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The Queensland Maroon’s secret weapon, Bradley Charles Stubbs AKA “The Coach Whisperer” is today packing up his cardboard box and moving back to Canberra.
This follows last night’s tightly contest Origin decider loss to Freddy Fittler’s ‘Barefoot Blues’ – one of only two black marks on the legacy of Australia’s most prominent, and only coach whisperer.
In an era where rugby league pseudoscience is at fever pitch, the Coach Whisperer’s language psychology and winning culture was no match for Freddy’s bikram yoga and palm reading.
With an hourly rate of $5500 plus GST, Mr Stubbs has been credited with helping the Sydney Roosters and the Rabbitohs claim NRL titles and worked with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika and former Sydney FC mentor Graham Arnold.
However, last night’s Origin loss is reminiscent of his last ‘big job’ where he was charged with the responsibility of helping Bill Shorten win a federal election against Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
However, much like Labor during the 2019 Federal Election, the Not even Bradley Charles Stubbs could have prepared Maroons Coach Kevy Walters for the impact of ‘The Quiet Australians’ like Paul Vaughn and Cameron Murray.
However, while the Coach Whisperer’s future may have look bleak during the final five minutes of last night’s match, it is believed that he has at least another four more years of work locked in – as Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese today confirmed his plans to approach the 2022 election with the exact same strategy as they did this year.