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Re: Alan Dickens gets help
Posted by: stoofer
Date: 21/12/2017 10:13
Good to see, but, as the article says, very much an SOS call.

Unfortunately, one of the less positive effects of Jim's loyalty has been to hollow out the coaching team beneath him, particularly in terms of experience. Neither Dickens, Hopley or Dowse are established coaches yet, so with Jim's departure I'd imagine that we are seriously lacking a lot of basic know-how.

We are badly in need of an injection of basic competence, and it's going to be very hard to make improvements unless and until an experienced coach comes in with fresh eyes. Someone like Meyer would be great in the short term imo. He mightn't be flashy, but has a mountain of experience and would at least sort out the basics - i.e. scrum, defence, gameplan. In the meantime it seems its the kindness of strangers....

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