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Finish 10th with identical table stats with Worcester who finish 11th.
kevin (IP Logged)
05 May, 2018 18:03
Nowt much else to say really!

 
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Sketchley (IP Logged)
05 May, 2018 18:13
We were so bad the next dor must also go..... 😉

 
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never sleep (IP Logged)
05 May, 2018 18:07
I blame the supporters

 
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Quinten Poulsen (IP Logged)
05 May, 2018 18:08
2 fewer points than when we got relegated!

 
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Quinten Poulsen (IP Logged)
05 May, 2018 18:08
3 losing BPs from 15 losses says it all.

 
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Rocker (IP Logged)
05 May, 2018 18:54
That's not a nice statistic! Lots of work to do before next season starts!

 
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QuinAlan (IP Logged)
05 May, 2018 18:56
201 points more conceded than during our relegation season. A lot to work on. Think we lost 9 out of the last 10, might be wrong. Thank god its over.

 
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Quaking Quin (IP Logged)
05 May, 2018 18:58
A little bit more than lots more work - a complete change in attitude and ethos.

Even a half strength Chief team exposed a spirited Quins.

Lancaster is not the answer...................

 
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HC Wasp (IP Logged)
05 May, 2018 19:41
As a new “member” for 2018/19 I am sure that next season will be better than this!

 
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MrOther (IP Logged)
05 May, 2018 20:29
Absolute disgrace from start to finish.

 
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Roaming Quin (IP Logged)
05 May, 2018 20:37
Don’t complain too ;old the lovies who see no wrong will be at you. How dare we expect to win more than we lose or score more than we concede and silverware keep it. For we are Quins and we just love a large slice of below average.

 
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Dave L (IP Logged)
05 May, 2018 23:30
Post BG10 this season has been an utter shower. The effort was back today and there were glimpses of something half decent but that doesn’t take away from the previous rubbish. I didn’t stay at the end for the lap of honour because I honestly didn’t feel they deserved the applause after the abjectness of the previous few months.

Big job for the new DOR, and , please, less of the “we’ve been unlucky” nonsense that has been used as an excuse too often this season.

 
Re: Finish 10th with identical table stats with Worcester who finish 11th.
Cookie (IP Logged)
06 May, 2018 08:35
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Quaking Quin
A little bit more than lots more work - a complete change in attitude and ethos.
Even a half strength Chief team exposed a spirited Quins.

Lancaster is not the answer...................

Everyone at Leinster agrees.

 
Re: Finish 10th with identical table stats with Worcester who finish 11th.
talkshowhost86 (IP Logged)
06 May, 2018 22:20
So now that the season has ended I'd like to know what the 'wait till the end of the season' brigade have to say for themselves.

I'd much rather those of us who thought it would go badly had been wrong, but there was a lot of high-horsitude at the time and not much response after the event.

 
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Quinky Kin (IP Logged)
06 May, 2018 23:29
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So now that the season has ended I'd like to know what the 'wait till the end of the season' brigade have to say for themselves.

As one of those, I've been saying for a few weeks now that we've played appallingly and that the season has been disappointing.

Call me old-fashioned but I prefer to pass judgement when things are clearer, rather than just assumed. Or maybe I'm just optimistic. But granted, I was wrong to be so hopeful for this season.

 
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talkshowhost86 (IP Logged)
07 May, 2018 00:34
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So now that the season has ended I'd like to know what the 'wait till the end of the season' brigade have to say for themselves.

As one of those, I've been saying for a few weeks now that we've played appallingly and that the season has been disappointing.

Call me old-fashioned but I prefer to pass judgement when things are clearer, rather than just assumed. Or maybe I'm just optimistic. But granted, I was wrong to be so hopeful for this season.

Worst admitting you were wrong ever.

 
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Stooperman (IP Logged)
07 May, 2018 00:34
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So now that the season has ended I'd like to know what the 'wait till the end of the season' brigade have to say for themselves.

As one of those, I've been saying for a few weeks now that we've played appallingly and that the season has been disappointing.

Call me old-fashioned but I prefer to pass judgement when things are clearer, rather than just assumed. Or maybe I'm just optimistic. But granted, I was wrong to be so hopeful for this season.

Worst admitting you were wrong ever.

Yup. What else did you expect, QK has repeatedly shown no signs of self awareness, contrition or empathy. Whatever it is, I just pray that daylight vanquishes it.

 
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InsertQuinsPunHere (IP Logged)
07 May, 2018 08:56
You guys are gracious in victory then!

How is "I was wrong" a bad way of admitting you were wrong? What did you expect? A grovelling apology for him sticking to his principles?

