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Discussion started by Craig Muncey , 16 October, 2019 17:43
John Mulvihill
Craig Muncey 16 October, 2019 17:43
Heard a rumour that John Mulvihill is to be offered amp extension to his existing contract. Mulvihill, signed a 3 year contract back in 2018.

Personally I am not convinced this is a good move I am still to be convinced by him as a coach and if an extension is to be offered would like to see more progression from the team first.

Whatís your thoughts if the rumour is true?

Re: John Mulvihill
cardiff_steve 24 October, 2019 19:53
I think last season, we performed as well as can be expected. And, if a couple of bounces of the ball had gone our way, we'd have had a very good season indeed.

(or, alternatively, if a few more of our games had been refereed to a satisfactory level).

Danny Wilson maybe would have done a little better, as there would have been no settling in period. But, other than that, unless we had a real top dollar coach, I dont think anyone else would have given us anything better. We're very weak in several positions.

So, I think John Mulvihill is a decent coach.

But its hard to quantify how good he is until he's able to strengthen his squad.

Re: John Mulvihill
Ian Robinson Was Innocent 26 October, 2019 22:31
[quote cardiff_steve]I think last season, we performed as well as can be expected. And, if a couple of bounces of the ball had gone our way, we'd have had a very good season indeed.

(or, alternatively, if a few more of our games had been refereed to a satisfactory level).

Danny Wilson maybe would have done a little better, as there would have been no settling in period. But, other than that, unless we had a real top dollar coach, I dont think anyone else would have given us anything better. We're very weak in several positions.

Steve, Craig, have you or anyone reading this heard any rumours (or truth) in any new players arriving after the WC. I still believe we need that ball carrying hard nosed second row, also with Josh and Ellis injured maybe another solid No 8, Nick now being limited to games due to age. Also I would like to see a decent outside half. If Jarrod gets injured, I do not think Tovey will be the answer. I also think we are going to have problems, if Wales (hopefully) get to the final, as Irish and Scottish players will have approximately 2 - 3 weeks recovery time time on ours, due to them coming home earlier from the competition. Talk was pre season that we will do well early on, as we did not have many players in national squads, unlike Glasgow, Munster, Leinster etc, but apart from beating the weakest South African side, I think results and quality of play have been very disappointing.



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Re: John Mulvihill
Martynwilliamsno1fan 27 October, 2019 19:10
We cant beat teams like Edinburgh, Glasgow and Ulster with half of their squad evolved in the World cup. Our front five is not good enough.

Re: John Mulvihill
Craig Muncey 31 October, 2019 06:47
[quote Ian Robinson Was Innocent][quote cardiff_steve]I think last season, we performed as well as can be expected. And, if a couple of bounces of the ball had gone our way, we'd have had a very good season indeed.

(or, alternatively, if a few more of our games had been refereed to a satisfactory level).

Danny Wilson maybe would have done a little better, as there would have been no settling in period. But, other than that, unless we had a real top dollar coach, I dont think anyone else would have given us anything better. We're very weak in several positions.

Steve, Craig, have you or anyone reading this heard any rumours (or truth) in any new players arriving after the WC. I still believe we need that ball carrying hard nosed second row, also with Josh and Ellis injured maybe another solid No 8, Nick now being limited to games due to age. Also I would like to see a decent outside half. If Jarrod gets injured, I do not think Tovey will be the answer. I also think we are going to have problems, if Wales (hopefully) get to the final, as Irish and Scottish players will have approximately 2 - 3 weeks recovery time time on ours, due to them coming home earlier from the competition. Talk was pre season that we will do well early on, as we did not have many players in national squads, unlike Glasgow, Munster, Leinster etc, but apart from beating the weakest South African side, I think results and quality of play have been very disappointing.[/quote]

Hello Ian.

No I have not heard anything in relation to new additions coming in. At the moment it all feels very flat. Hopefully this changes but I am far from convinced it will.

Re: John Mulvihill
Selgwent 03 November, 2019 23:24
Unless there is significant improvement, and soon, I think we may have to consider changing our name to the Cardiff Dragons.

Re: John Mulvihill
Craig Muncey 04 November, 2019 07:42
There is a feeling of acceptance of mediocrity which is not a good state to be in. Personally I donít think the coaches are up to it. I accept that especially in the pack we are not good enough but good coaches make average players better and I donít see that happening.

Everyone at Cardiff Blues, players, coaches and the board need to have a good hard look at themselves. Feels to me with the silence from the board that we are resigned to failure and ultimately, WRU will take over.

Re: John Mulvihill
Beddaublue25 04 November, 2019 08:05
The way we are going we will end up the lowest placed region, it is unacceptable.

Re: John Mulvihill
neilcardiff 23 November, 2019 14:02
Mulville is out of his depth and should have been given the boot end last season, how can we go from a side that could compete with the better sides under Wilson and winning the challenge cup to a side that is losing to weaker sides, itís all down to the coaches why does Mulville keep on with changing players for the sake of it when they are not needed, we have become a very poor side in attack, and defence is a shambles. Hope Mulville is not offered an extension as heís shown how poor a coach he is, why in the off season did he sight Adams and Amos when itís out front 5 that needs strengthen think that says it all

Re: John Mulvihill
Craig Muncey 24 November, 2019 08:47
The clock must be ticking down on his reign and other coaches. Just not good enough.

Re: John Mulvihill
cardiff_steve 24 November, 2019 20:51
It's getting increasingly difficult to defend this coaching team.

They have to get a huge amount of the benefit of the doubt, because they havent been able to strengthen where it's needed.

BUT....

They made the decision to change attack coaches, the head coach himself is a backs specialist, they've had an extended pre season to get things right...

And the attacking structure is absolutely all over the @#$%& place.


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