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Bellamy's phone call to back rookie

The Sunday Telegraph A LONG-DISTANCE phone call to Parramatta chief executive Denis Fitzgerald from the NRL's most influential coach, Craig Bellamy, ...

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Bellamy's phone call to back rookie
By David Riccio
October 25, 2008 11:00pm

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Eel or no Eel ... Shane Flannagan has expressed his interest in the Parramatta job. / The Sunday Telegraph

A LONG-DISTANCE phone call to Parramatta chief executive Denis Fitzgerald from the NRL's most influential coach, Craig Bellamy, has boosted Shane Flanagan's bid for the Eels' head coaching position.

As the Parramatta board strives to recover from the resignation of Michael Hagan on Tuesday, the battle has come down to Daniel Anderson and the well-credentialled Flanagan.

Flanagan expressed his interest to Fitzgerald on Wednesday.

Less than 24 hours later, Fitzgerald accepted an unknown number on his mobile phone to discover Bellamy, on a working holiday in the US, backing Flanagan.

"Craig called Denis to support Shane's qualifications,'' Flanagan's agent John Fordham said.

"Getting an acknowledgement from a coach with credentials like Craig Bellamy would have to have immense value.''

Flanagan, the current Sharks assistant coach, has worked closely with Bellamy in recent years.

The pair were assistants to Australian coach Ricky Stuart in 2007 and Flanagan acted as Bellamy's right-hand man for NSW during this year's Origin series.

"I appreciate Craig's gesture, but it's definitly not something I asked or requested him to do,'' Flanagan said.

"I'm certain the decision makers at Parramatta will look well beyond votes of confidence as such and look more at what someone can bring to the club.''

Having spent 10 years as both a player and lower-grade coach at Parramatta, Flanagan is believed to have support within the club. Several influential figures at the Eels are adamant Flanagan, a known disciplinarian, will provide the shake-up the club needs.

It's likely Flanagan will meet with Fitzgerald next week, before Anderson returns in early November to pitch his own claims.

Other candidates for the job, current Eels assistant coaches David Fairleigh and Matt Cameron, will begin picking up the pieces of a poor 2008 season when the Parramatta playing group resumes training tomorrow.

Despite receiving the blessing of Melbourne Storm chief executive Brian Waldron to apply for the position, Kiwi coach Stephen Kearney's focus on the World Cup is likely to go against him.

The Melbourne Storm assistant said he is unwilling to consider anything other than steering New Zealand's cup campaign.

Bellamy's backing of Flanagan - and not Kearney - is evidence the former Kiwi international is content to continue his career in Melbourne.

Fairleigh, Cameron, Kearney and former Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes, who registered his interest during the week, are all likely to be overlooked for either Anderson or Flanagan.
 

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Bellamy backs rookie coach

By David Riccio A LONG distance phone call to Parramatta chief executive Denis Fitzgerald from the NRL's most influential coach, Craig Bellamy, ...

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Bellamy backs rookie coach

By David Riccio
October 26, 2008

A LONG distance phone call to Parramatta chief executive Denis Fitzgerald from the NRL's most influential coach, Craig Bellamy, has boosted Shane Flanagan's bid for the Eels' head coaching position.

As the Parramatta board strives to recover from the resignation of Michael Hagan on Tuesday, the battle has come down to Daniel Anderson and the well-credentialled Flanagan.

Flanagan expressed his interest to Fitzgerald on Wednesday.

Less than 24 hours later, Fitzgerald accepted an unknown number on his mobile phone to discover Bellamy, on a working holiday in the US, backing Flanagan.

"Craig called Denis to support Shane's qualifications," Flanagan's agent John Fordham said.

"Getting an acknowledgement from a coach with credentials like Craig Bellamy would have to have immense value."

Flanagan, the current Sharks assistant coach, has worked closely with Bellamy in recent years.

The pair were assistants to Australian coach Ricky Stuart in 2007 and Flanagan acted as Bellamy's right-hand man for New South Wales during this year's Origin series.

"I appreciate Craig's gesture, but it's definitly not something I asked or requested him to do," Flanagan said.

"I'm certain the decision makers at Parramatta will look well beyond votes of confidence as such and look more at what someone can bring to the club."

