NEWS Seibold calls on senior Broncos to show more leadership

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Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold
calls on senior Broncos to show more leadership



Peter Badel,
The Courier-Mail
September 10, 2019 7:26pm



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Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold has challenged his senior players to improve their attitude on the road as the Broncos attempt to cure their Sydney curse in Sunday’s elimination final against Parramatta. Seibold says the Broncos have to stop relying on the solo brilliance of rookies David Fifita and Payne Haas and has called for more leadership from the likes of Corey Oates, Matt Gillett, Anthony Milford and Andrew McCullough.

conceded

The Broncos head south to Bankwest Stadium hampered by a dismal away record with Seibold’s troops having conceded a staggering 164 points in five games on Sydney soil.

Defeat to Canterbury summed up Brisbane’s problems. Photo: Brett Hemmings/Getty Images

Defeat to Canterbury summed up Brisbane’s problems. Photo: Brett Hemmings/Getty Images


losing record

Brisbane have conceded an average of 32 points per game in the Harbour City this season and boast a 1-4 losing record headlined by their 38-10 drubbing against the Eels in Round 14 at Bankwest. The Broncos qualified for the finals on the back of some late-season cameos from Haas and Fifita, but Seibold says Brisbane’s title charge now hinges on the squad’s top dogs aiming up in sudden-death football.

very poor

“When we have gone to Sydney we have been very poor — that’s the reality of it,” Seibold told The Courier-Mail. “We can’t expect Payne Haas and David Fifita to lead us. “Our young forwards have barely played finals, Dave has played one game and Payne is playing his first game this week, so we need guys who have played in big games to lead the way and be more consistent. “I want to see blokes like Corey Oates, Milford and our senior guys standing up this week. “Those guys have played State of Origin. They have played in a grand final. We need those guys to go down there and do the job against Parramatta … it’s all attitude.”

Seibold needs his older guys to stand up for their team. Photo: AAP Image/Dan Peled

Seibold needs his older guys to stand up for their team. Photo: AAP Image/Dan Peled


flogged

Ironically, Brisbane’s only win in Sydney this year was achieved by the Baby Broncos, who stunned Cronulla 24-22 at PointsBet Stadium in round 16 with 10 rookies in one of the club’s finest triumphs. Otherwise, the Broncos’ top squad have been flogged by the Roosters (36-4 at the SCG), Souths (38-6 at ANZ Stadium), the Eels (38-10) and the Bulldogs (30-14) last week at Homebush.

defeat

“I said to the players the other night (after the Bulldogs defeat) that our young blokes came down against Cronulla and got the job done,” Seibold said. “We went down to Cronulla with all those young blokes like Xavier Coates and Herbie Farnworth, we had won five games and it was Round 16 and those kids helped turn our season around. “I don’t see the difference between being home and away, we should play well wherever we go so that’s the challenge for us this week against Parramatta.”

This will be Haas’s first taste of finals footy. Photo: Brett Hemmings/Getty Images

This will be Haas’s first taste of finals footy. Photo: Brett Hemmings/Getty Images


dismal

Seibold is adamant the Broncos’ self-belief has not been dented by a dismal loss to the Bulldogs on the eve of the finals. “The Broncos went into the finals last year on a three-game winning streak and got beaten 48-18 by the Dragons in week one,” he said.

poorly

“Ideally, you want to take momentum into the finals, but I don’t think us playing poorly against the Dogs will have any impact on this game. “One thing I will say is our games against Souths and Parra lately were very much like finals matches so that holds us in good stead.”

 
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Boyd must have a lot of currency with our coach i reckon. Probably helped with the transition from Bennett to him....??.....again, no problem with a coach backing his captain. His form on the field is another matter but we are talking about human beings that spend a inordinate amount of time around each other.....its a team sport you know...

Anyway, has anyone on here asked if Milf is actually "happy" to play the 1? Is he putting up with it with a eye to regaining the 6 next year? Id be interested to know..?
 

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I think for sure a tough conversation happens with Boyd over the off-season where the end result is Boyd announces his retirement and takes up an off field role. I think the club knows there was never going to be a premiership this year and they are just wanting to get through the year without anymore bullshit. Dumping the captain halfway through the year would have just lead to more fake outrage from the media.
 

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Boyd must have a lot of currency with our coach i reckon. Probably helped with the transition from Bennett to him....??.....again, no problem with a coach backing his captain. His form on the field is another matter but we are talking about human beings that spend a inordinate amount of time around each other.....its a team sport you know...

Anyway, has anyone on here asked if Milf is actually "happy" to play the 1? Is he putting up with it with a eye to regaining the 6 next year? Id be interested to know..?
I think there was one post match interview where he said he was enjoying his time at the back.

Whether or not that’s just a throwaway cliche I’m not sure.
 

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I noticed he never wasted his time calling for more leadership from our captain. Pretty telling that omission.
Yep, it's clear Seibold knows that DB is doing everything he can already and Seibold expects the others to do as much. He also omitted Alex Glenn who is doing the maximum too. DB might be much better than we perceive.
 
