On one hand, I am here to communicate the official line, but on the other hand, I am a fan of the club who merely volunteers to help them out - and as such I am entitled to my opinion.
And broadly speaking, my opinion is that a coach who has delivered what he has in the last two years, has attracted the players to the club that he has and has us higher in the league structure than we've been in 14 years should be supported.
Yes, we're not yet safe from relegation, but there are five teams relegated. If this was any other season when the bottom two / bottom one was relegated then we'd be easily safe. Only the top four in the division are safe at the moment, and that we are the best outside of that group currently is a great achievement.
Glenn clearly believes that in the interim there are better players in Jordan's position. By securing Ben Hellewell and Sam Wood for the rest of the season we'll probably have Pryce at full-back. As much as a lot of people love to hate him, Karl has played very well in recent weeks and has scored and created some vital tries.
Again, this is likely an interim solution. We are not a club that relies on dual-reg, but under the current circumstances the best short-term solution in our coach's opinion is to secure two high-pedigree players and allow a player down in the pecking order to leave the club.
Yes, Glenn "could have selected him", but he's the coach and he preferred to pick someone else. Again, he is the guy who watches the team train three times a week.
There are only 17 places to be filled each week and we employ a coach to fill those places. Unfortunately, being a member of Squadbuilder does not entitle you to a phone call every Sunday morning for a discussion about selection and tactics.
We've all seen Jordan play a handful of times. Yeah, he played well against Crusaders and he can take a great kick-off, but comparing him to Eddie Rombo....!? Come on!
Allowing Jordan to leave will let him put himself in the shop window and if he is good enough then I'm sure another Championship club will sign him up for 2015.
We are developing a reputation as a club that doesn't leave its players to vegetate on the sidelines. We have no second team and if a player is not being picked then Glenn has a difficult to decision to make. And he's choosing to let the player play! I'm sure he'd much prefer to keep them all at the club.
Seemingly, many of you would rather us keep him on board as 18th man every week. Who benefits from that?
And as for Darren Rogers (and any other player for that matter) - off you go then - you enlightened lot, what happened with him? I'd love to hear "the truth" as you all seem to know better. You might want to swap a few PMs beforehand to make sure your stories match up.
Evertrinatonian, Reg Gasnier - thanks for your support. It's a shame things didn't work out with Jordan, and we all wish him the best for the future.
Edited by Tom Coates, 26 July 2014 - 09:27 AM.