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Posted by K-Diddy on Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:31 am
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Nathan Brown is indeed a fantastic coach but surely he's a massive risk too? Remember all the 'will he won't he' last time he was here on whether he'd up & leave mid season to go back under?
Posted by K-Diddy on Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:58 am
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
Nathan Brown has a high reputation and the respect of the Newcastle Knights players. Here is the testimony of superstar fullback Kalyn Ponga --- one of the four Super Fullbacks in the NRL:

“Browny’s still here, and while he’s been here he’s been good to me, he’s respected me, and he’s made me the player I am right now,” Ponga said.

https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/08/21/nat ... now-ponga/


Also worth noting that when asked about Brown leaving Newcastle this is what Ponga had to say “I was having a nice Strawberry thickshake when I heard so I wasn’t too sad”. Just screams respect.
Posted by bren2k on Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:51 am
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Leon Ashton wrote:
Think you're confusing him with Michael Maguire.


No I'm not - Brown started it at Shudds, Maguire took it to extremes at Wigan, and every team followed suit; we've never recovered.
Posted by little wayne69 on Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:39 am
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AS108 wrote:
Go on then, who’s better? I don’t expect a response.

Ian Watson.
Posted by Judder Man on Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:35 am
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Leon Ashton wrote:
Think you're confusing him with Michael Maguire.


It was Brown who introduced the tactic of slowing things down in the tackle and PTB before Maquire hit these shores. To a certain extent he also introduced the kicking game, the giants didn't have a team with a lot of good passing skills so he got Danny Brough to kick high and see what came off.
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Posted by Huddersfield1895 on Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:30 am
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I just thought that his tactics at Saints were one out football with not a lot of adventure
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AS108 wrote:
Brown is miles better than every current Super League coach apart from Holbrook.

Really?
Posted by Leon Ashton on Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:45 pm
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Judder Man wrote:
It was Brown who introduced the tactic of slowing things down in the tackle and PTB before Maquire hit these shores. To a certain extent he also introduced the kicking game, the giants didn't have a team with a lot of good passing skills so he got Danny Brough to kick high and see what came off.


That was happening way before 2009!
Posted by Les Norton on Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:13 am
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Leon Ashton wrote:
That was happening way before 2009!


The RFL purposefully allowed a more ruck dominant game, taken to high levels by the likes of Brown, Maguire etc after England’s disappointing shown the the 08 RLWC. We went over with players used to the speed and scoot dominant play of SL only to nullified by the refereeing interpretations and ruck dominant NRL players. Ironically, since then the NRL have cleaned up that area massively where as the RFL allowed our games to regress.
Posted by Lord Tony Smith on Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:53 am
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AS108 wrote:
Brown is miles better than every current Super League coach apart from Holbrook.

Justin Holbrook – 1 final 1 loss
Steve Price - 3 finals 1 win

Price also hasn’t been here as long as Holbrook and inherited a squad that finished 10th.
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