Having spent 10 years as both a player and lower-grade coach at Parramatta, Flanagan is believed to have support within the club.

Several influential figures at the Eels are adamant Flanagan, a known disciplinarian, will provide the shake-up the club needs.

It's likely Flanagan will meet with Fitzgerald next week, before Anderson returns in early November to pitch his own claims.

Other candidates for the job, current Eels assistant coaches David Fairleigh and Matt Cameron, will begin picking up the pieces of a poor 2008 season when the Parramatta playing group resumes training on Monday.

Despite receiving the blessing of Melbourne Storm chief executive Brian Waldron to apply for the position, Kiwi coach Stephen Kearney's focus on the World Cup is likely to go against him.

The Melbourne Storm assistant said he is unwilling to consider anything other than steering New Zealand's cup campaign.

Bellamy's backing of Flanagan - and not Kearney - is evidence the former Kiwi international is content to continue his career in Melbourne.

Fairleigh, Cameron, Kearney and former Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes, who registered his interest during the week, are all likely to be overlooked for either Anderson or Flanagan.
 

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bloody hope not the last thing we need is another disruption.
hope to keep Flanagan, the current Sharks assistant coach
 

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Eels start on-field training

So, too, has Shane Flanagan, Ricky Stuart's assistant at Cronulla and a former successful Eels lower-grade coach. Fairleigh has said he will apply, ...

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Eels start on-field training
29/10/2008 3:18:00 PM

The Parramatta Eels began on-field training today for the 2009 NRL season.

Assistant coach David Fairleigh and Toyota Cup coach Matt Cameron ran the squad following Michael Hagan's shock resignation as first grade coach last week.

Daniel Anderson remains the odds-on favourite to replace Hagan and is due back from holidays in America next Tuesday.

Anderson is a former school teacher and lower-grade and assistant coach to Brian Smith at Parramatta.

He also took the New Zealand Warriors to the NRL grand final in 2002, then had multiple successes with St Helens in the English Super League. Melbourne Storm assistant coach and New Zealand Test coach Steve Kearney has also been mooted and has expressed interest.

So, too, has Shane Flanagan, Ricky Stuart's assistant at Cronulla and a former successful Eels lower-grade coach.

Fairleigh has said he will apply, and so has departed Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes.

Hagan's principled decision to resign early rather than see out his contract, has cost him an estimated $300,000.

He cited disillusionment with coaching, family commitments and health concerns as reasons.
 

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Anderson ready to take the reins at Parramatta

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Anderson ready to take the reins at Parramatta
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Former St Helens mentor Daniel Anderson, a firm favourite to take on the vacant Parramatta coaching gig, has declared himself a better and more experienced coach than the last time he coached in the NRL with the Warriors.

Anderson took the Warriors to the 2002 Grand Final (where they were beaten by the Roosters), but Anderson is adamant his time in the English Super League with powerhouse club St Helens has made him a better coach in all aspects of the game.

"I'm more experienced, there's no doubt about it," Anderson told Fairfax.
"I've had a good time, I've enjoyed myself. I've had success and I've had some adversity [to contend with]."

It's expected Anderson will be interviewed for the Parramatta position within the next fortnight.

Anderson refused to speculate about his chances of securing the Eels job.
"I don't do 'would've', 'could've', 'should'ves' - I don't do theoreticals or rhetoricals," he said.

"I didn't know a few years ago that I'd be at the Warriors and I didn't realise I would go to St Helens,"

"You can't ever say what's going to happen. I don't know what's going to happen in six or seven weeks."

Despite Anderson's refusal to comment specifically on the Eels position, it is widely known Anderson is keen to return to coaching at NRL level, following a successful four-year stint with St Helens.

Anderson remains a red-hot favourite (he's listed as a $1.22 favourite to the job with betting agency Sportingbet), there's been no shortage of interest in what's regarded as one of the plum coaching positions in the NRL.

It's believed Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney will meet with Eels chief executive Denis Fitzgerald at the conclusion of the Kiwis World Cup campaign, with Bulldogs assistant Jim Dymock, Ricky Stuart's right-hand man at the Sharks Shane Flanagan also in the mix.

