VOTE Kev’s end of season mark

How do you rate Kev’s 2021 performance?


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Cult

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Exactly, both winnable games. To put 24 points on the opposition and get beat is inexcusable. Also being dudded v Roosters and losing by a FG to Cowboys was hard to take. Add 8 points to where we are now and we would be close to the 8.
Anything short of the 8 next season is unacceptable particularly with Reynolds Capewell and a fully fit Staggs.
The team will improve but the reffing won’t
 

Super Freak

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5.

His team selections and constant fucking around with the side contributed largely to us finishing 15th.

We didn’t start improving until Ikin came on board.
 

JAHHW

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5.

His team selections and constant fucking around with the side contributed largely to us finishing 15th.

We didn’t start improving until Ikin came on board.
You say this like it’s a slight on Walters.

Almost as if you think he should have done better when he was required to be the coach, head of R+R and CEO all at the same time.
 

Astro

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5.

His team selections and constant fucking around with the side contributed largely to us finishing 15th.

We didn’t start improving until Ikin came on board.
I also think his selections have been intentional. Every player has had a chance to show why they should or shouldn't be here moving forward.

I think the efforts the team has put in towards the end of the season have showed us where some of the problems were and have since been sent packing.
 

thenry

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It's a 5 from me. Can't go any higher after this season. It's the bare minimum he should have got us to after last season.

We are competitive, without polish.

The real test comes after the first 6 rounds next year which will IMO look something like:

Souths (Milford angle)
Cowboys (usual Rd 2 ish fixture)
Storm (just because)
Bulldogs (TPJ angle)
Titans (derby)
Either one of Storm or Souths again

If we are 2 & 4 after that or worse there'll be max pressure on Kev. If we are somehow 3 & 3 or above, it's happy days and I'll start to believe again.
 

thenry

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Also, won't it be great to have Flegler available to start the season in round 1 after Bronx management plead their case to have Flegler serve the remaining 3 games of his suspension in the State of Origin series.

Thanks to the Roosters for setting precedent with Radley.

/S
 

Kooly87

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I voted a 4. It's probably not really a pass mark at this stage. I know he came from a hugely low base but I do think we should have managed a little better than 15th and in a lot of areas we've still barely improved at all. In particular the chopping and changing in our Halves was not something I expected from him and considering many of those were not forced changes it was in many ways harder to accept than when Seibold did it.

If a lot of our problems this year couldn't be also shared in responsibility with the previous Coach and Management's incompetence too, then I think he'd be in real danger.

He's got much better cattle in key areas next year and assuming we get a reasonable amount of luck with injuries he really should be pushing for a Top 8 berth. Anything less than that without a good reason why and I think his days would be numbered.
 

Muros

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I gave Kev a low mark. The simple facts are we came second last and for most of the year played like that is our rightful spot. And for the reasons I outline below, I am fearful 2022 could get worse.
The question for next year is this: if Kev wasn't resigned by BB, would he get another job as an NRL coach ? Of course he wants an extension.
He joined saying "We don't do turnarounds at the Broncos", and ever since all we've heard is "But we are better than last year". Be very careful here, the Haas situation highlights no one is taking unders to play for Kev. He has no right to an extension until performance improves markedly. Saying "But I'm better than the last guy" isn't the test. In six months, when Wayne is set up down the road signing players at unders because they want to play for him, the heat will be on Kev more than ever.
A bad start to 2022 (just like this year, by the way) with Wayne signing players from us ... I can see why Kev wants an extension now. Wayne will get into the players heads they need to know who the coach is if Kev isn't signed. If Kev is signed, he will say your choice ... Come with me, I've won multiple premierships and we'll do it again, or stay with the joker rookie who can't get a gig elsewhere. Your choice.
A bad start to 2022, and this is going to get messy.
 

soup

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I went from a two to a three I think (four at most).

Bloody long way to go and we are improving slowly.
 

Aldo

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I was a little worried half way through the year, especially with an ordinary squad, but at least he's got them playing with a bit of heart and competitive for most part, which is a massive improvement over last year. Looks promising next year with a few of the signings that have been made but I agree with others, you wouldn't want to be 2 and 5 after the first 7 rounds or the pressure will mount.

I think there will be more movement in the off season and it wouldn't surprise me if we jag another decent player. A 1 or a 9 would be nice
 
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Melbourne first round with “Coates” that’s a given and then whenever latrine is due back (probably round two) so souths because “Reynolds”then maybe bulldogs rounds three with “tpj” depends if he gets a suspension this season though…. Then we’ll get panthers because “capewell”
Titans “Fifita”
Warriors “Walsh”
Cowboys “Timmy dudins”
The BS of our "draws" the last few years is highlighted in the fact that that would be our best start to a season in years schedule-wise. Only the top 3 teams straight away! I'm used to us playing the top 4 twice and 5-8th in the 1st 12 rounds of the "random" and "fair" draw just to really get us off to a good start
 

K-Style

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The last poll i gave Kev a zero as it was right after a game where we went right back to doing everything we could to lose. It was a bit of a roller coaster of a season and although we finished back at the bottom I am pretty happy with the direction Kev and the new management are going. They better sign Oates though.
 

ivanhungryjak

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The BS of our "draws" the last few years is highlighted in the fact that that would be our best start to a season in years schedule-wise. Only the top 3 teams straight away! I'm used to us playing the top 4 twice and 5-8th in the 1st 12 rounds of the "random" and "fair" draw just to really get us off to a good start
If we get another bodgie draw, I’m jumping on carriage one of the conspiracy train.
 

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