Canterbury Bulldogs officials have called an emergency meeting for the next 48 hours to discuss the team’s poor start to the season, as well as the future of coach Trent Barrett.
Nine Rugby League reporter Michael Chamas broke the news on Sunday evening.
The meeting comes after the Bulldogs ’catastrophic start in 2022 where they are currently sitting at the table with just two wins from 10 games.
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“Breaking news from Belmore this afternoon, club officials have confirmed that they have called a meeting for the next 48 hours to discuss the team’s slowdown at the beginning of the year and the future of coach Trent Barrett,” Chammas Nine reported.
“Some of the powerbrokers at the club are starting to lose patience.
“It’s a club run by members and the members were quite vocal expressing their annoyance to the managers throughout the weekend.
“Trent Barrett is not expected to be at the meeting. Phil Gould, however, is expected to be there.”
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Barrett is currently in the second year of his three-year contract.
The meeting took place despite recent comments from football general manager Gold, who threw his support behind Barrett to become the club’s long-term coach.
“As far as I’m concerned he’ll be the coach of the Bulldogs for a long time. As a coach he has got such a great nature,” Gold said in March.
“He has great knowledge, great delivery, great communication.
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Canterbury ended down the ladder last season.
Another season of football without a final will make it six years in a row, the last time the club reached post-season in 2016.
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