 
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Quinky Kin (IP Logged)
07 May, 2018 09:10
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You guys are gracious in victory then!
How is "I was wrong" a bad way of admitting you were wrong? What did you expect? A grovelling apology for him sticking to his principles?

Thanks. I guess you just can't please some people.

 
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RodneyRegis (IP Logged)
07 May, 2018 09:36
Get out. We told you it was a shambles and we were right. You were utterly insufferable. Even now we've been proven correct in the most emphatic way, you still make out that the signs weren't there and we got lucky.

I for one am delighted we ended so badly otherwise we'd be stuck with this pathetic coaching team for God knows how long. Problem is I have no faith in the bored to fix it. Doubtless you'll have every faith in them to put together the greatest combination in the history of rugby, and of course who could possibly prove you wrong.

 
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Quinky Kin (IP Logged)
07 May, 2018 10:53
I'll wait until appointments are made before passing judgement if that's OK with you. But it's interesting that you're glad the team did so badly. I'm guessing that's a pretty small demographic that you're in.

 
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Brown Bottle (IP Logged)
07 May, 2018 13:16
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But it's interesting that you're glad the team did so badly. I'm guessing that's a pretty small demographic that you're in.

Oh come on, you know exactly what he meant. This petty point scoring by misrepresentation is extremely tiresome.



BB

 
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RodneyRegis (IP Logged)
07 May, 2018 14:07
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Quinky Kin
I'll wait until appointments are made before passing judgement if that's OK with you. But it's interesting that you're glad the team did so badly. I'm guessing that's a pretty small demographic that you're in.

Classic Quinks!

 
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Quinky Kin (IP Logged)
07 May, 2018 16:13
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I for one am delighted we ended so badly

That really does seem quite sad to me.

 
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rodders1 (IP Logged)
07 May, 2018 17:20
just awful

 
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Scaramouche (IP Logged)
08 May, 2018 08:45
As one of the more hopeful brigade, I still wish they'd given JK until Xmas with one or two new top line coaches brought in to key positions. Did he have to go because ST sales had fallen off a cliff I wonder?



If at first you don't succeed, Try, Try and Try again.

 
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Quinky Kin (IP Logged)
08 May, 2018 09:38
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Scaramouche
As one of the more hopeful brigade, I still wish they'd given JK until Xmas with one or two new top line coaches brought in to key positions. Did he have to go because ST sales had fallen off a cliff I wonder?

Careful Scabby - you'll be put on a pedestal and made to apologise, then you'll be told you haven't apologised enough!

 
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Scaramouche (IP Logged)
08 May, 2018 09:50
It's ok Stinky, I am used to defending myself when I am generally trying to be perfectly reasonable and maybe a little more optimistic. I reckon in our brigade you are definitely the Brigadier smiling smiley



If at first you don't succeed, Try, Try and Try again.

 
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talkshowhost86 (IP Logged)
08 May, 2018 11:50
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As one of the more hopeful brigade, I still wish they'd given JK until Xmas with one or two new top line coaches brought in to key positions. Did he have to go because ST sales had fallen off a cliff I wonder?

Careful Scabby - you'll be put on a pedestal and made to apologise, then you'll be told you haven't apologised enough!

To be fair to Scaramouche, whilst he does share your irrational love of puns, he wasn't putting anyone who wasn't optimistic about JK down as if they were stupid or somehow not as good a fan as him.

He also doesn't hide behind a daft argument of 'if it can't be proved then you can't have that opinion'.

That's probably why you've been placed on this 'pedestal' as opposed to anyone else.

Of course that's just my opinion and I don't have empirical evidence for it so I suspect you'll choose to ignore it.

 
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Quinky Kin (IP Logged)
08 May, 2018 12:20
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As one of the more hopeful brigade, I still wish they'd given JK until Xmas with one or two new top line coaches brought in to key positions. Did he have to go because ST sales had fallen off a cliff I wonder?

Careful Scabby - you'll be put on a pedestal and made to apologise, then you'll be told you haven't apologised enough!

To be fair to Scaramouche, whilst he does share your irrational love of puns, he wasn't putting anyone who wasn't optimistic about JK down as if they were stupid or somehow not as good a fan as him.

He also doesn't hide behind a daft argument of 'if it can't be proved then you can't have that opinion'.

That's probably why you've been placed on this 'pedestal' as opposed to anyone else.

Of course that's just my opinion and I don't have empirical evidence for it so I suspect you'll choose to ignore it.

I don't think I've ever suggested this:

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as if they were stupid or somehow not as good a fan as him

And of course you won't have "empirical evidence" for such a claim I daresay... But hey, since you're probably a raging psychopath* I should end this discussion now.

