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Straka urging North Queensland people to remain as one

North Queensland Fury coach Franz Straka is of firm belief that the more the people involved with the club stick together, the better things will become.

The Czech tactician is a very proud and passionate man and you could mistake him for being a Northern Queenslander for more than just a few months the way he goes about his business.

Straka has urged the Fury players and fans to become one for the greater good of the club and hopes his role from the sidelines helps bind everything together.

"For the job I do here, everyone has to know that I will try and do my best and know that I am one of them," he told Australian Football Weekly.

"I am the coach, that is right, but they have to know Franz is one of them, and that these are our colours, it's green and white.

"If I feel something needs to be done I'll do it. Don't tell me I have to sit on my chair and do nothing."

With the Fury's future uncertain and their current ladder position not at its strongest, you couldn't blame Straka for sitting back and waiting for things to happen, but to his credit, he is doing his utmost to help keep the Townsville club up and about.

"It is a very hard job, especially as we wait for the decision on if we exist or not next year," he added.

"You have to believe in the coach, believe in the club and believe in your abilities. If you do something, you have to believe in it 100 per cent."

Andrew Slevison
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