RUMOUR Bennett to return to Red Hill?

Wolfie

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Jan 14, 2015
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Believe what you want, your man is yesterday’s hero.
Ha ha, so we are in the " believe what you want " territory now. Like i said, i take any contract talk in the media with a pinch of salt because i dont have anything to back it up. At the end of the day, i proved he wanted to play under Bennett. You couldnt prove a thing about contracts, i couldnt prove a thing about contracts. So according to the press, he's probably been on anything from $600k to a million a year since he left Souths. Who knows for sure apart from Latrell, his manager and the clubs involved.

I wouldnt call him yesterdays hero, but his best days are behind him. He is better option than Walters, Or Seibold was, and he is a better option than any other coach who is currently available for 2022. He's still a good NRL coach who gets the best out of players and if he was coach now we would be a better side. We wouldn't be top a top 6 side, but we wouldn't be a bottom 4 side either. He's still probably the best option we have out there to help with a rebuild. I'm not keen to see him in charge again tbh, but i'd be keen to see him in a role like they proposed to Bellamy or one like he had with New Zealand when they wont the world cup in 2008 and he was assistant. No reason at all we cant tap into his knowledge and experience if we wanted to and he was willing.
 

Morkel

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I thought the Roosters pulled Mitchell's contract so it became a matter of what he could get, as opposed to going to someone who offered more than $800k.
 

Wolfie

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I thought the Roosters pulled Mitchell's contract so it became a matter of what he could get, as opposed to going to someone who offered more than $800k.

I believe they did. The $600k contract would have only been because he already got paid some of his rorters contract, so it is possible he could have been paid that. A bit like how Cam Smith would have only had to have been paid about $500k because he wouldnt have got paid for the entire year.
 

Sproj

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It could well have been the Roosters saying they have 800k when they didn't but then made it ok for them to spend it on other players and no one asking any questions.
 

tommy

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Jun 5, 2015
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Ha ha, so we are in the " believe what you want " territory now. Like i said, i take any contract talk in the media with a pinch of salt because i dont have anything to back it up. At the end of the day, i proved he wanted to play under Bennett. You couldnt prove a thing about contracts, i couldnt prove a thing about contracts. So according to the press, he's probably been on anything from $600k to a million a year since he left Souths. Who knows for sure apart from Latrell, his manager and the clubs involved.

I wouldnt call him yesterdays hero, but his best days are behind him. He is better option than Walters, Or Seibold was, and he is a better option than any other coach who is currently available for 2022. He's still a good NRL coach who gets the best out of players and if he was coach now we would be a better side. We wouldn't be top a top 6 side, but we wouldn't be a bottom 4 side either. He's still probably the best option we have out there to help with a rebuild. I'm not keen to see him in charge again tbh, but i'd be keen to see him in a role like they proposed to Bellamy or one like he had with New Zealand when they wont the world cup in 2008 and he was assistant. No reason at all we cant tap into his knowledge and experience if we wanted to and he was willing.
He helped drive our club into the ground. Starting in the 2015 gf, kicking to touch with a 4 point lead and 30 minutes to go. then all the ridiculous contracts to plodders he Helped hand out (I know you will deny this btw, it was all louise’s fault). He is an nepostistic(for lack of a better word) has been who gives jobs to the boys these days. He can ply his trade elsewhere until he’s one eyed willy, we don’t need him back. Donaghy would be far better off poaching Bellamy.
 

Wolfie

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He helped drive our club into the ground. Starting in the 2015 gf, kicking to touch with a 4 point lead and 30 minutes to go. then all the ridiculous contracts to plodders he Helped hand out (I know you will deny this btw, it was all louise’s fault). He is an nepostistic(for lack of a better word) has been who gives jobs to the boys these days. He can ply his trade elsewhere until he’s one eyed willy, we don’t need him back. Donaghy would be far better off poaching Bellamy.

It wasnt all Lanagan's fault, she just signs off on if we can afford the contract, i blame the people that couldnt out negotiate the player agents. That isnt Wayne tbf. They were getting screwed by agents when Wayne was here, and they were getting screwed by agents after Wayne left. That should at least give you a good idea that we cant negotiate contracts no matter who the coach is.

I'd love to see Donaghy get Bennett, but we both know thats never going to happen.

I dunno how you can blame him for kicking the ball into touch in the grand final. Thats really stretching your hatred a bit far. I wish i could be bothered to find the interview, but iirc i think it was Sam Thiaday who said that was never the plan. We lost that grand final because Macca didnt pass to Parker for an easy try and because Oates and Hunt cracked under pressure. Or if Hunt doesnt do that dangerous tackle, or if the ref gave the strip against Milf.

And here’s an article where he pretty much admits he did it for the money. Unless he meant he wanted his family to pull up stumps and move to Redfern of course.

https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/11/05/latrells-future-clouded-after-roosters-retract-contract-offer/
I reckon if it was totally about money, he would have taken the Tigers offer if it was true they offered him a $4 million deal.
 

Xzei

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I reckon if it was totally about money, he would have taken the Tigers offer if it was true they offered him a $4 million deal.
I always thought it was more about playing with walker tbh
 

Foordy

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He helped drive our club into the ground. Starting in the 2015 gf, kicking to touch with a 4 point lead and 30 minutes to go. then all the ridiculous contracts to plodders he Helped hand out (I know you will deny this btw, it was all louise’s fault). He is an nepostistic(for lack of a better word) has been who gives jobs to the boys these days. He can ply his trade elsewhere until he’s one eyed willy, we don’t need him back. Donaghy would be far better off poaching Bellamy.

With you right up to the poaching Bellamy reference ...

We shouldn't be poaching anyone for a coaching director role ... it's a stupid role, that never works at this level. This is particularly true, when the coaching director happens to be a former great coach. All that ends up happening is they butt heads with the head coach and wind up destabilising the whole club.

If your head coach needs someone to oversee them, the you have hired the wrong coach, pure and simple.

In our case, Kevvie has a good relationship with both Bennett and Bellamy, and if he needs advice, he can simply pick up the phone.
 

theshed

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A few vermin fans worried if walker doesnt re sign Latrell will walk
I hope we sign them both.

With you right up to the poaching Bellamy reference ...

We shouldn't be poaching anyone for a coaching director role ... it's a stupid role, that never works at this level. This is particularly true, when the coaching director happens to be a former great coach. All that ends up happening is they butt heads with the head coach and wind up destabilising the whole club.

If your head coach needs someone to oversee them, the you have hired the wrong coach, pure and simple.

In our case, Kevvie has a good relationship with both Bennett and Bellamy, and if he needs advice, he can simply pick up the phone.

It worked out pretty good for Penrith in the long run.
 

Foordy

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It worked out pretty good for Penrith in the long run

Penrith reportedly had there own cap issues because of Gould ... and they didn't start playing good consistent footy until a couple of years after he left
 

vertigo

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Mar 2, 2010
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Ummmm the corpse has his team at $4.40, whilst Broncos are $101 to win the premiership.
That's great.

What I'm specifically referring to is each time he leaves, the place turns into a basket case. We have to move past that and build a new culture.
 

kooly87

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Jun 2, 2017
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Penrith reportedly had there own cap issues because of Gould ... and they didn't start playing good consistent footy until a couple of years after he left
They are without question clearly enjoying the fruits of success that Gould laid the platform for. Literally no one could deny this with a straight face and really believe it.

To try and deny that Gould was a raging success for the Panthers to suit your argument that Coaching Director's never work is a very poor hill to choose to die on indeed.
 

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