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Sean Long - he's a lad


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#1 South Wakefield Sharks

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:29 PM

Left Wigan today. http://www.wiganwarr...=8453&type=news



#2 Padge

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:16 PM

This was the big rumour doing the rounds on Monday in WIgan, but with nothing to back it up. Seems to confirm the thoughts of many Wigan fans that I have spoken to who said it seemed a bizarre appointment.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:24 PM

Any room for him at Saints?
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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:28 PM

I thought the timing of his move from Salford to Wigan was more than a little odd. First it was 'delayed' until after the Wigan v Salford game, which was strange enough. Second, why leave Salford just as a new, supposedly very wealthy, owner arrives. I know there were issues between him and Noble, but Wigan were already a very stable and successful set up and didn't need Sean. Salford, however, offered him a chance to really showcase his coaching (he was building a good reputation there) in an environment where almost anything would have been an improvement.

 

Odd move altogether, IMO.


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:17 PM

the rumour again is, he's going back to Salford,



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:22 PM

Be surprised if he gets another chance. He clearly has all the skill & knowledge, but any team will want a coach who can help turn their talented youngsters in to top line players. The difference is often hard work & attitude. Not two attributes you automatically associate with Sean Long.



#7 Padge

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:02 PM

the rumour again is, he's going back to Salford,

That was part of the Monday rumour in Wigan, absolutely nothing so far to back that up.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:56 PM

Joining Matt Parrish again to coach Samoa.

 

He made a difference at Salford but never go back.

 

The Wigan statement is a little odd to be honest



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:44 PM

"to integrate into the disciplined and already high-performing culture at the Wigan club"

 

Sounds quite a brutal assessment by Wigan on Long's attitude


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:47 PM

"to integrate into the disciplined and already high-performing culture at the Wigan club"

 

Sounds quite a brutal assessment by Wigan on Long's attitude

 

But no surprise.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:00 PM

Be surprised if he gets another chance. He clearly has all the skill & knowledge, but any team will want a coach who can help turn their talented youngsters in to top line players. The difference is often hard work & attitude. Not two attributes you automatically associate with Sean Long.

I think his best bet is to try and get a job as a head coach of a championship side, and build a coaching reputation from there, His "Jack the lad" reputation was/is always going to be problem for i think.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:10 PM

I think his best bet is to try and get a job as a head coach of a championship side, and build a coaching reputation from there, His "Jack the lad" reputation was/is always going to be problem for i think.

 

The Bobbie Goulding approach?

 

Can't see anything, but maybe a few specialist half-back "clinic" type sessions. You wouldn't trust him to be responsible for a set of young players, but you might be happy to allow him to show them the craft of being a half-back and then disappear until you next wanted to run a specialist session.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:19 PM

The Bobbie Goulding approach?

 

Can't see anything, but maybe a few specialist half-back "clinic" type sessions. You wouldn't trust him to be responsible for a set of young players, but you might be happy to allow him to show them the craft of being a half-back and then disappear until you next wanted to run a specialist session.

I don't think it really worked out for Bobbie at championship level.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 09:50 PM

"to integrate into the disciplined and already high-performing culture at the Wigan club"

 

Sounds quite a brutal assessment by Wigan on Long's attitude

 

Wigan have a system that is very structured and I can see Long is too much of a free spirit to fit into such a system.

 

I think it was in the MEN the other day where mention was made of him hooking up with Parrish for the WC and Long having regrets about moving to Wigan. 

 

Wherever he ends up I hope it is in RL.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:12 PM

 

The Wigan statement is a little odd to be honest

 

It is an unusual statement and it comes across to me as if Wigan are not very gruntled with Long. These things are usually written in the "best wishes for the future...." bland style.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 10:11 PM

He'll turn up in union before too much time passes I suspect.  I won't shed any tears.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:41 AM

Wigan have a system that is very structured and I can see Long is too much of a free spirit to fit into such a system.

 

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I think this is a good assessment of the situation.

 

He clearly has talent as a coach; his time at Salford showed that where he had a distinct and attractive impact on the team's attack.  It would be a real shame if he was lost to rugby league and I'm sure he wouldn't want to be as he lives and breathes the sport, or certainly used to.


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#18 Larry the Leit

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 09:11 PM

I think this is a good assessment of the situation.

 

He clearly has talent as a coach; his time at Salford showed that where he had a distinct and attractive impact on the team's attack.  It would be a real shame if he was lost to rugby league and I'm sure he wouldn't want to be as he lives and breathes the sport, or certainly used to.

 

I remember thinking just how much he must live and breath it, as he turned out for Preston RU.


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