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He turned down the Warriors due to a family situation. Corona Virus created an unknown as to whether him/his family could travel to and from Australia easily.

The Cowboys get their man

Thank you so much mate! Really appreciate that.

The Cowboys get their man

Our youngsters have worked with him previously. I hope that helps them go forward again, guys like Hess for example, they worked with Todd in the Holden Cup days. I’m putting hope into that.

The Cowboys get their man

It won’t be easy, but if there’s anyone you’d have some faith in judging by what we see from the Warriors, while that’s not all Payten, it’s him who’d have a chance to do that for the Cowboys!

The Cowboys get their man

He’s definitely ready to go. Hopefully a new career coach in the making!

The Cowboys get their man

The ones who make it simple tend to be the best! The old saying of the most intelligent are the ones that can make things simplest and easy to understand.

He’s gotten some guys in there performing to a quality standard which has been impressive for me!

The Cowboys get their man

I want that to be the case of course! I hope a lot of the guys buy into him like the Warriors have. He would already know a lot of the guys which is good.

The Cowboys get their man

Wouldn’t be surprised, he’s well acquainted with the club obviously. I have a lot of faith in Todd obviously, new era which might’ve been needed for some time.

The Cowboys get their man

Yeah, the Broncos one will be interesting. It sounds like a two horse race between Paul Green and Kevin Walters. Ikin for CEO you’d imagine. Greeny or Kevvy would be interesting to watch!

The Cowboys get their man

I mean, a lot of the points conceded came from the inevitable smacking by Melbourne when the coach had been sacked and there might’ve been a few distractions but hard to excuse a 50-6. There’s not much explanation for the 46-10 the Sharks gave them. Been impressed by their improvement however! Todd seems like a no-nonsense type of operator with bad performance, so I’d hope a few guys are ready to go to another level.

The Cowboys get their man

Thanks mate, it’s been very frustrating. But could be worse I suppose haha.

The Cowboys get their man

Perhaps, should’ve taken that into account. But when you’re in lockdown capital and eagerly waiting you won’t believe how long 1 month and 10 days is hahaha.

I don’t see Cartwright’s appeal to be honest. 86/186 at the Titans from memory. I’m happy to see Payten get the gig obviously. Not too sure why we didn’t do 2 and not 3 as per the club’s option. But 3 isn’t too bad, could be worse, it’s not 5 with his option thankfully.

The Cowboys get their man

Hahaha! Isn’t my love enough? It’s rare from a Cowboys fan! Kevvy suits you guys much more than us. He’d bring the right people in and all. I don’t think Kevvy could coach anywhere but the Broncos.

Which club is set to benefit the most from the coaching musical chairs?

Walters? Why do you hate us?

Payten is the man for the Cowboys.

Kevvy is perfect for the Broncos, but not us.

Which club is set to benefit the most from the coaching musical chairs?

I can’t understand why people are knocking this.

The club are looking at Kevin Walters, who’s done nothing in NRL clubland. The bloke with a 37% winning record at Catalans Dragons. The bloke who should focus on winning a state of origin without the big four first.

I’d rather us take a punt on Todd Payten.
He knows the club, he is very straight talking and honest. There’s no mumbo jumbo, wordy bullshit that equates to nothing with Todd Payten, he tells it how he sees it, what’s going on at the club and how he plans to work on things. We need transparency. Paul Green gave more of the former and less of the latter.

Todd moved over to Australia months ago with his side as an assistant coach. Probably rumblings, but nothing solid that his boss would be sacked. He has taken control of a side that is living out of a suitcase, players in and out, injuries aplomb, players that aren’t Warriors. He has every excuse to throw his hands up with the comfort of the excuse that he’s in a difficult situation.

But he has taken the charge and is incredibly invested in the challenge. The players seem to respect him highly and so do the seemingly odd owners. If you impress them, you must be of some good stuff.

He is bringing a resolve and some steel to them that they’ve lacked. He can do some seriously good work at the Cowboys.

