Nathan Brown

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  1. R_A

    R_A Mark Hughes

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    Yeah I thought the same. It is enough time while Ponga is contracted for the coach to put his stamp on the team. This is probably one of the biggest decisions the Wests Group has to make on the footballing side so they want to give the coach enough time to have an impact and be given an opportunity to mould the team.
    Interesting times ahead for the team.
     
  2. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Look at the state he left the Bulldogs in? No thanks.
     
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    krustykraz Todd Bates

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    We need a coach that is good at developing, debuting and retaing juniors. Even players like Sione, Barnett, Fitz, Watson and Ponga would benifit from further development/coaching.
     
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  4. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Des would be the perfect coach for our current position.
    You don't often get in a spot where you can challenge for a title, and Des only knows one way to go, and that's to throw everything at winning a title.
    I'd put $100 on us winning the title next year if they signed Des. We probably wouldn't, but the odds would be good.
     
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  5. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Do you really think that salary cap issue was all on Des?? A club with a history of blowing the cap to win comps and it was all Des Hasler in that instance.
    Seems plausible.
     
  6. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    A coach with a history of giving out huge back ended contracts. I’d say he had a fair bit to do with it. Mbye on 800k a year., Eastwood on over half a million.
     
  7. knightime

    knightime David Fa'alogo

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    Des's winning results speak for themselves. Can't see him leaving Manly though. They have their identity back this year I think. The best available would be O'Brien IMO.
     
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  8. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Yep have a look at how Raelene has the ARU firing on all cylinders, and that's even as an aside from the Izzy issue.
     
  9. Tim

    Tim Dean Carney

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    Manly were left reeling for a few years due to back ended contracts when he left the first time too. He might get some good results here and there is no doubt he can coach but we'd probably have to do another rebuild once hes gone.
     
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    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hahaha yep, the ARU bank account is at the lowest its been in 15+ years.
     
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    Owey Max Chapman

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    Des was one of the selfish coaches Brown was referring to in his presser

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  12. Ethan

    Ethan Ben Kennedy

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    Great a new coach and another rebuild ...Ponga and Pearce both said they came here because of Brown so don't be surprised if they are both gone real soon ...
     
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  13. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I expect Izzy to win(lets keep the religous views out of it.) would be hilarious to see them go bankrupt.
     
  14. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    You only rebuild when you need to, we already have a very competitive team.
     
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    Simon Templar Dean Carney

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    Lordie, True Dat!

    Maybe a 5/8 shy of a FUll House, either way if the new coach can Motivate and tweak the current roster, use the bench rotation to our advantage, we are a chance of anything.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Again, only 12 players signed past the end of 2020. So if the new bloke wants changes he can make them.
     
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    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Wayne Bennett said you never know which Newcastle was going to get off the bus. Brown obviously had no idea also. Note to new coach. Make sure the right team gets off the bus every week.
     
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  18. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Maybe the club should invest in a couple of people movers or maxi taxis? Take the bus out of the equation.
     
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    danknights Ben Kennedy

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    Why not? Gets the junior programs. Good footy brain. Good at game plans.......
     
  20. knightime

    knightime David Fa'alogo

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    The Broncos landed TPJ, Lodge, Bird and other recruits presumably to play for Bennett. Now that Bennett has gone, a few have left, but plenty have stayed. If we are able to secure a good coach who the players have faith in and who can take them to the next stage, then I imagine key players like Ponga and Pearce will be happy to stick around.
     

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