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Barrow Boss QUITS.............

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North West Evening MailRaidersMcCormack quits as Barrow Raiders boss

Last updated at 16:15, Tuesday, 17 August 2010

STEVE McCormack has quit his role as Barrow Raiders coach less than a year into his stay at Craven Park.

The former Salford and Gateshead boss handed in his resignation to Raiders chairman Des Johnston this morning to take up a permanent teaching post near his Wigan home.

McCormack has endured a torrid time with injuries in his 10 months in charge of Raiders, with Barrow currently fourth in the Championship table and losing their latest game 35-6 at Dewsbury on Sunday.

The club confirmed the departure in a statement issued this afternoon.

It said:

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Seems to be a lot of turmoil at the Barrow club. :blink: With the severe drop in crowd averages and the limited success in both competitions despite no youth policy things are not going well for them! :ph34r::unsure::wacko:

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ANother coach falls out with 'Super Dessie'.

I'd like to say I'm surprised, but, well, that would be a lie.

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Barrow no coach, no stadia and no sl

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooopppppppppppppssssssssssssssssssssss

Steve McCormack bigger and better than Barrow

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Quit! :lol: Dessie forced him out more like. Des who has done a great job in pumping money in to Barrow is unfortunately a Power Freak nd somebody who most people do not want to work with. Its a shame for Barrow that Des is the way he is.

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I hope Dave Clark takes charge. He has been the best manager the Raiders have had recently.

The players seem to respond to him too. This could be just the thing to get us back on track.

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McCormack, who guided Barrow to the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup this season, with victory over Super League Castleford in the fourth round, added his own statement.

He said:

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Steve McCormack bigger and better than Barrow

Barrow - 1 Championship

Steve McCormack - ... :unsure:

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Good coach i wish him all the best whatever he does from now on

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Bad news for Barrow and I don't have the attendance figures at hand but on the Halifax board they say that they are 700 down on last season.

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I know there's a lot of "Des haters" on here, but McCormack's got an offer of a full-time teaching post and has decided to stand down. That is what has happened on the face of it. There may be a sub-plot, but why is everyone on here such a cynical sod. Can't it just be true?

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I know there's a lot of "Des haters" on here, but McCormack's got an offer of a full-time teaching post and has decided to stand down. That is what has happened on the face of it. There may be a sub-plot, but why is everyone on here such a cynical sod. Can't it just be true?

Perhaps. One game before the end of the season and the playoffs? Odd.

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Perhaps. One game before the end of the season and the playoffs? Odd.

How long before the start of term to teachers have to start working?

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I wonder if he is giving up his Scotland job too?

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How long before the start of term to teachers have to start working?

Not many staff get appointed on 17th of August to start in September. You'd've thought he could've done the first three weeks of term part-time till Barrow were dumped out of the playoffs.

Whatever like. I think they'll be more dangerous without him tbh

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I know there's a lot of "Des haters" on here, but McCormack's got an offer of a full-time teaching post and has decided to stand down. That is what has happened on the face of it. There may be a sub-plot, but why is everyone on here such a cynical sod. Can't it just be true?

Perhaps because Des is well known to go in to the changing rooms at HT when Barrow have had a bad 40 minutes. He also hates losing-which is fair enough, but his actions after losing at such places as Leigh, Halifax etc do not help. And the timing is very wierd to say the least! I bet Des was fuming and being hammered by little Dewsbury and the way they were hammered. I doubt Mcmormack thought ever- even Sunday-OK time to go. More like Des was more than unhappy and told him goodbye.

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How long before the start of term to teachers have to start working?

A Level results are in schools tomorrow 9.00am for staff. My workload is about to go up again. :dry:

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Sounds like McCormack wanted to work with youngsters and nurture the next generation and he couldn't do that in Barrow.

Shame.

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A Level results are in schools tomorrow 9.00am for staff. My workload is about to go up again. :dry:

OT but genuine question. What do teachers have to do on A level results day?

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OT but genuine question. What do teachers have to do on A level results day?

Hand the results out! :rolleyes:

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Can any of the locals confirm whether or not there is any truth in the rumours that Stokes has left Haven today too?? I bloody hope so!!

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Can any of the locals confirm whether or not there is any truth in the rumours that Stokes has left Haven today too?? I bloody hope so!!

Maybe a swap deal is on the cards? :lol:

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