Laurie Daley sacked by NSW

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Who do you believe should be the next coach of NSW ??

  1. Dean Pay

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  2. Geoff Toovey

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  3. Brad Fittler

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  4. Andrew Johns

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  5. John Cartwright

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  6. Phil Gould

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  7. Craig Fitzgibbon

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  8. Des Hasler

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  9. Matty Johns

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  10. Danny Buderus

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  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    NSWRL Statement


    Thu 20th July, 02:45PM


    As is the case at the conclusion of the State of Origin series every year, the Board of NSWRL will conduct a full review of all aspects of the 2017 State of Origin series.

    This will occur in the coming months and in accordance with the usual time periods which the Board sets aside for such tasks.

    However, in light of the matters which have been raised publicly during the course of this week, the Board feels compelled to urgently correct the record regarding a number of inaccurate assertions which have been made and which are highly damaging to NSWRL and to a number of people within our organisation.

    The first assertion is that Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson were drunk at the Lennox Point Hotel on the Friday prior to State of Origin 3, that they were behaving like ‘clowns’ and that they were so badly affected by alcohol that they were hidden from the press the following morning in a cover-up by NSWRL.

    However, on the basis of a number of independent accounts of the circumstances, the NSWRL Board is satisfied that the players were not drunk, they were not acting like ‘clowns’ and they were not so affected by alcohol that they were ‘hidden’ the following morning in a cover-up.

    On the contrary, the pair trained at 10am the following morning in full view of the media contingent.

    They trained strongly.

    The second assertion is that on the morning of State of Origin 3, Laurie Daley had a conversation with Andrew Fifita in which Laurie advised Andrew Fifita that he would be starting the match from the bench.

    It is asserted that Andrew Fifita’s reaction to this news was so strongly negative that Laurie Daley changed his mind and reinstated him to the starting line-up. As you would expect, a coach and his players regularly discuss on-field tactical options and all manner of off field issues as well.

    Laurie had conversations of these types with Andrew during the course of the camp. However, it is entirely false to suggest that on the morning of the game (or at any other time during the camp) Laurie had a conversation with Andrew in which he advised Andrew that he was starting on the bench.

    That position (that there was no such conversation) was correctly reported in the press yesterday morning and against that background, it is disappointing that the false assertions of the purported conversation continued to be maintained.

    Finally, an inference has been made that a car, hired by a journalist who was covering the Blues’ Origin preparation at Kingscliff, was vandalised.

    Until this inference was made on Tuesday of this week, there had been no assertion whatsoever, including from the journalist in question, that the vandalism was connected to NSWRL or to the State of Origin team.

    The inference is one of criminal conduct by our players.

    It goes without saying that such inferences should not be made lightly.

    If anyone is in possession of information which supports an allegation of criminal conduct against one or more of our players, then NSWRL calls upon that person to immediately report the information to the NSW Police to allow a full investigation to take place.

    This is the appropriate course of action and one which NSWRL supports.

    If there is no such information to support an allegation of criminal conduct, then the inference which was made should be immediately withdrawn and the appropriate apology offered to NSWRL and its State of Origin players.

    The State of Origin series evokes emotions of incredible intensity, quite unlike any other event in sport.

    Naturally, when a series which started with such optimism concludes on a disappointing note, everyone who supports the NSW Blues and who has an emotional commitment to them hurts. This is particularly so after a lengthy period of such disappointment.

    There should be no doubt that everyone at NSWRL is hurting badly at the moment, none more so than Laurie Daley and his team.

    Much has been spoken about culture.

    The focal point of any strong culture is that when times are tough, the strong culture ensures that there is an absence of blame shifting, an absence of scapegoating, a support for those within the group and a commitment to make necessary improvements in an objective way after a period of proper reflection and analysis. NSWRL has such a culture, supported by a strong board.

    NSWRL calls on everyone to allow for that proper period of reflection and analysis of the 2017 State of Origin series in the absence of a search for scapegoats but with a commitment to make any necessary improvements in an objective way.


    http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/07/20/nswrl_statement.html
     
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    Another coat of gloss paint and another series loss in 2018.

    The players are doing what they want and Daley does not seem strong enough to discipline them, or tell the selectors he wants changes if players are not prepared to commit. Same with Captain Cordner.
     
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    NSWRL Board Decides On Origin Restructure


    Fri 25th August, 02:15PM


    The NSWRL Board has today finalised its review of the 2017 Holden State of Origin Series and announced it will conduct an organisational overhaul and restructure, which includes appointing a new coach.

    NSWRL Chairman Dr George Peponis OAM said the Board had decided it was time for a new direction and Laurie Daley would not be offered a renewal of his five-year contract which ended this year.

    “I have spoken with Laurie and he understands the decision. He is obviously disappointed but he has enjoyed the journey and appreciated the opportunity,” said Dr Peponis.

    “Obviously we thank Laurie for the significant contribution he has made over the past five years.

