Yep, that is entirely fair comment. I was hoping to see some incremental improvements each week such that you could see the improvement building over the course of the season, but that has not happened. Instead, we have the same inconsistency, up for some games like Penrith and the Roosters, then hopelessly poor and getting flogged again.
I was hoping that those floggings would have started to drop off, and although we were getting beaten, there were signs of structure and effort which reflected good coaching. That to my eye has not happened and I fear that halfway through the season those signs aren't there.
It may seem stupid to rest my hopes on one game but the roosters job we did gives me some confidence that Kevvie is making some improvements.
I think some are underselling just how bad we were last year. 15% win rate. Sure we’re only up to 25% this year but it’s tracking in the right direction. We’ve had the most fucked draw in the comp don’t forget which is fucked considering we’re the reigning spoon holders
100%... the big concern I have now is how are the players doing mentally after that fucked draw.The Draw is the part that I think consistently gets overlooked. We've realistically had the worst opening Draw of any club. Once that evens out a bit more I can see our win % starting to look much healthier.
I still don't see us making the finals but I think we can still fight our way out of the bottom 4 at least.
There have been some steps forward and then, with such an inexperienced and down in confidence roster, the unavoidable steps backward.Back on to Kevvie, what are the collective thoughts on his performance to date. I think that at this stage it has to be marked as a negative accepting that he has been handed a shit sandwich along with the most difficult draw out of all of the teams.
Unless there is a marked improvement in the second half of this season and a better start to next year I doubt that he will get an extension (or perhaps see out next year).
I think now would’ve been the perfect time to drop Coates, you could just frame it as resting him after origin.I think Kev isn't trying to get into the top 8, he wants to win games but his priority is seeing what people can do. If he drops Coates the media would go crazy, he has to be dropped from Origin first. Its obvious to me mead was dropped so Cobbo can get game time.
I think we need to see something next year. A positive change in form and ladder position is a must for Kev to get more years.
Yesh the only thing is that just buys you time, he would be expected to return. His form must be exposed. He get dropped from Origin if Green has any balls then from us soon after if he continues down the track he is on.I think now would’ve been the perfect time to drop Coates, you could just frame it as resting him after origin.
Crazy how Overated Coates is, even after that display alot of pundits still think he should be on the wing for QLD.
They just see Big, Fast Young winger must be good, despite the fact he is no skills, can't catch, Tackle or make meters.
Blows my mind that poor Meady gets dropped for this.
I just want to point out that Mead could’ve come on to the wing to replace Coates. Which would’ve allowed Farnsworth, the player who trained there all week, to remain in the position you planned for.
60 minutes and no Paix.
Sack Kev, there i said it.