-NEWS- Kevin Walters interview

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Badel grills Walters. Rush job, just the answers (ask if anything doesn't make sense):

"I’m excited about the start of a new era and I will be getting straight into things for everyone to be prepared for next season. We will turn things around. It’s going to be a good season for Broncos fans. Everyone says they will have a good pre-season, but I see my big job to unite everybody and bring the whole club back together. There was a disconnect at the Broncos. There was a disconnect between the players and the community."

"My big job is to bring it all back together and have everyone singing off the same page. I believe one of my big skills is the ability to get people working together as a team and bringing harmony. I will unite the Broncos as one."

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Disconnecting you now

"It (the disconnect) was everywhere. Across the whole club. I saw fractures. There was a disconnect between players, staff, the board and a disconnect with the Broncos’ links to the Queensland people. That should not be the Broncos. I feel those links wavered last year for whatever reason, so we need to build a strong base. I want the players reconnecting with the community, fans, members and sponsors. We are bringing the real Broncos back."

"The Old Boys have always been part of the club. To be fair, the Old Boys had every right to be disappointed with what happened last year with the club and they voiced their opinion which they are entitled to. But they will always be welcome on my watch and there will no problem with them. I will make sure they are part of the club’s turnaround. They will support this team the way I know they can."

"Cameron Smith won’t be here. He’s a champion player but I don’t know what he is doing with his future. I haven’t had any talks with Cam."

"It (inheriting the wooden spoon) doesn’t bother me. I have worked very hard over the last 20 years to coach at the Broncos. To now come in to coach them at the bottom, the only way is up for us and that’s the way I see it. It doesn’t bother me at all what happened last year. That is forgotten now. We have moved on and my challenge is to get them back to where they should be."

"I’m not going to make any predictions around finals and premierships next season, but my goal is to get the Broncos playing in a way that everyone will enjoy. The expectation is the Broncos will make the finals and nothing changes in my regard. Naturally, I will be expecting the best every week from the players. What’s more important is that this squad makes their own history."

"It’s been 14 years since we’ve won a comp. The legends like Allan Langer, Darren Lockyer, Glenn Lazarus and Shane Webcke are gone. This team needs to write their own history with a new group of legends."

"There’s a number of areas (to improve) but the big one for me is defence. The great teams defend well and defence is an area we are going to put a lot of time and effort into. The teams that win premierships invariably have the best defence so we need to get better in that area."

"The players need to take responsibility for the amount of points we let in last year. I will also address a few things with our attack. I need a guy like Anthony Milford to be at the forefront of what we are doing next year. I need him to be firing."

"There’s no doubt for me that Milford is one of our key players next season. I have worked with ‘Milf’ in the past and I am aware of just how talented he is and it’s up to me and the coaching staff to get the best out of him. I honestly feel we haven’t seen the best of him. It’s up to me to provide the best environment for him to succeed and I’m confident I can do that for Milf. It’s important as a coach you keep things simple for Milf. He is an instinct player. We saw Cody Walker tear apart teams for Souths this year and I believe Anthony can do that for the Broncos. Milford is down on confidence and down on where he should be for varying reasons and he needs to take some responsibility as well. But Milf is like the other Broncos players. When you start losing like you do, it’s every man for himself. I will put some structure around Anthony and then let him play off the cuff. He sees things and does things as an elite player that many others can’t do. I am certain Milf will prove his critics wrong."

"The halves are crucial for any successful team and I need to settle on the right combination between Milf and Tom Dearden or Brodie Croft. I also have to identify who my fullback will be. We’ve got guys like Jamayne Isaako, Herbie Farnworth and Tesi Niu, so I’ll be watching them in pre-season. Anthony will be five-eighth. He won’t be playing fullback."

"(Fifita) is a huge loss. Dave is a wonderful young talent and I would have loved to have kept him at the Broncos, but we have to look forward and we have some promising young forwards coming through."


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Assembling a new pack

"Jordan Riki did some impressive things last season and I think he can step up. We will assemble a good forward pack without Dave. I am happy for Dave that he is comfortable with where he is at with the Titans and I wish him all the best."

