Professional Sporting teams are often run far better than most companies. Their performance management, succession planning and recruitment can be impeccable. Assembling the best team is critical to success. For businesses, the working year has just begun; for the Broncos and the Reds, their preseason is over and the competition proper begins very soon. End of season recruitment is finished, player rosters are locked in, coaches have had a few months strength and conditioning training and a handful of trial games to finalise selections.
So, is your company more like the Broncos or the Reds in 2016?
- The Brisbane Broncos were grand finalists last season, beaten in the 80th minute of the final by a drop goal.
- The team line-up is largely unchanged from 2015. They lost Justin Hodges to retirement but recruited rising star James Roberts, so it’s a virtually unchanged team with some excellent reinforcement.
- Coached by Super Coach Wayne Bennett who’s history with the club is legendary (more premierships than any other NRL coach) – fans can feel confident that Bennett has the winning formula.
- Last season, Points differential of 195 points (for and against).
- 2016 Prediction: The Broncos will win the Grand Final. They’ve retained their best players and have recruited smartly to cover losses. They have all the tools necessary to win.
- The Reds finished 13th overall (of 15 teams) and 2nd last in the Australian conference.
- The Reds are facing a player exodus from last season including James Horwill, Quade Cooper, Will Genia, James O’Conner, Sam Johnson, James Hanson, Ben Tapuai, Tom Murday, David McDuling and Adam Thomson. They have recruited a Japanese Fullback who is rumoured to be already entertaining offers from another club (Toulon). The Reds player roster for 2016 is amongst the most inexperienced in the competition.
- The Reds reinstated embattled Head Coach Richard Graham who finished 2015 with a 28% win rate. This disastrous record is consistent from 2014 and his previous tenure with the Western Force.
- Fans have reacted with disillusionment and disappointment to Graham’s re-appointment for 2016 with social media showing widespread disapproval with the decision.
- Last season, Points differential of -187 points (for and against).
- 2016 Prediction: The Reds will finish 2nd last in the Australian conference and 13th overall for the 2nd year in a row. They lack the experience in their player roster and their Head Coach doesn’t inspire any confidence. The silver lining is that they have very credible Assistant Coaches who can step up and make the required changes for 2017, and a young player group that will benefit from the experience of 2016.
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