Parramatta pair David Fairleigh and Matt Cameron are also regarded as chances, along with former Cowboys coach Graham Murray.

Anderson has the advantage of being a former lower-grade coach at the Eels, and also has international experience as a former Kiwis Test coach.

Anderson said family reasons were behind his decision to end his highly successful association with St Helens.

"The kids [were the reason for returning]," he said.

"My daughter starts high school this year. I promised her when we went [overseas] that we'd be back by the time she started high school. It's just time to come home. It's been eight years away from Sydney."

"I'm more experienced, there's no doubt about it".......Daniel Anderson, former St Helens coach
 
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Shane Flanagan overlooked for Parramatta Eels coaching job

Cronulla coach Ricky Stuart chats to assistant Shane Flanagan. Photograph: Rohan Kelly / The Daily Telegraph CRONULLA assistant coach Shane Flanagan has ...

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Shane Flanagan overlooked for Parramatta Eels coaching job
By Dean Ritchie
November 05, 2008 11:00pm

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Staying put ... Cronulla coach Ricky Stuart chats to assistant Shane Flanagan. Photograph: Rohan Kelly / The Daily Telegraph

CRONULLA assistant coach Shane Flanagan has been overlooked for an interview for the Parramatta coaching job with Daniel Anderson firming as favourite.

Flanagan nominated to replace Michael Hagan but it appears the contenders are Anderson and the club's two assistants, David Fairleigh and Matt Cameron.

Anderson arrived back in Australia on Tuesday after a successful four-year coaching stint with English Super League club St Helens.

Last night, Flanagan was resigned to the fact he had missed the top job at the Eels. "I think they've made up their mind to go with Anderson," he said.

"I'm disappointed that I didn't even get the chance to have a chat with them and for them to find out my thoughts. But they have made up their mind and there isn't much I can do. It's their decision."

Eels CEO Denis Fitzgerald and club general manager Andrew Hill will interview Anderson next week.

"We will meet with Daniel after he finds his feet at home," Fitzgerald said. "In the meantime we will interview the internal candidates, Matt Cameron and David Fairleigh. After that we will make a recommendation to the board."

Fitzgerald scoffed at talk former Canterbury and Parramatta player Jim Dymock would be a candidate. He also rejected talk the race was now between Anderson and the Fairleigh-Cameron combination.

"I wouldn't say that but the situation hasn't changed," he said. "Daniel is favourite but the two assistant coaches also have good credentials."
 

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SHANE FLANAGAN STAYING

EELS BLOW IT - CRONULLA JUNIORS & SHARKS WIN
Story & Photo By : ourfooty media
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PHOTO : Shane Flanagan explaining what he wants these Under 15's from the 2008 Development squad what he wants them to do.


Media reports that footy genius Shane Flanagan won't be joining the Parramatta Eels next year is not all that earth shattering news.

In fact it is terrific, that means Shane will most likely also be involved with the Cronulla Junior League through the Development Program planned with the Sharks.

Shane reckons the Eels didn't even talk to him, well that's their bad luck because the kids that had the opportunity to be part of his coaching sessions have the hugest respect of the dynamic Flanagan.

Shane has been a big part of the Sharks success this year and as assistant coach of the mighty NSW Blues will be able to share all that great experience with the local junior league and the Sharks.

Obviously with all his keenness and great footy brain, Shane will get his chance to coach at the top level soon enough.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CRONULLA JUNIOR LEAGUE
 

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if i knew they he would get snubbed by the eels last night, i would of said "a few" harsh words to denis fitzgerald as i walked past him after the footy

shane deserves a head coaches position...

but good news he is staying, for now
 

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Shane Flanagan denies Rabbitohs link

Courier MailStuart Flanagan denies Rabbitohs linkCourier MailPhotograph: Kelly Rohan / The Daily Telegraph NSW, Australia and Cronulla assistant coach Shane Flanagan last night denied rugby league's hottest rumour ...

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Stuart Flanagan denies Rabbitohs link
By Andrew Webster and Dean Ritchie
July 10, 2009 12:00am

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Team ... Shane Flanagan (left) and Ricky Stuart at Cronulla training. Photograph: Kelly Rohan / The Daily Telegraph

NSW, Australia and Cronulla assistant coach Shane Flanagan last night denied rugby league's hottest rumour - that he is poised to coach South Sydney in 2010.

