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Well done Paul Anderson!

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So far a great start to his coaching career, in general british coaches are doing well so far this season, is this the turning point which will see more british coaches coming through?

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Huddersfield always do well at the start of the season. If he's still getting this out of the team in August then I may well be convinced but until then I remain skeptical of Huddersfield's ability to see a season through.

As for the British coaches well one of them lost today in Shaun Wane so I'm not sure what you're getting at?

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Huddersfield always do well at the start of the season. If he's still getting this out of the team in August then I may well be convinced but until then I remain skeptical of Huddersfield's ability to see a season through.

As for the British coaches well one of them lost today in Shaun Wane so I'm not sure what you're getting at?

Given that the game had two British coaches ,in all probability one was bound to lose.

One team coached by a British coach won last night and two teams today.

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Given that the game had two British coaches ,in all probability one was bound to lose.

One team coached by a British coach won last night and two teams today.

Tony Smith is now the proud possessor of a British passport, so I make that two winners last night.

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Huddersfield always do well at the start of the season. If he's still getting this out of the team in August then I may well be convinced but until then I remain skeptical of Huddersfield's ability to see a season through.

As for the British coaches well one of them lost today in Shaun Wane so I'm not sure what you're getting at?

Forget history this now,the giants blew saints of the park,have just beaten a very good wigan side,also they dont have Brown disrupting things, I hope that PA becomes a true Giant as a coach as he was as a player,

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Saintslass, the reasons for the Giants annual collapse are many fold but by far and away the biggest cause is at your club now

Just imagine how bad it's going to get when Saints lose their early season form ;)

As for the Giants under Anderson there seems to be something more about them, I couldn't tell you what but they just seem tougher than previous years, like today - we'd have lost this game last season, and allowed Wigan to score in the last few minutes, probably multiple times

This time we weathered 11 sets on our own line

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Saintslass, the reasons for the Giants annual collapse are many fold but by far and away the biggest cause is at your club now

If you don't mind, I will wait and see on that one! Each year people make a similar comment about Hudds and each year they fade away (or collapse, as in last year).

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As for the Giants under Anderson there seems to be something more about them, I couldn't tell you what but they just seem tougher than previous years, like today - we'd have lost this game last season, and allowed Wigan to score in the last few minutes, probably multiple times

This time we weathered 11 sets on our own line

I await the "sack Anderson" threads come the end of the year!

Remember, Rob Powell and Richard Agar had good starts to the season once upon a time!

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Don't under estimate the impact of KP at Hudds.

You'd be nuts to do anything else

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Saintslass, the reasons for the Giants annual collapse are many fold but by far and away the biggest cause is at your club now

Just imagine how bad it's going to get when Saints lose their early season form ;)

As for the Giants under Anderson there seems to be something more about them, I couldn't tell you what but they just seem tougher than previous years, like today - we'd have lost this game last season, and allowed Wigan to score in the last few minutes, probably multiple times

This time we weathered 11 sets on our own line

I mentioned this during the week to my better half. Anderson seems to have brought in the ethos from his Bulls days in that the front row is heavily loaded. I commented during the Bradford game last night too of who are the goto players when you need some big go forward.

If you had to pick a player to run the first drive in after a brawl would be want to give it to any of the current Bulls pack. I wouldnt be convinced, Leeds had mcDermott, Bradford had the big 4 of Fielden/Mcdermott/Anderson and Vagana etc.

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I seem to remember Ant saying there was 'something different about the Giants this year', early in the season last year.

I hope there is, they seem to play a less dirty brand of rugby these days and at their free-flowing best are quite entertaining.

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I seem to remember Ant saying there was 'something different about the Giants this year', early in the season last year.

I hope there is, they seem to play a less dirty brand of rugby these days and at their free-flowing best are quite entertaining.

Did I? I remember being surprised at how well we were doing give our total lack of props

As for dirty rugby, those were the Tony Smith days, something he took to Leeds and now Wire ;)

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I'm pretty sure that Brian McDermot, when he was at London, bemoaned the fact that British coaches never seemed to get a chance at the top clubs and felt that given that chance they could equal the success of Aussie coaches, as everyone can see, when he was given his chance he proved his point.

Whilst it's very early days for Anderson and realistically I can't see him matching McDermot, I'd love to see him be successful and help prove the point. As a superleague neutral who goes to all the big games in recent years I have found myself supporting any team that has a British Coach.

Though there are exceptions, such as Maguire, generally the top Aussie coaches stay in Australia and we get the second rate ones who are no better than the British ones, if they are even that good.

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Tony Smith is now the proud possessor of a British passport, so I make that two winners last night.

Yes I know,he's about as British as Rangi!

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As for dirty rugby, those were the Tony Smith days, something he took to Leeds and now Wire ;)

he shoots...he scores :lol:

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Did I? I remember being surprised at how well we were doing give our total lack of props

As for dirty rugby, those were the Tony Smith days, something he took to Leeds and now Wire ;)

Yes and a valid point..... But cups and titles mean more!!

Crowds are also up, no cheap tickets to get the fans in, just passion and pride makes us come alive

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Yeah, gotta love those glory hunters :P

Nah, wires has been building since 2005 with their crowds, what about you guys??

Edit...... Anderson is doing a wonderful job and I do respect hudds.

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Its been building slowly but surely, just needing that oh so elusive silverwear perhaps - for all my jest above the glory hunters are really what makes a club have big crowds

On a tangent, when Wire moved to the HJ I suggested that they were being short sighted in the capacity of the ground as I could see where they were going - do Wire fans agree with this? IS the HJ big enough?

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Its been building slowly but surely, just needing that oh so elusive silverwear perhaps - for all my jest above the glory hunters are really what makes a club have big crowds

On a tangent, when Wire moved to the HJ I suggested that they were being short sighted in the capacity of the ground as I could see where they were going - do Wire fans agree with this? IS the HJ big enough?

HJ is too big at 15,000 only pies and skints games get us anywhere near...... Plus IMHO that's why the championship finals have been moved to Leigh ...... And that's no dig at Leigh ..... Warrington are in a purple patch and we can't attract more than 10k at a push 11k and we depend on skints and pies to fill the away end.

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..... Warrington are in a purple patch and we can't attract more than 10k at a push 11k and we depend on skints and pies to fill the away end.

Which is very surprising as the borough of Warrington has expanded quite substantially in the last 20 years and what with the teams performance on the pitch crowds would be flocking to the HJ.

Mind you on the very few occasions i've been dragged by the wife to go "shopping" around the centre "golden square" and all that,a few scouse accents to say the least were pretty commonplace and we all know what the majority of scousers feel about any sport that does'nt have a round ball

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Which is very surprising as the borough of Warrington has expanded quite substantially in the last 20 years and what with the teams performance on the pitch crowds would be flocking to the HJ.

Mind you on the very few occasions i've been dragged by the wife to go "shopping" around the centre "golden square" and all that,a few scouse accents to say the least were pretty commonplace and we all know what the majority of scousers feel about any sport that does'nt have a round ball

Yes warrington has been boosted in numbers of the last 20 plus years, as the town has grown so have the accents.

Mix of all sorts in the town, big football matches certainly see bars full of united, city, Liverpool fans.

Ps I do feel sorry for you getting dragged around the golden square, boy that is one hole.

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