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Yep, it's clear Seibold knows that DB is doing everything he can already and Seibold expects the others to do as much. He also omitted Alex Glenn who is doing the maximum too. DB might be much better than we perceive.
Even if, and that’s a big if, Boyd is doing everything he can - that doesn’t necessarily mean his everything is good enough for what this team needs.

You use Glenn as an example and it’s a great one. A bloke playing out of position, quite a few injuries over the last few years, on the wrong side of 30 and still, I can’t recall anyone ever questioning his character.
 
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Even if, and that’s a big if, Boyd is doing everything he can - that doesn’t necessarily mean his everything is good enough for what this team needs.

You use Glenn as an example and it’s a great one. A bloke playing out of position, quite a few injuries over the last few years, on the wrong side of 30 and still, I can’t recall anyone ever questioning his character.
That says more about the inquisitors than about the players. In my opinion most of the issues have been centred not on Boyd's form but on three grounds. Firstly his contracts value and length, secondly his relationship with WB and lastly his perceived defection.

In Glenn's case none of those factors are present. Glenn's had quiet years but drawn little ire. He's cheap, durable, reliable, experienced and expendable. He's never been a coaches project or played elsewhere.

DB is an easy target whilst Glenn glides by unnoticed. I believe there's a great deal of envy and some jealousy behind the vitriol hurled at DB and his detractors don't appear to have the power of introspection. Know thyself is something those detractors should look up and understand. Like that would ever happen.
 
DB is an easy target whilst Glenn glides by unnoticed.
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One of these is Boyd avg NRL fantasy points over time , the other is Glenn avg NRL fantasy points over time. Broncos coaching staff have far more precise measures of performance than supercoach, and they know which players are performing above or below their baselines.
 

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One of these is Boyd avg NRL fantasy points over time , the other is Glenn avg NRL fantasy points over time. Broncos coaching staff have far more precise measures of performance than supercoach, and they know which players are performing above or below their baselines.
So you're saying that Broncos coaching staff wouldn't have either in their fantasy teams?
 

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That says more about the inquisitors than about the players. In my opinion most of the issues have been centred not on Boyd's form but on three grounds. Firstly his contracts value and length, secondly his relationship with WB and lastly his perceived defection.

In Glenn's case none of those factors are present. Glenn's had quiet years but drawn little ire. He's cheap, durable, reliable, experienced and expendable. He's never been a coaches project or played elsewhere.

DB is an easy target whilst Glenn glides by unnoticed. I believe there's a great deal of envy and some jealousy behind the vitriol hurled at DB and his detractors don't appear to have the power of introspection. Know thyself is something those detractors should look up and understand. Like that would ever happen.
How dare you drag Glenn into your shitty contrarian nonsense.
 

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Souths coach Wayne Bennett took the blame for the first half capitulation.

"I made a mistake tonight, I put Adam Doueihi on the wing, he hasn't played there before but he's played with such confidence wherever I've put him this year when we've had all the injuries," Bennett said post-match. "He's played halfback, he's played five-eighth and he's played fullback and he's handled all those really well and I thought he'd handle that but maybe it was a bridge too far at this stage of his footy career. It was my decision so I take the responsibility for that."

That's the fundamental difference between Seibold and Bennett. One takes responsibility for his mistakes. And the other repeats his mistakes because of zero accountability.
 
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Souths coach Wayne Bennett took the blame for the first half capitulation.

"I made a mistake tonight, I put Adam Doueihi on the wing, he hasn't played there before but he's played with such confidence wherever I've put him this year when we've had all the injuries," Bennett said post-match. "He's played halfback, he's played five-eighth and he's played fullback and he's handled all those really well and I thought he'd handle that but maybe it was a bridge too far at this stage of his footy career. It was my decision so I take the responsibility for that."

That's the fundamental difference between Seibold and Bennett. One takes responsibility for his mistakes. And the other repeats his mistakes because of zero accountability.
It’s because the old **** has lost what it takes to be an nrl coach.
He’s been flogged in the last 2 finals games he’s been in charge off.
 

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Souths coach Wayne Bennett took the blame for the first half capitulation.

"I made a mistake tonight, I put Adam Doueihi on the wing, he hasn't played there before but he's played with such confidence wherever I've put him this year when we've had all the injuries," Bennett said post-match. "He's played halfback, he's played five-eighth and he's played fullback and he's handled all those really well and I thought he'd handle that but maybe it was a bridge too far at this stage of his footy career. It was my decision so I take the responsibility for that."

That's the fundamental difference between Seibold and Bennett. One takes responsibility for his mistakes. And the other repeats his mistakes because of zero accountability.
Clutching at straws there.
Move this rubbish to another thread. Souffs got pumped last night, WB/JD’s records in finals is rubbish.
Neither is any longer at the club, it really is time to move on, but if you cannot, I am sure Souffs would appreciate more supporters.
 

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