Shaun Edwards to stay on as Wales defence coach

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Wintergreen
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Re: Shaun Edwards to stay on as Wales defence coach

Post by Wintergreen » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:45 am

ancientnloyal wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:26 am
£440,000 for Offiah was worth every penny.

Hasn’t Lenagan done similar deals with shirt sponsorship like Houses for Homes and animalates, both companies of his or involved with... bringing in I guess £0 for the privilege like Dave and JJb did?

I accept Mo’s second coming was bad financially but the 80s and 90s, a kid sat on the wall at CP I saw the best there ever was... