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Deserved Promotion

By Almo
November 22 2018

 

It is absolutely brilliant to see the promised overseas cavalry arriving, though to be honest it would be nice to win all our cup games with the new talent available.

However, now we seem to have a little cash to splash, should some of it be spend on reinforcing our coaching team?

 I say "team" but checking the Offie, only Steve Boden is listed as a coach, having been (justly) promoted from Forwards Coach to Head Coach. As I understand it, Chris Stirling is acting as backs coach, but surely this is stretching him a bit thin as he needs to be managing the team as well as identifying international talent and convincing them to join us? No criticism of Chris here, but I suspect that his talents are best utilised in an overseeing role, with others doing the nitty-gritty day-to-day drills and working on cunning set plays.

A word of praise for J-Lo. Clearly he was an excellent man-motivator and got everything he could out of the players put at his disposal. I think he is also a "workaholic" who liked to get to the ground at 7.00 a.m. to set things up for the day, and was happy doing two jobs. He basically kept a ship afloat that was nearly floundering on rocks. But clearly that is not a regime that would get us promoted.

 

So do we need more coaching?

 

Perhaps the club have already addressed this issue, or perhaps I am wrong, perhaps someone has inside knowledge and can correct me.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018:12:02:14:56:55 by Wildwillie .

 
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Madtyke (IP Logged)
22/11/2018 23:23
Scott Barrow was also involved with the 1st team last week against Coventry.

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almostatyke (IP Logged)
23/11/2018 08:32
But was that because it was a cup game? In the premiership they often put assistants in charge for cup games but then resort to the previous regime once the league starts again.

 
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JDH (IP Logged)
23/11/2018 17:32
I think Chris will have a plan for increasing coaching from outside or within when the time is right or the right people are available.

 
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almostatyke (IP Logged)
23/11/2018 19:43
A cunning plan?

(Sm100)

 
wildwillie
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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
24/11/2018 06:53
Let us wait and see what how the squad is performing after the 3 games against Doncaster. If the new lads have all been assimilated into the squad by then additional coaches might not be needed.

 
Bobba
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Bobba (IP Logged)
24/11/2018 07:00
Perhaps we should be using Sir Ian to help out in this department.

 
wildwillie
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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
24/11/2018 07:05
...or Scott Barrow. (Sm134)

 
Bobba
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Bobba (IP Logged)
24/11/2018 07:08
Tom Palmer? From speaking to him a while ago, he offered to help but was turned down.

 
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Gelbel (IP Logged)
24/11/2018 19:14
JBs Instagram take over at Coventry last week, he said Scott Barrow was backs coach. That would explain why he's around all the time - I've never seen an academy coach appear with the first team so often.

 
wildwillie
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Wildwillie (IP Logged)
24/11/2018 20:43
I always liked Scott.

 
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almostatyke (IP Logged)
03/12/2018 20:23
I think that Chris mentioned Scott as part of the coaching team on a recent interview. No surprise then that the offie is out of date.

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