David Clemmer’s Knights future continues to hang in the balance but manager Adam O’Brien is reportedly staying at ‘arm’s length’ over the Newcastle star’s situation.
According to veteran league reporter Brent Reid, Clemmer and O’Brien reportedly have ‘no problem’ for each other. NRL360 As Klemmer apologized to the coach for blowing up at the coach – an incident Klemmer was given a show cause notice by the Cavaliers.
He also shut down a ‘conspiracy theory’ linking the Klemmer saga to the aborted 11th-hour trip to the Eels, although fellow NRL expert Phil Rothfield expressed deep concern over Klemmer’s performance and attitude at the Knights this season.
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The Daily Telegraph’s Brent Reading said. NRL 360As I understand it, Clem apologized – texting Adam O’Brien on Sunday night, believing he could have handled things better.
Read added: “I don’t think there’s a problem with Adam O’Brien. I don’t think the coach is out of it.”
Rothfield doubted the Cavaliers really hoped Clemmer would leave the club, especially given the ‘difficult situation’ between O’Brien and the player.
“I’m not sure they want him to go,” Rothfield said. Adam O’Brien has something to do with the television. So how would the coach support one of the coach’s players to be fired? It will be very difficult,” he said.
They read and answered: “That is why Adam is on his hand.” This is (in charge of the new director of football) Peter Parr. Adam was told: ‘Stay away from him’… My understanding is that Adam has no problem with David Clemmer.
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Rumors have it that Klemmer could be taken by the Cavaliers because of deeper problems and not as a reflection of this isolated incident.
NRL 360’s Paul Kent read about it and asked: “There’s a conspiracy theory to do with the move to Parramatta,” he got an emphatic response.
“That’s rubbish,” Read said. “Dave didn’t want to go to Parramatta. That was after they decided he wasn’t going.”
Parramatta wanted to sign Clemmer for the rest of the season to boost their finals hopes, but the Knights blocked the move before the August 1 deadline.
But Rothfield added that there were lingering concerns at the club about Klemmer’s fitness.
“I know for a fact, this is not an isolated case with David Clemmer. I’m not saying it was as dramatic as the abuse of the coach.
“There was no other cause of action, no indication on the record,” Clemmer read.
But Rothfield hit back: “But there are still some things going on behind the scenes at that football club.” I mentioned some of them Monday night: his inability to execute a game plan, (the tendency) to take one or two (too) many fights.
“Some people call it selfish. They’re not getting faster by playing balls.”
Pointing to video footage, Kent said: “He wrestles there, but he keeps fighting for three or four more seconds, which takes all the energy out of your attack, leaving him with no energy to attack the rest of the team.” next game”
But Read asked a question: “So what are we saying, are you using this as a plot to get him fired?”
However, Read commented that the single incident was not enough to see Clemmer’s contract terminated.
“This is not an unforgivable offence… the language used is freely used at that football club. It’s sprinkled around,” Read said, adding, “My understanding is that there’s language sprinkled on it as well.
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The situation in Newcastle is dire. As Kent declared: “The whole thing is strange. The whole thing is crazy. It’s a very gentle club.”
And with the new drama engulfing the club, Rothfield added that O’Brien’s future at the club is under an increasingly dark cloud.
“I will be fair. I think we’ll find out at 6pm on Sunday night… Given the empty stomach in Campbelltown, the Lemer drama and a few other things that happened, I think there’s going to be a lot of drama next week. “