Ian HarkinModeratorSeptember 6, 2021 at 9:40 amPost count: 10196ctreeParticipantSeptember 6, 2021 at 9:47 amPost count: 5
As a Fever Fan I’m not feeling entirely optimistic about this. His time at Tbirds wasn’t great.KatParticipantSeptember 6, 2021 at 11:08 amPost count: 79
To be fair I think there were a lot of issues at the Thunderbirds before Dan took over and while he was coach that was out of his control. I am sure some of the posters here will remember the details.
I think it is a great appointment.TBParticipantSeptember 6, 2021 at 11:13 amPost count: 425Netballcrazy1ParticipantSeptember 6, 2021 at 11:57 amPost count: 1910
I can understand why some Fever fans might be hesitant but he has grown so much since his time at the Thunderbirds. On top of that, NSA gave him very little support in my opinion and there was so much chaos with the board and management that I think it made things difficult. Didn’t help that the last coach was sacked mid-season either.Ian HarkinModeratorSeptember 6, 2021 at 4:01 pmPost count: 10196al_exParticipantSeptember 6, 2021 at 6:44 pmPost count: 951
I haven’t been that impressed by Ryan’s coaching and his track record for both Thunderbirds and NI wasn’t great, but he is clearly loved by players and builds very strong cultures within his sides. Rhinos has a great debut season as well it must be said. I thought Stacey’s assistant would take over so it will be interesting to see how the whole coaching team fits together. Fever’s success will be very dependent on whatever Fowler does I think.NB12ParticipantSeptember 6, 2021 at 7:03 pmPost count: 145
It’s difficult to to know if it’s a good signing without knowing who else applied.
I think Dan will do a great job because there are excellent foundations for him to build on. You have to acknowledge that he did not give up on coaching after what happened at Tbirds, but rather went away and grew.
He actually did some great things at NI, and the players spoke very highly of the high performance aspects of his coaching, intensity they hadn’t experienced before.
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