Next Broncos coach

Who should it be?


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rnabokov

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Why are people knocking wanting to have quality assistant coaches?
I'm not. Quality is the key, and not an army. For example, for mine, Kearney as one assistant focusing on defence, someone to focus on the forwards (Parker say) with Walters looking at attack, and specifically halves and the spine. It would also be good to have someone looking at FB play, similar to the work Slater does with Paps. That should be enough.
 

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I have no doubt Flanno can coach but, my thoughts are, he suspected or knew. What head coach lets his players inject anything without taking it to wada or the NRL and getting it cleared. The message was loud and clear, DO NOT PUT ANYTHING IN YOUR BODY WITHOUT KNOWING.
With all of the info available to them at the time the ONLY thing he had to do was pick up a phone and check or delegate that task to make sure he wasn't putting his players at risk or the club or himself in the firing line.
Plausible deniability is the only logical answer.
His actions since show he thinks he can make his own rules.

Having said that I think we all deserve the chance to show we have learned from our mistakes. When he does his time I am sure he will pick up a head coaching position. Quality proven coaches are few and far between.
Didn't Gallen contact ASADA? I thought I read somewhere he got it okayed. Could be wrong. Another thing is head coaches have very little to do with the sports medicine side of things, it's not their area of expertise. From what I understand coaches coach and the medical side is covered by qualified medical staff.

Even if Flanagan knew it doesn't mean he thought the club had done something wrong AT THE TIME. Sure, he might have received info later, possibly much later and thought , ****, best keep mum about this and hope it blows over. However, he may not have thought anything was wrong at the time.

Given that Manly had been using Dank for years prior Flanagan possibly assumed he was fully qualified and 100% legit, he may have even been well known in the sports medicine field and was openly working with Essendon too.

I don't have an issue with Flanagan being suspended for breaching his punishment conditions although I do think it was pretty harsh for the crime.
 
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Foordy

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Dean Ritchie (yeah, i know) on NRL Tonight (yesterdays edition) said the we'll know by the end of next week who the coach will be moving forward
 

Morkel

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Didn't Gallen contact ASADA? I thought I read somewhere he got it okayed. Could be wrong. Another thing is head coaches have very little to do with the sports medicine side of things, it's not their area of expertise. From what I understand coaches coach and the medical side is covered by qualified medical staff.

Even if Flanagan knew it doesn't mean he thought the club had done something wrong AT THE TIME. Sure, he might have received info later, possibly much later and thought , ****, best keep mum about this and hope it blows over. However, he may not have thought anything was wrong at the time.

Given that Manly had been using Dank for years prior Flanagan possibly assumed he was fully qualified and 100% legit, he may have even been well known in the sports medicine field and was openly working with Essenden too.

I don't have an issue with Flanagan being suspended for breaching his punishment conditions although I do think it was pretty harsh for the crime.
Hilarious. Keep on digging. How deep do you need to go to keep justifying it? Any other team and you'd be as sceptical as the rest of us as to how much knowledge he had of the program. So he probably didn't know because the head coach doesn't know what the docs are up to? And even if he did know, he probably didn't know it was illegal, despite everyone being told to keep quiet about it? Then what, even if he did know it was illegal, he probably just thought that because they weren't dominating the comp it wasn't working, so no harm done? And even though there were articles at the time lauding Gallen the 80 minute Origin prop, he probably just thought it was a coincidence? Feel free to go off your tits again about how I just don't "get it" any my intelligence is not at a level to understand things how you see them, like you always do when someone disagrees. You're flat out tainted on anything to do with the Sharks, you're not fooling anyone but yourself.
 

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Worries me that most of us wanting Kevvie as head coach are agreeing he needs a strong support team.
Nothing wrong with a strong support team, hey Mal, but sometimes I wish we had the opportunity to be interviewing a strong head coach who didn't need one.
An important quality in any profession is being able to recognise you arent an expert in all fields and surrounding yourself with people that compliment your skills and you can learn from.

I think seibold struggled because he had an "i know best approach" and didnt surround himself with people that had skills that he lacked.
 

Twbapony

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not to get into a whole thing ... but if he was "duped by Dank" then we don't want him here, as he is to stupid to be a part of our coaching set up.

my 13 year old sister would have realized that something was suss about Dank
But does your sister like powerpoint presentations as much as our board does? If so Flannagan is a shoe in as well and Dank.
 

