I believe your post sums up some of the clubs issues Flapjack
BR retired and went to coach the backs at Glos, who at this time (2009-12) produced Simpson-Daniel, Tindall, Trinder, May, Burns, Sharples.. added 12trees etc.
- Glos mid table under Ryan and Redpath - then 3rd in the premiership (we were 4th)
- Poached by Sale where he had played and won the premiership (he had 2 years left at Glos and Glos looked at legal recourse they were that incensed to lose him)
- Took Sale from bottom 3 to top 6 in the table and back to European rugby before they slotted Dimes in above him and he moved on
- Left Sale for Leeds, who sit 2nd in the table
equates somehow to failure
Coaching = a TON of pressure and that's only growing - Cockers fired at Tiggs, the call's for Jim's head - it's madness.. if Leeds go up, how do they compete with the money at Bristol et al? or attract players when the prem clubs have already had their pick for 6months before they know if they are up or not..
So he's offered a city salary to meet clients, entertain and presumably that will start by being paid to go with the lions..
Top bloke and don't blame the guy, good luck to him
He was promoted at Gloucester as the easy option & as you say inherited a very good side that needed a fresh voice. But lets not pretend it was going swimmingly when he got the job or that they won anything. in fact, 6 defeats in a row saw them finish 9th
Carnegie are 2nd, yes, 8 behind London Irish, but 19 ahead of Doncaster in third. Are you trying to tell me the Championship is competitive? Yorkshire has more money than most, more facilities than most, certainly in comparison to say Bedford.
Looks like failure to me.
The calls for Jim's head? From a handful of posters on here who won't listen to reason & the press who are looking for a story. Why get upset with them when it's so much easier to ignore them? Most people have worked where the Saints problems lay.
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