Main content

It was Henry's time to go: Freddy

Brought to you by

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."


News & Views

Evening Sports Wrap

Get your evening Sports news hit.

Cahill says 'best Socceroos side'

Tim Cahill believes the current team is the best Socceroos side...

ODI Tri-Series, Game 6: India Batting Highlights

All the highlights from India's batting at the WACA as they take...

Nations Rebel Against Socceroos

Certain nations in the Asian Football confederation want the...

Beckham Smashes World Record

NFL star Odell Beckham obliterates the world record for most...

Hird loses court doping appeal

James Hird has lost his Federal Court appeal against the investigation...

Tiger's Back... Sort Of

Tiger Woods returned to competitive golf today, and it's fair...

Midday Sports Wrap

Get your midday Sports news hit.

McLaren Set For Success

With a new Honda engine and Fernando Alonso joining Jenson Button...

Why You Should Watch the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl takes place on Monday morning (our time) and Will...


Clubhouse Blogs