Bulldogs powerbrokers are set to carry emergency talks on Monday to debate the workforce’s early-season efficiency and the way forward for coach Trent Barrett.
Canterbury officers are reportedly annoyed and spent the weekend speculating whether or not Barrett was nonetheless the membership’s long-term boss, in response to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Pressure was mounting on Barrett previous to the membership’s upset victory over the Roosters, however a poor efficiency in opposition to a struggling Knights outfit has shone the highlight again on the membership’s 2022 woes.
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Bulldogs officers will even query director of soccer Phil Gould, asking whether or not the membership can return to finals soccer with Trent Barrett as coach.
Barrett may have coached the membership for the final time after a 16-6 loss to Adam O’Brien’s Newcastle aspect.
“Trent Barrett is under enormous pressure, there will be an emergency meeting of the Bulldogs board tomorrow with the suggestion Barrett may have coached his last game,” Warren Smith stated on Fox League’s Magic Round protection.
“We saw Phil Gould here in the media centre not long before kick-off between the Roosters and the Eels and his mood it’s fair to say was fairly dark.
“Maybe a clue there, but big drama at Belmore.”
Club members have despatched a wave of complaints to Canterbury-Bankstown administrators in response to the SMH, with many suggesting it’s time to let Barrett go.
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The former Panthers assistant has no solutions in Friday night time’s post-match press convention, having slumped to the dismal file of solely 5 wins from 34 video games.
Only just a few weeks in the past, Phil Gould backed Barrett because the long-term Bulldogs coach however now the choice could also be out of his arms if the board decides they need to extreme ties.
Many followers had a constructive outlook coming into this season, with a variety of high-profile recruits together with Matt Burton and Josh Addo-Carr able to revive the cellar dwellers.
But now any optimism has pale and the Bulldogs won’t be wanting choices ought to they be needing a brand new coach.
Paul Green, Shane Flanagan and Cameron Ciraldo are the skilled choices to take over, whereas Steve Price has had a profitable stint in Cronulla and Kristian Woolf has been strong at St Helens.
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