Speculation linking Flanagan to Souths has been growing this week but Souths management insist Jason Taylor's future at the club is safe.

Asked had he spoken with Souths, Flanagan said: "The last I saw they still had a coach in Jason Taylor. He is still there.

"I haven't spoken to them directly and, as far as I know, they haven't spoken to my manager John Fordham. That's the honest truth.

"It's all rumour at this stage but I would certainly jump at the chance. I'd love to coach there and if there was on offer, I'd run there from the Central Coast (where NSW is in camp).

"But Jason is there at the moment. We have not had any contact."

Souths chief executive Shane Richardson also scoffed at the rumour. "We have approached no one," he said.

Taylor has a solid friendship with Souths co-owner Russell Crowe. Crowe is currently filming in the UK while fellow Souths co-owner Peter Holmes a Court is holidaying in America with his family.

Last week, The Daily Telegraph emailed Crowe asking him about the Souths coaching position.

Crowe emailed back, saying: "I am going to pass on the opportunity of giving a quote."
 

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Joe Grima appointed to Sharks job

Joe Grima appointed to Sharks jobMalta Independent OnlineThe Sharks have appointed Malta head coach Joe Grima as assistant coach (to Ricky Stuart) to their NRL team. A founding director of the Malta Rugby League ...

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Joe Grima appointed to Sharks job
07-Nov-2009

The Sharks have appointed Malta head coach Joe Grima as assistant coach (to Ricky Stuart) to their NRL team.

A founding director of the Malta Rugby League (MRL) in 2004, Grima was head coach of the Sharks U-20’s team in 2009, a role he will also maintain in 2010.

Settling into his new role at the Sharks, Grima says his job is the ‘most exciting’ and ‘time consuming’ role ever, but he loves every minute of it.

“Having the chance to work with Ricky (Stuart) is a dream come true. Just watching him communicate with the players is second to none” says Grima.

Malta Rugby League (MRL) President Mark Sultana congratulated Grima saying: “On behalf of the MRL Board and its committee we’d like to congratulate Joey on this fine. Joey is a hard worker and knows his stuff when it comes to coaching rugby league”

Grima is also a Life Member of the Parramatta Eels District Rugby League Football Club.
 

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Warnie wants tee-time with TigerDaily TelegraphHe will also stick with his right-hand man next year, Cronulla's assistant coach Shane Flanagan. WE keep hearing that the formation of the NRL commission ...

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Warnie wants tee-time with Tiger

By Rebecca Wilson and David Riccio
November 08, 2009 12:01AM

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HE won't go public with his decision for a few weeks, but Craig Bellamy has already started planning for next year's State of Origin series. Bellamy has sounded out his coaching staff following this year's 2-1 loss to Queensland. He called a host of NSW legends, including Steve Mortimer, Steve Roach and Max Krilich, into camp this year to talk to the squad and he will look to increase the involvement of ex-Blues players next series. In particular, Brad Fittler and Laurie Daley are two former NSW legends that Bellamy is eager to have at his disposal.
He will also stick with his right-hand man next year, Cronulla's assistant coach Shane Flanagan.

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still reckon give shane flanagan a try, hasnt he been the assistant coach to the blues for the last couple years, and its not like the club could doing any worse under flanagan compared to how we are playing now.
 

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still reckon give shane flanagan a try, hasnt he been the assistant coach to the blues for the last couple years, and its not like the club could doing any worse under flanagan compared to how we are playing now.

assistant coach the the worst NRL and SOO team, yeah I'm sure he's just full of victory.
 

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so instead of trying something new with a new coach who has kept his spot as the assistant coach of nsw and i think i may have read that he is the assistant coach of aus u wanna stick with sticky, who i dont think is doing that flash of a job seeing as we have had one good year and this is is his 4th year here. i think it is time for something new. and i think flanagan is the man to do the job.
 

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We're always going for something new. Ever thought maybe it's the Sharks that ruin coaches and players? We're cursed perhaps.
 
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