As we’ve mentioned previously, “internal turmoil” stories have a way of surfacing when teams are losing; and the Titans are currently suffering through both of those things.
The latest is a report that, according to AAP, Titans boss Graham Annesley approached winger Anthony Don to discuss coach Neil Henry. The report states that “Don was approached by Annesley to discuss Henry after back-to-back NRL horror shows”. (For his part, Don’s version of events was a bit less dramatic.)
“There was a conversation,” said Don. “It was just general chit-chat with Graham – it wasn’t anything official. That’s about it.”
For his part, Don said Henry had the full support of the playing group, effectively rubbishing recent speculation that Henry had lost the dressing room.
“The playing group 100 percent supports him; it wasn’t him that was out there on the field on the weekend putting in that embarrassing performance.”
Of course, you wouldn’t expect a current player to openly dump on his coach, so it’s hard to put much into Don’s apparent support, but it’s certainly better than nothing.
We expect that these stories are only just beginning, and it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. If you’re a Titans fan, buckle in for a barrage of contradictory reports of internal fractures, until either it all comes to a head, or the club starts winning again.