Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by MisterLevy, May 19, 2017.
Hagan good coach but maybe not a good cap manager .....
Jaybro. Hagan was extremely fortunate. With Joey, Robbie O, Mad Dog and Midley running the backs, BK, Simmo, Matt Parsons and Butts the forwards, with Simmo, you and I could have coached that team to the premiership.
Admittedly I overlooked Ryan, who would have ranked second and Waite never got rated at all.
Didnt have half them guys in 06 and lost in the semis to brisbane.
1. Kurt GIDLEY
2. Brian CARNEY
3. Matthew GIDLEY
4. George CARMONT
5. Anthony QUINN
6. Jarrod MULLEN
7. Andrew JOHNS (c)
8. Josh PERRY
9. Luke QUIGLEY
10. Adam WOOLNOUGH
11. Kirk REYNOLDSON
12. Clint NEWTON
13. Reegan TANNER
14. Luke DAVICO
15. Craig SMITH
16. Riley BROWN
19. Todd LOWRIE
Any surprise looking at that lot?
Came 5th in regular season and 1 game from the gf isnt half bad id think?
I've personally never rated Hagan as a coach, ever.
Inherited a Knights team full of rep players and won a GF who many coaches could have won.
Even though Joey's injuries dictated how well we did it was a bit of a travesty we didn't come close to another GF with that team at times.
I put the poor management of the roster on his head too during that time. Replaced rep players with rubbish players who Brian Smith had to show the door.
He is a bit similar to when Ricky Stuart inherited that Roosters team and was in the right place at the right time with the Bulldogs being done for salary cap and the Knights without Joey. Only competition being, the Warriors...lol
And to reiterate other peoples points here, both left their teams worse off then when they came here.
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