"I chose John Cartwright and Terry Matterson because they are people of great character. They have wonderful experience across all levels of the game. They both had great playing careers so the players respect the fact they have been there, done that and they have also succeeded as coaches. I played with ‘Matto’ at the Broncos and won premierships together and I have been on Kangaroo tours with ‘Carty’, so I’m confident they will bring some quality coaching to the club."

"I won’t be using Bradley Stubbs (coach whisperer). He does work with Trent Robinson at the Roosters. I still talk to Bradley but I won’t be using him in a professional capacity."

"I don’t doubt myself at all. I will be myself. I believe I am a person of strong character. I want to be a winning coach. The last 20 years have been about getting myself into a position to coach the Broncos and now that I am there, I feel a great sense of pride. I don’t care what the critics think. I don’t have doubts about my ability."

"It was disappointing to see the club fall apart like it did last year. It was hard to walk down the street and hear some people criticising the club. But all that matters now is what happens next and I feel a great responsibility and excitement to bring this club forward and march them up the ladder. But this is not a one-man job."

"Everyone involved in the club from the players to the staff, we need to get the club back on track working together. I can’t do it all my own."

"(Laughs). This club is about winning. My directive is to change the mindset of the Broncos and get the players back into a winning frame of mind. When we do that, the premierships will come again."

McHunt
 
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Here's to you Kevie.
 

Jedhead

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Yeh this is an old interview from way before Christmas. It would be nice to hear Kevvie's thoughts now that he has had a good chunk of a pre-season with them. I'm sure by now he'll be well aware of the ones who think their shit don't stink and will be quietly formulating plans for his future rosters in 2021 and beyond.

I hope everyone in the squad realise that the planning and preparation for winning on our next comp begins now. Kevvie is a driven man and he won't accept half-arsed performances.

I'd love to hear him say it now though so that it increases the pressure and the drive to succeed at the current training Red Hill training sessions.
 

McHunt

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I swear I read this interview months ago.
That's because his comments on Milford are a rerun of what Seibold said last year.

If Walters can't get the best out of Milford, no one can. If he's not winning games for us by Round 5, his NRL career is over and Walters risks following the Seibold trajectory. I reckon he has 5 games to prove himself and if he can't, the Broncos need to redeem any penny they can get for him.
 

pagey

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Has fucking anyone spoken to Cameron Smith yet ?? Surely he has made his decision
 

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Badel grills Walters. Rush job, just the answers (ask if anything doesn't make sense):

"I’m excited about the start of a new era and I will be getting straight into things for everyone to be prepared for next season. We will turn things around. It’s going to be a good season for Broncos fans. Everyone says they will have a good pre-season, but I see my big job to unite everybody and bring the whole club back together. There was a disconnect at the Broncos. There was a disconnect between the players and the community."

"My big job is to bring it all back together and have everyone singing off the same page. I believe one of my big skills is the ability to get people working together as a team and bringing harmony. I will unite the Broncos as one."

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Disconnecting you now

"It (the disconnect) was everywhere. Across the whole club. I saw fractures. There was a disconnect between players, staff, the board and a disconnect with the Broncos’ links to the Queensland people. That should not be the Broncos. I feel those links wavered last year for whatever reason, so we need to build a strong base. I want the players reconnecting with the community, fans, members and sponsors. We are bringing the real Broncos back."

"The Old Boys have always been part of the club. To be fair, the Old Boys had every right to be disappointed with what happened last year with the club and they voiced their opinion which they are entitled to. But they will always be welcome on my watch and there will no problem with them. I will make sure they are part of the club’s turnaround. They will support this team the way I know they can."

"Cameron Smith won’t be here. He’s a champion player but I don’t know what he is doing with his future. I haven’t had any talks with Cam."

"It (inheriting the wooden spoon) doesn’t bother me. I have worked very hard over the last 20 years to coach at the Broncos. To now come in to coach them at the bottom, the only way is up for us and that’s the way I see it. It doesn’t bother me at all what happened last year. That is forgotten now. We have moved on and my challenge is to get them back to where they should be."

