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#61 oldrover

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:14 PM

I like to think so.

i wish i could be like you


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#62 Bob Crowther

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:17 PM

I agree Richie. He was arguably the best scrum half since SL started. He will bring alot to our club I reckon.

I thought that appointments were made, following a proven track record.



#63 Griff

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:32 PM

i wish i could be like you


Ah - We're not all that lucky OR.
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#64 thundergaz

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:42 PM

I thought that appointments were made, following a proven track record.


I agree bob but even if he only passes on a few of his skills to the likes of kainy, Finn and Ellis his appointment will of been justified for me. If he can improve our attack in anyway(which I think he could) it would be fantastic.Bob I might be a bit biased though as he's my fav ever SL player.

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#65 Piggy's mate

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:15 PM

are you an inspirational figure griff ?


I think its spelt constipational

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#66 Robin Evans

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:24 PM

I think its spelt constipational

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#67 Griff

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:29 PM

I think its spelt constipational

:laugh: , although quite what the connection is, I don't know.


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#68 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:16 PM

I cant think of anyone who knows more about the game and how to win trophies.
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#69 Les Tonks Sidestep

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:28 AM

I cant think of anyone who knows more about the game and how to win trophies.

 

Unfortunately Terry this game, and many others, is littered with high quality players who failed to make it in the coaching world.

 

It also would seem he left Wigan under a bit of a cloud with his failure "to integrate into the disciplined and already high-performing culture at the Wigan club". I hope Tex's concern posted in the Tommy H thread doesn't come to fruition.



#70 oldrover

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:00 AM

it may turn out that this is just what it says, till the end of the season. if it is, i think it will only benefit us. it has certainly put fev back in the news.


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#71 PonteBlue

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 12:32 PM

Agree, all publicity is good publicity. I work with a Saint's fan who often said he kick started things during games which were a bit flat, or weren't going there way. Best attribute was his kicking game - one area we could improve.

 

We have the best pack in the league who make ground every set and put us in good attacking areas - hopefully with Sean's appointment we can unlock defences a bit more effectively when we get down field.



#72 febreze

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 02:46 PM

why manager not coach?



#73 Griff

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 04:40 PM

why manager not coach?


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#74 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:16 AM

Unfortunately Terry this game, and many others, is littered with high quality players who failed to make it in the coaching world.
 
It also would seem he left Wigan under a bit of a cloud with his failure "to integrate into the disciplined and already high-performing culture at the Wigan club". I hope Tex's concern posted in the Tommy H thread doesn't come to fruition.

Long has a reputation of being a bit of a loose cannon I agree, but he's with us for a short period only and hopefully his 'on field' skills and success at the very pinnacle of the game will be of benefit in the run up to the GF.

John Bastion has had lengthy and successful periods at Leeds and Warrington discovering and nurturing the some of the best young talent in the country. I'd expect the culture and high standards within these leading clubs will have rubbed off and come as part of the package with John, including the identification of the necessary attributes of the right type of player for Featherstone Rovers. Knowing him as I do, I'm confident he won't suffer fools gladly.
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#75 Bob Crowther

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 01:16 PM

I agree bob but even if he only passes on a few of his skills to the likes of kainy, Finn and Ellis his appointment will of been justified for me. If he can improve our attack in anyway(which I think he could) it would be fantastic.Bob I might be a bit biased though as he's my fav ever SL player.

Distinct improvement to your play when surrounded by top class players. Cannot complain about the effort of Ellis, Kainy and Finny.



#76 Bob Crowther

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 01:19 PM

Long has a reputation of being a bit of a loose cannon I agree, but he's with us for a short period only and hopefully his 'on field' skills and success at the very pinnacle of the game will be of benefit in the run up to the GF.

John Bastion has had lengthy and successful periods at Leeds and Warrington discovering and nurturing the some of the best young talent in the country. I'd expect the culture and high standards within these leading clubs will have rubbed off and come as part of the package with John, including the identification of the necessary attributes of the right type of player for Featherstone Rovers. Knowing him as I do, I'm confident he won't suffer fools gladly.

Statement in saturdays press, Terry, stating that he could "be slotted in" at season end. He will not be coming for peanuts.



#77 Les Tonks Sidestep

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:33 PM

Long has a reputation of being a bit of a loose cannon I agree, but he's with us for a short period only and hopefully his 'on field' skills and success at the very pinnacle of the game will be of benefit in the run up to the GF.

John Bastion has had lengthy and successful periods at Leeds and Warrington discovering and nurturing the some of the best young talent in the country. I'd expect the culture and high standards within these leading clubs will have rubbed off and come as part of the package with John, including the identification of the necessary attributes of the right type of player for Featherstone Rovers. Knowing him as I do, I'm confident he won't suffer fools gladly.

 

Sorry Terry but his appointment worries me. My own view is after seeing some of the quotes around is that someone thinks that a 'name' will bring instant success. As I said before it seldom works out that way, and as Bob points out above, it won't be costing peanuts.

 

It'll be interesting to see how things pan out as we already had someone with high standards regarding attitude and type of player needed at Rovers. I also think that there's a huge difference between nurturing young players and coaching a 1st team squad.


Edited by Les Tonks Sidestep, 03 August 2013 - 06:36 PM.


#78 dydo

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:49 PM

What worries me is all the negativity , before anyones had a chance , hope longy stays with bastion would be a brilliant combination in my opinion.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:43 PM

I guess the post's on this thread just go to show you cannot please everyone. I seem to recall the DP had his doubters when he first came - he had no track record to speak of. As we did with DP, let's give the guy a chance. And why should Mr Long's salary concern anyone but the BOD.



#80 dydo

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:04 PM

I guess the post's on this thread just go to show you cannot please everyone. I seem to recall the DP had his doubters when he first came - he had no track record to speak of. As we did with DP, let's give the guy a chance. And why should Mr Long's salary concern anyone but the BOD.


Exactly , well said




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