MELTDOWN Wayne Bennett - Moves to Souths

Should Wayne Bennett's Contract be Extended?


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Brent81

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Beginning to feel sorry for WB. He looks jaded and has aged considerably this season. His record as a coach cannot be questioned. There is not a premiership in this current squad.
Quite clearly changes are needed to our roster and WB is so stubborn he wont do this or he cant do this because there is no room in the cap. This is due to some dumbass recruitment and retention . Boyd needs to be moved on and we need a complete new spine. Gillo's contract is a strange one considering his neck injury. Moose is blind in one eye and I am sure this hampers him as he gets sold so many dummies. We have no leader , look at JT barking instructions last night and compare that to Boyd throwing his arms in the air.
Sadly, only a new coach will make the changes required to make us a premiership force again.
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Bingo.

Got it in one.

Unfortunately there are some real Bennett sycophants on here who can't admit that maybe he's gone on a year too long (and he certainly should not be extended to 2020).

If players want to chase Bennett (and I don't think they will) they can **** right the hell off. They'll be leaving their new club at the end of 2020 when Bennett gives it away anyway.
 

Waynesaurus

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Bingo.
If players want to chase Bennett (and I don't think they will) they can **** right the hell off. They'll be leaving their new club at the end of 2020 when Bennett gives it away anyway.
Spot on, no player is bigger than the club, if they think its better somewhere else then seeya later.
 

Nashy

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Wow.

If I'm hateful then you are insane. You seem to want to do the same thing over and over again whilst hoping for another result.

So Bennett flies through on past achievements? Wow, remind me never to invest in anything that your spruiking....heck, why don't you sell BETA tapes, they were the top of the line once...

I completely respect what Wayne has done. He was top of the pops once upon a time, but not any more.

You're right, we've lost 9 games. Let's do a little audit as the performances this year....

Flogged by melbourne x 2
Flogged by Manly (when they were playing like shit)
Flogged by the Warriors after the Warriors got towelled the week before
Lost, Titans, Knights, Bulldogs, Cows

Should have lost to the Cows (first time - goal post), Roosters (two individual tries), Dogs (last minute penalty), Tigers (same again), Raiders (16 blot down)

Seriously, do you even watch games?

Or do you just watch recordings of old games on BETA?
Did you forget to take your pills today again mate? Do you read what you write? Deadset, I wish I'd been a bit more lenient with our rules, all I can really say is that when we lose, your posts jump the line of sane and rational, to complete idiocy.

And to question if I watch the games? Where did that come from mate? In my post, how did your head take us in that direction? Stop being a fucking clown. Of course I watch the fucking games.

I've seen a team that's played all year pretty shit. I've seen a team all year that's had injuries. I've seen a team all year that has a coach making questionable decisions, some of which I don't agree with. But because I have a brain that functions a little more rationally than the one in your head, I also understand that it's not all the coach, and plenty of those players are issues. And guess what mate? We don't have the ability to drop that many players from our squad because they aren't performing. I'm not sure if you're aware, but we have a salary cap, and many very young juniors who simply aren't ready.

Instead of acting like a dickhead, have you thought that you might have an adult conversation with some adults? I don't mind either way, because I've found that the other grown ups on this website find your shitty posts pretty funny. So that's at least one positive from your being here.
 

broncos4life

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Well he can **** off tomorrow.

Can’t get a team up to play the bulldogs, the Titans, the bulldogs etc etc

Signs Bird instead of a halfback.

Guarantees Niko the halfback spot.

Resigns a backrower with a busted neck.

Resigns Opacic when he won’t play him.

Manages to piss off Walters and Parker.

Puts Boyd to fullback despite obvious fitness issues.

Our best year was 2015 and we have been going downhill since.

The teams attitude is shit. You see it in the defence.

Still no idea how to ice a game.

Milf would have to be the dumbest 6 I have ever seen. Good runner. Reasonable passer to left. Can’t pass to the right for shit. Ok kicking game. Zero and I mean zero game awareness.

Bennett is past it.

He can go right now.
How many times did Wayne **** your missus exactly?
 

Number6

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most of this is a load of shit
Which parts cause pretty sure he did fail to sign a halfback, sign a busted bird with no clear role in the team on good dollars (5 mill game last I heard), guaranteed Knik and refused to try anyone else other than a bird with a clipped wing, resigned a Gillo for longer without even one game post career threatening injury, played a fullback who can’t had to completely revamp his running style cause of hammys? Please tell us how we are closer to winning a premiership than 2015 with a non functioning spine, leadership vacuum and young squad that will likely need a couple more years minimum?

The emotion is high but excluding that which of the stated points are you disagreeing with? And which are you saying is a good idea? Only one I can think of is buying Bird which while disagree with WB should know talent so could accept on faith but lot of salary cap used when don’t have a 7...
 
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Wolfie

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Why do people keep up with this myth that we signed Bird instead of a halfback. He offered a contract to a halfback, he just got a better one.
 

pagey

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Why do people keep up with this myth that we signed Bird instead of a halfback. He offered a contract to a halfback, he just got a better one.
Cause most people are sheeps these days , apparently it's cool to get on the fad bus . Like this coles mini bullshit !!!
 

