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Could Harlequins attract the sacked Parramatta coach Daniel Anderson?

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It seems that Daniel Anderson is about to be fired as coach of Parramatta.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl...r-1225929346620

The Harlequins desperately need a quality coach. But could they attract Anderson? Could they afford him?

Anderson is likely to receive a payout of AU$300,000, which would probably be his asking price fro relocating.

The other unemployed but experienced and talented Australian coaches are Ricky Stuart (unlikely to be interested because he is front runner for NSW Blues State of Origin coach), Graham Murray, Steve Folkes, and Michael Hagan. The Quins would be doing well if they could snare any one of those coaches.

However any decent coach will be looking at the playing roster. The losses of Louis McCarthy Scarsbrook and Will Sharp are serious blows. So too will be Rob Purdham. Second rower Luke Williamson, who is retiring, has not been replaced (his former Manly team mate Steve Menzies would have been perfect). Full back Ben Jones-Bishop's return to Leeds is another serious loss of playing talent. Danny Orr's departure leaves a lack of cover in the halves. The club is desperately in need of two powerful props, a top backrower, a half, a full back and two wingers. These massive gaps in playing strength will deter any quality coach.

The only positive about Harlequins at the moment is the London lifestyle, which puts it ahead of most northern clubs.

The incoming coach -- whoever he is -- needs to scour the Championship, France's Elite One, and also the Four Nations, and try to sign a couple of hitherto unknown but talented PNG players.

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It seems that Daniel Anderson is about to be fired as coach of Parramatta.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl...r-1225929346620

The Harlequins desperately need a quality coach. But could they attract Anderson? Could they afford him?

Anderson is likely to receive a payout of AU$300,000, which would probably be his asking price fro relocating.

The other unemployed but experienced and talented Australian coaches are Ricky Stuart (unlikely to be interested because he is front runner for NSW Blues State of Origin coach), Graham Murray, Steve Folkes, and Michael Hagan. The Quins would be doing well if they could snare any one of those coaches.

However any decent coach will be looking at the playing roster. The losses of Louis McCarthy Scarsbrook and Will Sharp are serious blows. So too will be Rob Purdham. Second rower Luke Williamson, who is retiring, has not been replaced (his former Manly team mate Steve Menzies would have been perfect). Full back Ben Jones-Bishop's return to Leeds is another serious loss of playing talent. Danny Orr's departure leaves a lack of cover in the halves. The club is desperately in need of two powerful props, a top backrower, a half, a full back and two wingers. These massive gaps in playing strength will deter any quality coach.

The only positive about Harlequins at the moment is the London lifestyle, which puts it ahead of most northern clubs.

The incoming coach -- whoever he is -- needs to scour the Championship, France's Elite One, and also the Four Nations, and try to sign a couple of hitherto unknown but talented PNG players.

London lifestyle? Pay double for everything, pay to drive your car, Australian bar staff? The lifestle thats seen the majority of their best players head north.

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London lifestyle? Pay double for everything, pay to drive your car, Australian bar staff?

That would appeal to an Australian coach, especially if the bar staff are "sheilas." :lol:

The lifestle thats seen the majority of their best players head north

I think that the recent northerly migration has had to do with uncertainty about the financial security at the club, and more lucrative financial offers from the north, not the London lifestyle. The Quins players whom I have spoken to in the past said that enjoyed living in London.

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Wrong forum.

Your pathetic attempts to talk about the NRL, but to twist it towards SL are tiresome to say the least.

Why don't you just go away?

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TROLL.

That is the only reply needed to posts from this muppet.

If everyone just posts the same one word reply to his pathetic posts then he might get the message and go away.

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Bet Anderson wishes he had stayed at Saints now!

Better to have tried and failed than never tried at all.

back on thread i don't think Quins RL could afford him.

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Better to have tried and failed than never tried at all.

back on thread i don't think Quins RL could afford him.

He is likely to get a full payout from Parramatta for 2011 because he was sacked rather than having resigned.

Given then that he will be financially comfortable for another year, maybe he might consider seriously a less well paid contract at Quins just for 2011, while he looks for a better paying future in 2012 (at which point Quins may be better placed to offer him what he is worth).

But if Quins were able to interest him, I suspect that he will demand some new quality players be purchased in order for him to do his job satifactorily (I am sure he does not want to have even one year coaching wooden spooners on his resume). He would be on top of what is the available talent in Australia. However no experienced players (which Quins really need) are likely to be off contract at this late stage. Anderson would have to rely on buying junior talent.

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He is likely to get a full payout from Parramatta for 2011 because he was sacked rather than having resigned.

Given then that he will be financially comfortable for another year, maybe he might consider seriously a less well paid contract at Quins just for 2011, while he looks for a better paying future in 2012 (at which point Quins may be better placed to offer him what he is worth).

But if Quins were able to interest him, I suspect that he will demand some new quality players be purchased in order for him to do his job satifactorily (I am sure he does not want to have even one year coaching wooden spooners on his resume). He would be on top of what is the available talent in Australia. However no experienced players (which Quins really need) are likely to be off contract at this late stage. Anderson would have to rely on buying junior talent.

Yet again, Wrong forum and ................ if, but and Maybe thread from you again ( post it on the NRL thread and then if it actually comes true they can put it on the right forum....get the message yet)

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Couple of points. First on Harlequins, you would've thought that Quins search for a new coach would be quite well advanced by now. I can't see Anderson wanting to head back to the UK this quickly - the bloke was only sacked over the weekend - and Quins need someone in there ASAP. I've not heard anything about possible candidates, which is not surprising as coaching Quins next year will be a real test of someones coaching ability. There are a lot of 'big name' coaches who would probably come unstuck in a development area like London - most would never stick their neck out and apply for it.

Secondly, I couldn't see anything wrong with the first post - a discussion over whether a newly sacked coach would fancy the job at Quins is perfectly reasonable. And, as Quins are in SL, it's in the right foum as well. If certain people object to the posts of others on here then why don't they just ignore the thread?

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