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Nobby fears his RL coaching career could be over soon


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#1 The Future is League

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:58 AM

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:04 AM

Would be a shame if he is correct as I believe he still has alot to offer
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#3 cookey

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:45 AM

It seems amazing that he hasn't found a suitable Club,as clearly he has a strong track record behind him.I just wonder if he has possibly priced himself out of the market,in these more stringent financial times?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:21 AM

He's doing ok as a commentator / pundit. I like him on Premier.

He could probably do a good job as Director of Rugby somewhere, if he lets the coach get on with it

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:59 AM

I wonder if one of the things blocking him is that the year after he left Wigan we won the league and GF with the same team?

Don't get me wrong he's a good solid coach who has a lot to offer especially from a defensive perspective, and I also like his commentary.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:16 AM

An odd thought considering the job he'd done at Wigan before that and the job he did at Crusaders after. I don't see how that would block him from getting the London job for example. I'd understand in the Catalans case if he'd have gone to Wigan and they were already getting to semis and hadn't progressed them from there.

I'd think the fact he's lost out on these jobs is far more to do with his terms being unfavourable than a single year in his track record. In the Catalans specific case, you can understand going with a bloke who is already there and speaks the language rather than a (very good) coach who would likely want some extra money for being uprouted from West Yorkshire.

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#7 brooza

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:24 PM

I wonder if one of the things blocking him is that the year after he left Wigan we won the league and GF with the same team?

One of the criticisms of Brian Mclennan at Leeds was that he only won because of Tony Smith's team. Shouldn't Tony Smith be criticised because Leeds carried on winning after he left?

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#8 Amber Avenger

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:00 PM

By the same token, some people (nobody who posts on here) still don't give Nobby credit at the Bulls as it was Matthew Elliot's team!!
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#9 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:11 PM

He would do a good job for someone, but there are a lot more decent coaches than teams these days, especially with the temptation to try to get a Michael Maguire, and hire an NRL Assistant coach.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:12 PM

One of the criticisms of Brian Mclennan at Leeds was that he only won because of Tony Smith's team. Shouldn't Tony Smith be criticised because Leeds carried on winning after he left?

People can twist situations whichever way they want to criticise people

Doesn't really apply to Tony Smith as they were winning before he left. Michael Maguire turned a Wigan side who were nearly winning into a team that dominated the league without adding any players. That put a benchmark on Noble at that time in his career.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

Doesn't really apply to Tony Smith as they were winning before he left. Michael Maguire turned a Wigan side who were nearly winning into a team that dominated the league without adding any players. That put a benchmark on Noble at that time in his career.


Did he not bring 3 players with him from the Storm?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:57 PM

I'd have him at Widnes with Betts as his No 2.
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#13 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

Did he not bring 3 players with him from the Storm?

No, that was the season after.
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