*A claim that I have no "empirical evidence" to support, but that seems irrelevant to you.

 
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talkshowhost86 (IP Logged)
08 May, 2018 12:38
Raging psychopath?

(Sm22)(Sm22)(Sm22)

Wow...some people really don't like being wrong do they?

 
Re: Finish 10th with identical table stats with Worcester who finish 11th.
Barnetsarrie12 (IP Logged)
08 May, 2018 18:00
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Quaking Quin
A little bit more than lots more work - a complete change in attitude and ethos.
Even a half strength Chief team exposed a spirited Quins.

Lancaster is not the answer...................

I don't understand how Lancaster would not be the answer, he has turned down the job anyways but Lancaster is a great coach as he has shown at Leinster and you only need to listen to players like Jamie Heaslip a man who has almost a 100 international caps and has played with many coaches who said that he is one of the best along with Joe Schmidt coaches that he has ever had.

Quins will be lucky to get a coach as good as Lancaster, it's not like there are many around

 
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Jammy Git (IP Logged)
08 May, 2018 22:23
That quote's going to get very boring very quickly (Sm86)

"Man playing under coach says coach is very good, just like the other coach he's playing under"

Leinster were already an incredibly healthy setup, and he ended up with a role that suited him down to the ground - he didn't have to do it full-time, and he didn't have to take any responsibilities he didn't want. A DoR wouldn't get that at Quins.

Effectively his is a specialist consultant role at Leinster. He's doing it very well, but it's pretty much his perfect job, adding the icing to the Leinster cake. It is not what England needed, and it's not what Quins need (I accept he might be good at the head coach role with a DoR above him).

I'm surprised people havent jumped on the other big on - Tadgh Furlong, who said that Lancaster made him believe he could be a Lion by telling him he could be a Lion. Amazing stuff, that. Fancy one of the most impressive props in the NH becoming a Lion, all because Mr Stu told him he could do it.



O Fortuna, velut luna statu variabilis,
semper crescis aut decrescis

 
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Scaramouche (IP Logged)
08 May, 2018 22:32
Of course it could be them cocking a snook at the English RFU for binning him, possibly, allegedly....



If at first you don't succeed, Try, Try and Try again.

 
Re: Finish 10th with identical table stats with Worcester who finish 11th.
Barnetsarrie12 (IP Logged)
08 May, 2018 23:55
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Jammy Git
That quote's going to get very boring very quickly (Sm86)
"Man playing under coach says coach is very good, just like the other coach he's playing under"

Leinster were already an incredibly healthy setup, and he ended up with a role that suited him down to the ground - he didn't have to do it full-time, and he didn't have to take any responsibilities he didn't want. A DoR wouldn't get that at Quins.

Effectively his is a specialist consultant role at Leinster. He's doing it very well, but it's pretty much his perfect job, adding the icing to the Leinster cake. It is not what England needed, and it's not what Quins need (I accept he might be good at the head coach role with a DoR above him).

I'm surprised people havent jumped on the other big on - Tadgh Furlong, who said that Lancaster made him believe he could be a Lion by telling him he could be a Lion. Amazing stuff, that. Fancy one of the most impressive props in the NH becoming a Lion, all because Mr Stu told him he could do it.

To me that is being very simplistic, a lot of players at Leinster have gone into detail as to why they hold him in such high regard and it's all rugby related not how he convinced Furlong to be a lion.

The England coaching job and his failure there, he never finished below second and if Robshaw takes the points, he probably makes it out of the group, this idea that he was such a massive failure with England is just plain wrong and last time i checked, international rugby where you get to see players less than 3 months of the year vs a club role where he has oversight over players day to day is so different and coaching England is not the same as coaching Harlequins, he might not be your cup of tea and i get it but he is more than qualified to be DOR at a top 6 premiership club let alone Quins

 
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Gray_Lensman (IP Logged)
09 May, 2018 08:23
Of course you could look at his coaching record in the Premiership which is played 22, won 2, drawn 1 and relegated, without ever being off the bottom, with a total of 12 points. That was lower than every other season since except for London Welsh's utterly disastrous second effort which damaged them so badly they never recovered and then ceased to exist as a professional club.

 
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Bolly-Quin (IP Logged)
09 May, 2018 08:37
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To me that is being very simplistic, a lot of players at Leinster have gone into detail as to why they hold him in such high regard and it's all rugby related not how he convinced Furlong to be a lion.
The England coaching job and his failure there, he never finished below second and if Robshaw takes the points, he probably makes it out of the group, this idea that he was such a massive failure with England is just plain wrong and last time i checked, international rugby where you get to see players less than 3 months of the year vs a club role where he has oversight over players day to day is so different and coaching England is not the same as coaching Harlequins, he might not be your cup of tea and i get it but he is more than qualified to be DOR at a top 6 premiership club let alone Quins

Bear retrains 21 Quins in poke at Robshaw’s captaincy shocker!

