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Padge

Member Since 14 Apr 2004
Online Last Active Today, 10:07 PM
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In Topic: 2 Jul: Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors KO 8pm (TV)

Today, 09:50 PM

Not all coaches, not all clubs....no one's getting wound up....just pointing out silly behaviour is all

 

It isn't silly, there is a point to it, it may in this day and age be pointless, or it may only have a point with inexperienced coaches who like to study everything said about their performance.

 

It is an attempt to influence behaviour, it is an attempt to gain an advantage in the future. It is a coaches job to seek every tiny advantage he can gain.


In Topic: 2 Jul: Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors KO 8pm (TV)

Today, 09:43 PM

Thanks for clearing that up....pfft

....but yes, totally unjustified in both cases

 

Coaches get coached, it amazes me that people get wound up about this stuff.

 

The same words are used over and over again, from club after club. The words are chosen carefully by the media team to avoid the coach having his collar felt.

 

These statements are usually not about the game just played but about games further down the line, I don't know why they bother. The refs are also coached to expect silly criticism, the whole thing averages out to zero.


In Topic: 2 Jul: Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors KO 8pm (TV)

Today, 09:28 PM

It's rubbish though...as it was when cunningham said it at the weekend...it's a poor excuse for losing the forward battle

 

What I posted is the coaches defence if they get hauled in for ref bashing.

 

It is code for "I thought the ref was cr ap".

 

There is no need for it I agree, but all coaches do it in a vain hope that they influence the next game that the same official referees with their team involved.

 

Its the same as claiming all week "we are underdogs".


In Topic: 2 Jul: Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors KO 8pm (TV)

Today, 09:07 PM

Wane was saying all the right things there, giving rightful praise to Wire. Then completely spoils it by saying they played the referee better. This ref bashing by coaches is getting tedious.

 

That wasn't ref bashing, that is saying they (Warrington) know how he refs, so does he, and they played to the refs strengths and weaknesses better than his own team did.

 

That could be a dig at his own team.


In Topic: 2 Jul: Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors KO 8pm (TV)

Today, 08:53 PM

An almost flawless game from Warrington. Well deserved win.