Number6

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Why do people keep up with this myth that we signed Bird instead of a halfback. He offered a contract to a halfback, he just got a better one.
I think the issue is Birds money could have supplemented that offer or been available to another halfback option... it is a zero sum game with the cap. Pay big dollars for a centre who doesn’t want to be a centre, a five eight on the Maccas diet or a lock without a sternum or whatever Bird is meant to be for us does limit free money for a halfback or new hooker. Issue is whether available or not. If talent scouts were really hot could have got Ponga for less (not suggesting realistic or appropriate money at the time but if systems and recruitment was that smart and WB knows so much more and is on such a higher level than the rest of us plebs (he is so far beyond logic and common sense apparently that we can’t understand 1/1000 of the situation) as his fan boys are suggesting in defending obviously stupid decisions then why isn’t he picking up ones like this? Or Blake green? Or some other rabbit out of the hat? - absurd logic I realise but so is playing a fullback so let’s get on that juice and enjoy it for once.)
 

Super Freak

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I think the issue is Birds money could have supplemented that offer or been available to another halfback option... it is a zero sum game with the cap. Pay big dollars for a centre who doesn’t want to be a centre, a five eight on the Maccas diet or a lock without a sternum or whatever Bird is meant to be for us does limit free money for a halfback or new hooker. Issue is whether available or not. If talent scouts were really hot could have got Ponga for less (not suggesting realistic or appropriate money at the time but if systems and recruitment was that smart and WB knows so much more and is on such a higher level than the rest of us plebs (he is so far beyond logic and common sense apparently that we can’t understand 1/1000 of the situation) as his fan boys are suggesting in defending obviously stupid decisions then why isn’t he picking up ones like this? Or Blake green? Or some other rabbit out of the hat? - absurd logic I realise but so is playing a fullback so let’s get on that juice and enjoy it for once.)
That wasn't the case.

The Broncos could afford the money, they just refused to pay that amount for him and quite frankly they made the right decision there.

There were no other realistic options. Blake Green was already a done deal for the Warriors.
 

Number6

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That wasn't the case.

The Broncos could afford the money, they just refused to pay that amount for him and quite frankly they made the right decision there.

There were no other realistic options. Blake Green was already a done deal for the Warriors.
Mitchell Pearce? I know later on but already blew our wad all over bird. Could have pushed more for Ryley jacks when he was clearly on outer. You are tell me the he richest club in the game with the supposed greatest coach of all time can’t find something resembling a f***ing halfback? Or at least have someone in lower grades ready for a go? FFS!
 

Caniffe

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And to think the season isn’t even over yet! Strap yourself in for the end of season review threads!!
 

Number6

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the board don't run the footy team, the coach does ... in fact as the majority of the board are business people and have never played top level rugby league, they should stay the **** away from decisions surrounding the team.

the board interfering in on-field decisions is a sure strategy to see us plummet to the bottom of the ladder
Agree board shouldn’t run team. But board is responsible for overall direction which includes review of senior stuff performance most notably the coach.

Look at most of the big boards in the world. Most are business people not scientists for scientific companies and so forth. But board does need to know when experts aren’t going in the right direction, succession plan and hold people if not getting results. So not seeing the point unless board is micromanaging?
 

animal eater

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I respectfully think it is time for Wayne to exit. Frankly there is something slightly odd and off putting about watching a soon to be 70 year old plead his case. If he was making great decisions, had a progressive attack, made rational player positions, I would think otherwise. If he wants to stay around in a recruitment/ management role, fine but otherwise I would rather see him coach elsewhere.
 

Jedhead

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I think most of us on the boards agree we are desperate for a real organising 7. Knik could then move to the bench and share the 9 with Macca. Macca would do all the hard yakka in the opening twenty minutes just ensuring our ruck remained at least stable. Knick would then come on for the second 20 and concentrate on attack. There seems to be an extreme lack of available good 7s running around in Australia at present. Perhaps there is a good 7 running around in the British/French/Catalan super league.

IF ONLY WE HAD SOMEONE AT THE BRONCOS WHO HAD SOME UP TO DATE AND INSIDE INFO ON WHO WOULD MAKE A GOOD HALF AND WOULD LIKE TO PLAY IN AUSTRALIA UNDER THE CURRENT ENGLAND COACH. Does anyone have any ideas?
 

2ndPhase

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I don’t have a Wayne agenda either way. On balance I appreciate all he has done for the Broncs over his career. At the end of the day though it can be argued that our last two seasons have been particularly underwhelming. Not just the results, but the overall attitude and character of the team that is at the least perceived from the outside. Won’t be shocked if he’s gone after this year however unfortunate it will be as a less than flattering ending to his legacy here.
Would much prefer he went out on a high after all he has achieved for the club. I just hope the current situation doesn’t leave both the club and Wayne looking silly.
 

Battler

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I think most of us on the boards agree we are desperate for a real organising 7. Knik could then move to the bench and share the 9 with Macca. Macca would do all the hard yakka in the opening twenty minutes just ensuring our ruck remained at least stable. Knick would then come on for the second 20 and concentrate on attack. There seems to be an extreme lack of available good 7s running around in Australia at present. Perhaps there is a good 7 running around in the British/French/Catalan super league.

IF ONLY WE HAD SOMEONE AT THE BRONCOS WHO HAD SOME UP TO DATE AND INSIDE INFO ON WHO WOULD MAKE A GOOD HALF AND WOULD LIKE TO PLAY IN AUSTRALIA UNDER THE CURRENT ENGLAND COACH. Does anyone have any ideas?
This. How is Wayne the coach of England, a country where their play makers in both League and Union love to play with their foot more often than not, and can't find a halfback, even if he's a poverty Widdop, to come over and play for us?
 

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