-NEWS- Kevvie & Wayne: the legend continues

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Good things come to those who wait insists Broncos coach Kevin Walters:

“Everything takes time - I need time. Even with Wayne, it took him five years to build the side he wanted and that was with some of the best talent the game has seen. He had guys like Wally Lewis and Allan Langer."

“It is certainly different to Origin. With Origin, you are working with the elite players of the game and there is only a squad of 18 to 20. With the NRL, you have 30 odd players you need to maintain good strong relationships with and some guys are only young and need more development than other guys. We want to be successful and you have to get the right people there to be successful. There are some good talented kids coming through and we are always looking to strengthen our roster.”

“We won’t delve into that question (Bennett returning) just now. Right now he is enemy number one. We need to have a strong performance tomorrow night. I’ve worked with Wayne as a coach and player. I’ve been in a coaches box with him in a grand final (2015). We are certainly aware of Wayne’s qualities as a coach and what he brings to a football club. It’s a privilege to be coaching against him. He is well over the 700-game mark and I’m up to my fifth game."

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Peaches and cream


“He’s had a big influence, as a player from when I was in Canberra. We were introduced to each other when I was 16 and he’s been involved in my life ever since in some capacity. To be honest, Wayne letting me go was a blessing in disguise. I took so many good things from Wayne. There’s no ill-feeling from me about what he did. Because of that moment, I’ve been around the world with my coaching career. I’ve been to the (Ipswich) Jets in the Queensland to Catalans in the Super League and down to Melbourne (as an assistant to Craig Bellamy)."

“There is a big wide world out there and I had to explore that. Wayne showed me that. I‘m really pleased now that I did leave the Broncos. It’s got me into the position I am today. That was a heartbreaking time for both of us."

“There are a lot of things I like about the way Wayne coaches. His relationship with his players is the best one for me. He cares about them. Knowing his players and knowing their personalities is his best strength. He doesn’t bombard Latrell Mitchell with complex game plans. He simply says, ‘Hey Latrell, how’s your family?’"

"Wayne has been such a great coach, a very successful coach, but I don‘t look up and see who I am coaching against. It’s more about the players and making sure they are well prepared for what’s in front of them."

“I’ve had a great relationship over time with Wayne but that will mean nothing on Thursday night. He will want his team to win and I will want our team to win.”

Bennett agrees:

“Telling Kevvie to leave at the end of that 2005 season was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. He had tears in his eyes and I was close to breaking down myself. It was painful. Very painful. But it was the right thing to do. I felt Kevin wasn’t going to get any better with me. I felt he needed to go and be with other coaches, see other systems, work at other places ... instead of being in my shadow all the time. I always felt Kevvie wouldn’t get the head-coaching job at the Broncos if he didn’t leave and get some experience first.”

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Sooner or later you miss your mates.

“Our friendship has never been broken. Yes, we’ve had our moments, there’s no doubt about that. What happened in 2005 wasn’t pleasant. We’ve had some run-ins, but when the s**t hits the fan, Kevvie has been there for me and I’ve been there for him."

“Kevin just has to be Kevin (as Broncos head coach). The job at the Broncos can change you. It can put you under strange pressures you don‘t think will happen. But if Kevvie is true to himself, he will be OK. That’s how he got the job."

“Sometimes to come back to where you want to be, you need to go elsewhere first. Now Kevin is back at the Broncos where he belongs.”

McHunt
 

Jedhead

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It’s a pity his return to the Broncos came at a time when we were at our absolute lowest. But there’s an old saying that goes something like ‘your best ship’s captains don’t learn to sail on a calm lake’.

I’m sure given time Kevvie will turn this disaster around and have us back winning a GF. It must be excruciatingly difficult trying to organise a team when your every move and every decision is dissected and examined by half the rugby league world.

We all want to see him succeed, but we need to bring the scrutiny down a notch And give him some leeway. I think he knows once he sorts out the spine he’ll have the makings of a great team to mould into his own philosophy of attacking footy with flair.

He needs time, which at the Broncos is perhaps rarer than hens teeth.
 

Broncapz

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He just needs to manage his bench better, that will win a lot of fans quickly and aside from injuries, is a pretty simple thing to get right.
So what are the main criticisms of his bench use?
 

Slippin Jimmy

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Leaving guys out there too long who are clearly fatigued and playing essentially two halves on the bench in Asiata and Croft and not giving Turpin a much needed spell.
I don't think Asiata is essentially a half. When he comes on he replaces a forward and he plays the role of forward well enough.

