EYE-BALL’s Snoop-Poop – Ricky Stuart – NRL Supercoach!!! Poor, Poor, Parramatta –
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– Poor, poor, Parramatta –
| Author: EYE-BALL’s Snoop-Poop | 31st July 2013 |
|The fall of the Parramatta Rugby League dynasty has been many years in the making – they last won a premiership in 1986 – their 4th and all since their first in 1981.
It was the era of Jack Gibson, Stirling, Price, Kenny, Cronin, Groth, Ella, and many other Eels legends – it is the only era Eels fans have had to cheer about. Ever since they have been a Club trying to recapture those glory days and their fans have been kept waited a long time.
The most recent history of the manic coach musical chairs sees Ricky Stuart sitting in the job. When his time is done it will be proven that Parramatta are a Club without a soul, without a heartbeat, a club where the rudder of Leadership is a bankrupt and left meandering in an abyss where the fans keep showing up, the players keep turning up, but the outcome stays the same.
As an outsider it is easy to see all this – my friend as an insider defends the Club to the hilt and blindly trusts his judgement as a fan to believe Ricky Stuart is the answer. It is a crime to even try to tear down his belief.
When a racehorse fails to do what is expected who do the punters blame – it is never the horses fault – it is always the Trainer, the jockey, or just plain bad luck in running – it is never the horses fault.
Then why is it in the human world of sport and the Parramatta League team in particular, where a 3 and 17 win loss record is not the trainer/coach/owners fault – it is the player rosters fault?
Parramatta’s defining crisis point will come mid way through the 2014 season when all Parramatta fans realise that Ricky Stuart is the problem. What will they do then?
The new player roster Ricky Stuart has promised will be weaker than this season – firstly – who will he attract to the club – money players at best and we all now how that works in professional football.
How Parramatta can be so stupid to allow Stuart to lead the Club down a path that will tear the heart and soul from the club is something only the Club can answer.
Returning to the Coach musical chair appointments see the are list below –
… can anyone remember the anguish the club went through with each of these appointments?
Then a few years back many though a change of Administration was the answer when Fitzgerald was dumped after decades of service – did that solve the problem – where is Paul Orchard now?
Lets recap Ricky Stuart’s credentials – Stuart won an NRL premiership in 2002 when in his first year as head coach of Easts – we all know that he was hand-held throughout the season by Phil Gould and Graham Murray – in the next three seasons when he flew solo he saw the Roosters make successive Grand finals and lose – and then in 2006 he was booted from the club – all the while his player pool was of high quality.
His stats appear below: [Sourced from Wikipedia.]
Stuart’s Club Coaching performance can be viewed further using this source link: [sourced from Wikipedia.]
During the 2011-2012 period he was a NSW appointed State Of Origin head Coach and was appointed so because NSW felt that the rigors of a NRL Coach coaching the SOO team was too much.
Stuart’s State of Origin performance history is displayed in first table above – coached 9, won 4 and lost 5, with a series win in 2005 – the last time NSW won a SOO series.
For Parramatta fans and Administrators to have placed the Club’s survival prospects in the hands of Ricky Stuart it is an almighty gamble.
At Test level we all remember losing the WOrld Cup and Stuart going on a rant about the referee that is his living legacy.
I asked a question of the Parramatta fans – ‘do you not think that if the players were getting the job done the Club would be better off?’ A stupid Q&A scenario – of course on field success brings contentment within the Club. But Parramatta fans have gone past this point – now it is the thought of on-field success at some point in the future that brings contentment.
If Parramatta’s problems have not been solved with a revolving coach policy, how do they think they will succeed with a revolving player policy?
WIth their recent performance history as the only incentive to attract players – who do they think will get to come and play at Parramatta – let alone under a Coach like Stuart who thinks the current player roster can’t get the job done – walking this player dump walk is inviting players to be judged based on a Coach’s ability to win games. Stuart’s record over his whole coaching career is not that great – how do Parramatta fans think he will change that around?
Stuart strikes all as someone who has anger issues – his emotive sideline antics has a two-sided impact – we all see his passion and him wearing his heart on his sleeve – but so do the players.
Again we all remember his post match antics when he lost the World Cup – Australia losing to NZ in Australia – Wayne Bennett helped coach that NZ side with Stephen Kearney – in fact that Kearney performance and his Assistant Coach record with the Storm under Bellamy, was the reason Parramatta gave Kearney two years coaching at Parramatta.
Stuart has come after Kearney and now in his 1st season he has three wins from 18 matches and his answer is to dump half the 1st grade player roster and the Club supports him in the action.
Poor … Poor … Parramatta …
Blind Freddie can see that the problem the players have on the field comes from the Coach and the Administration’s desperation … why should the players put their bodies on the line when all they see is a Club self-destructing.
Players can read the signs, and it is they who go out there and get booed by the fans every week for their performances. All on behalf of the real failures – the Coach and the Club Administrators.
It’s time for the fans to get real, wake up and take back their club.
The ‘dreamland’ the fans live in is all a part of the fracture that is the Parramatta Rugby League Club … an example – Chris Sandow – a Souths reject picked up by Parramatta for $500+ when any league fan could see he was a dud … even my friend who supported the buy initially has come on bended knee and acknowledged that he can’t play and it was a bad buy.
No – Parramatta will agin own the wooden spoon and in the next season when Stuart has promised all – they will again be favourites to run last.
Poor … Poor … Parramatta … Stuart leaves his mark – look where Cronulla are now – and how long did it take Easts to again be a competitive force in the competition.
Ricky Stuart is no supercoach – in fact this blogger thinks he should just bow out of the game and learn to deal with his anger issues.
Perhaps when he has learnt some humility and wants to give back to the game, he should try coaching some kids where he can let the players teach him about respect and a true coach’s role in getting the best out of players.
Stuart has to learn how to give rather than take from the game … that is his story.
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