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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by Beejay » July 9, 2018, 10:00 am

By about Round 4, when it was clear our defensive issues of the previous 3 years had not improved on iota, I was done with Ricky.
Sure putting Aiden Sezer into the 9 was a poor choice, but really, when it was clear to everyone that we had a good attack but it was defence that let us down at every opportunity year after year, you'd think that would be your priority in the offseason.
I mean Ivan Cleary got Luke friggen Brooks tackling people.
It's so frustrating.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by Pigman » July 9, 2018, 11:00 am

Northern Raider wrote:
July 9, 2018, 9:21 am
This is the worse debate ever. Both have been failures so why argue which you prefer? We have to move on from both.
What else you gonna do in a lost season but debate things like this. :lol:
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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by Matt » July 9, 2018, 11:07 am

gangrenous wrote:
July 7, 2018, 10:15 pm
LastRaider wrote:I blame our entire season failure due to pre-season and the first 4 rounds that basically defecated the entire confidence out of the team.

Due to the loss of Hodgson and the indecision around the hooking role we should have had 2 trial matches and leading into round 1 we should have well and truly been settled in the spine, the most important positions in the team. As much as Havilii has been great, he started off being only a 25 minute player and Garvey should have been given the hooker role from the beginning as he could play the 60 minutes required easily, with Havilii of the bench. Austin and Sezar should have been our halves as they deserved another chance together and Williams in Mounties. This combination of Garvey, Austin, Sezar and Wighton should not have been changed for the first 4 - 6 rounds.

Instead we had swaps and changes of Sezar, Williams and Austin every game. They were not able to get into any rhythm or into the season. There confidence became shattered and all 3 were constantly competing with each other on the field which meant a lot of selfish play was happening. As above we had a 25 minute hooker at best and we just had no flow or stability.

This resulted in massive loss of confidence for the Spine which then went through the team. Also during these 4 games there was no leadership by any of the halves as from week to week they didn’t know who was going to be playing and where. The first 4 losses basically set the scene for the season and it was pretty much season over then.

The results this year fall solely on Ricky and as much as I’m not a fan of Don either it’s not his fault. He relies on Ricky to do his job and he has failed. However it is now time for Don to step in and put Ricky on notice like any other CEO from other clubs would.




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I agree with a lot of this post. Great post LastRaider
I too, agree with the vast majority of that.
The bit I disagree with, is that Ricky did know who the hooker was. It was Sezer, debutized by Havilii.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by Schifty » July 9, 2018, 2:44 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
July 9, 2018, 9:21 am
This is the worse debate ever. Both have been failures so why argue which you prefer? We have to move on from both.

Because if there's two dumpster fires there always has to be a bigger dumpster fire.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by LastRaider » July 9, 2018, 5:43 pm

This article is a pisser. If the games went for 60 minutes this year we would be on top.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... cfa24174b3

And Supercoach see it’s not a mental thing!


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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by twistedbydesign » July 9, 2018, 6:41 pm

Furner's time here for me will always be first and foremost associated with the likes of Dugan and Ferguson and the absolute embarrassment out club became during that period. Not entirely fair on Dave perhaps, but I just hated that era. At least since Sticky's been here we have salvaged back some credibility within the community, though our current form and the Wighton debacle could soon bring an end to that too.

Ricky has had the most talented roster since our glory days. Admittedly he deserves some credit for assembling these players, but having done so the results are just nowhere near good enough. To miss the 8 last year - given the team we had, a frankly incredible run with injuries, and a soft draw - would have been enough for any club with ambition to start looking to make a change. Not the Raiders though. We're still here watching our team lose games in the exact same fashion and pushing around predictable excuses.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by scotchberry » July 9, 2018, 7:06 pm

RTW wrote:
July 8, 2018, 2:37 pm
There is no doubt that Austin is a poor defender but one thing that game showed was even without Austin in the team our right edge was still atrocious. They didn’t look like they were in the same library let alone the same page.

The try where BJ came in well after the pass was gone would have been funny if I was watching any other club.

Year after year our edge looks like they are out of sync this can only come down to systems that are in place.

