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Which Tyler (IP Logged)

Head Coach
13 January, 2018 16:07
Thank Matson announced his departure 5th September 2017, and the management presumably knew it was coming, or at least possible or, before then.
He was our head coach, and attack coach, and apparently our sport's psychologist, all wrapped into one.
We also know from previous seasons, and from more recent rumours, that Booth isn't interested in the Head Coach role, and even if he were,we'd still need an attack coach, quite honestly, a specialist defence coach wouldn't go amiss either (presumably Todd's taking defence at the moment).

It is entirely possible that this is already sorted for someone to come in over the summer, being kept quiet out of respect for their current employer.

However, let's speculate, pull names out of a hat, and generally invent stuff for Fiddler to claim as a scoop.

The likes of Ewan McKenzie, Jim Mallinder, Gary Gold, Matt O'Connor are all available. We might be negotiating,but otherwise,if we're looking at them, surely they'd be here by now; whilst Robbie Dean's is languishing in Japanese club rugby, their season finishes today IIRC, so might be an option. Of course, that lot would all want the DoR job, rather than working under Todd's guidance, though they might take a look IF Todd is unlike to renew beyond next season.

Personally, I'd like to go with an English coach, and to take responsibility for the backs. IMO, the prime candidates who would fit would be: Ali Hepher (Exeter), Alex King (Montpellier) and Alan Dickens (Northampton). Another option would be trying to tempt Mike Catt away from Italy, or to look at the Championship's more successful coaches, where someone like Ben Ward seems to be doing good things with Ealing.

Of course, there's always the option of getting the cheque book out, and hunting a replacement for Todd as well, but I really don't think that's a good idea, (though if we could turn the head of someone like Dean's, McKenzie or Cotter then I might change my mind)



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Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 16:21
Are we really willing to get the chequebook out? Why haven't we employed the mind coach again? Or replaced Matson sooner.

It was reported in the French papers that we were signing a coach from Toulouse (I think?) or at least a former Toulouse forward coach.

I'd like us to have a good look at Maddock, former player, doing good things at Canterbury, could be a great long term prospect.

EDIT: Found it in the transfer rumours thread from 04/12/17

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BathOtter
Paul Eddison - English journo living in France - has tweeted to say that we could be about to have 2 Frenchmen arrive. Colomiers prop Victor Delmas and Toulouse forwards coach Pierre-Henry Broncan.
Don't know much about either to be honest! Think it's been taken from Midi, so read into that what you like!

Also, Quade Cooper being told by Reds that he is surplus to requirements... Would be a great fit at 12 if Tapuai was to move on!



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Tomato Soup
Tomato Soup (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 16:41
The guy we have at the moment is so laid back.

I thought that he was level headed and cool to start with and would be bringing in some decent players. He dealt with the Ford situation very well I thought.

How wrong could we be. He has signed cast offs and short term solutions and now it showing up so badly. I don't know if Todds hands are tied in which case I feel a bit for him.

My conclusion is that he isn't up to it. We should also sack Stuart Hooper for good measure in the clear out.

You won't like this but I would go for Dean Richards from Newcastle.

No messing and gets the best from what he has to work with. If it wasn't for a bit of cheating he would have coached England at some point.

 
B4thB4ck
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Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 16:49
I see Hoopers role as long term and designed to handle just this sort of situation. He may well have a fix as yet unannounced, we won't know. If he hasn't then yes he should have but keep for now. It isn't Todd's fault that TM needed to leave, I see this as about recruitment, not dispensing of, coaches.

 
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OutsideBath (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 16:50
A number of names mentioned above, but why would any of them come to Bath?

As for the idea of Dean Richards I would stop supporting Bath if we took on a convicted cheat.



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Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 16:52
From what I gather, Todd is anything but soft behind the scenes but still well liked by the players.

 
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hemington (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 17:48
I always think Rob baxter comes over as a 'nice guy' but he seems to be able to get his troops operating as did TB in NZ.

 
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Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 18:14
I'll say it one more time.

When Tabai Matson left as Head Coach of the club it was obviously decided that they could cope with the coaching situation without replacing him for the best part of a season.
How on earth can that be?

If there was not a job to be done of such vital importance what was Matson doing at Bath in the first place?
Surely at Premiership level rugby the Head Coach role is vital.
The Director of Rugby role is a totally different job spec and, as has been clearly proven by the club in the past, cannot be encompassed under the same remit as Head Coach.

The whole thing smacks of business decisions being made by directors who do not understand the game simply looking to make economies.
I'll wager that this situation is not what Todd Blackadder signed up for.

