Was handed a **** sandwich. We got key injuries and suspensions, will be a miracle if we get to 8th. Candidate for Dally M Coach of the yr runner up, IMHO.
he hasn't coached well though mate and has shown many times to be out of his depth. JMO got handed a **** sandwich, had constant injuries and suspensions and was inexperienced but was never in many discussions for coach of the year type honours
Improvement in players was already there to see while JMO was here early season before Cactus took over so I doubt Cacty has done much development wise with players either. though most players havn't really gone backwards under him either. we are just lucky it's such a terrible comp, look at where our wins came from. against pleb teams or good teams decimated by injury (panthers)
our second half performances are a bad meme and our defense poor for the most part
we have achieved little of note and if we scrape into the 8 look at the horrendous teams we get there over and it will likely be on a negative F/A with a 10W 14L record which is less about the efforts and success of our season and more about the flaw that is the top 8 system letting mediocre teams play finals
credit to Hannay for the wins we did get, keeping the boys and club together and the odd moment of inspiration but he is still a bottom tier coach who I would prob only have over Walters or Barrett. poor opposition and some exceptional backline talent in the sharks have saved him
best wishers to him back in an AC role next season where he belongs and where he wants to be - at least he is honest and has no delusions about his ability as a head coach