Too often we are sliding when we should be up and in. We consistently slide close to the line. One bloke jamms in and regularly the bloke outside him stays out. We use step D and give up easy metres, we have zero ability to apply pressure when a team is coming of their own line.

If this isn’t a coaching flaw I don’t know what is. The storm can pull blokes like Cheyse **** Blair out of Resefve grade and teach him!
I know this post is mostly about defence but our famous “Leipana” has been non-existent since Whitehead was moved - I’d like to see him back there.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by dubby » July 9, 2018, 7:08 pm

Pigman wrote:And Furner’s first two years were blooding an insane amount of rookies.
Everyone has work to do in the opening 2 years of their coaching stints

Point is Furner was, overall, a disaster of a coach, and yet with a far superior roster Stuart has managed to maintain that level of stink.
It’s quite impressive
Stuart reached second spot, bar one Eddy Lee dropped ball a Grand Final.

Since then our roster has regressed terribly. Akin to the roster Furner had.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by afgtnk » July 9, 2018, 7:10 pm

LastRaider wrote:
July 9, 2018, 5:43 pm
This article is a pisser. If the games went for 60 minutes this year we would be on top.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... cfa24174b3

And Supercoach see it’s not a mental thing!


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If that doesn't say poor quality halves and leadership, then I don't know what does.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by Pigman » July 9, 2018, 7:52 pm

dubby wrote:
July 9, 2018, 7:08 pm
Pigman wrote:And Furner’s first two years were blooding an insane amount of rookies.
Everyone has work to do in the opening 2 years of their coaching stints

Point is Furner was, overall, a disaster of a coach, and yet with a far superior roster Stuart has managed to maintain that level of stink.
It’s quite impressive
Stuart reached second spot, bar one Eddy Lee dropped ball a Grand Final.

Since then our roster has regressed terribly. Akin to the roster Furner had.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by Northern Raider » July 9, 2018, 8:08 pm

You guys still going? May as well argue about which testicle you would prefer to have removed.
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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by Pigman » July 9, 2018, 8:13 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
July 9, 2018, 8:08 pm
You guys still going? May as well argue about which testicle you would prefer to have removed.
Huh?


Left, always and forever. Wake up, idiot.
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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by mamando » July 9, 2018, 9:51 pm

Who **** cares for hypotheticals? Especially depressing ones like these.

How do we get this bum sacked? And how quickly can we do it? That’s all I’m interested in.

Current player form/contracts, new player signings, junior development, memberships, corporate, sponsorship.... it’s all irrelevant and second fiddle until we remove the cancer that is Stuart. His stench lingers over everything we do and keeps us mired in mediocrity. Despite his protestations to the contrary and his sales mantra of “bleeding green” he only cares about his pig-headed self. He doesn’t give a **** about the club.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by julian87 » July 9, 2018, 10:09 pm

Imagine my surprise at the reaching tactic of 3/4 tackle kicks I the first 30
Minutes against the worst team in the competition. Jeeeeeeesssssussss
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by zim » July 10, 2018, 10:28 am

Imagine if one of those 40/20s hit the mark though? What a time to be alive.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by RTW » July 10, 2018, 1:27 pm

julian87 wrote:Imagine my surprise at the reaching tactic of 3/4 tackle kicks I the first 30
Minutes against the worst team in the competition. Jeeeeeeesssssussss

Even more frustrating when you nail the kick perfectly and trap them in the corner and they still make 70m a set.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by Ultima » July 14, 2018, 8:30 pm

I'm going to throw it in here too:

Austin is playing so well because Stuart stopped coaching him. He is free. That is what a player who is free of Stuarts toxic coaching can do :P
Get Stuart to realise he is holding the club back and step down to player manager!

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by Northern Raider » July 14, 2018, 9:59 pm

We just toweled up the 14th placed team. This thread goes on hold for a week.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by -TW- » July 14, 2018, 10:30 pm

8 wins

Tigers 10th
Titans 12th
Sea Eagles 13th
Bulldogs (2) 14th
Cowboys (2) 15th
Eels 16th

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by mamando » July 14, 2018, 11:42 pm

Exactly. Don’t fall for the same sales pitch that our board continually gets sucked in by people!!

