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Potter Dumped? Maybe, maybe not


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#1 G Las D

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 10:13 AM

Mick Potter has been the question of speculation for months - will he won't he keep his job/

It was said at one time that Robbie Farah didn't rate him.

It was widely reported he was to get the bullet after the game against Dragons win or lose (lose).

Is Potter gone then after the Dragons game ... which was thought to be either straight away or at the end of the season?

Well it's as decisive as maybe ....

 

After a meeting he's got his job still until the end of the 2014 season - a couple of months then.

Rumour and speculation have been the order of the day here.

No wonder Tigers form has been up and down.


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#2 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:04 PM

The problem at Wests is not Potter, who has done a decent job bringing through youngsters. The problem is Motormouth Robbie Farah who seems to think he is the best player in the world and the best coach going by some of his comments. He is a good player but lacks the quality of somebody like Cam Smith. He shouts and belittles people and gets easily frustrated. Farah has fallen out with Matty Johns, Gordon Tallis, Benji Marshall, Tim Sheens, Mick Potter etc all in the space of 2 years. Seems he cant take the pressure and hits out at anybody who doesnt agree with him. Farah is the problem that Wests have struggled for so many years and creates problems coaches and teammates dont need. Shut your gob Robbie and concentrate on yourself and dont blame others. 



#3 Railway End

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:21 AM

It would be an absolutely crazy decision to get rid of Potter IMO.

Last season he had an horrific injury list to deal with and was forced to blood many youngsters. He also had the Benji Marshall circus to control as well. The signs were there at the end of the season that he was turning things around.

This season they have performed well above expectations. Last year's youngsters are now established first graders. Simona, Noafaluma, Sue, Seumanufaigai (sp?), Gavet, Brooks, Tedesco and Moses fit that bill. Good signings such as Taupau, Austin and Richards have proved a success as well.

This squad is going in the right direction and could be world beaters in 2 or 3 years. Brooks in particular looks like a future origin and kangaroo player and he's only 19.

Farah needs to wind his neck in. He comes across as someone who's only happy if he is centre of attention. The board should be backing the coach, especially when he is doing well, and not star players. It's Tim Sheens all over again.

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#4 G Las D

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:00 AM

Gorden Tallis, now that his spat Farrah has become public, has clearly called Farah's bluff. Farah has publically gone for Tallis and in return Tallis has confirmed Farah did say Potter couldn't coach to him.

He also revealed a part he says Farah played in getting Tadesco to renege on his deal with Raiders through his manager Ayoub so that he'd stay at Tigers.

Tallis also commented on the player power at Tigers in getting rid of Sheens and now Potter.


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