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Tony Smith to leave Hull KR at the end of the season


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That's a real shame, it seemed a perfect fit between club and coach but obviously something has gone wrong. Just hope the next man in carries on the good work and we get to see more of the great rugby KR play.

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3 hours ago, weloveyouwakefield2 said:

Can’t see him lasting while the end of the season watching that, someone has definitely upset him!

 

Clearly something has annoyed him and i don't think its a small matter

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This makes the outstanding interview with him just released on the BBC RL podcast even more interesting. He knew (presumably) who would get the Leeds job and Dave Woods didn't press the issue of a new Hull KR contract presumably because he thought it'd be a formality. 

He hints at stuff in the interview but nothing which would make you think here's a bloke about to quit. 

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7 hours ago, Old Frightful said:

Replacing Brett Hodgson at Hull FC, we have a load of spare cash to entice him…

Could you imagine the gnashing of teeth on here among our red and white brethren if that happened.  

Rugby Union the only game in the world were the spectators handle the ball more than the players.

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5 minutes ago, jacksy said:

Could you imagine the gnashing of teeth on here among our red and white brethren if that happened.  

He's innocent!!!

Oh, apologies, you know who I was talking about...

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2 hours ago, dkw said:

Just hope the next man in carries on the good work and we get to see more of the great rugby KR play.

Why don't you just sod orff!

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4 hours ago, LeeF said:

Which frees up Agar to go to KR?

Perfect 👌

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Tony Smith is a good coach but when you sign him he comes with a big ego which needs constant massaging.

Neil Hudgell and Paul Lakin are creating a legacy that will last for decades and there will no doubt be other comings and goings along the way.

It remains to be seen if the club will allow Smith to remain at the club for the remainder of the season.

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10 minutes ago, DimmestStar said:

Tony Smith is a good coach but when you sign him he comes with a big ego which needs constant massaging.

Neil Hudgell and Paul Lakin are creating a legacy that will last for decades and there will no doubt be other comings and goings along the way.

It remains to be seen if the club will allow Smith to remain at the club for the remainder of the season.

My money would be on he will leave before seasons end

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I've got two theories.

One - he's tried to do something and has been over-ruled by the owner/manager, so it's an insurmountable conflict.

Two - He's off to Leeds to mentor his nephew after an approach by Gary Hetherington, all done with HKR's blessing.

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3 hours ago, DimmestStar said:

Tony Smith is a good coach but when you sign him he comes with a big ego which needs constant massaging.

Really?, that's the first I've ever heard of anyone having a bad word about the guy.

Can you remember when you've criticised him in the past and point out when you said it?

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1 hour ago, The storm said:

The slimeball hetherington written all over it

The only input Hetherington might have had in this is that Smith's experiences of how a pro Rugby League club is run with him at the helm didn't match up to whatever has been going on at Hull KR.

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Smith is clearly his own man and would not be manipulated, in my opinion,  by Hetherington or anyone else for that matter. Something at Hull KR must have created a situation that Smith found unacceptable,  which is a shame, as him leaving will seriously affect the momentum at the club next season.

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On 22/04/2022 at 03:12, JohnM said:

Smith is clearly his own man and would not be manipulated, in my opinion,  by Hetherington or anyone else for that matter. Something at Hull KR must have created a situation that Smith found unacceptable,  which is a shame, as him leaving will seriously affect the momentum at the club next season.

Not keen on Hardaker

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On 21/04/2022 at 19:37, DimmestStar said:

Tony Smith is a good coach but when you sign him he comes with a big ego which needs constant massaging.

Neil Hudgell and Paul Lakin are creating a legacy that will last for decades and there will no doubt be other comings and goings along the way.

It remains to be seen if the club will allow Smith to remain at the club for the remainder of the season.

Are you Paul Lakin?

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On 21/04/2022 at 19:37, DimmestStar said:

Tony Smith is a good coach but when you sign him he comes with a big ego which needs constant massaging.

Neil Hudgell and Paul Lakin are creating a legacy that will last for decades and there will no doubt be other comings and goings along the way.

It remains to be seen if the club will allow Smith to remain at the club for the remainder of the season.

So they will sack him? On what basis?

"Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution."

Albert Einstein   (Fat chance on THIS forum)

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