Let's look at that shit squad shall we? We had in the front 3, McGuire, lodge, and offs. Theres 2 origin and a likely origin there. Our second row was gillet and glen, both internationals, our hooker has played origin. Our halves (our weakness) we're Milford (origin) and knikSeibold inherited a shit squad, lets be honest. Judge him in 12-18 months time, when he can get his own squad together. If Wayne couldnt win a title with Boyd at 1 and Macca at 9 then how can Seibold?
Though I do agree that Seibold needs to make some harsh calls and drop a few players.
(international). We had Boyd (international). Oates and Kahu (internationals) and Roberts and bird (origin). That's not to mention some of hottest young talent in the NRL to back them up.
Some of those players have continued to hold two honours, other merely first grade spots. None of them have retired or been unable to play regularly.
My point is there was a strong squad and even letting go who we have continues to be a strong squad. What is missing is the cohesion to make it gel and injuries. One is bad luck, the other a combination of bad form and poor tactics.
One thing is certain blaming the past coach rings pretty hollow, especially when that squad was placed higher last season and was tipped to be higher this one.
Siebold may not have been able to achieve that success expected, changing the squad the way he has, in the hopes of long term success. And his approach may bear fruit but our current position is squarely on his shoulders, and is the sacrifice we as fans are expected to suffer with patience until his long term success starts coming.
His future is dependent on it showing signs of happening sooner rather than later.