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When will we hear about who is the new coach?

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How do we know it's him?

If it is, it's a ridiculous appointment. Having the Warrington lads in the squad will benefit the team on the pitch IMO. Having a Warrington youth team coach is not of any benefit to the club I love.

I'll wait and see what's announced, in the hope that this isn't true and that it's a manager that wants to take SWINTON forward, just as Steve Mac did.

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Before anyone starts jumping for joy or in anger we would need to know how you know this Keith?

How do I know? Like I said, a 'little bird' told me. Come on, do I have to draw you a picture? Draw your own conclusions.

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you will do for me Blue Monkey

Very sad day for this historic and wonderfull club.

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How do I know? Like I said, a 'little bird' told me. Come on, do I have to draw you a picture? Draw your own conclusions.

Kylie Minogue told you? I thought you hated all things Australian?

My conclusions drawn would be...we've had 8 people apply for the job and I find it highly unlikely (Watto being at least 1) that all 8 work for or are affiliated with Warrington. And so, I find it difficult to believe we'd choose him. As I say, a poor appointment if it's true.

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How do we know it's him?

Look, just take it from me, the source of my information is VERY reliable, so much so, that it's virtually from the 'horse's mouth' as they say. I just don't want to drop a certain someone ('little bird') into the proverbial pile of manure.

The club needs to confirm this asap.

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You're right there. Announcement needed ASAP.

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I have to say I heard this rumour on Monday so maybe with no announcement being made that they have had a rethink?

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If a decision has been made I don't see any reason why it wouldn't have been announced.

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To be honest seems a perfectly logical appointment to me.He will have first hand knowledge of most of the players as he will have coached them .He will also know the other Wire juniors coming through ready for when they become Wolves in Lions clothing next season.

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I agree with Barnie, if it is true then firstly let's see what the terms are in which he has joined and secondly...give the bloke a chance. What will people do if we become a top side under him.

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One of the reasons I was behind the partnership was because Steve Mac was behind it. With a Warrington coach in charge, basically looking to progress the Wolves youngsters and not Swinton Lions, I'm not sure I agree with that at all. I want an independant Swinton Lions coach, I personally don't care at all about Warrington (other than when they smash Salford).

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Just another nail in the coffin for our once great club, their even dual registrating the coach now, we are now just a warrington reserve side in all but name "ITS A COMPLETE JOKE" i agree with what greengrass posted. On another note I thought it was rather telling in the bobbie goulding interview on GMR that he felt sure steve mac's reason for leaving was more to do with ridiculous dr system in place than anything else

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Speculation, speculation, speculation!!!!!!

When the club release its decision then it is so. Nailing the bloke up now is disgraceful. Will he be dual reg or purely Lions coach? We don't know.

Lets see who it is and why first!!!!"

And if the club is reading this.......tell us now and stop this shilly shallying about!

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Just another nail in the coffin for our once great club, their even dual registrating the coach now, we are now just a warrington reserve side in all but name "ITS A COMPLETE JOKE" i agree with what greengrass posted. On another note I thought it was rather telling in the bobbie goulding interview on GMR that he felt sure steve mac's reason for leaving was more to do with ridiculous dr system in place than anything else

I can accept a post from Greengrass as he actually attends, but from you it is laughable.

When was the last time you actually turned up to a game...the 12th of never.

As for Steve Mac, have you spoke to him...no,did Bobby Goulding say he had spoken to him...no so yet again your on here trying to be the sensationalist as usual.

I understand there is a spare seat waiting for you at Leigh.!

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I can accept a post from Greengrass as he actually attends, but from you it is laughable.

When was the last time you actually turned up to a game...the 12th of never.

As for Steve Mac, have you spoke to him...no,did Bobby Goulding say he had spoken to him...no so yet again your on here trying to be the sensationalist as usual.

I understand there is a spare seat waiting for you at Leigh.!

got to love the keyboard warriors Marshy. lol

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Bobby Goulding wouldn't come out with any other statement than a contentious one

If he just came on being agreeable he wouldn't be making a name for himself or raising his profile

His opinions count for little to me...in fact I switched the interview iff quite quickly. ..him and jack dearden...what hard work they are

The club really do need to let us know . The match tomorrow is a must win

Lets hope behind the scenes is more in order than our media output!

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Have to say I'm surprised but also encouraged by the reaction of regular forum contributors to this speculation.

It had seemed to me that virtually everyone else was perfectly happy with the way the club had pushed the limits of partnering to the absolute maximum. Now it seems if this appointment were to be confirmed, it would be a step too far for most.