Sproj

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Dean Ritchie (yeah, i know) on NRL Tonight (yesterdays edition) said the we'll know by the end of next week who the coach will be moving forward
He is guessing, he just oes on what other journos say or makes stuff up.
 

mstreet

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Hilarious. Keep on digging. How deep do you need to go to keep justifying it? Any other team and you'd be as sceptical as the rest of us as to how much knowledge he had of the program. So he probably didn't know because the head coach doesn't know what the docs are up to? And even if he did know, he probably didn't know it was illegal, despite everyone being told to keep quiet about it? Then what, even if he did know it was illegal, he probably just thought that because they weren't dominating the comp it wasn't working, so no harm done? And even though there were articles at the time lauding Gallen the 80 minute Origin prop, he probably just thought it was a coincidence? Feel free to go off your tits again about how I just don't "get it" any my intelligence is not at a level to understand things how you see them, like you always do when someone disagrees. You're flat out tainted on anything to do with the Sharks, you're not fooling anyone but yourself.
This all sounds like rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic. Pot met kettle. Glass houses, and a mile in who's shoes? I am more interested in whether he can coach. I think Flanagan has had time to reflect. God loves a sinner. I think he would do things differently like most of us if we had the opportunity. Proven people are hard to come by these days, and it is hard to look down on people from the lofty heights of 15th...
 

mstreet

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An important quality in any profession is being able to recognise you arent an expert in all fields and surrounding yourself with people that compliment your skills and you can learn from.

I think seibold struggled because he had an "i know best approach" and didnt surround himself with people that had skills that he lacked.
Must be related to Dan Andrews
 

Huge

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Hilarious. Keep on digging. How deep do you need to go to keep justifying it? Any other team and you'd be as sceptical as the rest of us as to how much knowledge he had of the program. So he probably didn't know because the head coach doesn't know what the docs are up to? And even if he did know, he probably didn't know it was illegal, despite everyone being told to keep quiet about it? Then what, even if he did know it was illegal, he probably just thought that because they weren't dominating the comp it wasn't working, so no harm done? And even though there were articles at the time lauding Gallen the 80 minute Origin prop, he probably just thought it was a coincidence? Feel free to go off your tits again about how I just don't "get it" any my intelligence is not at a level to understand things how you see them, like you always do when someone disagrees. You're flat out tainted on anything to do with the Sharks, you're not fooling anyone but yourself.
Yes, you do have serious comprehension issues. Haas plays 80 mins every week, is twice the size of Gallen and are you suggesting he needs drugs or implying drugs are required to play 80 mins?

Gallen played 80 mins in a game, big deal. I'm not surprised though you would try to somehow link it with drugs even though Glenn Lazurus did exactly the same thing previously to Gallen. You are quite crazy. Imaginary friends and now imaginary wrongs.
 

Morkel

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Yes, you do have serious comprehension issues. Haas plays 80 mins every week, is twice the size of Gallen and are you suggesting he needs drugs or implying drugs are required to play 80 mins?

Gallen played 80 mins in a game, big deal. I'm not surprised though you would try to somehow link it with drugs even though Glenn Lazurus did exactly the same thing previously to Gallen. You are quite crazy. Imaginary friends and now imaginary wrongs.
No, I'm saying you need to ignore or deliberately downplay a whole series of signs that suggests Flanagan knew exactly what was going on. And following on from that, the arrogance to believe that he didn't need to abide by his punishment, further evidence that he was quite willing to break rules at a whim. And now you're trying to claim the "wrongs" that occurred are imaginary? You're cooked.
 

rnabokov

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Yes, you do have serious comprehension issues. Haas plays 80 mins every week, is twice the size of Gallen and are you suggesting he needs drugs or implying drugs are required to play 80 mins?

Gallen played 80 mins in a game, big deal. I'm not surprised though you would try to somehow link it with drugs even though Glenn Lazurus did exactly the same thing previously to Gallen. You are quite crazy. Imaginary friends and now imaginary wrongs.
You are serious with this argument? How can you draw such comparisons and claim a rational argument?

Haas does what he does because he's genetically configured to be able to do that, no dope required, and, he's not on a Broncos supplements program involving banned substances. The same applies to Lazarus. Gallen on the other hand was on a supplements program of banned substances so, any inference that his 80 mins as prop are linked to the supplements is entirely reasonable, which is what Morkel Morkel suggested in the context of his post.
 

Sproj

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Can we give the Cronulla talk a rest guys? I have no idea why this is still going all these years later. This thread is for the next Broncos coach. Flanagan is not a chance, so drop the conversation or take it to PM please.
 

rnabokov

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Can we give the Cronulla talk a rest guys? I have no idea why this is still going all these years later. This thread is for the next Broncos coach. Flanagan is not a chance, so drop the conversation or take it to PM please.
Point taken, conversation dropped, however the observations in my post were on the arguments proffered, not the subject itself, merely an older gent shouting at clouds as someone on here put it.

Anyway, haven't seen a list from you for a while ... boss
 
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Sproj

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Point taken, conversation dropped, however the observations in my post were on the arguments proffered, not the subject itself, merely an older gent shouting at clouds as someone on here put it.

Anyway, haven't seen a list from you for a while ... boss
I'm tempted to retort with a list based on said subject matter but I will refrain.
 

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