Apologises Mods if there’s already a thread on this? But lets get to the point – what exactly would you do if you were coach? if you were trying to sell yourself to JD for the head job? saying we need new players when you know half of them wont come here is pointless. So I’ll take a stab first. Its a little simplistic but..... anyway.... I think you build around 3 key things. CLUB ETHOS I think it needs to start with defining the club ethos – what is it that defines this club? what is the heart and soul? at the moment, I don’t think we have one. Or at least, I dont see it on the field. Three words – PRIDE, MANA, RESPECT. If that is what we want this club to be about – then that is what we ask of the players every single day. On the field and off the field. It needs to be a clear strong message. GAME STRATEGY Next, I ask myself, what is my strategy for this team? Is it jungle footy, or is it structured footy, or it is somewhere in between. At the moment, I see the team is trying too hard to play structured safe footy. The lack of creativity in plays is stifling to watch. We’re the second worst team in the comp. on defence. So do we work to improve it, or throw caution to the wind and say, forget it, lets just focus on scoring as many points as the opposition on attack? Given the miserable results over the last 3 years on trying a structured approach – I’m going to go broke and say we bring back jungle footy and make the game exciting for the fans to watch. It’s risky, I know and we might lose, but at least we’ll bring back the fun and entertainment in the game that fans have come to see. We need the spirit that is missing in this club and the only way to bring it back is to play to a strategy that meets our ethos. TEAM Now that I have my club ethos and game strategy set, I need a team that can execute. To bring back jungle footy, it means, unfortunately there is no room for both Simon Mannering and Hoffman. I cant have two of the same one dimensional players on the field at the same time. This means an early retirement for Hoffman. As his replacement, I would work hard on Mutts – develop that skill set at training to be a fast, mobile strike force weapon. I would motivate, inspire and bring back the confidence in his play. Other changes ? - well, Manu – you’re done. I might try him out in the forwards during training and see how he responds, but generally his days on the wing are over. I would recruit Foran. Hands down to be my anchor in the backline. That means... Lolohea – your place is on the wing. And I think that’s about all you can do in 2017. So my team list is this : 1. RTS 2. Fus 3. Ashford 4. Kata 5. Lolohea 6. Foran 7. SJ 8. Lillyman 9. Luke 10. Lisone 11. Mannering 12. Thompson 13. Matulino 14. Hingano 15. Bunty 16. Sipley 17. Vete thoughts?