Demetriou gone

Morkel

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Yes. Why wouldn't they? If Bennett could have acted like a grown up it would have been the best case scenario. They wouldn't have had to worry about putting certain players offside, and having him here for his last season as a Bronco would have been a licence to print money. "Be there to see the last time Bennett faces Bellemy as a Broncos coach" etc. etc.
That doesn't fit the timelines that have been reported, nor the accepted "wisdom" of those that feel Bennett has done the dirty.

If Bennett's primary infraction was dealing behind the scenes with Souths, you may recall that this all happened way after any rumours of an immediate switch were reported. The "untenable" word was thrown around from the moment Bennett was announced as Souths' coach, and it was shortly after that that the clubs and officials were working at ways to facilitate the early switch.

Now that people are blaming Bennett for the Broncos' support staff being left without jobs just shows how far beyond reason this debate is getting.
 

broncos4life

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That doesn't fit the timelines that have been reported, nor the accepted "wisdom" of those that feel Bennett has done the dirty.

If Bennett's primary infraction was dealing behind the scenes with Souths, you may recall that this all happened way after any rumours of an immediate switch were reported. The "untenable" word was thrown around from the moment Bennett was announced as Souths' coach, and it was shortly after that that the clubs and officials were working at ways to facilitate the early switch.

Now that people are blaming Bennett for the Broncos' support staff being left without jobs just shows how far beyond reason this debate is getting.
Why bring in what other people are saying in regards to my post? This how these discussions get out of hand and turn into one side against the other. It get's to the point where if you say one thing negative about Bennett you are grouped into the 'Bennett haters' and if you say one thing negative about the club you are grouped into the 'Bennett lovers'.

I haven't said anything about his support staff, and for the record I couldn't give a **** about that one way or the other.

I accept that both sides have done the wrong thing and we cannot know either way what exactly anyone, but it is quiet clear that Bennett was playing both sides and scheming at others expense, and I don't like that.

I do agree though, I think this has gone past the point of any rational discussion.
 

Eta Carinae

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Seibold is ruthless! I have mixed feelings about it. Right now I can't but think of it negatively but when the wins start coming at a consistently good pace, I'm sure I will be happy for it.

Demetriou did a good job in his time at the Broncos. One would have to say, much better than his boss. There are vacancies at Souffs. Obviously but Demetriou won't be invited because he did a little too good a job and Wayne won't like that.
 

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If the board didn't actively seek out a replacement coach for 2019 (Bellamy) when Bennett had a contract, none of this would have happened.
They made no attempt to lure Bellamy to the club. They didn't make him an offer or even discuss it. They said they would be interested if he became available and that's it.
 
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ivanhungryjak

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They made no attempt to lure Bellamy to the club. They didn't make him an offer or even discuss it. They said they would be interested if he became available and that's it.
The way Bellamy stood in front of the cameras at the airport (i think it was), there was obviously more to it than that, I think.

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/coupler.foxsports.com.au/api/v1/article/amp/nrl/nrl-premiership/live-melbourne-mentor-craig-bellamy-breaks-silence-over-broncos-coaching-bid/news-story/cd4c4933f04872232ef76e0492800311
 
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Sirlee oldman

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I dunno, from the way he said he loves learning, you'd think it would be the opposite.
I just think there’s a difference between seeking knowledge and having someone looking over your shoulder. Seibold seems really clear about what he wants to do now and it will either work or not.
 

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I dunno, from the way he said he loves learning, you'd think it would be the opposite.
He had a mentor of sorts last year, he was in contact with Eddie Jones on occasions and bouncing things off him. He does consult, but it is his choice as to who he does that with. I don't think having someone imposed upon him, particularly Bennett would work.
 

Marty Deutschmann

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JD did not improve anything while he was here. Our defense got worse and our attack also was bland. 2015 was our best year for both attack and defence.
When we had kevvie. We went backwards because Wayne's ego couldn't handle Walters being a better coach than him
 

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Unless WB wins a title at Souths, you would have to think that his career has somewhere between 1-3 seasons left in it. The oldest NFL coaches have been around 72, and he will be close to that at the end of this contract. There have been some college coaches in basketball and gridiron that have coached into their 80's, but I just can't see that happening in the NRL.
 

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