- Oct 1, 2008
Will he get his own seat this time?
A mate and I were discussing this today. Neither of us is all that impressed by the choice, but we realised that Daley has better qualifications for the job than Mal did at his appointment. I think it will come down to his support staff.
Really? Mal had 5 years as Canberra first grade coach from 1997-2001. Admittedly the last year he was "co-coach" with Matt Elliott which was his handover. In that time they made the finals in 1997 (3rd), 1998 (7th) and 2000 (4th). Sure, he wasn't awesome, but he also didn't have an awesome team given the likes of Mullins, Clyde, Wiki and Stuart left or had left.
Given he then left the game for a few years, ran some businesses, before coming back to coach Origin is the perfect apprenticeship. He learnt about coaching, then he learnt about managing people outside football.
Daley has forever been within rugby league, and his coaching experience is very lean. He's never faced the scrutiny of a first grade coach, and never had the responsibility of a business riding on his shoulders.
Frankly I think Fittler was a far better candidate out of the former players they listed
The point isn't about signing cheques etc. It's about managing people of different disciplines and skillsets. As Origin coach he's going to have to coordinate with team management, with physio and medical staff, with media, much more so than he did with his piddly Country and Indigenous team roles.
And we already have a fair idea of his selection tendencies. He was Origin selector for most of Queensland's winning dynasty.
There's no reason to think that he doesn't have the necessary people skills to manage a representative side.
It's enthusiasm, not euthasium. Unless you wanted to do everyone a favor and euthanize Raudonikis? :001_tt2:It's Raudonikis not redonikas. His game plan would just consist of putting a fight on. Love his euthasium and passion but he is not up to coaching in these times.
It's enthusiasm, not euthasium. Unless you wanted to do everyone a favor and euthanize Raudonikis?