It may be beautiful one day and perfect the next, but under Coach Justin Holbrook the Gold Coast is footy one day and more footy the next.
“Everyone always says it (Gold Coast) is a nice place to live but for me I’ve said we’ve got to be good at footy and then the nice place to live runs second,” Holbrook said speaking to Radio 2GB’s ‘Continuous Call Team’.
“If you get the right people that really want to compete and win footy games, then where else would you want to be because it is the best place in Australia to live.
“You’ve got to get it around the right way though and I think we’re doing that and the boys showed that (against the Dragons) and the key signings we’ve got have already got a bit of an affiliation to the Club and the area.”
Holbrook says he wants his team to enjoy playing football and believes you can see the evolution within the group.
“That’s obviously the key, they’ve got to enjoy playing footy and they’ve got to enjoy playing together,” Holbrook said.
“For me it is just loving playing footy and working hard to win the games.
“It’s pretty simple but it is effective if you get it right.
“It’s how you live each day that is your standards.”
After coming close against top-eight teams in the last month, Holbrook says the performance against the Dragons was important for the side to be able to convert improvement into a win.
“We were there-abouts and not quite getting over the line, so it was really pleasing that we came away with the win,” he said.
“I’m really pleased for them to get that result because I think we’ve had some efforts like that against Penrith, the Roosters and even the Sharks before Kevin Proctor got sent off.”
The Titans will look to make it back-to-back wins this weekend when they take on the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Saturday, before returning home to Cbus Super Stadium for the local derby against the Brisbane Broncos in Round 18.