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Renouf: Seibold can lead this Brisbane team to title

When Wayne Bennett became the first Broncos coach in 1988 he had a five-year plan to win a premiership and he achieved that. Back then he was starting from scratch.

New Broncos coach Anthony Seibold has got to realise he has got a team good enough to win a title in the next couple of years. They should have won it in 2015, but I think this team that Wayne had put together can go really well and give it a shake.

South Sydney is a big club and Seibs was used to pressure there but that will only increase at Brisbane.

I think he will handle it, but the only way the Broncos will keep the naysayers away is by winning and playing good footy.

Seibs says he wants to draw a line in the sand and move on from the turmoil of the past month. I agree it is time.

Plenty of Broncos old boys have been forthright about recent events and why the coaching situation needed to be resolved.

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I have also been vocal in my columns this year about why Kevin Walters was my pick to be the next Broncos coach.

I was disappointed for Kevvie that he missed out but the decision has been made and we all must support Seibs now that Wayne has left the building.

Seibs was quick to make a positive impact at Souths and I am certain he will move quickly to get the respect of the playing group at the Broncos.

Seibs says he wants to draw a line in the sand and move on ... I agree it is time

Steve Renouf

A change will be good for the team. What Seibs did at Souths was what they needed, where he turned their attack around. I would like to see a bit more flair and offloading at the Broncos in 2019 and I think the new coach will encourage that.

Corey Oates was right when he said recently that the side's biggest failing in 2018 was a tendency to fall out of games and just go missing. They have struggled to put together a good 80 minutes of footy.

I was at the Broncos with Seibs when he was a young player and I can vouch that he is a good bloke and always had the respect of the players around him. Seibs knows the culture the Broncos was founded on, but in saying that no-one wants to be in Wayne's shadow.

If Kevvie had got the job he would have done things his way and not just continued with the Wayne show. Seibs has been quick to make it clear he will do things his way as well. He has the nous and the confidence to make it happen.

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Wayne said the other day that he was happy to be sacked by the Broncos. I'm not so sure he was happy with what happened in the leadup though.

There are a lot of former players at the Broncos that are still filthy about being sacked by Wayne, so now he has become a part of all that himself. How times change. In a way, he has fallen on his sword. He knew it was coming.  

No person is bigger than the club at the Broncos but it is rubbish to say that the end to Wayne's career at Brisbane has taken a shine off his record or his legacy.

He has got the greatest record by far of all Broncos coaches or any coach for that matter. He built a club from scratch and won six grand finals at Brisbane. Good luck to Wayne at South Sydney.

We still love Wayne and that is why he had so much support from the premiership-winning players he has coached, but we are all big boys and have to move on.

Now I am putting my full backing behind Seibs. As a Broncos old boy, I want the club to succeed. That will always be the main thing for me. 

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