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It was Henry's time to go: Freddy

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 10:48 PM
Source: SportsFan
Author: Adam Jones

Roosters and NSW legend Brad Fittler says sacked North Queensland coach Neil Henry had it coming after a disappointing four and a half seasons at the helm of the Cowboys.

Henry was informed on Monday that his services will not be required at North Queensland in 2014, with Storm assistant Kevin Walters the early favourites to succeed him.

Fittler says the writing was on the wall for Henry as the Cowboys slumped to a 6-12 record this year, leaving them in need of an improbable six-game winning streak to make the finals.

"Their results haven't been exemplary over his tenure at the Cowboys," Fittler told the SportsFan Clubhouse gang.

"He's had long enough now. He knew his job was on the line at the start of the season. They've been disgraceful, if anything. They've been really poor."

Part of the criticism of Henry has been his failure to do more with a squad brimming with representative talent, but Fittler says the outgoing coach should be lauded for putting together the building blocks of a successful side.

"One good thing [Henry] has done – recruiting. He's done a fantastic job there," Fittler said.

"He's recruited what looks like a great footy team. Now someone has to bring them together and motivate them and inspire them so they want to play for each other.

"They've got a lot of good juniors coming through. They've got a lot of good kids coming through and a lot of kids wouldn't want to move away from the area, so they're at an advantage there to a lot of teams."


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