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#21 Viking Warrior

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 12:33 PM

QUOTE (tonyXIII @ Jul 13 2010, 11:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But you're playing us! Like you need a lift for the Salford game? Come on, this is cheating! You can't be allowed to sack your coach just before you play Salford. It's got to be against the rules. Or the constitution. Or the international law of human rights. It's not fair! wink.gif

So, now you will pay for this treachery. Salford to win by 30. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif



they would need t lose half the team as well, to lose to salford biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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#22 Bulliac

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 01:02 PM

QUOTE (Viking Warrior @ Jul 13 2010, 01:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
they would need t lose half the team as well, to lose to salford biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

I think we're about one short of half the team out at the minute, does that make us favourites?

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#23 Bulliac

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 01:17 PM

QUOTE (Kenilworth Tiger @ Jul 13 2010, 08:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ANd this man in entrusted with leading England!

Good God

Like it makes any difference who is coaching England? Kenny, you could coach England, or me or even the current Aussie coach and his complete back-up staff and we still wouldn't beat the Aussies or NZ consistently because we're not good enough. We haven't got the depth of squad to make any impression on the international scene, you know it, I know it, I'm sure Stevie Mac must know it.

Steve has got two jobs in a row where he is blighted by lack of the required quality to complete the task and weighted down by unrealistic expectations. Maybe he just doesn't like a job where he can sleep at night? rolleyes.gif
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#24 The Best The Beautiful The Only

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 01:36 PM

oh yeahhhh. hallejuah

#25 ShotgunGold

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:06 PM

QUOTE (Hannibal @ Jul 13 2010, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"The Bradford Bulls caoch Steve McNamara has been sacked after a run of 7 consecutive defeats. He will leave immediately to take up his position as Head Coach of the England team"

There is definitely something wrong in that statement somewhere.


Indeed. I don't know where to start...


#26 hindle xiii

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 03:07 PM

I'm surprised at how ambivalent I am about this. Fine. Draw a line under it.

Now our main scapegoat has gone, let's really see what kind of Super League side the Bulls are.

And whoever it is that comes in, they'll have the interest and immunity of being a shiny new toy, but will that person make a difference? I won't matter for the moment, just bring something different.

Finally, let's hope Sykes is banned for a few games...!

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#27 Bulliac

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 03:11 PM

QUOTE (Tommy The C5t @ Jul 13 2010, 10:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He's been sacked, no word about it. The term Mutual Agreement is just a nice word.

Too many supporters had voted with no confidence and who can blame them after watching what was the worse Bradford Bulls performance since the name change back in 1996.

Tommy, the club website says it was mutual agreement. I know where you are coming from, but to say someone was sacked, when both parties say otherwise, could be construed as libelous. Might be best to be a bit careful. wink.gif

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#28 Chronicler of Chiswick

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 04:13 PM

All Mutual Agreement means is that they've had to pay him the balance of his contract, sacked means 'if you want your money, sue us.'

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 06:01 PM

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No cause for so much hatred, I'm just a different man

Pull off that cover, I will too, and learn to understand

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#30 Wolford6

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 06:49 PM

I'm just off to the pub to toast his goodbye.

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#31 ParisSurtout

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 07:03 PM

The idea that a miserably failed club coach leaves his club to devote himself to a full time job as coach of England is something you cannot make up! laugh.gif

Only in English rugby league! rolleyes.gif

Edited by ParisSurtout, 13 July 2010 - 07:03 PM.

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#32 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 07:07 PM

QUOTE (Hannibal @ Jul 13 2010, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just heard it on 5Live.

I must admit it was a touch disconcerting to hear:

"The Bradford Bulls caoch Steve McNamara has been sacked after a run of 7 consecutive defeats. He will leave immediately to take up his position as Head Coach of the England team"

There is definitely something wrong in that statement somewhere.

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Heard that too but later they said " Steve McNamara will become England Rugby League coach full time after leaving the Bradford Bulls by mutual consent"

Sounds better to those who don't know how bad Bradford have been.

Edited by Wiltshire Rhino, 13 July 2010 - 07:08 PM.

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#33 Odsal Outlaw

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:23 PM

wooooohooo! about time too. should have done this last season.
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#34 Segovia Carpet

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:48 PM

QUOTE (Viking Warrior @ Jul 13 2010, 01:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
they would need t lose half the team as well, to lose to salford biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


Don't be daft - 6 would be enough wink.gif

#35 Konkrete

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 06:25 AM

It could be that McNamara is better suited to England than SL. There's no doubt he's at the forefront of technique and thinking about the game, he just hasn't been able to impose it in his FIRST JOB. When dealing solely with elite players it may well work more successfully.

Whatever, he has conducted himself with dignity and good grace throughout a very difficult time. I'll bet he's carried the burden of our last three years very heavily and very personally. I for one am sad to see him go, but the reality is that sentiment cannot trump what clearly had to be done.
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#36 Viking Warrior

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 12:01 PM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Jul 13 2010, 08:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The idea that a miserably failed club coach leaves his club to devote himself to a full time job as coach of England is something you cannot make up! laugh.gif

Only in English rugby league! rolleyes.gif



###### me i actually agree with albert ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif
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#37 Viking Warrior

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 12:02 PM

QUOTE (Segovia Carpet @ Jul 14 2010, 12:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't be daft - 6 would be enough wink.gif



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