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Clive Woodward has left his post at the BOA, does anyone think he could do a good job as Executive Chairman of the RFL?

Personally I think he could open a few doors for the game and increase sponsorship and coverage.

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I imagine it would have to be one hell of a salary to make up for having his social calender wiped clean overnight.

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One-hit wonder. ;)

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Clive Woodward has left his post at the BOA, does anyone think he could do a good job as Executive Chairman of the RFL?

Personally I think he could open a few doors for the game and increase sponsorship and coverage.

Well, no one could argue that the BOA have hit new heights during his time there.

He has an affinity with the oval shaped ball, so why not?

As another poster says though, his social calendar would be ruined, Leeds is a bit different to London!

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Yes, I do think he'd do a good job. He is an organiser and a very good one, not a technical coach.

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As another poster says though, his social calendar would be ruined, Leeds is a bit different to London!

He grew up in North Yorkshire. He has Scouse relatives (and supports Everton).

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Despite his obvious ties to union, i think he would do a good job.

I agree. But would big Nigel want to work with some one with a profile and reputation as big as Woodwards? Does Wood have any influence over the appointment?

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I agree. But would big Nigel want to work with some one with a profile and reputation as big as Woodwards? Does Wood have any influence over the appointment?

Hopefully not so they can sack Wood and Rimmer and replace them with Woodward and a few other decent operators...

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He may come in and do a good job, but he would make unpopular decisions and the fans would soon turn on him. At least they wouldn't be able to call him fat.

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Clive Woodward has left his post at the BOA, does anyone think he could do a good job as Executive Chairman of the RFL?

Personally I think he could open a few doors for the game and increase sponsorship and coverage.

No doubt he would raise the profile of the sport.

However Woodward is a hands on high performance coaching specialist who knows about putting winning teams out on the paddock, not an executive level sports administrator. Maybe he has it in him to become one, who knows.

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I think he would be a very good appointment, but is there any real chance of it happening? I remember that when he was the England RU coach and was asked to choose a player from any country or era to add to the team, he went for Wally Lewis so he obviously appreciates TGG.

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I think he would be a very good appointment, but is there any real chance of it happening? I remember that when he was the England RU coach and was asked to choose a player from any country or era to add to the team, he went for Wally Lewis so he obviously appreciates TGG.

His business career took him to Sydney in the 80's which is where I imagine he had his eyes opened.

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His business career took him to Sydney in the 80's which is where I imagine he had his eyes opened.

I read his book, he says that he always liked league, he didn't "discover" it in Sydney.

Remember that anyone from North Yorkshire who played RU at a serious level would have some level of familarity with RL.

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No doubt he would raise the profile of the sport.

However Woodward is a hands on high performance coaching specialist who knows about putting winning teams out on the paddock, not an executive level sports administrator. Maybe he has it in him to become one, who knows.

His strength as a coach was that he organised things very well, he wasn't really a technical coach. Remember that he played in the (sh)amateur era and thus had a day job outside rugby. He was a sales manager for Rank Xerox.

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As another poster says though, his social calendar would be ruined, Leeds is a bit different to London!

Actually, I was thinking of the Union social calender rather than the North South divide.

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Despite his obvious ties to union, i think he would do a good job.

Or because of his ties with Union.

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I agree. But would big Nigel want to work with some one with a profile and reputation as big as Woodwards? Does Wood have any influence over the appointment?

No one has a bigger profile than Nigel. Woodward would always be in his shadow.

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Nah, now Dave Brailsford on the other hand would be an awesome appointment. What a visionary

Brailsford and Woodward have similar approaches to elite sport. Surround yourself with good coaches, leave no stone unturned in finding the absolute maximum performance from the players/athletes.

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The RFL need someone who can sell the game, we have a great product but our 'sales men' don't seem to have the right pitch!

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The RFL need someone who can sell the game, we have a great product but our 'sales men' don't seem to have the right pitch!

We certainly had a great product tonight. I think Woodward would be great for the game. He was educated in North Yorkshire at Ampleforth College where one of his teachers was Gerry Kershaw former RL ref. I believe he had talks with Warrington at one point.

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We certainly had a great product tonight. I think Woodward would be great for the game. He was educated in North Yorkshire at Ampleforth College where one of his teachers was Gerry Kershaw former RL ref. I believe he had talks with Warrington at one point.

But where is his allegiance and heart? Bill Fallowfield was from a RL family but sold his soul to union and did great damage to RL when he was running the show.

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But where is his allegiance and heart? Bill Fallowfield was from a RL family but sold his soul to union and did great damage to RL when he was running the show.

The guy at the top doesn't necessary have to be a RL person to do a good job for the RFL. What you want is someone with a proven record in elite sport.

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The guy at the top doesn't necessary have to be a RL person to do a good job for the RFL. What you want is someone with a proven record in elite sport.

Yes, agreed, if he is truly committed to the job and dosn't have half an eye on his next position, probably within the RU hierarchy.

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