Good on you, chaps. I have asked before - if Swinton Lions isn't to become a full blown feeder club - "Where would you draw the line?". It seems this speculation has given an answer.

Will be interesting now to see whether John and Paul Kidd go through with it or not.

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My view is that if it wasn't Watty and Marlon then it should be a big name established coach

If its a reserve coach from Warrington then I wonder and worry about their position at the club

If you think that any I ,and possibly many of the people with whom you have locked horns , were entirely happy with everything then as I have said many times before you are misunderstanding my stand point

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Have to say I'm surprised but also encouraged by the reaction of regular forum contributors to this speculation.

It had seemed to me that virtually everyone else was perfectly happy with the way the club had pushed the limits of partnering to the absolute maximum. Now it seems if this appointment were to be confirmed, it would be a step too far for most.

Good on you, chaps. I have asked before - if Swinton Lions isn't to become a full blown feeder club - "Where would you draw the line?". It seems this speculation has given an answer.

Will be interesting now to see whether John and Paul Kidd go through with it or not.

I was wondering at what point you would reappear, bet you have been shaking with excitement at this bit of speculation.

Have you solved Leigh's money troubles for them now and are a little bored.

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My view is that if it wasn't Watty and Marlon then it should be a big name established coach

If its a reserve coach from Warrington then I wonder and worry about their position at the club

If you think that any I ,and possibly many of the people with whom you have locked horns , were entirely happy with everything then as I have said many times before you are misunderstanding my stand point

To me the writing was on the wall when the team selection for the Workington match was announced.

Appointment of Gary Chambers, should it happen, would only be inkeeping with the overall vision that is emerging; one where Swinton Lions is so firmly under the wing of Warrington Wolves that any claim to having an independent existance is tenuous.

For me its the overall vision that is totally flawed and this appointment would be just one more manifestation of it.

You cannot have access to these players in this way without a knock on effect for the nature of the coaching position. Steve McCormack realised that.

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I really hope, as Mark says, that we either use our own loyal, proven staff or we get the biggest most experienced name affordable. If the latter then Watto can be mentored on the finer points of the coaching system and gain hopefully invaluable knowledge.

I too feel Phillh has misread the feeling of a lot if us. I love this club and have been brought up from pretty much birth following them. I would not feel the same if they disappeared from view as a separate entity. I don't mind the dr system if its nailed down better but I definitely don't want to be a pure feeder club for anyone!

Please think carefully about the appointment and any strings attached!!!

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I was wondering at what point you would reappear, bet you have been shaking with excitement at this bit of speculation.

Have you solved Leigh's money troubles for them now and are a little bored.

At least one good thing is that Swinton Lions are helping solve Leigh's money troubles by paying rent at LSV. The only feasible risk to that income stream in the near term being the threat of Swinton Lions taking another step closer to Warrington Wolves nand relocating not to Agecroft but to the Halliwell Jones.

So there is a huge irony whenever you invite me to "trot off to Leigh" - would have to do so anyway to watch a Swinton Lions "home" match

The worrying thing is that I suspect John and Paul Kidd have an equally dismissive attitude towards the support base as you portray on here. It is poor business to ignore the wishes of your potential customers. It is even worse business to have long established customers turning away.

And then Paul Kidd goes moralising in the paper on the topic of low attendances! If he doesn't want to listen, and has shown total lack of initiative to act on previous suggestions, why ask the question?

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At least one good thing is that Swinton Lions are helping solve Leigh's money troubles by paying rent at LSV. The only feasible risk to that income stream in the near term being the threat of Swinton Lions taking another step closer to Warrington Wolves nand relocating not to Agecroft but to the Halliwell Jones.

So there is a huge irony whenever you invite me to "trot off to Leigh" - would have to do so anyway to watch a Swinton Lions "home" match

The worrying thing is that I suspect John and Paul Kidd have an equally dismissive attitude towards the support base as you portray on here. It is poor business to ignore the wishes of your potential customers. It is even worse business to have long established customers turning away.

And then Paul Kidd goes moralising in the paper on the topic of low attendances! If he doesn't want to listen, and has shown total lack of initiative to act on previous suggestions, why ask the question?

Phillh, another thread hijacked with your pathetic whining, superior diatribe. Whenever I feel you may have a point you immediately surprise me with a literary suicide bombing. If you had been a disciple guess who you would have been??

Spend the silver wisely.

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