Phil Gould Is An Over-Rated Origin Coach

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by Boobidy, May 18, 2010.

  1. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    He coached when NSW were always going to be dominant, no matter who was coach. Now him not being that good of an origin coach doesn't make him dumb. He noticed who was coming up in the ranks for QLD, and knew what was going to happen so he cut ties and is now distancing himself from it, without completely closing the door just incase the same thing happens for NSW as it did for QLD.

    Gould is not the answer, as I've seen/heard some people say.
  2. Wilson SB Wilson

  3. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Look at the teams he coached, and the opposition. No wonder why he has such a good record.
  4. Freddy MJ Johns

  5. Magic AJ Parker

  6. Ged GEC King

    While I think that you're right, he couldn't do any worse than Bellamy.
  7. Tartmaster AJ James

    So Meningas not great either then yeah?
  8. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    It certainly was advantageous to come into SOO coaching the year after Lewis, the greatest Origin player and captain in history, retired. The Maroons dynasty was ending and the Blues were bolstered with primed players like Fittler, Daley, Stuart, Lazarus, Clyde, Harragon, Ettingshausen, Johns and many others.

    He was lucky in many respects but I maintain his analytical abilities and selection policies were and are the best of any NSW coach in SOO history.

    Again, I accept your general point - Have a look at the difference in quality from NSW's 89 to 90 teams and tell me that wasn't the difference between Jack Gibson winning and losing a series.
  9. morgieb MC Burridge

    I'd still want him though. Not only is he the smartest guy in league media (imo), he doesn't have any club affiliation. Will at least make better decisions that ****ing Bellamy...
  10. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    He has picked the right teams. Henry has covered the tactics for him. He isn't a great coach, not even close.
  11. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

  12. Freddy MJ Johns

    Danny Weidler should pick our teams.
  13. Andato BJT Manera

    I thought he did
  14. morgieb MC Burridge

    He isn't coaching at least, and his articles seem to be impartial...
  15. Magic AJ Parker

    By the way Gould has closed the door on coaching the NSW team for good, at least until the administration of the NSWRL is changed which is unlikely to happen any time soon. He's only ever left the door open on a possible club return and even then he says it's very unlikely considering he would only ever coach the Roosters who he turned down just after Fittler had been told he wouldn't be coach next year.

    Unless there's new information of course....
  16. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    I love it how NSW supporters refuse to take this seriously. It's like he is their only hope and don't want that dream being shattered.
  17. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Until the playing talent improves*
  18. Wilson SB Wilson

    I wouldn't go that far. I'm really sick of him as a league media icon. He constantly brings the game down and is often more damaging to the image of the game then the situations he attacks. It shits me.
  19. Magic AJ Parker

    So no link to this new information about him doing anything but outright refusing the job?
    Last edited: May 18, 2010
  20. Tartmaster AJ James

    Sometimes Gus is one of the best league minds going around,
    other times he's a raving lunatic.
    He's as consistent as Benji Marshall.

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