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 18:19
Thanks WT for an excellent informed post on coaching at Bath!

We definitely need to fill the whole left by TM, the question being what type of coach to appoint. For all those crying out for a winning side would they be happy with a "Richard Cockerill" approach to winning or does it have to be in the style of Wayne Pivac's performances for Scarlets.

It very much depends on TB's intentions, if he is staying then it needs to be a coach he is happy to work alongside. TBH I feel he has been left with too much to do on his own and would have liked to see some support from the club sooner.

An attack orientated Kiwi coach would my favourite. Is that Maddock?

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 18:59
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A number of names mentioned above, but why would any of them come to Bath?
As for the idea of Dean Richards I would stop supporting Bath if we took on a convicted cheat.

Not sure Dean Richards was mentioned but have to agree Dean Richards wouldn't be on my list either!

 
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Which Tyler (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 19:01
@Tomatoe Soup: we don't have a Head Coach at the moment, that's the entire point of this thread. Todd is DoR,not HC, and not attack coach.

Maddock is a decent call for the latter, but wouldn't solve the absence of a HC.
As for whether any of the names in my OP would come, the likes of Dean's, Cotter etc would come for £££ and cache, and they'd surely think they could do food things here - though they'd also be trying to get an international gig after Japan19.
The likes of Hepher, King, Dickens would (potentially) come as Head Coach is a promotion, and presumably a pay rise.
For the likes of Richards, Baxter, Youngs or McCall it'd be a sideways move they don't need to make, and would mean leaving their current projects unfinished and a hell of a gamble.

Hooper isn't even a fully-fledged coach with us (yet), what on Earth would getting rid of him do for us? Except of course, showing that we really don't care about building continuity or longer term performance.



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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 19:13
Didn't see Vern Cotter in there oops...that would be a amazing but would he work with TB?

Only thing is in order to "do food things here" wouldn't he need a chef's qualification?

 
wilshd
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Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 20:26
I think we'll go for Mallinder. Or Lancaster (god forbid).

 
Bathovalballer
Bathovalballer (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 20:47
Hepher is now Head Coach at Exeter. Apppointed at beginning of season with Baxter's elevation to DofR and a club director at the start of this season. So a similar level appointment to us is not a promotion. In fact, I understand from a good source, he was interviewed for the top job at his old club Northampton.

I agree I would prefer an English coach who understands English players, conditions and strengths and weaknesses but struggle to come up with a name.

If TB left I would like us to go for Vern Cotter but it would be very difficult and expensive to prize him away from Montpellier.

For me Hooper is a waste of space and has contributed diddly squat to the sides performance or any player improvement. As a captain he went missing in many games, rarely spoke with referees about decisions and led the club to no titles or anything of significance. In fact we are still having to clear up the mess from his time in office. Get rid of him now and bring in someone suitably qualified or showing some ability in getting player improvement and motivation.

 
B4thB4ck
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Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 21:07
Don't forget BoB, he didn't punch anybody either. Not yet anyway....

 
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Which Tyler (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 21:08
Sorry, forgot that Hepher had been promoted.

As for Hooper... Basically Im just going to continue my strategy of the last 8 years or so, and ignore everything you have tonsay about him as... just hopeless.



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Bathovalballer
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Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 21:54
What does Hooper do? What is his actual job responsibility apart from acting as a water carrier? What has he actually achieved at the club and when? What sort of legacy has he left or improved upon?

Similarly what jobs are Edwards and Booth meant to do? What responsibilities does TB specifically cover? Does anyone cover rucking, mauling, tackling, running and passing, line out throwing, driving mauls (biggest laugh of all), kicking and chasing? As for moves and tactics, opposition assessment and game plan implementation, who covers that? Tarquin or his secretary or the maitre d at the Farleigh Spa Hotel? More importantly who is responsible for ensuring these aspects of play are competently handled and improved upon?

As the side is not performing, and Bruce is no fool, he might hold the man in overall I charge as the one not producing the goods, and Tarquin's neck may be on the line unless he can sort it out and soon.

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 21:56
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I'll say it one more time.
When Tabai Matson left as Head Coach of the club it was obviously decided that they could cope with the coaching situation without replacing him for the best part of a season.
How on earth can that be?

If there was not a job to be done of such vital importance what was Matson doing at Bath in the first place?
Surely at Premiership level rugby the Head Coach role is vital.
The Director of Rugby role is a totally different job spec and, as has been clearly proven by the club in the past, cannot be encompassed under the same remit as Head Coach.

The whole thing smacks of business decisions being made by directors who do not understand the game simply looking to make economies.
I'll wager that this situation is not what Todd Blackadder signed up for.

