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All the best Daryl..only you knows why you left..cos you didn't look like you wanted to; Thanks for putting the Fizz in Fev;

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Had a lump in my throat watching that Andy. The emotion in his voice says it all. Great and sincere coach who took us to heights we could only have imagined. I wish him well, thank you Daryl

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Absolutely gutted he's gone. Sad day for the Rovers considering where we were when he took over.

I think some people have very short memories. Difficult to understand what's gone on but I'm sure we'll find out in time.

 

We need to move on and ensure whoever takes over has the calibre to take us beyond our current level.

 

Wish Daryl all the very best.

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Stated that he informed the players on Saturday. If true it certainly reflected in our performance today. Now we move on and win some silverware.

Hope you're right about the silverware, but I'm not optimistic.         

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And I sincerely hope that you're right and I'm wrong. Our great club has a mixed history of successful and unsuccessful coaching appointments, so it's a bit wait and see from my point of view.  

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you have to be an optimist watching Featherstone Rovers, thats why we turn up every week.

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So finally the chapter closes on the lad from Ackworth. I for one feel privileged to have experienced my team, being coached by such a man. A man I've had the pleasure of talking to on several occasions, without ever being shunned or belittled. This a man who made 35 caps for his nation, against the likes of Meninga, Stuart, Renouf, Sorenson, Graham et al.

When I returned to my beloved Featherstone Rovers in 2006 as they plumbed the depths of despair, little did I think then,what could almost be achieved now. This in large part because of the lad from Ackworth.

There are people saying that ' he's onni won one trophy'. Without realising Sir Alex had only done the same in the same time at Man Utd, and without the fate of Mark Robins' head on a cold January afternoon he, himself, may have been confined to the books of history.

How fickle fate can be?

Our favourite Lad, breaking our hearts in the NRC semi of 09.

The stray, delaying tab end or Ian's dropped ball in the 2010 Final. Yes Final, we got a final.

Andy's tap down on their line when, we would have been out of sight, had it fallen into Tommy's hands and not the unstoppable Worrincy's.

The final try that Liam couldn't quite convert, to make golden point irrelevant in the 2011 NRC semi, yes a semi..

The ecstasy of beating old Tubby's lot, on a dank, dark October Sunday.

The heartbreak.....Tommy's disallowed touchdown, just as we were getting a footholed back in the 2012 final.

All these experiences of highs and lows, thanks in part to the lad from Ackworth.

Thanks Daryl, all the best, I for one will never forget your contribution to our Featherstone Rovers

AV.

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So am I mate you have got a good team, been working hard here in Scarborough, the result after counting, resulted in four points!!!!!   Be back, being Eagle eyed soon.....

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Robin,

I remember a debate I had with you on here a few years ago, I said we were the best team in the Championship because of DP, and you said it was because of the players. Now we might find out who was right!

There is one other factor, however, which decided the recent game against Halifax, and that is fitness! If we do indeed have the best players, and we keep up the fitness regime, maybe DP won't be missed as much as I fear? I hope to God you were right and I was wrong!

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Clearly, DP has proved the ability to be a very good man manager.

I'm' certainly not close to the current situation but it appears that he would have preferred to stay, wasn't full of his own self importance and had the best interest of the club at heart.

Perhaps those who have managed him, need to take an extended look at their own man

management skills for the future.

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Spoke to Daryl in clubhouse last night, the guy looked as though he'd aged 10years in last few months, thats the delights of been a coach i suppose. He even remembered the conversation I had with him the first time I was formally introduced to him on his arrival. Daryl is a people's person and that shows in the way he conducts himself when around the fans.

We will probably never get to know the real truth as to what as happened behind the scenes, but I for one would like to thank Daryl for his contributions to what as been a most memorable time at Featherstone Rovers for me.

Also having read most of the comments made on the Facebook page, a lot of good positive comments about Daryl, but I cannot believe the mentality of others who have called him the vilest of names, they should hang their heads in shame!!

Still don't think amber & black will suit him though!!!!

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So finally the chapter closes on the lad from Ackworth. I for one feel privileged to have experienced my team, being coached by such a man. A man I've had the pleasure of talking to on several occasions, without ever being shunned or belittled. This a man who made 35 caps for his nation, against the likes of Meninga, Stuart, Renouf, Sorenson, Graham et al.

When I returned to my beloved Featherstone Rovers in 2006 as they plumbed the depths of despair, little did I think then,what could almost be achieved now. This in large part because of the lad from Ackworth.

There are people saying that ' he's onni won one trophy'. Without realising Sir Alex had only done the same in the same time at Man Utd, and without the fate of Mark Robins' head on a cold January afternoon he, himself, may have been confined to the books of history.

How fickle fate can be?

Our favourite Lad, breaking our hearts in the NRC semi of 09.

The stray, delaying tab end or Ian's dropped ball in the 2010 Final. Yes Final, we got a final.

Andy's tap down on their line when, we would have been out of sight, had it fallen into Tommy's hands and not the unstoppable Worrincy's.

