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Mike Catt to Ireland
Discussion started by Sunburyite , 24 June, 2019 11:50
Mike Catt to Ireland
Sunburyite 24 June, 2019 11:50
Catty joining the Ireland setup after the World Cup. Will be an assistant coach when Farrell takes over. Apparently it puts the entire England 2015 World Cup coaching team in Ireland. Hopefully they've learnt a bit since then.

Re: Mike Catt to Ireland
Bazzo 24 June, 2019 13:12
Lancaster and Farrell have both done very well. They must have learnt something.

Re: Mike Catt to Ireland
LI Bohemian 24 June, 2019 13:42
I think, in hindsight they were forced into having to pick a player that didn't suit the team, the square peg derailed a train.

Re: Mike Catt to Ireland
M51 24 June, 2019 19:57
The Burgess fiasco, i was never sure who orchestrated that disaster. It derailed a potentially great coaching team..

Re: Mike Catt to Ireland
Florida 24 June, 2019 20:41
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M51
The Burgess fiasco, i was never sure who orchestrated that disaster. It derailed a potentially great coaching team..

Could have been they needed that fiasco and the @#$%& storm that followed it to turn them into the coaches they are today. It could of course be that Faz Sr and Bomber just weren't capable of working together.

Re: Mike Catt to Ireland
Clontarf 25 June, 2019 12:51
As an Irish supporter I sincerely hope that the new coaching team is successful and as London Irish supporter I remember Catty's contribution to our glory years very fondly.

Joe Schmidt will be a hard act to follow but after a period of success a new coach/coaching team often has to endure a rebuilding period.

A coaching team with such a strong English dimension will have a very short honeymoon period. A poor or even average 6 Nations campaign in 2020 will have the press pack baying for blood.

Fingers crossed

Re: Mike Catt to Ireland
Lincs-Exile 25 June, 2019 15:29
There's not 100 percent joy by some Irish supporters over the fact that he will be the 4th England coach from 2015 WC coaching team now employed by the teams in Ireland.Not that i can blame them as we seem to be going down the same route in England.


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