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Bakewell has told Forwards that they must work harder.
Yorkie (IP Logged)
08 March, 2018 18:12
BBC.


Quote:

"I have been big on us working hard and increasing the intensity of our training and reducing what I call soft errors."


Good.



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Re: Bakewell has told Forwards that they must work harder.
daktari (IP Logged)
08 March, 2018 18:27
The man is like a breath of fresh air , no sound bites , but analysis, scrutiny,facts and standards. He has exposed the "working hard " guff of MOC for what it was, empty words, Mark Bakewell has come in and the players now know they are dealing with a straight talking professional who is going to kick them up the @#$%& if they do not perform and improve rapidly.

 
Re: Bakewell has told Forwards that they must work harder.
Rich W (IP Logged)
08 March, 2018 20:03
I didn't know that's entirely fair. Yes MOC isn't a great communicator but I think it's unfair to suggest that he doesn't have high standards.

Prior to MB's arrival there was just too much for him to do - and he's not a forwards coach.



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Re: Bakewell has told Forwards that they must work harder.
tigerburnie (IP Logged)
08 March, 2018 20:33
Let's hope it all pans out and not too late

 
Re: Bakewell has told Forwards that they must work harder.
09 March, 2018 07:52
Funny, I thought the one thing we had been doing was working hard. Perhaps it is what you work hard at?



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Re: Bakewell has told Forwards that they must work harder.
penguin (IP Logged)
09 March, 2018 08:17
Sometimes an organisation can work hard and be doing its best with everyone pulling together in a meaningful and well thought out way even if a department is struggling .... but add in a specialist in that department and its the missing link that makes that difference to the whole unit

I am certain MOC has been giving his all but has been just waiting forth this certain someone....

 
Re: Bakewell has told Forwards that they must work harder.
Rich W (IP Logged)
09 March, 2018 09:25
I think that's it exactly.



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Re: Bakewell has told Forwards that they must work harder.
S4llyC (IP Logged)
09 March, 2018 10:11
Absolutely. The fact is, a number of things have started to come together. Bakewell is undoubtedly having a positive influence, but we must also bear in mind that the team is now benefitting massively from the returning form of the players who have that bit of magic - itís great that the forwards are making more of an impact, but itís come at a time when Toomua, Manu and Veainu are regaining match fitness and confidence.

MOC may have struggled to get things right, but he certainly didnít have all the current resources at his disposal. Iím no apologist for him, and I wait to be convinced that he was the best we could get, but the fit squad we have now is very different from the one available to MOC in December and January.



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Re: Bakewell has told Forwards that they must work harder.
Purebob (IP Logged)
09 March, 2018 10:32
Cockers beasted the forwards. Made them effective , broke too many of them and made them hate him. Remains to be seen if bakewell gets same results using similar tactics.



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Re: Bakewell has told Forwards that they must work harder.
Rich W (IP Logged)
09 March, 2018 10:46
Are they similar? Not as far as I can see.



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Re: Bakewell has told Forwards that they must work harder.
Brownian Motion (IP Logged)
09 March, 2018 11:22
Bakewell strikes me as a stern taskmaster, whereas Cockers was instead quite confrontational at times - I think some over-familiarity with players and the club environment led to it going too far at times. I wouldn't say they are the same.

 
Re: Bakewell has told Forwards that they must work harder.
penguin (IP Logged)
09 March, 2018 11:35
I agree... totally different types

 
Re: Bakewell has told Forwards that they must work harder.
09 March, 2018 11:38
Quote:
Absolutely. The fact is, a number of things have started to come together. Bakewell is undoubtedly having a positive influence, but we must also bear in mind that the team is now benefitting massively from the returning form of the players who have that bit of magic - itís great that the forwards are making more of an impact, but itís come at a time when Toomua, Manu and Veainu are regaining match fitness and confidence.


Perhaps Manu/Veainu etc. are gaining form Because the forwards have improved. It's a lot easier to 'look good' playing behind a more dominant pack.

 
Re: Bakewell has told Forwards that they must work harder.
Rich W (IP Logged)
09 March, 2018 12:27
Undeniably. But of course that's how systems work.



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Re: Bakewell has told Forwards that they must work harder.
Formerglories (IP Logged)
12 March, 2018 10:57
He seems to be just what we need. We can measure his effectiveness with results and I have a really good sense about this fella.

 
Re: Bakewell has told Forwards that they must work harder.
IDLETIMES (IP Logged)
12 March, 2018 13:55
Yes, and whatever it is he is saying, they seem to be listening and the return of Genge can only improve the situation.

 
Re: Bakewell has told Forwards that they must work harder.
Johns (IP Logged)
13 March, 2018 07:57
Let us hope they are all singing from the same game hymn book and that there will be no more mixed messages.

Coaches all working to deliver the same plan, that is to be positive and winning trophies again.

Stick to the detail of the plan.

Play as a team, that is every one, players, coaches, backroom staff and supporters.

Make some noise and SUPPORT the club.


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