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#1 League Express

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:38 AM

Featherstone Rovers have announced that former Great Britain star and three times Lance Todd Trophy winner Sean Long has joined the club as Football Manager with immediate effect until the end of the 2013.

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#2 Bomballey

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:42 AM

Blimey!

#3 OMEGA

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:48 AM

Football Manager? ? ?

I can certainly see the merit in him being on the coaching staff but I would never have him down for any kind of Management role.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:57 AM

Football Manager? ? ?

I can certainly see the merit in him being on the coaching staff but I would never have him down for any kind of Management role.

Technically we have a coach, albeit an interim one, so no 'coaching' vacancy exists. However as the coach does not appear to be currently attending matches and presumably this extends to non attendance of training there is a fair chance that Mr Long's Football Manager duties will be not dissimilar to those of a coach.



#5 Futtocks

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:00 AM

Didn't see that coming!

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#6 Griff

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:03 AM

Technically we have a coach, albeit an interim one, so no 'coaching' vacancy exists. However as the coach does not appear to be currently attending matches and presumably this extends to non attendance of training there is a fair chance that Mr Long's Football Manager duties will be not dissimilar to those of a coach.


Nonsense !

Workington have got two coaches. Why can't Feisalstone Rovers have two ?
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#7 intheshed

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:16 AM

Nonsense !

Workington have got two coaches. Why can't Feisalstone Rovers have two ?

Rumour has it we tried the 2 coaches approach last week, think we are still evaluating its success!! :ph34r:



#8 Griff9of13

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:32 AM

Didn't see that coming!

 

 I did, it was on Twitter yesterday. 


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#9 chuffer

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:51 AM

Football manager = backs coach perhaps?

Edited by chuffer, 01 August 2013 - 11:51 AM.


#10 longboard

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:19 PM

Well, that's a long shot.



#11 Rover and out

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:38 PM

From what I've heard he was joining us next season as bastions assistant any way

#12 Griff

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:15 PM

From what I've heard he was joining us next season as bastions assistant any way


Assistant ? Au contraire - he appears to be his boss ! (Or, at least, his line manager.)
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#13 sgt pepper

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 08:17 PM

Technically we have a coach, albeit an interim one, so no 'coaching' vacancy exists. However as the coach does not appear to be currently attending matches and presumably this extends to non attendance of training there is a fair chance that Mr Long's Football Manager duties will be not dissimilar to those of a coach.

are you been serious when you say your coach doesn't attend matches etc?

#14 Larry the Leit

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 08:19 PM

are you been serious when you say your coach doesn't attend matches etc?


Yes, but at least he's not racing cars up the motorway.
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#15 Wolford6

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:05 PM

I'll give it six weeks till it all goes wrong and there is a parting of the ways.


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#16 TheTerminator

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 12:14 AM

Odd combination. A guy who's been a bit of a renegade and maverick throughout his career and an apparently megalomaniac chairman with an ego the size of Africa. I'm sure everything will go smoothly.

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#17 Les Tonks Sidestep

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 02:01 PM

Odd combination. A guy who's been a bit of a renegade and maverick throughout his career and an apparently megalomaniac chairman with an ego the size of Africa. I'm sure everything will go smoothly.

 

Fits in with the very strange goings on at PO Rd over the past few weeks.............



#18 Trojan

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 09:23 PM

I'll give it six weeks till it all goes wrong and there is a parting of the ways.

Seaon'll be over by then.


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#19 Terry Mullaney

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 09:54 PM

Odd combination. A guy who's been a bit of a renegade and maverick throughout his career and an apparently megalomaniac chairman with an ego the size of Africa. I'm sure everything will go smoothly.


Not a bad start. You obviously don't know Mark Campbell at all well judging by your assesment of him, I can assure you he's a top bloke with a vision for the club he loves. Longy might be all the things you say he is but he knows more than most what success is and how to achieve it. Looking forward immensely to the last few weeks of the season.
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#20 The Future is League

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:26 PM

Featherstone Rovers have announced that former Great Britain star and three times Lance Todd Trophy winner Sean Long has joined the club as Football Manager with immediate effect until the end of the 2013.

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Phew, that must be a relief to fans of other clubs.






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