 
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Jammy Git (IP Logged)
09 May, 2018 08:40
Lancaster did some excellent work with England but absolutely lost the plot before the world cup, starting with the insane fitness camp that depowered the entire team, the utter confusion over selection in the backs, the negative style of play, and the appalling substitutions.

Yeah, we might have scraped out of the group if we had gone for the draw, but it wouldn't change just how awful we were.

Add that to the fact that England were humiliated under Lancaster on multiple occasions and it's clear that you're whitewashing his time as England head.

I liked him, I appreciated what he did for England, and he's an excellent development officer type. At no point in his career has he shown that he can really handle being the top dog. I'm happy he's doing well at Leinster and that their players are so enamoured by him, but it's facile to take that at face value.



O Fortuna, velut luna statu variabilis,
semper crescis aut decrescis

 
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Dave L (IP Logged)
09 May, 2018 09:22
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Lancaster did some excellent work with England but absolutely lost the plot before the world cup, starting with the insane fitness camp that depowered the entire team, the utter confusion over selection in the backs, the negative style of play, and the appalling substitutions.
Yeah, we might have scraped out of the group if we had gone for the draw, but it wouldn't change just how awful we were.

Add that to the fact that England were humiliated under Lancaster on multiple occasions and it's clear that you're whitewashing his time as England head.

I liked him, I appreciated what he did for England, and he's an excellent development officer type. At no point in his career has he shown that he can really handle being the top dog. I'm happy he's doing well at Leinster and that their players are so enamoured by him, but it's facile to take that at face value.

Exactly this. What he’s got at he’s very good at but what he’s good at isn’t being a DOR.

 
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Barnetsarrie12 (IP Logged)
09 May, 2018 09:46
Then don't hire him as a DOR Jammy. To me you can get a DOR like a Dean Richards type who is not in any way responsible for coaching and solely focuses on things like transfers and other activities around the club and you get Lancaster as a Head coach. Also you mention a lot of the negatives for Lancaster in his time as England coach, you could say the same for Eddie Jones at the end in Australia or during his time in super rugby, Lancaster was only ever meant to be a caretaker coach and he was not ready for the England job, he has clearly learnt from that and is using that to his advantage at Leinster and I still maintain that overall he was not bad as England Head coach.

Gray_Lensman, Lancaster brought leeds up from the championship and got them promoted to the premiership, yes they did poorly but that is because their team was not good enough and nothing to do with Lancaster and regardless, that was over a decade ago so I really don't see the relevance as he has coached other teams in this decade.

The candidates you are rumoured to be going for are Nick Kennedy who has one year of coaching in the premiership and is close to some of your players which is a problem at Quins and Ben Ryan who has never coached a 15's side above England county level, those are the people you are looking at over Lancaster, that just seems crazy to me. Gloucester went out to get Ackerman and see what he has done for the side, if you don't get a top head coach and it is no guarantee of success as you are some way behind the top 5, you will continue to languish closer to the bottom of the table rather than the middle or anywhere near the top

 
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Scaramouche (IP Logged)
09 May, 2018 10:17
Yeah, what we need is a sugar daddy.



If at first you don't succeed, Try, Try and Try again.

 
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mandator (IP Logged)
09 May, 2018 10:43
What about the NZ connection? Can we not get a good coach from this arrangement. Perhaps it is too late as time is now short to prepare for the new season. Kennedy and Ryan? This is not the answer for our problems.

 
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Scaramouche (IP Logged)
09 May, 2018 10:45
I am completely underwhelmed by that combo.



If at first you don't succeed, Try, Try and Try again.

 
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Jammy Git (IP Logged)
09 May, 2018 11:06
Barnetsarrie, I've already said that having him as a coach with a dor above him would probably work. But right now we have one vacancy, that of DoR. And I don't think anyone is particularly happy with the calibre of names being mentioned, we are all pretty nervous that the club will continue going down the cheaper route and won't hire someone who'll have real authority.



O Fortuna, velut luna statu variabilis,
semper crescis aut decrescis

 
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Barnetsarrie12 (IP Logged)
09 May, 2018 11:55
That's fair enough Jammy. I honestly think you should have more than one coaching vacancy. I really don't think Mapletoft should be your head coach as i don't think he is a great head coach and I really don't see what value Easter has brought in his two years as coach.

