NEWS Reece Walsh to save QLD

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For someone who wanted to play for the Broncos so much, he couldn't wait another month or two for that opportunity? It seems pretty clear Kevvie was going to play him this season.
 
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Am I the only one who doesn't care if a player is cocky? Broncos need some of that, I'd love to have an arrogant confident team like the Panthers, that was what the Broncos were trying to accomplish...these current guys are broken.
 
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Origin is going to wreck Walsh, he's just a boy amongst gladiators. There's no where to hide with his weak defence, he'll be targeted. This will scar him for life.
 
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Origin is going to wreck Walsh, he's just a boy amongst gladiators. There's no where to hide with his weak defence, he'll be targeted. This will scar him for life.

Based on what people have been saying about him, he’s very much like James Maloney in the way that nothing phases him. He’ll make a mistake but he’ll get over it straight away and get right back into it.

Those kind of players can’t be scarred.

Time will tell, I suppose.
 
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Origin is going to wreck Walsh, he's just a boy amongst gladiators. There's no where to hide with his weak defence, he'll be targeted. This will scar him for life.
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Gould has labelled the selection of Walsh as disgraceful and has really gone in on his view that it has neglected player welfare. He also mentioned that even if he plays well it doesn’t change the fact it is disgraceful decision to put him under that pressure.

I really shake my head at the hypocrisy of Gus in this. The guy who instigated throwing half a million dollars to a kid who had played 1 game against adults - who moved him to first grade the first chance they got, shuffled their captain for him, and gave him the most on field responsibility. Dragging him away from his previous club by taking advantage of them wanting to develop him properly rather than throw him to the wolves. Now Gus is white knighting that it’s QLD doing it to the disadvantage of the Warriors.

How dare QLD take the same risk on Walsh that Gus and the warriors did 4 months earlier.
 
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Gould has labelled the selection of Walsh as disgraceful and has really gone in on his view that it has neglected player welfare. He also mentioned that even if he plays well it doesn’t change the fact it is disgraceful decision to put him under that pressure.

I really shake my head at the hypocrisy of Gus in this. The guy who instigated throwing half a million dollars to a kid who had played 1 game against adults - who moved him to first grade the first chance they got, shuffled their captain for him, and gave him the most on field responsibility. Dragging him away from his previous club by taking advantage of them wanting to develop him properly rather than throw him to the wolves. Now Gus is white knighting that it’s QLD doing it to the disadvantage of the Warriors.

How dare QLD take the same risk on Walsh that Gus and the warriors did 4 months earlier.

Gus just looking out for his self-interests, as usual.
 
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For someone who wanted to play for the Broncos so much, he couldn't wait another month or two for that opportunity? It seems pretty clear Kevvie was going to play him this season.

He's a Kiwi too. So, moving to a Kiwi team makes sense.
 
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What a stupid reply, you let a possibly generational spine player walk out the door over $200K when we have the weakest spine in the competition and then you go on to pay second rowers with the same amount of experience (that is nil) what you could have paid to keep a fullback/5/8th (the position we really need to fill).

If he is such a shit judge of talent don't you think that counts against his bona fides as a first grade coach.
By all reports it was the promise of an immediate debut that convinced Walsh to go, no the extra dollars.
All KW wanted to do was develop him properly, and even told the kid the plan - how dare he!
 
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By all reports it was the promise of an immediate debut that convinced Walsh to go, no the extra dollars.
All KW wanted to do was develop him properly, and even told the kid the plan - how dare he!

Very few players ever say they left for money even though that is why they left.
 
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Very few players ever say they left for money even though that is why they left.
There was that one player in the 90’s who said he left because he “wanted to **** all the good looking shielas” in the Goldcoast
 
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Either way you spin this, it’s another monumental **** up from the club

It’s as clear as day that we need to upgrade our SPINE,

We’ve had him in our system for years, we’ve seen him train, we’ve watched him grow, he actually wanted to stay, yet we didn’t have the foresight to extended him last year?

Who cares if we genuinely thought he wasn’t ready for the NRL, promise him a spot at fullback and then drop him after he signs, worst case scenario he’s a little peed off for a few weeks,

It’s evident after a handful of NRL games that the kid (Who according to the Broncs brain trust wasn’t ready for the NRL) has superstar written all over him, ALL the idiots who decided that Isakoo was our future and not this kid should be sacked. Decent fullbacks are $700k plus, an upgrade last year probably wouldn’t have cost us anywhere near that,
 
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Either way you spin this, it’s another monumental **** up from the club

It’s as clear as day that we need to upgrade our SPINE,

We’ve had him in our system for years, we’ve seen him train, we’ve watched him grow, he actually wanted to stay, yet we didn’t have the foresight to extended him last year?

Who cares if we genuinely thought he wasn’t ready for the NRL, promise him a spot at fullback and then drop him after he signs, worst case scenario he’s a little peed off for a few weeks,

It’s evident after a handful of NRL games that the kid (Who according to the Broncs brain trust wasn’t ready for the NRL) has superstar written all over him, ALL the idiots who decided that Isakoo was our future and not this kid should be sacked. Decent fullbacks are $700k plus, an upgrade last year probably wouldn’t have cost us anywhere near that,
Nice rant, but try working with reality.
"ALL the idiots who decided that Isakoo was our future and not this kid should be sacked" - Nobody decided that, nobody! Isaako was keeping the seat warm for Walsh, while Walsh was properly developed according to an actual plan, in an attempt to not destroy him. Anybody who thinks that's a bad plan needs their head examined.
 
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Nice rant, but try working with reality.
"ALL the idiots who decided that Isakoo was our future and not this kid should be sacked" - Nobody decided that, nobody! Isaako was keeping the seat warm for Walsh, while Walsh was properly developed according to an actual plan, in an attempt to not destroy him. Anybody who thinks that's a bad plan needs their head examined.
So you’re saying we handle this right then?
 
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So you’re saying we handle this right then?
Yeah, in all likelihood
There's 2 things to remember;
1 - we don't know the inner machinations and so we can only make judgements based on partial information
2 - we are now looking at it from hindsight

So, viewed from the perspective at the time, the coach telling a young player to bide his time for a few more weeks (at most the season but unlikely) to learn his craft and improve the chances of him succeeding, you think was a mistake? I certainly don't.

Sure you can look at it NOW and say yeah we got it wrong because obviously the kid was ready, but who's to say he would have had that success at the Broncos? Sadly we are far worse than even the Warriors.

Did the Broncos handle Walsh right? Yeah they did. It's a shame he chose to walk away but that doesn't mean we got it wrong.
 
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Yeah, in all likelihood
There's 2 things to remember;
1 - we don't know the inner machinations and so we can only make judgements based on partial information
2 - we are now looking at it from hindsight

So, viewed from the perspective at the time, the coach telling a young player to bide his time for a few more weeks (at most the season but unlikely) to learn his craft and improve the chances of him succeeding, you think was a mistake? I certainly don't.

Sure you can look at it NOW and say yeah we got it wrong because obviously the kid was ready, but who's to say he would have had that success at the Broncos? Sadly we are far worse than even the Warriors.

Did the Broncos handle Walsh right? Yeah they did. It's a shame he chose to walk away but that doesn't mean we got it wrong.
All good mate, respect your views

just a pretty pissed off supporter, who like most of us have had nothing to cheer about lately
 

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