I hope we're not carrying two halfbacks in the team for much longer, but I'm willing to cut Kev some slack while he assesses who the right 7 is for us.
 

Mr Fourex

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A question for you sir......

Do you simply C&P these "news" articles from news sites......or

are these your own dabblings into journalism for the benefit of BHQers......?

I don't read the papers hardly ever anymore.....or religiously follow news sites, so I'm a little unsure.
 

McHunt

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A question for you sir......

Do you simply C&P these "news" articles from news sites......or

are these your own dabblings into journalism for the benefit of BHQers......?

I don't read the papers hardly ever anymore.....or religiously follow news sites, so I'm a little unsure.
Everything between quotes is legit, cribbed from various sources. Normally that's come from a player standing in front of bunch of reporters. Everything in italics is me explaining the context or waffling some drivel you shouldn't take literally. Pics are sourced from all over the show. Captions are for my own amusement. No words are copied from a copyrighted source. Anything you read here you can find somewhere else but you'll probably need to pay for it.

I am not trying to be a sports journalist, nor would I ever want to be one.
 

Mr Fourex

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Everything between quotes is legit, cribbed from various sources. Normally that's come from a player standing in front of bunch of reporters. Everything in italics is me explaining the context or waffling some drivel you shouldn't take literally. Pics are sourced from all over the show. Captions are for my own amusement. No words are copied from a copyrighted source. Anything you read here you can find somewhere else but you'll probably need to pay for it.

I am not trying to be a sports journalist, nor would I ever want to be one.
So to be clear....YOU (your work) put the pics of Wayne's GF together with the (OP) post?
 

McHunt

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So to be clear....YOU (your work) put the pics of Wayne's GF together with the (OP) post?
Yes. I try to distance myself from the "get-up" of any publications. I don't replicate the tone either.
 

Huge

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He just needs to manage his bench better, that will win a lot of fans quickly and aside from injuries, is a pretty simple thing to get right.
That's the one area I reacted to first. The Titans game did my head in. A prop is not the guy you have sitting unused on the bench with 14 minutes to go. I too will give KW the season before forming my opinion which no doubt will be uninformed as I'm not privvy to the behind the scenes action.

Aside from the bench issue I cannot see how Milford remains a run on pick. I'd have him super sub in ISC ! As a non participant in the defence side of the game it means he should play a different sport.
 

Huge

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So what are the main criticisms of his bench use?
A front row replacement unused with 15 minutes to go ? If you aren't going to spell a prop why pick a prop on the bench. Most teams seem to have three forwards on the bench. We've got Croft and Asiata. Sure, you could call Asiata a sort of forward.
 

Mr Fourex

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Well......for someone NOT wanting to be a sports journo, you're well on your way to lying in the gutter with the other turds floating down stream.
(**** off Huge...I'm talking to McHunt.)

Soooo....am I missing something here? That is your intention? To be some kind of sarcastic parody of an NRL journo?

I would have thought....a large benefit to all of us would be for someone to cut through all the bullshit that we see as "news" and to give us the skinny......as you see it.

You're doing a good job......but your M.O of late, has become decidedly sensationalistic and grubby.
 

Huge

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(**** off Huge...I'm talking to McHunt.)

Soooo....am I missing something here? That is your intention? To be some kind of sarcastic parody of an NRL journo?

I would have thought....a large benefit to all of us would be for someone to cut through all the bullshit that we see as "news" and to give us the skinny......as you see it.

You're doing a good job......but your M.O of late, has become decidedly sensationalistic and grubby.
???? Ha ha ha...not sure what role I've played here!!
 

Mr Fourex

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homer simpson GIF
 

Mr Fourex

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(**** off Huge...I'm talking to McHunt.)

Soooo....am I missing something here? That is your intention? To be some kind of sarcastic parody of an NRL journo?

I would have thought....a large benefit to all of us would be for someone to cut through all the bullshit that we see as "news" and to give us the skinny......as you see it.

You're doing a good job......but your M.O of late, has become decidedly sensationalistic and grubby.
Like..love......again, its disturbing.

You are a sports journo......whos pretending to be a BHQ'er. Its the only logical assumption to make.
 

Mr Fourex

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To be fair, I'd argue most posters on here could do a better job than most NRL journos.
I guess all I'm trying to say is....we see enough of the grubby...sensationalistic.....clickbait....bullshit. It'd be nice to see a reasoned and honest "translation" of what we otherwise have to stomach.
 

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