This is the first time i have contributed to the forum and is through pure frustration that i feel compelled to offer my opinion. The display last weekend was as bad as anything i have seen since the end of the Peter Roe era. Rock bottom and the team looking hapless, total apathy in the town and indeed on this website. I have always had reservations about Darren Holt as coach but last week confirmed it.
Has anybody clinically analysed how Darren actually got the job as coach? A good/average 1st/2nd division player, coach for a season at a local RU club, a lot of self confidence, a large portion of self entitlement and i presume he had his coaching badges. It seemed to me at the time that his support was built on a vindictive internet attack on the previous Chairman whilst proclaiming to have all the answers but who along with others had hidden agenda`s. I am no apologist for Des but the hints on the forum at the time of other investors waiting to step in have have not materialised. If the job was chosen on playing achievements then surely Gary Broadbent would have been a better bet, instead Gary is learning the coaching
trade the correct way, with the amateurs, as do most good coaches.
As for the playing staff this year, i know we are financially burdened but the lack of cutting edge in the centres has been a priority from the start but has never been addressed. One of the best forward performances at CP this year was by a local amateur, Nicholson from Dalton. He supposedly has a bad boy reputation but that is for the coach to sort out, Cresta seems to get the best out of him, for whatever reason we never saw him again. What we need in times of crisis is experience and a cool head.I don`t know you personally Darren and you may be a very nice bloke but it really is time to step aside and let us hope that Cresta will take up the reins again, if only till the end of the season.