Statman, very curious who did the club try to get?
I agree with pretty much everything Boti said in his article and Isaac in his posts, if only they ran the club.
Re players relationship with the coach, the club needs to make the decision, have the meeting with the players and listen to them as Isaac said, the underlying thing has to be that we are making the change and we want you to embrace it.
For me bring in Guy Molloy, was involved in the 2009 Dragons title, being coaching SEABL/Vic/Aus Junoirs since, so hopefully has some sort of decent relationship with guys like Gibson and Creek and many of the guys currently playing in college, he also has NBL playoff experience and built Cairns up from basically scratch, which will be invaluable experience imo, and if someone like Gleeson, Stacker, Westover are happy to be his assistant then they can come too.
If replacing Clarke means Cadee, Creek, Johnson, Weigh walk at the end of the season, well so be it, its not ideal, but not the end of the world, especially when we have only 1 cheap import, could easily replace 2 of them with star imports and bring in a couple of decent young Aussies, decent group finishing college i beleive in the next year or 2, and not be worse off, likely better as keeping the current coach just to keep the players inst working, so id rather lose them all, make some changes and have a chance of doing well than keeping them all for another couple of years like the last 3 just out of fear the players will walk. Thats why i like the meeting suggestion to try and get them all on board and stop the mass walk out if possible.