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I think the whole blame should be on Arthur, he assembled this squad and now he has us where we were five years ago with another rebuild on the cards.
As a coach or a manager your goal should always to leave the place in a better condition then when you found it and if Arthur was to leave tomorrow, he would have us in a worse off position than when he turned up.
Failing to prepare for the future is a key characteristic that many people in power either get wrong or ignore and Brad Arthur slips into this category.
He doesn't deserve a second chance.
If he was on less than 1 mil, lets say it was $500K he would've been sacked the day after the Roosters game, this review was not to see what to improve, it was used to shut us up about doing something and saying see we are trying now lay off us.
yes he's starting to name youngsters, why? so he can say to the board don't sack me as I need a few year too develop them, in which he can't based on what he's shown with various juniors going backwards.
I really hope I'm wrong and he performs but I'm seriously not confident.
Without doing any review, interviews, months of work and throwing a tonne of $ at it.. I deadset think almost half the members of this board coulda put those recommendations out there. Another 25% probably could've recommended even more that should be done.
Good job Bernie.
To be fair the majority of this is just common procedure that needed to be put in place, dressed up and sold to the members.
Its the 2019 answer to being unwilling to pay out BA whilst at the same time creating the illusion things are being done and he's getting everything he needs to succeed. 2019 is a write off as we transition into the post BA era.
Being given ten rounds or gone, is hardly being backed. More rubbish PR spin from the Club. If that is given someone full supported backing, I would hate to see what isn't.
The club has never said that. That is media spin.
Fair dinkum, the coat tails are getting longer by the day. I'm not saying BA is the right coach for us but have a look at his 5yrs here, he has had one bad year and you want him gone. 2019 will be his test, he will have the resources he didn't have this year so it's all up to him now. I would love for some of you to have a bad week at work and your company decides to fire you. There would be whinging and b******* like never before, unfair dismissal, this is an outrage and so on. If your company didn't give you the resources you needed to do the job I think you would be pretty pissed if they tried to sack you.
1 bad year? He's won 45% of his matches and 0 finals matches in 5 years.
He took a team many expected to finish top 4 to stone motherless.
The board backed him before the review started for no other reason then they aren't prepared to pay him out. If 2018 was the last year of his contract he would've been made the scapegoat of the review, which is what is going to end up happening next year. There's a multitude of problems at the club, but his lack of coaching ability is a major one. Tactically he's dreadful, and the culture and discipline of the top squad is an utter disgrace. He is the one who sets the culture. Its pretty clear he's an assistant coach who has an ability to connect with players at a certain level, he's just in way over his head.
Spot on as usual GWF.