    “He is a legend of the game and has done a tremendous job. He is the only New South Wales coach in the past 12 years who has won a State of Origin Series.

    “We felt it was time to make a change. All aspects of the business will be looked at from coaching staff to team operations and personnel.”


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    Shame Joey isn't interested. can understand why he's not though
     
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    Few names being thrown around, Who do you guys think would be the best choice ??

    Poll at the top of the page
     
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    NSW Blues want Phil Gould, Brad Fittler and Andrew Johns ‘package’ to replace Laurie Daley


    The Sunday Telegraph
    August 26, 2017 8:30pm



    MEET ‘The Package’ the NSW hierarchy desperately want to restore pride to a battered state.

    Blues greats Phil Gould, Brad Fittler and Andrew Johns are the triple-target for a NSWRL board hellbent on halting Queensland’s State of Origin dominance.

    Not only is a fed-up NSWRL board set to demand that every staff member of this year’s losing series reapply for their job, The Sunday Telegraph has learned Gould is the man they want to return to the Origin arena as NSW senior adviser with Fittler the head coach and Johns’ his assistant.

    While still in it’s infancy, the plan to reunite Fittler and Johns — the Blues most capped players — and Gould — the state’s most successful coach — has already been discussed by key figures at the NSWRL, following the shock axing of coach Laurie Daley on Friday.

    It’s been suggested to The Sunday Telegraph that the NSWRL could make an offer to the trio they “can’t refuse.’’

    The NSWRL want Gould to facilitate a similar advisory role to what League Immortal Bob Fulton did during Ricky Stuart’s NSW coaching tenure.

    And it appears Gould is open to the idea.

    Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph, Gould endorsed Fittler’s appointment while confirming he was willing to help Fittler, with whatever he needed.

    “If Brad wants to coach the NSW team I’m sure he would do a great job — better than anyone I know,’’ Gould said.

    “He is his own man. He doesn’t need any help from me. But if he ever needed anything, he knows I’m only a phone call away.

    “As would all former NSW Origin players and coaches who would love to see Brad and his team succeed.”

    It has been 21 years since the Gould, Fittler, Johns ‘package’ last combined at the Origin arena, when the Blues celebrated a series whitewash win in 1996. Between them they have won 44 Origin matches, and are viewed as the perfect combination to help stop Queensland’s decade-long dominance.

    Fittler, who has had success coaching City Origin in the past six years, would not comment when contacted by the Sunday Telegraph.

    Johns has repeatedly ruled himself out of the head coaching position, but has endorsed Fittler to take on the role.

    Daley won’t be alone in losing his job. There is expected to be a total clean-out of all football staff while there are also plans to revamp the Blues entire organisation.

    NSW chief executive David Trodden’s position will also come under the microscope of the directors.

    Gould, who coached the last of his 24 Origin matches in 2004, took aim at the Blues management.

    “NSWRL board need to take some responsibility for the way NSW Origin has run their campaigns,” Gould said.

    “They need to decide how they want the Origin program to be run into the future. They have been wasting a lot of time and money for a long time.

    “Laurie Daley has not been the problem. He is now a victim of the problems associated with the NSWRL. I feel very sorry for Laurie. He deserved better results.”

    CHANNEL Nine have given Brad Fittler the green light to apply for the Blues vacant coaching position.

    A member of the Nine commentary team since 2010, Fittler has emerged as the nominal favourite to take over from NSW coach Laurie Daley.

    The Sunday Telegraph has learned senior executives at Nine have already told Fittler that should he apply for the role, he has their full blessing.

    The executive-level support also stands for fellow Nine commentators Phil Gould and Andrew Johns, should they also re-enter the Origin arena.

    While clearly less demanding that pressure-cooker of Origin, Fittler, 45, has juggled his coaching and commentary for the past six years as the NSW City Origin coach, as well as, the NSW under-16s and under-18s coach.

    Fittler is also committed to coaching Lebanon at this year’s World Cup, with the tournament’s conclusion on December 2 allowing him ample time to prepare for the 2018 Origin series.

    Any appointment by the NSWRL is expected to take time.

    The NSWRL board are in no rush to appoint a new head coach in the wake of Daley’s shock axing, with the priority on overhauling the entire football department while ensuring their head coach appointment is the right one.


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    State Of Origin Coach Update


    Fri 22nd September, 12:15PM


    The NSW Rugby League Board today met to discuss the process for appointing a new State of Origin coach.

    In the course of doing so the Board considered the existing policy for appointing a coach who has no current NRL club affiliation. The board decided to affirm this policy.

    NSWRL will now embark on a process of identifying suitable candidates who fulfil the qualification of having no current NRL club affiliation.

    The Board has not fixed a time frame within which this process will take place. The clear objective of the process is to find the best possible candidate rather than to be constrained by time limits.


    http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/09/22/media_release_nswrl_.html
     

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