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Ash Bateman is a very good player, likeable and a leader on the pitch. Having him involved in the coaching side is a very good move for the reasons outlined by Welsh Magpie. May be a steep learning curve to go straight in at head coach though. I guess it will depend on who he gets in around him 

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On 26/02/2022 at 00:12, Eddie said:

My most deep, humble and sincere apologies, I should have said Cumberland, but my question still stands. 

Can't get more "original heartland" than the oldest club 😉

 

"Millom R.L.F.C. is an amateur rugby league club based in the town of Millom in Cumbria. It is the oldest amateur rugby league club in the world, having been founded in 1873."

 

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12 hours ago, OriginalMrC said:

Ash Bateman is a very good player, likeable and a leader on the pitch. Having him involved in the coaching side is a very good move for the reasons outlined by Welsh Magpie. May be a steep learning curve to go straight in at head coach though. I guess it will depend on who he gets in around him 

Didn't he have a drugs ban a while ago?

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On 28/02/2022 at 20:20, welshmagpie said:

Ash has been involved in rugby league down here for a very-long time. I think he made 1 or 2 Super League appearances at a very young age. He’s long been part of the ‘leadership group’ in recent years and has likely had a say in many sessions under Phil Carlton, Kim Williams and Aaron Wood. 

He’s a rookie to leading it however and it will be a steep learning curve for him.

Heres the positive… he knows every rugby league player down here, disillusioned or not, he also knows a fair few union boys and has doubled the numbers at training because of his connections. These boys will play for Ash.

P.S He’s Allan Bateman’s son I believe 

On that last point - he isn’t.

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9 hours ago, Pen-Y-Bont Crusader said:

On that last point - he isn’t.

Thanks PBC. All those years ago I’m sure the Crusaders used to say he was in press releases but alas I’ll take your word.

Whilst we’re at it he used to play under the name Ashley Griffiths before switching to Bateman.

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He did well to beat off the competition from Australia,Fiji,Serbia and the UK.

He also has to manage without the 3 assistant coaches that were going to be part of an experienced coaching team.

Good luck to him.

 

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Ash is a good appointment for the club, probably the best they have made in their history in all fairness. He's come through the local pathways, has the knowledge and connections with local amateur clubs like ours, he knows the club well from the Crusaders days all the way through to now, and there's no travel/cost issues/unrealistic expectations placed on him. He really can't do any worse than anyone else whose gone before him in Llanelli. 

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1 hour ago, DEANO said:

Point is there are more replies on this thread than there are spectators

Very true. 

I actually only stick my head into this thread to see what ridiculous stuff they have done this time. They are like a pub side! 

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1 hour ago, theswanmcr said:

Never seen a professional rugby league club give the team news with the emphasis on first names before 🙄 #pubteam

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And you still haven't.

Badum-tisch.

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2 hours ago, theswanmcr said:

Never seen a professional rugby league club give the team news with the emphasis on first names before 🙄 #pubteam

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It looks like they were determined to use the graphic but didn't have enough space 😂 

 

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I had the pleasure of watching West Wales Swinton yesterday. Sadly, they were mules off it in terms of fitness, size and all-round guile. The latter can be expected but the two-former come with a good, quality pre-season which they sadly haven’t had due to the owners sitting on their hands and letting coaches walk away. 
 

Ash has his work cut out.

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I think we all expected that result. Realistically that's the hardest game of the season out of the way for WW, they can use the lessons from it and build from there. Defensive line needs to move up consistently and cut out the silly errors. Cornwall or Midlands aren't going to play that well so let's target those games. 

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12 minutes ago, welshmagpie said:

I had the pleasure of watching West Wales Swinton yesterday. Sadly, they were mules off it in terms of fitness, size and all-round guile. 

Some real donkey work needed to get them up to speed.

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Well worth watching the highlights of the Swinton game, just to see the try finished by Rhodri Lloyd, which involved half a dozen offloads out of a tackle and a crossfield kick.

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