+1 Strongly agree, its a bit like running a company with a chairman but no Managing Director.

 
Boldangrey
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Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 22:12
I canít believe Toddy doesnít want a Head Coach. So, no head coach:

A Because Tarquin canít afford one?

B Because the club canít find a suitable one.

C Because Toddy is waiting for the particular person he can work with to become available.

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 22:19
Good point BnG, does look as though they are waiting for something, I'd like to think it was C.

 
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Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 22:24
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Good point BnG, does look as though they are waiting for something, I'd like to think it was C.

Me too, but it's taking a helluva time!

 
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BB&W 1865 (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 22:27
Almost as big a frustration as the lack of progress on the pitch is the garbage spoken about during every interaction with the coaches regarding systems, processes, execution etc.

Fine when youíre winning (I.e. Clive Woodward) but when you get humiliated in every significant game it makes you look like David Brent!

 
Danchinho
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Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 22:36
What's the point of waiting until next season?
TB will only have a year left.
Doesn't make me think it's option C.



I probably don't know what i'm talking about.

 
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Re: Head Coach
13 January, 2018 23:56
Weíve had some great results this season as well, leciester Scarlets and wasps away, Sarries and Toulon at Home. 4th in the premiership being a very good possibility, at least 2nd in our european pool and considering the constant chopping and changing of the side due to injuries, itís a good return, hell we are even 2-0 in the AWC.

Recruitment is a worry, and Iím sure blackadder had some unfortunate luck over the summer, Romano and Crotty staying in NZ last minute, Fruean going to Edinburgh. He canít make the same mistakes this summer and quite clearly he has made a decision to let Banahan and Tapuai leave to keep room in the cap.

Iím sure the right guy will come in over the summer, I just hope that we review some of the other backroom duties as well.

 
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Re: Head Coach
14 January, 2018 00:16
4th in the Premiership? You have got to be joking or having a laugh! Out of the remaining league fixtures, which ones do you think we will possibly win and the nailed on certs?

Irish at home and possibly Sale and a resurgent Saints at home but both without our International players. We will not win away at Newcastle, Quins (dreadful record), Saracens (ditto dreadful) or Gloucester on current form. Exeter will thrash us at home and Leicester will win at Twickenham. How the hell are we going to get 4th out of that?

 
Bath Hammer
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Re: Head Coach
14 January, 2018 01:55
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4th in the Premiership? You have got to be joking or having a laugh! Out of the remaining league fixtures, which ones do you think we will possibly win and the nailed on certs?
Irish at home and possibly Sale and a resurgent Saints at home but both without our International players. We will not win away at Newcastle, Quins (dreadful record), Saracens (ditto dreadful) or Gloucester on current form. Exeter will thrash us at home and Leicester will win at Twickenham. How the hell are we going to get 4th out of that?

You may be correct but the main feature of Bath this season is INCONSISTENCY. We havenít been continually poor. In some matches we have been pretty good & gained some notable wins. It is almost more infuriating knowing that we can beat good teams on our day but can just as easily lose to a mediocre team. Surely you have noticed that?

 
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Re: Head Coach
14 January, 2018 08:58
@ Bathovalballer - you admit you don't know what Stuart Hooper's role is. OK, no problem there, I am not clear either.

But, in an earlier post you say we should get rid of him.

You cannot criticise anyone's performance when you clearly admit you don't know what their responsibilities are.

For me this is about who hasn't been replaced, not about blaming (without foundation) those in current positions, although there is a good chance that TB isn't working at his best after a long time covering 2 roles.

 
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Which Tyler (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
14 January, 2018 10:25
Having had a bit of a dig, it looks like Hooper's current role is "player development and performance" - and it seems that his role is basically to provide continuity of care from academy to senior; so he's looking after the senior academy boys, and the newly graduated seniors and the transition between the two aspects. Which would explain why he seems to have more responsibility for the A-league fixtures.

So it looks like he's responsible for the contuing development of the likes of Mercer, Obano, Ellis, Bayliss and the new recruits from Leedshire etc - and yes, probably responsible for Ewel's lack of punchiness.