"I’m not going to make any predictions around finals and premierships next season, but my goal is to get the Broncos playing in a way that everyone will enjoy. The expectation is the Broncos will make the finals and nothing changes in my regard. Naturally, I will be expecting the best every week from the players. What’s more important is that this squad makes their own history."

"It’s been 14 years since we’ve won a comp. The legends like Allan Langer, Darren Lockyer, Glenn Lazarus and Shane Webcke are gone. This team needs to write their own history with a new group of legends."

"There’s a number of areas (to improve) but the big one for me is defence. The great teams defend well and defence is an area we are going to put a lot of time and effort into. The teams that win premierships invariably have the best defence so we need to get better in that area."

"The players need to take responsibility for the amount of points we let in last year. I will also address a few things with our attack. I need a guy like Anthony Milford to be at the forefront of what we are doing next year. I need him to be firing."

"There’s no doubt for me that Milford is one of our key players next season. I have worked with ‘Milf’ in the past and I am aware of just how talented he is and it’s up to me and the coaching staff to get the best out of him. I honestly feel we haven’t seen the best of him. It’s up to me to provide the best environment for him to succeed and I’m confident I can do that for Milf. It’s important as a coach you keep things simple for Milf. He is an instinct player. We saw Cody Walker tear apart teams for Souths this year and I believe Anthony can do that for the Broncos. Milford is down on confidence and down on where he should be for varying reasons and he needs to take some responsibility as well. But Milf is like the other Broncos players. When you start losing like you do, it’s every man for himself. I will put some structure around Anthony and then let him play off the cuff. He sees things and does things as an elite player that many others can’t do. I am certain Milf will prove his critics wrong."

"The halves are crucial for any successful team and I need to settle on the right combination between Milf and Tom Dearden or Brodie Croft. I also have to identify who my fullback will be. We’ve got guys like Jamayne Isaako, Herbie Farnworth and Tesi Niu, so I’ll be watching them in pre-season. Anthony will be five-eighth. He won’t be playing fullback."

"(Fifita) is a huge loss. Dave is a wonderful young talent and I would have loved to have kept him at the Broncos, but we have to look forward and we have some promising young forwards coming through."


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Assembling a new pack

"Jordan Riki did some impressive things last season and I think he can step up. We will assemble a good forward pack without Dave. I am happy for Dave that he is comfortable with where he is at with the Titans and I wish him all the best."

"I chose John Cartwright and Terry Matterson because they are people of great character. They have wonderful experience across all levels of the game. They both had great playing careers so the players respect the fact they have been there, done that and they have also succeeded as coaches. I played with ‘Matto’ at the Broncos and won premierships together and I have been on Kangaroo tours with ‘Carty’, so I’m confident they will bring some quality coaching to the club."

"I won’t be using Bradley Stubbs (coach whisperer). He does work with Trent Robinson at the Roosters. I still talk to Bradley but I won’t be using him in a professional capacity."

"I don’t doubt myself at all. I will be myself. I believe I am a person of strong character. I want to be a winning coach. The last 20 years have been about getting myself into a position to coach the Broncos and now that I am there, I feel a great sense of pride. I don’t care what the critics think. I don’t have doubts about my ability."

"It was disappointing to see the club fall apart like it did last year. It was hard to walk down the street and hear some people criticising the club. But all that matters now is what happens next and I feel a great responsibility and excitement to bring this club forward and march them up the ladder. But this is not a one-man job."

"Everyone involved in the club from the players to the staff, we need to get the club back on track working together. I can’t do it all my own."

"(Laughs). This club is about winning. My directive is to change the mindset of the Broncos and get the players back into a winning frame of mind. When we do that, the premierships will come again."

McHunt
Love all of this but this is my personal favourite.

I am happy for Dave that he is comfortable with where he is at with the Titans and I wish him all the best

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Finbar

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Why did mrs Walters call the broncos a pack of khunts?
The story goes that the Broncos stole one of Kevvie's slogans that he'd pitched to them in the interview, which he'd stolen from NZ Rugby who had pinched it from the Great Britain Olympics.

The Broncos came out and denied the claims of pinching it from Kevvie, providing clear evidence that they had stolen it from elsewhere without Kevvie's involvement.
 

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