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glemiln

All quiet on the Hornets Coach

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I love the idea of the link up, no doubt using the Australian model as a plan. It should hopefully bring the best coaching systems to the town (disseminated through the community coaches) whilst sustaining the towns professional rugby team with a better standard of rugby and putting more bums on seats.

Not so sure why its St Helens but i suppose beggers cant be choosers. I dont think youll ever hear Newtown fans complaianing that they have too many Sydney Roosters players playing.

My only concerns would be the possible reduction in opportunity for young amateur Rochdale players however i hope that it may prove to be the opposite with more players from Rochdle going to St Helens. In addittion would this venture support the Hornets under 20's? I would have thought so.

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I think we are all jumping the gun here. Nothing official has been reported yet so everything on here is pure supposition.

I understood from the meeting last week that the two Super League clubs had actually contacted us about this 'link' whatever form it takes and that the board have been working closely with the clubs on how it would run.

I think that people saying they won't come again or saying that this coach is better than someone else is also premature, let's wait for the announcement and the details of the plan then decide whether the individual thinks it's good ar bad. We need to get out of this division at the first time of asking but the transition from Championship 1 to the Championsip will be very hard as the skills are much higher there just like to transition for Championship to Super League.

Give it time.

Pugwash.

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Well lets hope if it happens it produces more benefit than the tie up with Bratfurt.

Can anybody list the benefits from that tie up.

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The whole new coach thing seems to be becoming a bit of a saga

Three local coaches were interviewed for the role over two weeks ago now and have all been left hanging on a thread - for what reason?

Read on Twitter the other night and also had it confirmed from a good source that due to the St Helens link up they have an U21s coach who has a year to run on his contract and they want him to be coach Ian Talbot as already mentioned on here - the St Helens link up can only be a good thing for Hornets but not if it means them making key decisions about the club like who is to be head coach

By the time the club announce someone the new coach whoever it may be will already be on the back foot as they will be left with the players nobody else wants as they will have signed elsewhere!

Do the club ever do anything properly - once again from the outside looking in the club seem to be woefully lacking in direction again on this one

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And yet.....

"Rochdale Hornets are pleased to announce that Chris Hough, Dayne Donoghue, Paul Crook and Steven Roper have all agreed playing terms for the 2013 season.

We will be announcing more signings shortly, so please keep checking back here (official site) for all the latest news!"

....so, we must assume that the new coach is being consulted. So, why not announce the appointment?

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Given the latest Bulls/Rams "feeder' link-up ("It would appear that only Halifax, Sheffield and Featherstone are not looking to become a feeder club or have stated they aren't") and our possible link-up, clearly there is a lot happening behind the scenes at the RFL, which will affect decisions now and for the future. The fans will be the last to know.

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And yet.....

"Rochdale Hornets are pleased to announce that Chris Hough, Dayne Donoghue, Paul Crook and Steven Roper have all agreed playing terms for the 2013 season.

We will be announcing more signings shortly, so please keep checking back here (official site) for all the latest news!"

....so, we must assume that the new coach is being consulted. So, why not announce the appointment?

You can add John Cookson to that list as of this morning.

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