Todd Payten eyes Cowboys coaching gig

Perhaps, but I dont think I’m the only one who thinks so. I understand their need for a target. I know that they needed to make a statement in order to make rugby league attractive in any way to Canada and North America. But, people of Toronto will show up to anything… just like Melbournians in that sense, it won’t matter what event in Sport is on, they’ll go. Even before they had SBW, the Lamport was selling really well and the crowds they were getting were fantastic for a club introducing something new.
But SBW? No disrespect to him, but SBW? I know a statement had to be made, but is that not too big a gamble?
You have the fanbase, and in the right city to grow a game. You don’t have to do anything amazing or extravagant to make a statement. Just play good footy and have a good team. That’d look a lot better than being where they are, struggling in a cap and not having a lot of depth.
I know they have a marquee system over there, but as a club, surely you’d have to think that SBW is a major gamble. Surely sustainability has to be at play if you’re going to grow the game in a new continent.
Regardless of which opinion is right or wrong though, it definitely sets a new precedent for those in charge of operations in sport that’s for sure.
Don’t get me wrong, I was a big supporter of this venture and wanted to see it work. Hence why I said, start the thing again next year. Refresh it, take the lessons and move forward.

Sonny Bill Williams in limbo after Toronto quits Super League

They will persist with it.
Eric Perez is very well connected with the right figures in the RFL. They won’t let it go that easily.
If they want a hope of growing the game they have little choice but to stay in the English Super League or in the RFL. If they want to develop Canadian rugby league players, it’s imperative for them to be an English Super League club. They need to be on a big stage before they can be anywhere else in somewhere like Canada, local players need to be able to strive and dream about playing against the Wigan’s, Huddersfield’s, St Helens’ and the Warrington’s. There has to be something for them to dream about. They won’t get the grant though because as a business, the Wolfpack are registered as a Canadian business entity I believe.

Sonny Bill Williams in limbo after Toronto quits Super League

They signed him on absolutely absurd amounts of money that was unjustifiable, for someone who hadn’t played the game for so long. It was marketing and nothing else, and now it has completely backfired on them.
Their squad has minimal depth in the side, and is struggling to be cap compliant.

Blow the thing up, take two and start it all again.

Sonny Bill Williams in limbo after Toronto quits Super League

End of 2021

Paul Green parts ways with Cowboys

Whoever wants Walters needs their heads checked.

I want Wane.

Paul Green parts ways with Cowboys

Everyone laughed, but a week ago, I said it wouldn’t be ludicrous to expect Trent Barrett in a top job soon in my part one of waiting in the wings.

Dean Pay parts ways with Bulldogs

The fact it comes from John Hopoate gives it all away really, doesn’t it?

It amazes me the media gives him any air time.

Some light on Addin Fonua-Blake's words

Edward, with all due respect, your comment bared absolutely zero credibility from the moment you not only stated that kids use it in school, but also you mentioning that the person on the receiving end of that name knows they are not retarded.

I think you need to finetune your understanding of HOW things can be offensive, not WHAT is offensive.

There is a strong percentage of people who are mentally disabled or impaired are factually unable to defend themselves, which makes both using and enabling the use of the insult even more absurd, and not to mention, cowardly.

Some light on Addin Fonua-Blake's words

As I say – I don’t think it’s crazy to think we could see Barrett come back into an NRL coaching role in the future, but not in the next few years.

Hook would be really good for a few clubs, agreed.

Toovs has been linked around the place, I think it’s easy to say he’d only do well at Manly because it’s so difficult to imagine him anywhere else. But he seems keen to move. He personally said he’s interested in the Warriors, so I feel like that could be a watch this space.

Waiting in the wings (Part 1): Familiar faces

Yeah you’re right! I am quite nervous about the prospect of a draft in the NRL to be honest, but I probably haven’t taken enough time to understand how it could work.

The salary cap changes, that’s daunting haha.

Waiting in the wings (Part 1): Familiar faces