OFFICIAL Andrew McCullough has left the building

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The Merge fans are actually deluding themselves into believing Macca is a game manager....I mean you can clearly tell none of them watch our games unless we're their opponents.
 

Sproj

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The Merge fans are actually deluding themselves into believing Macca is a game manager....I mean you can clearly tell none of them watch our games unless we're their opponents.

Are they? That's surprising, I thought there'd be a fair bit of angst among them, similar to when we re-signed Boyd or even signed Luke.
 

Foordy

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The Merge fans are actually deluding themselves into believing Macca is a game manager....I mean you can clearly tell none of them watch our games unless we're their opponents.

interesting ... last i saw they were whinging about the club chasing Macca and forcing McInnes out. Maybe the injury to McInnes changed their tune
 

Broncapz

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While I'm happy to see Macca not suck up 600k of our cap, the reality is that Turpin is still not ready for 80 minutes and has a history of injuries.

Ditching Maccas last season earned us a spoon, and unless we're ready to make play for someone before the season starts I feel like this is going to hurt almost as bad.
 

Jason Simmons

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Hook does appear mad. Time will tell.
Read his interview with Paul Crawley? It seems like he has a reasonable plan in mind...

I think Hook’s strengths lie in his ability to build from a low base, into a competitive club. Whether he can take that final leap into elite level clubs, I think is the question. He was going fine at the Panthers using that sort of strategy and played a big part in building them to where they are today.

With us, he already had a pretty strong roster and well-developed club, so it didn’t need his work, it needed that elite level coaching to take us to the top.

I think he can help build Saints from that low base, bottom 4 multiple years in a row, etc. Macca, Hunt, Norman etc are there to provide competent NRL experience and capability, while he identifies the new talent etc to take them forward long-term. All 3 are in their 30’s, so have 3-5 years at most left in the game anyway.

He’d probably be good for us right now, viewed in that light...
 

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Glad to see the Broncos holding firm on this issue. Offering more than 1yr contracts to players over 30 would need to be a rare event in a well run salary cap I suggest.
 

Broncapz

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Read his interview with Paul Crawley? It seems like he has a reasonable plan in mind...

I think Hook’s strengths lie in his ability to build from a low base, into a competitive club. Whether he can take that final leap into elite level clubs, I think is the question. He was going fine at the Panthers using that sort of strategy and played a big part in building them to where they are today.

With us, he already had a pretty strong roster and well-developed club, so it didn’t need his work, it needed that elite level coaching to take us to the top.

I think he can help build Saints from that low base, bottom 4 multiple years in a row, etc. Macca, Hunt, Norman etc are there to provide competent NRL experience and capability, while he identifies the new talent etc to take them forward long-term. All 3 are in their 30’s, so have 3-5 years at most left in the game anyway.

He’d probably be good for us right now, viewed in that light...
Just what every club wants from a coach...someone who caps out at mediocrity.
 
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Just seen the headline but is Paul Kent seriously doing a puff piece about how this is a great move by the dragons?! Hahahaha

Signing a declining 31 year old who has just come off a serious injury and was already slow for the needs of today's game to a needless 3 year deal, to replace your best player of the last 2 year's........ yep, I'm sure he'd say the same if we made this exact move haha
 
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