I don't know the contract situations at Quins but part of the problem is no top level DOR will want to work with people he does not find capable and they will want their own men there. It seems you are going to keep your coaching staff and that will hamper who you can get and I feel like will not really take the club forward.

Rowntree to me you should keep, not sure about Evans, Mapletoft and Easter are not great and they have been around the club for too long.

JK took the flak for what happened as he should as DOR but, Quins are not a well coached side and that falls on the Head coach and his assistants especially Easter who has run a terrible defense for 2 straight years

 
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Jammy Git (IP Logged)
09 May, 2018 12:07
Absolutely. It'll cost money to get rid of them, though.



O Fortuna, velut luna statu variabilis,
semper crescis aut decrescis

 
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Barnetsarrie12 (IP Logged)
09 May, 2018 12:23
Yeah that is the sad thing, it will cost so much to fire them and that is where the CEO has made terrible errors. I hope they don't have very long contracts as I am sure that is one of the issues that he is having. Trying to convince a DOR who will have his own staff and people he wants to take a job with a set coaching staff that he might not like is very hard and I can see why someone like Lancaster or someone really experienced will not take it.

A Ben Ryan or a Nick Kennedy would not mind that sort of thing as they don't have that much experience.

For Quins sake, hopefully you get someone good as the league will be very tough next season

 
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Rocker (IP Logged)
09 May, 2018 13:21
With Bristol coming up with a strong squad there's no obvious whipping boy next season (other than us?) the club really must bite the bullet and get someone experienced and proven at the top level. I'd be happy with Ryan as a coach, but not DOR. Maybe he's replacing Tofty?

 
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Quinky Kin (IP Logged)
10 May, 2018 08:57
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Barnetsarrie, I've already said that having him as a coach with a dor above him would probably work. But right now we have one vacancy, that of DoR.

On this point, it's been widely touted that a new DoR is likely to want to bring in his own coaches. Logic suggests that the coaching team (whoever they are) will want/need the full pre-season. IF (and it's a big if) there is to be a new coaching setup, then they must surely have approached people for those roles too? And IF the current coaches are to be released then they will also be looking for roles elsewhere; although they can, and may, be released at the drop of a hat. I'm surprised there haven't been whispers about any of the coaches moving on.

 
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T-Bone (IP Logged)
10 May, 2018 12:00
At the David Ellis evening someone asked what wpould happen to pre-season if the new DoR isn;t in place. Ellis said that pre-season plans are already set out and there is a contingency plan in place.

Unless the new chap is in place in the next week or so, presumably pre-season will follow the plans already in place. Last pre-season in hindsight would appear to have been pretty poor, as a lot of the players look really unfit, so not ideal if the next pre-season has been mapped out by the same people

 
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Quinky Kin (IP Logged)
10 May, 2018 12:48
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At the David Ellis evening someone asked what wpould happen to pre-season if the new DoR isn;t in place. Ellis said that pre-season plans are already set out and there is a contingency plan in place.
Unless the new chap is in place in the next week or so, presumably pre-season will follow the plans already in place. Last pre-season in hindsight would appear to have been pretty poor, as a lot of the players look really unfit, so not ideal if the next pre-season has been mapped out by the same people

That sounds like there's a strong expectancy that the new DoR won't be in place.

Who sets out the pre-season plan, I wonder? A couple of seasons back I spoke to a few players who said it was the hardest pre-season they'd ever had. The emphasis on fitness was greater than they'd ever known and they did seem fitter. This past season certainly that wasn't the case.

Time-wise, I believe they get about a month off, then pre-season will start. I'd assume the early stuff will be mostly fitness so the "proper" rugby stuff won't happen for a while yet. Still some time for announcements and appointments I suppose.

 
Re: Finish 10th with identical table stats with Worcester who finish 11th.
blucherquin (IP Logged)
11 May, 2018 07:08
Yeah they get four weeks, and as you say it isn’t straight back to full contact.

But I worry hugely if we don’t hear soon - or the voices of Mapletoft and Easter will be working their magic and destroying the squad over the summer.

 
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ChipsteadQuin (IP Logged)
11 May, 2018 16:37
I asked the question to David Ellis about pre season mainly because I had read that the non Internationals were back in training on June 11th , and the prospect of a DOR didn't sound very imminent , it was concerning that if heads weren't in the right place a couple of weeks ago I couldn't see what was going to change .

He just said pre season contingency was in place and I specifically followed up to ask would that include the 'same voices' as now , to which he repeated that full contingency plans had been drawn up .. he didn't expand on that , all a bit vague

Looks like things have moved on and hopefully someone will be in place within the next 3/4 weeks so they can get a grip on that .


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