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wonder if this is connected to his dads retirement from the BOD?

 

Anyway I would like to thank Darren for all his work and endeavours both as a player and as head coach and wish him all the best for the future and hope he combats and beats the big C.

 

Many thanks Darren

 

Lee

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I'm disappointed. Of course we don't know exactly what has happened, but it seems to me that Darren did a good job considering the situation.

Cresta is the obvious candidate. Then there is Dave Clark ( and Garry Schofield!)

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I'm disappointed. Of course we don't know exactly what has happened, but it seems to me that Darren did a good job considering the situation.

Cresta is the obvious candidate. Then there is Dave Clark ( and Garry Schofield!)

The big question here is Does Cresta WANT the job?

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I think that Darren has done a good job for us and I would like to thank and wish him well,however I was not sure he if he was the right man to take us forward into the next chapter.

 

Speaks volumes of his love and committment to the club in putting money into the floodlight fund,respect and good luck on your future Darren.

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Speaks volumes of his love and committment to the club in putting money into the floodlight fund,respect and good luck on your future Darren.

Totally agree.

Good luck Darren.

 

R.Payne

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what a shocking bit of news ,always thought he done a top job for you guys.good luck Holty.

I had heard this news on Sunday, very shortly after the game and could hardly believe it.

Kept my mouth shut, and although eager to put finger to keyboard didnt say a word as I was always hoping it wasnt true.

An outstanding servant to the club IMHO, both as a player and coach. Only ever wanting the best for the club. As others have said, only the club at heart donating the money to the flood light appeal.

I wish you well Darren, both in your personal life getting through the health issues recently made public and also in (if any) future rugby positions you may or may not take up.

Bill

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I also heard the rumour Monday morning

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That's surprising Bill because as far as I am aware the Board meeting wasn't held until Monday evening.

You are absolutely correct Michael, it wasnt held until Monday but you know more than others, having been there, know that these decisions arent taken lightly and usually have some thought put into them before hand.

Do you honestly believe that a meeting was held and during the meeting, and all of a sudden, announced the next day, the coach is sacked?

Not saying it doesnt happen but considering Darren achieved the objective of staying up, dont you think it was a bolt from the blue to have a meeting and then he is sacked without any forethought?

Although i wouldnt say where i heard the info from, i would swear on my kids lives that I heard the news Sunday evening.

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You are quite correct Bill. I have been involved some years ago and the decision to remove a coach is one of the most difficult the BOD have to make. I know we had this unenviable task and some supporters agree and others don't. I think we have to trust the custodians at the time.

 

I just wonder whether the timing was right with the presentation night being held this Friday.

 

The BOD now have the most difficult task of appointing a new coach with only limited funds available and the pressure of time.

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I truly hope the BOD have thought and planed the future for next season very carefully as it was clear from this years events that this years salary cap was too much too soon whilst the club was dealing with paying on going loans etc.  A replacement coach for 2014 will not come cheap whilst partially paying Darren the remainder of his contract and putting further funds into the flood lights.

 

If the BOD are looking at strengthening the squad for next season then talent from further a field will most likely be required which again will stretch even this years budget and IMO it will be a mighty task to be competitive whilst raising the £100k for the club plus the remaining money required for the floodlights.

 

I wish Darren all the best for the future, He was given a goal and completed the task twice in 2 years. Lets see if a replacement can achieve the same.

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must say the timing is particularly poor due to Darren achieving the goal of staying up and it and could've also been taken after the presentation evening ??? Just my thoughts!

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I just don't get it...unless they have a coach locked away in the cupboard where are we going to get one? people talking of Broady coming in but again your going into the realms of the unknown. I don't see Cresta jumping at the job with his BARLA and Dalton commitments.

 

Darren achieved everything we asked for in the first year and giving him a two year contract was to enable the club AND Holty to develop and grow. I wouldn't class this as a disastrous season but more of one to be improved on..I hope they have made the right decision as its one I would have voted against.

 

Good luck for the future Holty and it was a pleasure working with you.

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I don't understand why holts been sacked if I'm honest, started the season of awful! Turned the team around and kept us up, even with his illness and the financial issues! So unless we've already got someone else lined up I can't understand why we've done this

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I feel sorry for Darren because he didn't have the strongest hand of cards to work with and he kept the club in the Championship. Going by his interview on Radio Cumbria right after Sunday's game, I don't think he had any inclination of what was to happen. He was asked about team strengthening and he replied to the effect that he would see what the finances were and he was having a meeting with the board on Monday evening to discuss possible future players, etc.

All the best Holty.

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