Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:44 PM
For me the only logic in what has been done with Benson leaving early (NOT early enough,by a couple of seasons,for sure!) is to bring someone in who can look round and get things in place for next season.However,I don`t know the man,but it seems that CH likes his clique ,his `mates` around him.It`s obvious that he doesn`t listen to his customers.So,while I`d love to be optimistic in attracting the likes of a Calland or a Crompton (or even Dave Woods,now commentating on Premier Sports),I`d agree with sheddings69 in that the in-house ,ie clique,candidate will be appointed in Roden.If i`m right,then not much will change with Roden as evidenced by his coaching role and input this season ;if I`m wrong then it`s a great chance to lay down a platform - I don`t denigrate the development league : we saw some good basic rugby this season from North and South Wales and I`m sure that the other teams will be motivated to do well.And I`m old enough to remember as one of the best seasons followng Oldham was when we were very poor and brought in Cliff Hill and the great Frank Foster (where are their equivalents now??) ,with Starkey as coach,to raise our performances.All in all,if it`s not an in-house candidate and we get someone decent from outside,it could be an entertaining league.Up to you Mr CH - show us your way !!!!