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I think making a knee-jerk decision and sacking Brad Arthur and hiring some "experienced" coach on the market will cement why we have a bad culture. Some fans want this, but i think that they can't blame Brad Arthur for going for "experienced" washed up players and then want him sacked, then suggest he be replaced by some "experienced" washed up coach, it's hypocritical.
We need to look forward, other clubs are fighting tooth and nail for what's hot right now! Bellamy and Bennett are the coaching masters of the generation, but face let's it they are untouchable we can't sign them! they have the wood on the rest of the comp's coaches, so what the point in looking there either? the can be only one winner.
Now if i was CEO of the Eels, i would have a plan. I would be setting up secret meetings and freeing up some big cash for a even bigger gamble, not to buy Bennett or Bellamy, but who i believe to be the heir apparent, and who may actually be signable if the carrot is big enough.
I would offer a contract a 4 year 6 million dollar contract to Cameron Smith, to assist Brad Arthur in 2019 and take over as head coach from 2020-23. I think this route is the way to go! It's a massive gamble, can Cam even coach? but we need to take a big risk, if you want the big reward.
Most of you guys know i like to think outside the box, I really think with a little patience and guile we could start a dynasty with Cam Smith as head coach, he has been mentored by the best, demands respect of his players he is the closest thing to captain coach we have seen in 30 years.
I like it.
People are throwing up Brian Smith's name? that's just as bad as signing Beau Scott to lead the forward pack for the next few years, they are both too far past their primes in their positions.
I don't want him coaching but he would be a great choice for head of football.
He should of been given the job years ago but instead the Plumber gave the job to DA because his butt buddy was on the board. DA had a terrible record as a coach of building a roster or blooding juniors. Great choice Sharpie you braindead cretin.
Of course not Offside, it's a smart and logical decision. Instead we will stick by the Bush bum and save a few crumbs while our crowds,membership numbers and sponsors got to shit.....
Save a few bucks while it costs us millions in other area's, f*** you Max you tight arse penny pinching prick.
Exactly right Al, what the unicorns dont realise is the 1m we save keeping BA we will lose 3m more in loss of merch, gate takings, all round spending from fans then it will take us years to dig our way out.
"Just remember we cant be any worse with BA than canterbury are in the long term"
Yep, just like the Tigers were in disarray last season and we were going to be so much better off than them this season.
Best not to compare ourselves to any other club. We always find a way to set the benchmark for failure and disappointment.
The Tigers had massive problems, sacking a couple of coaches, punting their most senior player, punting another coach shortly after, losing 3 of their best players, financial and management issues, etc. Yet, here we are this season.
You may be right about the Dogs, but we could just as easily do worse than them.
In any event, we do have many players coming off contract at seasons end. Do we risk our player recruitment at such a crucial time to BA, after what we've seen so far? I say hell no. End it now and give the next guy the best possible chance to build his team asap. Let's get on with it quickly.
'You may be right about the Dogs, but we could just as easily do worse than them.' - think we already are!!!
Of course but the argument was about the next few seasons.