New face might lift our Falcons
May
30
2015

A CHANGE in coaching staff can often inspire a struggling team to victory.

That is what Sunshine Coast Falcons chief executive Chris Flannery hopes happens today against Central Queensland following the appointment of John Dixon.

Charged with helping to rectify the side's dismal form - the Falcons have leaked 145 points in their past three matches - Dixon commenced his role as coaching director on Thursday night by leading the squad through their paces at training.

Flannery said the former Super League (Celtic Crusaders) and Intrust Super Cup (Redcliffe Dolphins) coach had the stuff that could to turn the club around.

"Every time a coach comes in it is usually a good result, so hopefully it is going to go our way in Rockhampton," he said.

"We have got to go up there and get the two points this weekend, there is no buts about that.

"We want to turn the results around and we have 14 weeks left and we need to start winning footy matches, and John is here to help us do that."

If the Falcons are going to get a win, surely it is against the lowly Capras, which have just one victory to their name this season after 10 rounds.

The Falcons have not been much better though, with two wins, and have lost their past four matches.

Dixon said he expected a significant improvement today from the side.

"We fell down a bit last week with players playing out of position and then sometimes the scoreline gets away from you a bit and it becomes a bit demoralising and things just go down the shoot," he said.

"We have got to be able to arrest that.

"Fatigue makes cowards of us all and that is what happened against Easts (in the 60-12 result) last week."

At this stage the plan is for Dixon to stay with the Falcons for the rest of the season only, although Flannery says that may change.

Dixon said he hoped the Falcons would adapt to his training methods quickly as they attempted to turn their season around.

"We have just got to do the best we can with the timeline and there will be some accelerated learning and we will go from there," he said.

"We have got to build on what we have done here and hopefully I can finetune what has been happening."

Rueben Baillie has been recalled to the team after starring for Maroochydore last week.

 

Courtesy of Sunshine Coast Daily

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/new-face-might-lift-our-falcons/2656212/

 

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