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    Quote Originally Posted by sean day View Post
    sure she’ll do ok if we give her time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saintsmerrrt View Post
    Just had a quick look at Betfred odds and they've been suspended. Could mean there's been some movement?
    Current odds at suspended time are...

    Kristian Woolf 2/1
    Jason Demetriou 2/1
    Adam O'Brien 5/1
    Shane Flanagan 9/1
    David Fairleigh 9/1
    According to reports, both O'Brien and Demetriou have said they are not interested. Woolf seems to have done well at development level, but it seems he is our 3rd choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    According to reports, both O'Brien and Demetriou have said they are not interested. Woolf seems to have done well at development level, but it seems he is our 3rd choice.
    Wouldn’t read too much into reports, they all said Holbrook hadn’t got the Gold Coast job/ had withdrawn until a couple of days before his appointment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reliable sauce View Post
    Wouldn’t read too much into reports, they all said Holbrook hadn’t got the Gold Coast job/ had withdrawn until a couple of days before his appointment.
    To be honest apart from Demetriou the other two are a bit of an unknown quantity to me. I'm sure there is enough depth in the NRL that we will get someone decent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    To be honest apart from Demetriou the other two are a bit of an unknown quantity to me. I'm sure there is enough depth in the NRL that we will get someone decent.
    I don't know if its just me but I get the impression there are not many decent assistant coaches willing to take on a gig in Superleague. Could we be heading for a "Hobson's Choice" scenario because the right man at the right time is not available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STIDDY View Post
    I don't know if its just me but I get the impression there are not many decent assistant coaches willing to take on a gig in Superleague. Could we be heading for a "Hobson's Choice" scenario because the right man at the right time is not available.
    If we are down to 3rd choice you may be right, but I'm still hoping not.

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    Woolf really doesn't seem to have much of a CV to be honest. I'm not sure what he brings to the table, I hope they are doing enough research and not just going for any coach with NRL experience at any level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddened! View Post
    Woolf really doesn't seem to have much of a CV to be honest. I'm not sure what he brings to the table, I hope they are doing enough research and not just going for any coach with NRL experience at any level.
    Very similar to Holbrook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddened! View Post
    Woolf really doesn't seem to have much of a CV to be honest. I'm not sure what he brings to the table, I hope they are doing enough research and not just going for any coach with NRL experience at any level.
    Has a lot of experience coaching within youth setups apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddened! View Post
    Woolf really doesn't seem to have much of a CV to be honest. I'm not sure what he brings to the table, I hope they are doing enough research and not just going for any coach with NRL experience at any level.
    Does it have to be an Aussie ? I assume Ian Watson isnt available / interested in the role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippy View Post
    Very similar to Holbrook.
    Really? Being trusted with the Australian youth teams and working as assistant to Trent Robinson were feathers in his cap. He was always highly rated and I remember reading at time how good a reputation he had before coming over here. Woolf just seems a complete nobody, with the best experience being 2 years as assistant to Griffin at the Broncos, where they both got sacked

    Phil Gould didn't like Griffin at Penrith either, saying "Anthony is very old school, he likes to do everything himself. I think in the modern day age the head coach has got to rely on the expertise, knowledge and assistance". So I'm not sure working as his assistant is much of a plus point.

    Woolf has also coached Tonga, but again I'm not sure how relevant that is really. They improved solely because friction with NZ made a few superstars play for Tonga and not NZ.

    I'd say O'Brien has the best credentials from those listed so far, but seems the rumour is he isn't interested. Very important Rushy gets this right so we can build on Holbrook's work and not ruin it.

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    He is Nathan Browns assistant and Newcastle Knights, credited with turning their defence around this year. I imagine Brown has given a glowing reference for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelCloset View Post
    He is Nathan Browns assistant and Newcastle Knights, credited with turning their defence around this year. I imagine Brown has given a glowing reference for him.
    Interesting that the betting for the next coach appears to have been closed/removed this afternoon.

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    Seen Matty Smith in the Griffin on Saturday night, could just be a coincidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    Seen Matty Smith in the Griffin on Saturday night, could just be a coincidence.
    Coincidence being he’s from the area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    Seen Matty Smith in the Griffin on Saturday night, could just be a coincidence.
    Player/coach maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reliable sauce View Post
    Coincidence being he’s from the area?
    Really? Do you think so? Gee mister, you're soooooo smart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelCloset View Post
    He is Nathan Browns assistant and Newcastle Knights, credited with turning their defence around this year. I imagine Brown has given a glowing reference for him.
    They've lost 4 or 5 games in a row!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    They've lost 4 or 5 games in a row!

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    Like he says, turned it round, they were winning before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddened! View Post
    Phil Gould didn't like Griffin at Penrith either, saying "Anthony is very old school, he likes to do everything himself. I think in the modern day age the head coach has got to rely on the expertise, knowledge and assistance". So I'm not sure working as his assistant is much of a plus point.
    Oh, I don’t know. I learned huge amounts from ineffective bosses, and did not repeat their mistakes when it was my turn. I made my own, of course, but that’s a different story. In any case, JH has made such an impression on the club it’s very doubtful that we’d go for someone with an old-fashioned approach, as Cunningham’s was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upside View Post
    Like he says, turned it round, they were winning before


    I can see Nathan Brown having to look for work in the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion Saint View Post
    Does it have to be an Aussie ? I assume Ian Watson isn’t available / interested in the role.
    Really can't see us going with a British coach in the foreseeable future after the Cunningham fiasco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion Saint View Post
    Does it have to be an Aussie ? I assume Ian Watson isnt available / interested in the role.
    The fact that Watson is the "leading" British option tells you all you need to know about the current talent available over here. Unfortunately the demands of the club mean we can't wait for someone to learn on the job.

    This is more important than Cunninghams replacement. Holbrook transformed the club but we'd have been happy with just getting some wins on the board, the only way was up. We need to continue the good work Holbrook started or the only other way is down.

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    We have to trust the powers that be at TWS in who they appoint to replace JH for 2020. I just hope who ever gets the job will be as good as JH. One thing is for sure the club is in a far better position than when JH took over from Cunningham. JH was very confident straight away with his team selection, especially with bringing Grace in for Swift in his second game at Wigan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Over The Hill Saint View Post
    We have to trust the powers that be at TWS in who they appoint to replace JH for 2020. I just hope who ever gets the job will be as good as JH. One thing is for sure the club is in a far better position than when JH took over from Cunningham. JH was very confident straight away with his team selection, especially with bringing Grace in for Swift in his second game at Wigan.
    Grace made his debut on Good Friday before Holbrook was appointed.
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