NEWS Broncos centre James Roberts on a crash course with coach Seibold

Morkel

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Seems to me like Roberts is, and always will be, "troubled".

Bennett knew this and was willing to work with him, knowing that getting him to perform on the field would leave him feeling content off the field, creating an upward trend for him.

Seibold on the other hand is taking a harder stance, that if you're not mentally up for it, the Broncos aren't your club.

Neither coaching style is correct, they're just different, and the Broncos are going in Seibold's direction and that's just the way it is.
 

Morkel

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Wouldn't surprise me if Seibold is challenging Roberts, in the same way as the pre-season had certain players wearing the playing jersey etc.

At the moment he's in the 21 but outside the 17. If he shows a fantastic attitude and works his arse off, like anyone, he can force his way in. Until then, it's Shiba's jersey to lose.
 

heartly87

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The way I see it is Roberts is a symptom of philosophy change. As is our poor start.

I said something similar a few weeks ago Seibs expects your best every minute you show up. To train and on game day, everything about your game is measured and recorded. Hard conversations are had in systems like this because your failures are put to you to improve. Some people just can't deal with criticism, being constructive or not.

Roberts is one of these people. The moment it clicks for him and he stops looking for an easy out, his game will go to another level. Wayne didn't change Roberts as a person he was a crutch for Roberts.

Isaako may be another who has found the criticism to get in his head. His goal kicking has been poor and is an example of an internal struggle with doubt. The moment he frees himself from that doubt and realises he can be better he will be a weapon.

This probably can be said about most of our guys. Once the penny drops they can view their personal shortcomings as a challenge. They will naturally start to improve their overall performances.

Look at Offa and TPJ once the gap between their poor games and best games are nearly unnoticed they will be two of the best in the league.

Haas already has it and arguably so does Lodge, the next step for these two is to get better. The younger fellows will be the real winners here as they will have clear direction on what is needed. Staggs, Fleggler and Carrington are examples.
 

Marty Deutschmann

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The way I see it is Roberts is a symptom of philosophy change. As is our poor start.

I said something similar a few weeks ago Seibs expects your best every minute you show up. To train and on game day, everything about your game is measured and recorded. Hard conversations are had in systems like this because your failures are put to you to improve. Some people just can't deal with criticism, being constructive or not.

Roberts is one of these people. The moment it clicks for him and he stops looking for an easy out, his game will go to another level. Wayne didn't change Roberts as a person he was a crutch for Roberts.

Isaako may be another who has found the criticism to get in his head. His goal kicking has been poor and is an example of an internal struggle with doubt. The moment he frees himself from that doubt and realises he can be better he will be a weapon.

This probably can be said about most of our guys. Once the penny drops they can view their personal shortcomings as a challenge. They will naturally start to improve their overall performances.

Look at Offa and TPJ once the gap between their poor games and best games are nearly unnoticed they will be two of the best in the league.

Haas already has it and arguably so does Lodge, the next step for these two is to get better. The younger fellows will be the real winners here as they will have clear direction on what is needed. Staggs, Fleggler and Carrington are examples.
Brilliant post.
 

Morkel

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Fuck off Mundine. He doesn’t live in the real world and it’s no wonder that James is having trouble in his current position if he’s in his ear. Guarantee Mundine is talking him up and telling him how good he is, and Seibold is probably just a racist flog.

I wonder now that Souths are no chance, would Bennett give Jimmy a call and tell him the Broncos system is where he’s likely to get the support he needs?
 

winslow_wong

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That’s a cool story from Mundine but no teams in Sydney have hinted at signing Roberts. What’s he gonna do down there, work in a cafe?
 

BroncsFan

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So Mundine is enabling his piss poor attitude instead of telling him to fight for his spot back... basically when it's too hard just give up.

I suppose not drinking is too hard as well so maybe Jimmy should just give up and get on the piss again

Seriously Mundine is a fucking cancer how can anyone take him seriously and think he has their best interest at heart
 

ettybay

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Anthony Mundone fuck all of what he ever claimed to achieve. If Anthony is in your corner, it's time to buy a mirror so you can see where it all went wrong
 
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Kimlo

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So Mundine is enabling his piss poor attitude instead of telling him to fight for his spot back... basically when it's too hard just give up.

I suppose not drinking is too hard as well so maybe Jimmy should just give up and get on the piss again

Seriously Mundine is a fucking cancer how can anyone take him seriously and think he has their best interest at heart
SBW and Hodges were both good friends with Mundine. Didn't affect their careers.
 

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