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Joe Whitley

McNamara still focused on Four Nations

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Despite taking up an assistant coaching role at the Sydney Roosters, England boss Steve McNamara remains confident in his Four Nations chances. We spoke to him exclusively on Sunday: http://www.totalrl.com/web/mcnamara-still-england-coach-now-based-sydney/

 

What does everyone think of McNamara moving to Sydney? And the RFL's decision to keep him on even though he's 20+ hours away.

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It might be better with him in Sydney.

If there are preparations over here then someone else will be doing them.

He had Paul Deacon as his asst with Kieran Purtell the Knights coach.

After the result of the Knights v Samoa I'd be very happy to see those two coach the squad. Hopefully they'll make the squad selections too.

The further McNamara is away the less harm he can do.

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Ultimately, wherever he's based he's 20+ hours away from half of his squad

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Ultimately, wherever he's based he's 20+ hours away from half of his squad

 

Good point.

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I don't think anyone has an opinion. I couldn't find any threads on it...

 

Useful contribution, thanks very much!

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Going over to Aus can only help him.

 

We need all the help we can get. Its now up to the teams in SL, to get there players as good as the ones from Aus are.

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It might be better with him in Sydney.

If there are preparations over here then someone else will be doing them.

He had Paul Deacon as his asst with Kieran Purtell the Knights coach.

After the result of the Knights v Samoa I'd be very happy to see those two coach the squad. Hopefully they'll make the squad selections too.

The further McNamara is away the less harm he can do.

 

The further McNamara is away the less harm he can do.

 

Can't agree with that sentiment. He's done at least as well if not better than the other coaches we've had over the last 30 years. 

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For me England's chances of winning the 2014 4nations suffered a setback with the announcement from the rfl that they are retaining Steve McNamara as coach for england.

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Can't see how you can say he's done better. We didn't beat Nz or Aus and got knocked out in the semi final same as the world cup in 2008.

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Can't see how you can say he's done better. We didn't beat Nz or Aus and got knocked out in the semi final same as the world cup in 2008.

You could argue he's done worse considering the quality of players available to him.

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Despite taking up an assistant coaching role at the Sydney Roosters, England boss Steve McNamara remains confident in his Four Nations chances. We spoke to him exclusively on Sunday: http://www.totalrl.com/web/mcnamara-still-england-coach-now-based-sydney/

 

What does everyone think of McNamara moving to Sydney? And the RFL's decision to keep him on even though he's 20+ hours away.

The fact that he's 20+ hours away is the least of our problems, he's been found out at international level and is clearly out of his depth.

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How has he done better?

Noble beat the Aussies in 2006 at the SFS.

McNamara didn't beat the Aussies.

His coaching record at Bradford was dreadful.

Noble's coaching record at Bradford was that he won everything there was to be won!

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