally. Seriously has bought a few young blokes through for the Dogs.
     
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    I wonder what the plan is with Head. Will he coach the CC boys next year? I notice he recently signed on to assist with the womens team.

    If there are no plana for Head then Georgallis wouldn't be a bad option to take over our CC boys.

    I still think Henry is our best option for Griffins assistant, however, I wouldnt complain if he went with Brennen.

    With Young, Flanagan and Shepherd all leaving, there seems to be a delay in assistant appointments across the NRL. I guess everyone is waiting for the Broncos to make their HC decision then we'll see plenty of activity.
     
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    Because Head signed with the Women's RL, I took it that he was not going to coach CC next season and that is why I have been talking about having both Brennan and Henry as Griffin's assistants.
     
  17. Maddragon99

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    I wrote this article it was published on The Roar today(

    The coaching merry go round continued this week with senior assistant coaches Dean Young and John Cartwright becoming available for 2021.

    Cartwright, an assistant at Manly, has been shown the door as part of a shakeup on the Northern Beaches. Young and Cartwright join former Canterbury assistant Steve Georgallis, former Dragons assistants James Shepherd and Shane Flanagan plus Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney on the job market for assistant roles in 2021.

    In the modern game, having the right assistants to support the head coach has never been more critical. You only need to look at the Penrith Panthers’ 2020 season. In 2019 Penrith finished tenth with 11 wins and 13 losses with largely the same team that’s dominating the 2020 season.

    The improvement, particularly in attack, has been largely attributed to attacking specialist Trent Barrett, who rejoined the Panthers as an assistant coach for the 2020 season. The massive turnaround in results helped Barrett pick up the head coach role at the Canterbury Bulldogs and interestingly the first thing Barrett did was fire the entire support staff at the Bulldogs.

    In another interesting and unusual twist, Dean Young chose to stand down from his assistant role at the Dragons. In an employment environment where there typically isn’t a lot of job security, it’s unusual for a coach to voluntarily quit.

    This follows on from Young missing out on the head coaching role at the Dragons to Anthony Griffin. Even though Griffin made it clear that Young was welcome to stay on as an assistant, Young still decided to quit and end his 17-year association with the Dragons. At the end of the day, Dean Young is a premiership winner and an undisputed club legend.

    Young kissing the jersey after he scored a try in the grand final and the tearful embrace with his father Craig during the celebrations. As a fan, you can’t ask any more from a player.

    Young wanted the head coaching job so much because he never wanted to leave the club he loves so much, much like Nathan Brown. Sure, Brown couldn’t get the Dragons across the line in 2005 or 2006 but no one could ever deny his love for the Dragons.

    So when you consider Young’s emotional attachment to the Dragons it’s easy to understand his disappointment in missing out on the top job and therefore his decision to move on for a fresh start.

    I think the Dragons have made the correct decision in appointing Anthony Griffin after all the wasted Paul McGregor years. The club needs an outsider to come in and dispassionately make hard decisions.

    Full credit to Dragons CEO Ryan Webb and Anthony Griffin in showing respect to Young and giving him the decision to stay or go. I believe all his years of loyal service deserves proper respect.

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    (Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

    It was only a year ago when Gus Gould unceremoniously sacked former premiership-winning captain Ben Hornby. Ben was shown the door with no respect whatsoever and replaced by Shane Flanagan. How did that work out Gus? Fortunately, Hornby picked up an assistant role at Souths under Wayne Bennett.

    I wish Young all the best in his journey and I’m sure he’ll find success wherever he ends up, but I must admit I am a romantic and I’d love to see him back at the Dragons one day.

    It promises to be a hot stove off-season in the assistant coaching space, full support staffs are required at least two clubs in the Bulldogs and Dragons, plus Brisbane will probably follow once the head coach is announced. With new incoming coaches in New Zealand and North Queensland plus the shake-up at Manly, there could be up to 20 positions available come November.

    Certainly never in my 45-year history of following rugby league have I ever seen such a turnover of personnel, it’s almost like a game of musical chairs.
     
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    Well said Maddragon99.

    Shame other's in the media couldn't write what was obvious to so may of us.
     
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    I think Harry Callahan would have shot everyone of the turd-burglars yesterday.

    Why bother turning up for the last round?

    Melbourne could literally send a team of 3 players onto the field and roll us.

    Eels fans celebrated by burning a grandstand down.
    We should show outrage by burning the clubhouse down.
     
  20. Old tiger 79

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    My mail is it’s going to be Peter Gentle
     
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