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Boldangrey
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Re: Head Coach
14 January, 2018 10:27
Which he seems to do well.

 
gaz59
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Re: Head Coach
14 January, 2018 10:41
I just don't buy this "It was all fine on the training paddock in mid week, the players just didn't quite execute it in the game" tripe

Yes, it could explain some handling errors or wrong decision to kick or run and even losing out under pressure in late stages of a game. But where we have been poor it has been absolutely evident from early on that we were miles off the pace

That does not suggest it is merely a 'mindset' issue

 
gaz59
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Re: Head Coach
14 January, 2018 10:43
I just don't buy this "It was all fine on the training paddock in mid week, the players just didn't quite execute it in the game" tripe

Yes, it could explain some handling errors or wrong decision to kick or run and even losing out under pressure in late stages of a game. But where we have been poor it has been absolutely evident from early on that we were miles off the pace

That does not suggest it is merely a player 'mindset' issue

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
14 January, 2018 11:09
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I just don't buy this "It was all fine on the training paddock in mid week, the players just didn't quite execute it in the game" tripe
Yes, it could explain some handling errors or wrong decision to kick or run and even losing out under pressure in late stages of a game. But where we have been poor it has been absolutely evident from early on that we were miles off the pace

That does not suggest it is merely a player 'mindset' issue

Gaz, there can't be a big difference in set up and personnel in a week, 7 days ago we were excellent against Worcs. Has to be mindset doesn't it? Cook plays his best game, perhaps ever, one week then followed by his worst.

 
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Re: Head Coach
14 January, 2018 11:12
4th isn't that inconceivable, outside of the top 2 all the other teams are having fairly inconsistent seasons, if we put in some good performances when it matters we've got a good chance of making it.

 
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Re: Head Coach
14 January, 2018 11:21
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I just don't buy this "It was all fine on the training paddock in mid week, the players just didn't quite execute it in the game" tripe
Yes, it could explain some handling errors or wrong decision to kick or run and even losing out under pressure in late stages of a game. But where we have been poor it has been absolutely evident from early on that we were miles off the pace

That does not suggest it is merely a player 'mindset' issue

Gaz, there can't be a big difference in set up and personnel in a week, 7 days ago we were excellent against Worcs. Has to be mindset doesn't it? Cook plays his best game, perhaps ever, one week then followed by his worst.

Two very different games, Cook was given an arm chair ride against Wuss, I don't think he had to make a single tackle all game. Against Scarlets he was up against a very abrasive 9 who wanted to run at him and one of the most underrated backrows in Europe.

 
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Re: Head Coach
14 January, 2018 11:22
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4th isn't that inconceivable, outside of the top 2 all the other teams are having fairly inconsistent seasons, if we put in some good performances when it matters we've got a good chance of making it.

True, but when you take into account our injury list and the teams we have to play during the 6N even 6th place is looking decidedly dodgy. 4th place now looks beyond us now.



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Re: Head Coach
14 January, 2018 11:35
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4th isn't that inconceivable, outside of the top 2 all the other teams are having fairly inconsistent seasons, if we put in some good performances when it matters we've got a good chance of making it.

True, but when you take into account our injury list and the teams we have to play during the 6N even 6th place is looking decidedly dodgy. 4th place now looks beyond us now.

Attwood, Batty, Clark should all be back before the 6N, Ellis on track to be back by the end of Feb.

We are supposed to be bringing in a winger for Roko as well, Dan Evans reckons it will be announced this week.

The only players we'll really miss during the 6N is Watson and JJ.

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
14 January, 2018 11:40
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I just don't buy this "It was all fine on the training paddock in mid week, the players just didn't quite execute it in the game" tripe
Yes, it could explain some handling errors or wrong decision to kick or run and even losing out under pressure in late stages of a game. But where we have been poor it has been absolutely evident from early on that we were miles off the pace

That does not suggest it is merely a player 'mindset' issue

Gaz, there can't be a big difference in set up and personnel in a week, 7 days ago we were excellent against Worcs. Has to be mindset doesn't it? Cook plays his best game, perhaps ever, one week then followed by his worst.

Two very different games, Cook was given an arm chair ride against Wuss, I don't think he had to make a single tackle all game. Against Scarlets he was up against a very abrasive 9 who wanted to run at him and one of the most underrated backrows in Europe.

OK, I take that point though that's a separate worry as it means we can only pick Cook when the opposition allows him to play.

However, my point still stands even if my example wasn't the best. Preparation can't change massively in a week, mindset can. Wether it is individual or team.

 
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Re: Head Coach
14 January, 2018 13:25
"However, my point still stands even if my example wasn't the best. Preparation can't change massively in a week, mindset can. Wether it is individual or team"

Exactly my point, the preparation may well have been consistent from one week to another

It is likely it was good enough to beat the likes of Worcester who could lose and still stay comfortably above the drop but fell well short of the intensity of a European Champions game against a far stronger team playing to stay in a competition that really matters

 
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Re: Head Coach
14 January, 2018 13:31
Our tackle technique needs to be better, particularly when making those double tackles in the middle, one man needs to target the ball and prevent the offload.

