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 As expected, Sinfield's involvement in overseeing things is strictly limited to this season.

Furner to return for next year, Lowes continues as assistant.

https://www.therhinos.co.uk/2018/09/08/furner-set-for-rhinos-homecoming-in-2019/

His record at Canberra was hardly stellar but his pedigree otherwise very much is.

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Sinfield I should say reverts to being a more conventional director of rugby which is a carve out of Hetherington's all-encompassing CEO role, presumably as a prelude to his eventual retirement.

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Could be a good move, bringing in his experience at perennial winners Wigan.


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He is highly thought of at Headingley for his impact on the kids of 03 and 04 which led to the first Grand Final win and, after he left, became the greatest Leeds team ever.

How much was him as opposed to the influence of the coaching team of Smith and McDermott is hard to say but he brought a levelheadedness on the field that the current team would kill for.

 

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Best of luck to him. He was an excellent player. And as we've seen with the likes of Daryl Powell and Steve MacNamara, a poor run at one club doesn't mean you can't become a good and capable coach later in your career. 


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Just heard the news on Radio 5, and it could be a good choice. Next season will be interesting for Leeds, wherever they find themselves.

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Happy with this appointment, Canberras the only blot on his copybook, but he was a young coach with a very poor squad, going up against the best coaches in the world with in most cases much better squads. Won the premiership as assistant with the cowboys in 2015, Australia assistant, Tonga assistant during there world cup run last year and assistant at Souths this season responsible for there much lauded attack and structures.   

Added bonus is he knows the club and the city so isnt likley to get homesick or struggle settling in.

By announceing it now, im guessing he's going to be coming regardless of which league we'r playing in nxt season, which is good to see. Theres a resonable threat of us being in the championship nxt season so he's showing some commitment. 

Powell would of been my first choice but im still very happy with Furner.

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8 minutes ago, scotchy1 said:

Great appointment.

on what basis?


Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

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The real Mick Gledhill is what you see on here, a Bradford fan ........, but deep down knows that Bradford are just not good enough to challenge the likes of Leeds & St Helens.

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57 minutes ago, Kenilworth Tiger said:

on what basis?

Probably the same basis you thought Powell was a great appointment.

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1 hour ago, Kenilworth Tiger said:

on what basis?

His time at Wigan. 

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Four legs good - two legs bad

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9 hours ago, Loiner said:

Probably the same basis you thought Powell was a great appointment.

I asked a simple question because I genuinely don’t see a great record.

 

youre still upset that I want Widnes to win tomorrow I see. ???


Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

Kevin Ward - best player I have ever seen

DSC04156_edited-1_thumb.jpg

The real Mick Gledhill is what you see on here, a Bradford fan ........, but deep down knows that Bradford are just not good enough to challenge the likes of Leeds & St Helens.

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10 hours ago, Loiner said:

Probably the same basis you thought Powell was a great appointment.

He’s good isn’t he


Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

Kevin Ward - best player I have ever seen

DSC04156_edited-1_thumb.jpg

The real Mick Gledhill is what you see on here, a Bradford fan ........, but deep down knows that Bradford are just not good enough to challenge the likes of Leeds & St Helens.

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13 hours ago, Kenilworth Tiger said:

I asked a simple question because I genuinely don’t see a great record.

 

youre still upset that I want Widnes to win tomorrow I see. ???

No Leeds fan is bothered that you want Widnes to win . 


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just need 17 new players now for him to coach

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the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence but the crows are just as black

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Well let's see what the new coach does with his squad . It will I think take into two seasons to get a settled side , although 2016 they were in middle 8s and following year well I don't have to repeat that story 


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3 hours ago, fieldofclothofgold said:

No Leeds fan is bothered that you want Widnes to win . 

I disagree based on the replies ???


Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

Kevin Ward - best player I have ever seen

DSC04156_edited-1_thumb.jpg

The real Mick Gledhill is what you see on here, a Bradford fan ........, but deep down knows that Bradford are just not good enough to challenge the likes of Leeds & St Helens.

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2 hours ago, Kenilworth Tiger said:

I disagree based on the replies ???

Don't think so we expect you to always want Leeds opponents to win . that's the culture of the neighbouring towns against Leeds . We certainly don't expect you ever to be neutral 


 Soon we will be dancing the fandango
FROM 2004,TO DO WHAT THIS CLUB HAS DONE,IF THATS NOT GREATNESSTHEN i DONT KNOW WHAT IS.

JAMIE PEACOCK

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5 hours ago, Taxi4stevesmith said:

No. Not until you win something.

so on that basis Furner is not a good coach then?

 

Why have Leeds employed him?


Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

Kevin Ward - best player I have ever seen

DSC04156_edited-1_thumb.jpg

The real Mick Gledhill is what you see on here, a Bradford fan ........, but deep down knows that Bradford are just not good enough to challenge the likes of Leeds & St Helens.

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