‘About to implode’: Tallis slams Broncos move

Brisbane legend Gorden Tallis has taken aim at Broncos senior management after they cancelled a trip to the races aimed at building good rapport between the club’s old boys and current players.

The Broncos lost 28-16 to the Gold Coast Titans on Friday in a fiery Queensland derby.

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The following day coach Kevin Walters had a planned day out to bring the club’s past greats and the current crop of youngsters closer together.

But following an intervention by senior management, the races day was cancelled.

Speaking on Triple M, Tallis implored the club bosses to give Walters more support and control.

“I just hope and I reckon we need to watch this space – I reckon it’s about to implode,” Tallis said.

“The people above Kevvie need to support him. The recruitment officer (Peter Nolan) is the one that signs them all, the chairman, the (interim) CEO (Neil Monaghan) they need to get behind him and give him the tools to shine.

“To one point, the boys are down. Yes, we (the Broncos old boys) all had a chip at the side last year.

“We were supposed to have a race day – all the old boys and young guys. Get around them, talk to them – and they are young – and try and help them get a little bit wiser. Get an old head on a young man’s body … but it got cancelled by the people above Kevvie.”

Gorden Tallis.Source:News Limited

Tallis went on to explain that he thought it was a missed opportunity to create a strong bond between club legends and the rising stars.

He said there was no reason why the race day should have been cancelled and urged the club to give Walters “full range” to run the club how he saw fit.

“The Broncos had an old boys day organised to get all those blokes back in there,” Tallis explained.

“Whether it’s Shane Webcke or Petero Civoniceva and get all those guys going to a race day. You sit there and have a chat to the old guys and you can talk to the young group and they’re buzzing around.

“I loved that when I saw a Gene Miles or a Wally Lewis and I would’ve loved to have had a beer with them, bumped shoulders and talked footy. But it got canned.

“It was a great day. It was a bit damp (in Brisbane), but you know there’s always good weather inside a pub.

“The point is it comes from the management, which shows that if Kevvie wants to take full control of this team they've got to give him full control of this team.

they need to give him full range, if he’s the coach he can’t be getting blocked. if he’s trying to set the standards, it’s got to be Kevvie’s club.”

The Broncos will next face the Canterbury Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday evening.

Originally published as‘About to implode’: Tallis slams Broncos move

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