Ricky is like Tim Shaw from Demtel selling you steak knives!!!

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by Dusty » July 15, 2018, 8:05 am

Ricky is not the problem... He's a winner... Who else could get 17 hurting blokes from in there to come out and play like that??
2019: 1. Wighton 2. Cotric 3. Croker 4 Leilua 5. Rapana 6. Norman 7. Sezer 8. Sutton 9. Hodgson 10. Papalii 11. Tapine 12. Whitehead 13. J.Bateman ----
14. Havili 15. Murchie 16. Soliola 17. Knight

Concentrate on the process and the result will take care of itself...

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by Canberra Milk » July 20, 2018, 6:45 pm

This game is the ultimate in Stuart getting out coached. The Sharks are much more motivated than us, more intelligent. No more talented

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by Dusty » July 20, 2018, 6:50 pm

Poor use of the bench... 15 blokes hurting in there


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2019: 1. Wighton 2. Cotric 3. Croker 4 Leilua 5. Rapana 6. Norman 7. Sezer 8. Sutton 9. Hodgson 10. Papalii 11. Tapine 12. Whitehead 13. J.Bateman ----
14. Havili 15. Murchie 16. Soliola 17. Knight

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by Green eyed Mick » July 20, 2018, 6:54 pm

This is a career defining half-time speech for Sticky. If we pack it in and concede 40 he better be drafting his resignation on the bus home.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by -TW- » July 20, 2018, 7:00 pm

Has murchie had his 5 mins yet?

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by zim » July 20, 2018, 9:11 pm

-TW- wrote:
July 20, 2018, 7:00 pm
Has murchie had his 5 mins yet?
Racked up 29mins.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by dubby » July 20, 2018, 9:14 pm


zim wrote:
-TW- wrote:
July 20, 2018, 7:00 pm
Has murchie had his 5 mins yet?
Racked up 29mins.
Ooff lol

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by Northern Raider » July 20, 2018, 9:15 pm

Green eyed Mick wrote:
July 20, 2018, 6:54 pm
This is a career defining half-time speech for Sticky. If we pack it in and concede 40 he better be drafting his resignation on the bus home.
Fair to say he did a good job of turning the team around. Credit where it’s due.

I’ll choose to ignore his persistence with Abbey at the back ahead of Cotric
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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by zim » July 20, 2018, 9:24 pm

Cotric did end up there at the end. Must have been trying to get him more involved. Papa also back on for Murchie. Both were good ideas towards the end.
Now if we just start with Cotric at the back.

Still. Not making the 8. Time for a new coach.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by yarnos20 » July 20, 2018, 9:31 pm

Sticky has to go...

IMO we were robbed tonight but that doesn't excuse the failure of a season we have had. Our first four games cost us the season, not tonight.
Im concerned that talk of the referring will defer any criticism of Don or Ricky. 1 finals in 5 years is just not acceptable.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by Ultima » July 21, 2018, 2:12 am

Even more so when it's the top 8 of a 16 team competition... Getting above average is beyond us with one exception which is looking more like a statistical anomaly than ability :(
Get Stuart to realise he is holding the club back and step down to player manager!

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by LastRaider » July 21, 2018, 5:37 am

Yep, I would also like to see our strength and conditioning coach moved on as well. The fitness of the squad coming into round 1 and all the way to round 6 was disgusting.

We also need a new defensive coach.


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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by Pigman » July 21, 2018, 8:44 am

4 seasons in 5 that he’s not gotten his team into the 8
I.e we have been below average for 80% of his tenure

This **** needs to resign
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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by zilhouse » July 21, 2018, 10:58 am

LastRaider wrote:
July 21, 2018, 5:37 am
Yep, I would also like to see our strength and conditioning coach moved on as well. The fitness of the squad coming into round 1 and all the way to round 6 was disgusting.

We also need a new defensive coach.


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The fitness is usually bad because Ricky doesnt believe in trials.
The defensive coach is leaving next year.

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Re: Sack Ricky

Post by KingDynamite » July 21, 2018, 11:11 am

This thread is just full of toxic BS from people who can’t get a hold on their emotions.

Ride on that free pass Sticky!!
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