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Bobbie Goulding

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Bobbie has expressed an interest at the vacant Workington Town job and I just wondered what all you lads thought of him in his two stints as coach?

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He did an excellent job in his first stint. He started with virtually no players and kept us in the division. We were playing some good rugby and the team had a lot of enthusasm.

 

As to his second stint something was not quite right. I'm not sure what the problem was.

 

 

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He did an excellent job in his first stint. He started with virtually no players and kept us in the division. We were playing some good rugby and the team had a lot of enthusasm.

 

As to his second stint something was not quite right. I'm not sure what the problem was.

That's a fair summing up. At times he worked miracles, at other times he lost the plot completely. Too much of a loose cannon in the end. I think the days of " motivational " type coaches are over to be honest. You need a more analytical approach even at our level.

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That's a fair summing up. At times he worked miracles, at other times he lost the plot completely. Too much of a loose cannon in the end. I think the days of " motivational " type coaches are over to be honest. You need a more analytical approach even at our level.

A very sweeping statement got to say I disagree completely - a mix of the two (analytical and motivational) is what is required

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Everyone who knows me also knows my feelings about Bobby Goulding. He came into our club when we were at our lowest ebb and I believe that the first training session was on park ground and consisted of Bobby, Mark Reynolds an a couple of lads he brought over with him.

Bobby has the uncommon knack of being able to get what's in a player out and if it's not in he'll damn well put it in!!!

Give him a decent squad and he'll give you some good times.

That's the pro side, the con side is that Bobby has a well publicized drinking problem which tends to get him in heaps of bother but if you can keep him off he pop he's magic.

The guy was injured at Halifax, he tore his bicep off he bone but still played the week after.

I'll always remember the away game at Leigh, we had been on the road for weeks whilst our pitch was relayed and the week after we started a run of 5 home games. Bobby put virtually an 'A' team out to save the stars for the important run-in.

We took Leigh to the cleaners, we battered almighty s*** out of them, the only league game they lost at home all season I think!!!

I don't think Rochdale Hornets would be around now but for his time at the club.

Pugwash.

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Everyone who knows me also knows my feelings about Bobby Goulding. He came into our club when we were at our lowest ebb and I believe that the first training session was on park ground and consisted of Bobby, Mark Reynolds an a couple of lads he brought over with him.

Bobby has the uncommon knack of being able to get what's in a player out and if it's not in he'll damn well put it in!!!

Give him a decent squad and he'll give you some good times.

That's the pro side, the con side is that Bobby has a well publicized drinking problem which tends to get him in heaps of bother but if you can keep him off he pop he's magic.

The guy was injured at Halifax, he tore his bicep off he bone but still played the week after.

I'll always remember the away game at Leigh, we had been on the road for weeks whilst our pitch was relayed and the week after we started a run of 5 home games. Bobby put virtually an 'A' team out to save the stars for the important run-in.

We took Leigh to the cleaners, we battered almighty s*** out of them, the only league game they lost at home all season I think!!!

I don't think Rochdale Hornets would be around now but for his time at the club.

Pugwash.

I'd agree with a lot of that Puggy. He gave us some great moments, no doubt about that.

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I see his lad has just arrived in Australia,but can`t recall who he`ll play with. I`ll find it somewhere,but I hope he stays longer than his father did when he signed for the Roosters back in the eighties. Don`t think he played one game,was injured when he arrived and duly buggered off back to Blighty,but not before trashing his apartment. Such is the man!!

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I see his lad has just arrived in Australia,but can`t recall who he`ll play with. I`ll find it somewhere,but I hope he stays longer than his father did when he signed for the Roosters back in the eighties. Don`t think he played one game,was injured when he arrived and duly buggered off back to Blighty,but not before trashing his apartment. Such is the man!!

 

Not a total reflection of his career, obviously you were not a fan of his. Follow him on Twitter 1000's feel he was an RL genius

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Bobbie Goulding Junior is signed with Newtown Jets - who have a partnership with the Roosters. It's a good standard and will test him.

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Bobby would go down a storm in Cumbria, especially if he relocated they would love him.  He was loved by Ray Taylor and that is what he needs an arm round him all the time.  Great at Saints with McRae looking after him.

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I don`t dispute that he was a good player,but there`s more to just playing footy when you`re that gifted,George Best and Hurricane Higgins are prime examples of that without stating the obvious. The man needs the game and I just hope he does indeed find a club that is willing to give him another shot at being a successful coach,there`s obviously a passion in him that needs to be sated.

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Towards the end of his time at Hornets he was hampered by injuries. You could see he was frustrated, I suppose that didn't help.

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Bobbie had been of the ale for over 12 months and is a reformed character away from Rugby, if you follow his twitter you will see, I can also vouch for this. He deserves his chance again, lads who played under him at Rochdale don't stop talking about them days and still have reunions to this day.

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Bobbie had been of the ale for over 12 months and is a reformed character away from Rugby, if you follow his twitter you will see, I can also vouch for this. He deserves his chance again, lads who played under him at Rochdale don't stop talking about them days and still have reunions to this day.

I'm presuming you mean "off" and not "of" in your post!

Spelly.

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I think we all understand the sentiments of the post jonnyg28, and thanks for the update, none of us are perfect even leading sportsmen.

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