Well that’s what is happening now and the reason why he hasn’t been given the ass. The club will have to do something in the coming weeks if we don’t get some wins fast.Gus is smart. They will support and give Barrett everything he needs to be successful. If he can’t deliver then he seals his own fate. The tap on the shoulder follows saying mate we’ve done all we can for you. Best you step aside or will be forced to. That’s all there is to it really.
I agree but club has really dug itself in a big hole my friend.Most of us last year where prepared to assess Baz till round 10 this year with a better roster at his disposal.
We're at that point now.
Same coach, same assistants, same game plans and same results.
I hope the powers to be at the club have something of a plan that doesn't incorporate persisting with anything or anyone to do with this coaching staff.
I agree with a lot of kennelers saying sack Barrett but he's not on the ground dropping balls and making stupid decisions, these players have probably been playing league since they were kids so there's no excuse for dropping the ball umpteen times and not even trying.Bulldogs general manager of football Phil Gould has been very public in his backing of Trent Barrett but has a new challenge on his hands with the brittle Canterbury board splintering when it comes to the coach.
It was always going to be tough for the loser of the wooden spoon clash at Magic Round on Friday night against the Knights; Bulldogs fans have turned on the club, and the board listens to what their fans are saying.
The club is sitting at the bottom of the table and is showing nothing in attack, an area of the game where Barrett is supposed to excel.
Barrett has barely won a game in his time at the Bulldogs, and no club or board can tolerate that. His record makes for dismal reading: three wins from 24 starts last year and two from 10 this campaign for just five victories in 34 games in all (15 per cent).
Gould will continue to support Barrett and won’t sack him.
The loss to Newcastle has rattled the coach, and the season is already taking its toll on him.
What’s worse for the coach is that he has overseen the majority of the recruits who are at the club.
I’ve asked Gould on numerous occasions about the Barrett strategy and he has backed him strongly. However, Dean Paywas shown the door with a far better record (19 wins from 57 starts), and this board doesn’t appear to be on the same page as the coach.
Embattled Bulldogs coach Trent Barrett.
There are obvious contenders to replace Barrett, but it’s going to take whoever is in charge at least another 18 months of pain before the Bulldogs will see the light.
Big-name recruits Viliame Kikau and Reed Mahoney will arrive next year and Kikau has a strong connection with Barrett from their time at the Panthers. The club could also bring in fresh support for Barrett, but he already has the best coaching mind in the game at the club in Gould. While “Gus” has no desire to coach, that may be the best solution in terms of support for the coach.
Bulldogs directors losing patience with struggling BarrettTrent Barrett has barely won a game as Bulldogs coach, and no club or board can tolerate that.www.smh.com.au
The whole coaching staff needs to go! The players are no where near as fit as they should be, skill level is below average! As the other teams are starting to hit peak fitness we are still way off! We can't keep up the pace for 80 mins and mistakes and ill discipline get worse as the game goes on! We are trying to play like Panthers and we don't have the skill! We played better when the halves were getting more ball against roosters when JJ was off with covid!Nobody that backs this fraud has the Dogs best interest at heart and can fuck off with him.
But the negative karma Barrett is generating by a negative game plan and his team selections with people who are playing poorly are causingI agree with a lot of kennelers saying sack Barrett but he's not on the ground dropping balls and making stupid decisions, these players have probably been playing league since they were kids so there's no excuse for dropping the ball umpteen times and not even trying.
Yes but he is fukin responsible for developing our structures in attack so we can score more than 10 points a game...anyone could say to their team just run and don't pass the ball...what the fuk does he do at training?I agree with a lot of kennelers saying sack Barrett but he's not on the ground dropping balls and making stupid decisions, these players have probably been playing league since they were kids so there's no excuse for dropping the ball umpteen times and not even trying.
I don't know for sure, but I got a feeling Baz did that as a little clip to Averillo for answering the question at the mid week presser about his preferred playing position.Loved the last minute change of our new right centre and wing combo. Worked a treat to solve our problems.
One was a mannequin and the other a crash test dummy.
What rubbish comments ..I agree but club has really dug itself in a big hole my friend.
Laundys @ Barrett best of mates
Phil Gould @ Barrett we’ll soon find how close that relationship is.
Our club has a a conflict of interest everywhere it seems.
Fans crying out for a true leader now.
Like hitting your head against the brick wall to be honest
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With recruitment we had, most expected us to be better than we are now. Glad the heat is on him.Whatever people want to say about the source, I'm glad these articles are being written.. It adds pressure on the club to act sooner.. With every loss more articles like this will be written which surely means it's only a matter of time til they act.
Very informative and love the detail. Thanks.I'm hearing Phil is looking to bringing in a old school coach and a Assistant who will take over when the time is right, I haven't heard any names, Obviously the Penrith Assistant will be looking for a job soon as Cleary is there forever, but his not ready for this squad yet ?
Hearing the same, but I think I know who they areName your source Dave, or is it just one of your alter personalities?