Geoff Toovey has recently been appointed as new coach of the Bradford Bulls, much to the delight of fans who have been going through a tough time as of late.
The Bradford Bulls were liquidated last month, which means they will begin the season with a 12 point deficit, and will be playing catch up straight from the off. Geoff Toovey will be taking over the role from Rohan Smith who left the club by mutual consent not so long ago, and it means Geoff only has a short time to get the squad in good shape for the start of the season. Is Geoff the right man for Bradford Bulls or will he fail as the new coach? Below we’ll see what he has to offer.
Three Years National Rugby League Experience
Toovey was the main man in charge of the Australian NRL side Manly Sea Eagles for 3 years so he has the experience to take the Bradford Bulls to the next level. Australian rugby league may be different to English rugby league but he still had the leadership skills to motivate the younger players and that will be one of the best skills he has to ensure he is successful. Whether Toovey has the ability to put the life back into the Bradford Bulls because of recent financial problems remains to be seen, but he was one of the best coaches available at the time and Bradford Bulls made sure they snapped him up quickly. A 12 point instant deficit at the start of the season isn’t the best position to be in, but with a man of Geoff’s experience, the Bradford Bulls can be sure they are under the best leadership to ensure they survive.
A Great Leader
Toovey doesn’t have as much experience in being a coach as many of the other coaches in the game, but he does have the leadership skills to make sure the Bradford Bulls have a good chance this coming season. Toovey is well-known for being able to motivate his players, which is why he was one of the coaches at the top of the Bradford Bulls’ list. Not only will he bring an attacking mentality into the Bradford Bulls game but he will also be the man to lead the Bulls in other important ways in terms of motivation and inspiration.
Perfect Coach for Younger Players
We all know he has the experience to succeed as a coach thanks to his attacking mentality, but he also has the skills required to inspire younger players to come onto the pitch and make a real difference. This is what Toovey is well-known for, and as the Bradford Bulls will need to be careful financially from now on, it will mean they will have to take advantage of their youth setup rather than spending big on new transfers.
Bookmakers Favour the Bradford Bulls This Season
The Bradford Bulls may not be able to do anything in terms of winning the championship this season because of the 12 point deficit they have to make up straight from the start, but the bookmakers do think they will be able to do some damage when they are playing other teams now they are under new coach Toovey. If you think the same and you are looking to put a bet on it, make sure you have a look at the best rugby betting sites to ensure you get the best odds with every bet you make.
Will Toovey be a success at the Bradford Bulls this season or will the owners regret their decision in appointing him? The start of the league is fast approaching and if Toovey can make an instant impact he is sure to be able to turn some of the many frowns upside down.