Adam O'Brien

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  1. Wobbles

    Wobbles Leo Dynevor

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    Can't recall hearing him chasing a top job before, even the Titans gig. But given his long-term experience under mainly Bellyache and the fact he came highly regarded I'm not overly concerned. Might be a more attractive proposition for prospective signings having him here rather than Brown.
     
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    cowboyman Ben Kennedy

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    What exactly has this O’Brian fella done in coaching?

    I see a few people here are happy with the decision but I have no idea what credentials this guy has.
     
  3. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    He’s been Bellamy’s apprentice for a decade and now a year under Robinson and everyone whose worked with him has him on high regard. Cronk came out and said he’s great at getting the best out of his players including junior talent.
     
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  4. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I agree, his been assistant under 2 good coach's, one for 3 minutes, before this we never heard boo about the bloke yet people are falling over themselves with excitement.

    With where we are at we should have went for someone with experience, even if it meant enticing a Maguire out of a contract and cost an arm and a leg.

    Looks like Wests are trying to go cheap in this instance and I really hope it doesn't bite us in the back side.
     
  5. knightime

    knightime Tim Maddison

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    I think his success will hinge on who we hire as the assistant coaches. Furner or Sheens for example would be valuable with their head coaching experience. O'Brien should be able to develop players and come up with more effective game plans than Brown did (particularly use of the bench).
     
  6. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Just because you never heard of him doesn't mean others hadn't.
     
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    Volcom66853 Robbie Tew

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    He was going to be the Melbourne Coach if Bellamy Went to Brisbane . Think that says it all really
     
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  8. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hey I hope he kills it, but for a roster that could go on a top run next year, I'd rather have someone with runs on the board as a head coach.
     
  9. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Says what? Bellamy produced Stephen Kearney as well don't forget.
     
  10. Owey

    Owey Adrian Bubb

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    Some of the best minds in the game think very highly of him. Cronk and Bellemy have spoken very highly of him. I think it's obvious Glasby pushed hard for him (not saying he is one of the great minds, may well be I suppose, but he is supposed to be a big fan as well). I think the Knights are looking at a Robinson, Madge, Seibold type scenario where a guy who has done his time gets to put his stamp on a side. They/I hope O'Brien will be there in ten years with all the procedures in place for ongoing success, Bellemy, Robinson style. I've stated before I have no worries with him football wise and tactically. What he has no experience at is dealing with a board, sponsors, fans, the media etc. That's where he will be learning.

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    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    True but Kearney wan't getting the job at Melbourne if Bellamy left Obrien was.
     
  12. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Mark Hughes

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    Dragons fan at work telling me they trying to get Flanagan there, and nrl considering letting it happen.

    Knights would be firing a please explain to the nrl if that happened you would think.

    Anyway, O'Brien is the coach for next year. Can only see how he goes now.
     
  13. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Why would the Knights care who is coaching the Dragons?
     
  14. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Mark Hughes

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    Well reportedly we asked the nrl about flanno and got told no chance. Same answer should be given to Dragons.
     
  15. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I would like to think if he was available that Flanagan would have been a walk up for the job.
     
  16. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I've heard repeatedly what a nice guy he is........ We just sacked a nice guy. I really think we needed a whip cracker this time around.

    Like I said hope I am mistaken and his the next big thing that's being predicted.
     
  17. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Says who?

    Nope.
     
  18. mozza

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    I heard Frank Barrett talking about him on the radio and he said that he’s a hard task master in the Bellamy mold. If you’ve ever listened to him commentate a Knights game you’ll see that he’s very reluctant to say anything to positive about the club so he must be a huge wrap on Obi.

    Side note: I’m gonna call him Obi.
     
  19. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Okay good to hear than.
     
  20. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Mark Hughes

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    Was on Nrl360 or online news article.

    Cant recall now but that was the word.
     

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