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Dorian West rumours
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
25 September, 2017 18:53
I keep hearing that we're looking to bring him in.
And Saints are chasing a Cardiff coach which would make the rumours more substantial....

Thoughts?

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
markismith50 (IP Logged)
25 September, 2017 19:39
One unattributed article in a column not renowned for its accuracy.

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
25 September, 2017 20:10
Thanks Mark...did think it was a particularly odd rumour.

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
25 September, 2017 20:29
Quote:
markismith50
One unattributed article in a column not renowned for its accuracy.

My view exactly.

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
aidanb (IP Logged)
25 September, 2017 20:47
I was surprised when listening to the rugby pod with jim Hamilton and Andy Goode. Goode said something about the players at northhants and Dorian west.

Iím not repeating it in case I mis heard but if Goode did say it then wow

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
CharlieDog (IP Logged)
25 September, 2017 21:19
Quote:
markismith50
One unattributed article in a column not renowned for its accuracy.

So not an absolute denial then........

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
Falcons_Thunder (IP Logged)
26 September, 2017 11:18
Quote:
CharlieDog
Quote:
markismith50
One unattributed article in a column not renowned for its accuracy.

So not an absolute denial then........

Not only is he a great coach, but good friends with our DoR apparently

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
pityacker (IP Logged)
26 September, 2017 14:10
West was getting lambasted by Saints supporters along with Mallinder last season calling for their heads saying they had gone as far as they could and time for fresh ideas . We have a scrum coach in Wardy a lineout coach a backs and head coach Dave Walder plus John Wells doing defence so unless someone is going where would West fit in ?

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
lizard118 (IP Logged)
26 September, 2017 14:34
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pityacker
West was getting lambasted by Saints supporters along with Mallinder last season calling for their heads saying they had gone as far as they could and time for fresh ideas . We have a scrum coach in Wardy a lineout coach a backs and head coach Dave Walder plus John Wells doing defence so unless someone is going where would West fit in ?
May be it's because our scrum has become an area of concern. Just stating the obvious.

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
26 September, 2017 15:07
But surely the scrum woes are more to do with the fact all our props are crocks...bar Vickers and Welsh who had to do an awful lot of work last season.

At least with Mavinga and Benjamin there now their work is eased a bit.

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
Leipziger (IP Logged)
26 September, 2017 17:25
Quote:
pityacker
West was getting lambasted by Saints supporters along with Mallinder last season calling for their heads saying they had gone as far as they could and time for fresh ideas . We have a scrum coach in Wardy a lineout coach a backs and head coach Dave Walder plus John Wells doing defence so unless someone is going where would West fit in ?

We played Northampton away last season not long after West had left, a few supporters around where I was standing seemed to feel that West had just been the fall guy and that the problem was with Mallinder.

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
Benpj17 (IP Logged)
26 September, 2017 18:49
Iím sure west hasnít left Saints

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
Leipziger (IP Logged)
26 September, 2017 20:23
Seems you're right Benji, clearly I've got some wires crossed there. But the Saints supporters in question weren't hating on him, anyway.

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
Kwa444 (IP Logged)
27 September, 2017 08:08
A lot of clubs have a forwards coach and a scrum coach. Dave Walder also has a pretty immense portfolio compared to some in his position at other clubs.

If West was coming I am sure it would be to use an experienced, proven coach, whose club mentality is similar to those values Deano is trying to foster, in a role where he shares the workload rather than replacing anyone.

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
27 September, 2017 10:11
Its certainly an interesting to watch..

Wells, Deano, West ...all in some ways linked to a team that dominated English rugby...and Europe.

At present...we have the following don't we..

Manager: Dean Richards
Head Coach: Dave Walder
Forwards Coach: Micky Ward
Defence Coach: John Wells
Attack Coach: Dave Walder
Lineout Coach: Scott Macleod
Skills Coach (aswell as academy): Mark Laycock

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
steve1888 (IP Logged)
27 September, 2017 12:52
Tim Payne is on the coaching team too isn't he?

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
lizard118 (IP Logged)
27 September, 2017 13:03
Yes Tim Payne strength and conditioning coach.

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
too_tall_to_tackle (IP Logged)
27 September, 2017 13:23
Love nominative determinism.....Payne the fitness coach 🤣🤣

I met a CEO of a solar business called Sam shine.

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
27 September, 2017 13:49
So the coach that saints have been targeting as their forwards coach Danny Wilson (the Cardiff Boss ) has announced he's leaving at the end of the season...

Coincidence?

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
27 September, 2017 20:21
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too_tall_to_tackle
Love nominative determinism....

I met the president of a fishing club once, a nice chap called Mr Sprat.

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
27 September, 2017 20:48
I know of a family of dentists called 'Dentith', no joke.

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
27 September, 2017 22:02
after spending a rather lively night out on the town during my student days i was cautioned by a PC Death. that sobered me up quickly

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
Cornish boy (IP Logged)
29 September, 2017 17:18
The local fire station chief when I was a kid in Cornwall was called Ken Sparks and one of the Doctors at the local surgery was Dr Blood

 
Re: Dorian West rumours
citizen-slacker (IP Logged)
29 September, 2017 20:33
My dad used to knock about with copper in Bedfordshire called Robin Banks


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