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Well done Paul Anderson!


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#1 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

So far a great start to his coaching career, in general british coaches are doing well so far this season, is this the turning point which will see more british coaches coming through?

#2 Saintslass

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:41 PM

Huddersfield always do well at the start of the season. If he's still getting this out of the team in August then I may well be convinced but until then I remain skeptical of Huddersfield's ability to see a season through.

As for the British coaches well one of them lost today in Shaun Wane so I'm not sure what you're getting at?

#3 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:44 PM

Huddersfield always do well at the start of the season. If he's still getting this out of the team in August then I may well be convinced but until then I remain skeptical of Huddersfield's ability to see a season through.

As for the British coaches well one of them lost today in Shaun Wane so I'm not sure what you're getting at?

Given that the game had two British coaches ,in all probability one was bound to lose.
One team coached by a British coach won last night and two teams today.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:28 PM

Given that the game had two British coaches ,in all probability one was bound to lose.
One team coached by a British coach won last night and two teams today.

Tony Smith is now the proud possessor of a British passport, so I make that two winners last night.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:54 PM

Huddersfield always do well at the start of the season. If he's still getting this out of the team in August then I may well be convinced but until then I remain skeptical of Huddersfield's ability to see a season through.

As for the British coaches well one of them lost today in Shaun Wane so I'm not sure what you're getting at?

Forget history this now,the giants blew saints of the park,have just beaten a very good wigan side,also they dont have Brown disrupting things, I hope that PA becomes a true Giant as a coach as he was as a player,

#6 Ant

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:44 AM

Saintslass, the reasons for the Giants annual collapse are many fold but by far and away the biggest cause is at your club now

Just imagine how bad it's going to get when Saints lose their early season form ;)

As for the Giants under Anderson there seems to be something more about them, I couldn't tell you what but they just seem tougher than previous years, like today - we'd have lost this game last season, and allowed Wigan to score in the last few minutes, probably multiple times

This time we weathered 11 sets on our own line

#7 Saintslass

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

Saintslass, the reasons for the Giants annual collapse are many fold but by far and away the biggest cause is at your club now

If you don't mind, I will wait and see on that one! Each year people make a similar comment about Hudds and each year they fade away (or collapse, as in last year).

#8 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

As for the Giants under Anderson there seems to be something more about them, I couldn't tell you what but they just seem tougher than previous years, like today - we'd have lost this game last season, and allowed Wigan to score in the last few minutes, probably multiple times

This time we weathered 11 sets on our own line

I await the "sack Anderson" threads come the end of the year!

Remember, Rob Powell and Richard Agar had good starts to the season once upon a time!
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#9 Ant

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

Difference is they were coaching poop players at poop clubs ;)

#10 sweaty craiq

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:18 AM

Don't under estimate the impact of KP at Hudds.

#11 Amber Avenger

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:45 AM

Don't under estimate the impact of KP at Hudds.


You'd be nuts to do anything else

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#12 stimpo-and-kat

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:40 PM

Saintslass, the reasons for the Giants annual collapse are many fold but by far and away the biggest cause is at your club now

Just imagine how bad it's going to get when Saints lose their early season form ;)

As for the Giants under Anderson there seems to be something more about them, I couldn't tell you what but they just seem tougher than previous years, like today - we'd have lost this game last season, and allowed Wigan to score in the last few minutes, probably multiple times

This time we weathered 11 sets on our own line


I mentioned this during the week to my better half. Anderson seems to have brought in the ethos from his Bulls days in that the front row is heavily loaded. I commented during the Bradford game last night too of who are the goto players when you need some big go forward.

If you had to pick a player to run the first drive in after a brawl would be want to give it to any of the current Bulls pack. I wouldnt be convinced, Leeds had mcDermott, Bradford had the big 4 of Fielden/Mcdermott/Anderson and Vagana etc.

#13 Just Browny

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:00 PM

I seem to remember Ant saying there was 'something different about the Giants this year', early in the season last year.

I hope there is, they seem to play a less dirty brand of rugby these days and at their free-flowing best are quite entertaining.

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#14 Ant

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

I seem to remember Ant saying there was 'something different about the Giants this year', early in the season last year.

I hope there is, they seem to play a less dirty brand of rugby these days and at their free-flowing best are quite entertaining.


Did I? I remember being surprised at how well we were doing give our total lack of props

As for dirty rugby, those were the Tony Smith days, something he took to Leeds and now Wire ;)

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:50 PM

I'm pretty sure that Brian McDermot, when he was at London, bemoaned the fact that British coaches never seemed to get a chance at the top clubs and felt that given that chance they could equal the success of Aussie coaches, as everyone can see, when he was given his chance he proved his point.

Whilst it's very early days for Anderson and realistically I can't see him matching McDermot, I'd love to see him be successful and help prove the point. As a superleague neutral who goes to all the big games in recent years I have found myself supporting any team that has a British Coach.

Though there are exceptions, such as Maguire, generally the top Aussie coaches stay in Australia and we get the second rate ones who are no better than the British ones, if they are even that good.
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#16 weloveyouwakefield2

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:11 PM

Paul is doing ok until his team meet the Mighty Trin next week.........Ok everyone I'm only joking... ;) :)
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#17 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

Tony Smith is now the proud possessor of a British passport, so I make that two winners last night.

Yes I know,he's about as British as Rangi!
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:28 PM

As for dirty rugby, those were the Tony Smith days, something he took to Leeds and now Wire ;)


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#19 1976PMJwires

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

Did I? I remember being surprised at how well we were doing give our total lack of props

As for dirty rugby, those were the Tony Smith days, something he took to Leeds and now Wire ;)


Yes and a valid point..... But cups and titles mean more!!

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#20 Ant

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:35 PM

Yeah, gotta love those glory hunters :P




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