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
14 January, 2018 23:25
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I think we'll go for Mallinder. Or Lancaster (god forbid).

Lancaster of a few years ago is not the same as the current version.

Given most of us agree we need an attack coach the top 3 teams for points in the Pro 14/AP Are Saracens 420, Glasgow 407 and Leinster 399.

I would take hime but I'm not sure we could get Leinster to let him go.

 
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Re: Head Coach
15 January, 2018 01:40
Why would Lancaster want to come? He would be head coach to a middling and deeply inconsistent AP team. He is already head coach to a team who have more than half the Irish national side, who play with great freedom and are consistent competitors at the highest levels available to them. Plus he was absolutely slaughtered by the English press in general and this board specifically.

He'd be mad.



... IMHO, of course.

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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
15 January, 2018 10:25
I think Lancaster has a LOT of baggage in England that he doesn't seem to have in Ireland. That plus not being the main man at Leinster has allowed him to get on with what he does best without the pressure and spotlight that he doesn't respond well to.

 
dr.bath1865
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Re: Head Coach
15 January, 2018 10:32
I just think we really miss Tabs, and hence the biggest mistake has been not replacing him and trying to muddle through this season without him or an equivalent.

Bruce signed Tabs and Todd as a pair. They'd worked together for years, complimenting each other in so many ways, on and off the field. Unfortunately, through no fault of anyone's, that pair only lasted a little over a season. Hence, our attacking game and so much more have been under coached.

It's just such a shame as it would've been really interesting to see how we would develop, given that the foundations (defence, fitness, attitude) seemed in place, as per the first few games of our season.

So we need to replace Tabs ASAP with Todd's ideal selection for right hand man. Only then will we begin to progress as an attacking side IMHO. Lancaster, Mallinder or a Kiwi for me.

 
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Re: Head Coach
15 January, 2018 10:38
Now that Wayne Smith has had some great news about his health. I wish we could persuade him to do a pop-up week with us following one of his weeks with Italy. But I guess everyone will be chasing his expertise.

 
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woodpecker (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
15 January, 2018 11:07
Todd should be one of the first in the queue:

After the debacle at the '99 World Cup it was obvious some things had to change. John Hart resigned before he was sacked and new coach Wayne Smith, whose association with Blackadder and the Crusaders had been warm and successful, decided on a new captain.



Was it a hard decision choosing Blackadder to lead the All Blacks?



"No," says Smith, "it wasn't really. First, because I'd had him operating for me for three years in the Crusaders and we had a great relationship. I knew I could trust him. When you are going to a new job you have to have people around you who you can trust, and there was just no doubt about Toddy.



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dannyf2
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Re: Head Coach
15 January, 2018 22:37
Rumours on twitter that Pierre-Henry Broncan is joining us

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: Head Coach
16 January, 2018 00:45
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Rumours on twitter that Pierre-Henry Broncan is joining us

Defence coach at Toulouse, who Cardiff beat 18 13 at the weekend. If you want more info simply ask Optimist, he is fluent in French as proved by his post on the Transfers thread!

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Re: Head Coach
16 January, 2018 01:01
He seems to have been at Toulouse during the recent poor years so is there any reason to get excited about this appointment or the guy from the lower league?

 
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Re: Head Coach
16 January, 2018 10:06
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Rumours on twitter that Pierre-Henry Broncan is joining us

Defence coach at Toulouse, who Cardiff beat 18 13 at the weekend. If you want more info simply ask Optimist, he is fluent in French as proved by his post on the Transfers thread!

Quote:
Optimist
C'est vrai, mon brave!

Tres tres vrai, M. Naufragťe

 
B4thB4ck
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Re: Head Coach
16 January, 2018 11:38
Seems to me Opti if we have an influx of French talent incoming you should offer your services as a translator pitch side? Perhaps carrying the bottles of eau during play?

This could have fringe benefits for COML as you could pass on all the expert advice that we post on here that never seems to be taken on board by the coaches.

Forget the radio link to Todd, just read COML during play and run on with instructions during breaks. This is the future.

 
Boldangrey
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Re: Head Coach
16 January, 2018 11:40
Quelle dommage!



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wilshd
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Re: Head Coach
17 January, 2018 22:33
Re Lancaster. Hypothetically a) money b) live closer to home c) wider remit? Transfers, academy (Bruce could chuck in whatever) d) lovely city.

I'm just making stuff up here but let's not forget it's a great club, in a lovely city and we're of off having a very strong squad so we should have the pull to bring almost anyone bar the likes of Cotter, Baxter etc


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