The final try that Liam couldn't quite convert, to make golden point irrelevant in the 2011 NRC semi, yes a semi..

The ecstasy of beating old Tubby's lot, on a dank, dark October Sunday.

The heartbreak.....Tommy's disallowed touchdown, just as we were getting a footholed back in the 2012 final.

All these experiences of highs and lows, thanks in part to the lad from Ackworth.

Thanks Daryl, all the best, I for one will never forget your contribution to our Featherstone Rovers

AV.

As usual Andrew a fantastic post

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Here,here Maureen especially the last comment.

Spoke to Daryl in clubhouse last night, the guy looked as though he'd aged 10years in last few months, thats the delights of been a coach i suppose. He even remembered the conversation I had with him the first time I was formally introduced to him on his arrival. Daryl is a people's person and that shows in the way he conducts himself when around the fans.
We will probably never get to know the real truth as to what as happened behind the scenes, but I for one would like to thank Daryl for his contributions to what as been a most memorable time at Featherstone Rovers for me.



Still don't think amber & black will suit him though!!!!

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Maureen and Andrew two good posts.I just hope that whoever takes the job can continue to take this club forward.Finally thank you to Daryl for all that he has achieved here at the Rovers.

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i would be very surprised if the next coach doesn't achieve as well as dp considering the amount of financial clout behind them.this is not a slight (cos i like fev)more of an observation

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Daryl has done a fantastic job at Fev and its a shame it ended this way. The board should have given him this season to try to deliver a grand final win. Clearly been on the cards with the fact that John Bastian was at the match yesterday already. I wish Bastian the best of luck but given that the job is such an attractive one it should have been advertised and the best applicant chosen. It stinks of jobs for the boys this unfortunately, hope he does well but being the youth coach at Warrington doesn't make him the outstanding candidate for the job. Hope the players aren't too gutted with what's happened. Mark Campbell and co have done a great job for Fev over the years, but this decision is too Abramovich for me, and i'm sick of seeing Feisals garbage on the website too, i'm greatful for his sponsorship money but he knows ###### all about rugby.

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How do you know that Liam? He's been involved with RL for a good few years now and appears to be enjoying it.
If it weren't for Feisal's backing, those great days out at finals and DSL would be nowt but empty bouts of tubthumping. When a bloke comes to our club and divvies up the kind of wad he already has done, he can put what he likes on there for me!!!

Advertising a post takes time and costs money. If the BoD already have in mind who they regard as the best man for the job, it makes much more sense to just appoint to me rather than go through the charade of interviews. 

 

Just remember, Daryl came to us with questions over his abilities to coach the club!
That nice Mr Neville Chamberlain was replaced by the hated Mr Churchill (without an election) to lead the country against Nazi Germany!
Sometimes it's just better to appoint the bloke you know who will do you a job and save a few auid doing it that way!

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i would be very surprised if the next coach doesn't achieve as well as dp considering the amount of financial clout behind them.this is not a slight (cos i like fev)more of an observation

Financial clout isn't always a guarantee of success. Look at Man United post Busby. They were the richest club in the land but went into decline, more recently Liverpool have had all sorts of money chucked at them but are a shadow of the Paisley days.

Team cohesion is paramount and Daryl achieved it in bucket loads. The closeness of the team could always be witnessed in the changing room 5 minutes after the conclusion of the match. You've only to see how he is with them when he gets his players on stage to realise the mutual, synergic rapport that they have with one another.

The problem is, apart from Tommy Saxton and Andy Kain, both of whom Daryl loved, the rest of yesterday's 17 and several who were injured are all Daryl's picks. Will they perform in the same way for another coach? Will the outgoing want to take any of his picks?

I can think of a thug who may be returning to his native land, a right bloke who could replace him.

That is the problem in my opinion.

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I can think of a thug who may be returning to his native land, a right bloke who could replace him.

That is the problem in my opinion.

under contract until the end of 2014 though I think?

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under contract until the end of 2014 though I think?

Just remind me what these contracts ( or should I say 'Puppies on a Andrex roll' ) mean mate, could you?

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i think it's obviously gonna be different now, but there's no reason why the results can't be just as good,or hopefully better.

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Just remind me what these contracts ( or should I say 'Puppies on a Andrex roll' ) mean mate, could you?

LOL, fair enough, perhaps I'm just clutching at straws.

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Sometimes it's just better to appoint the bloke you know who will do you a job and save a few auid doing it that way!

We already had one of those, who was doing a lot more than a 'job' along the way. And, saving a few a few quid along the way by not advertising the post makes no sense either in the light of all the money that's been invested in the club in the last 5 years.

 

Looking at the evidence available from the outside, it would appear that Daryl has done what any one of us would have done and taken an opportunity to protect his livelihood before he was pushed.

 

I wish Daryl all the best at Cas and thank him for the memories.

 

I believe the club has lost a lot more than a good coach.

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No one in there right mind would just appoint a coach until the position was advertised you don't know who the right man is until they apply and I would prefer someone like that than the club approaching them but I'm not the one making the desision because if I were we wouldn't be looking

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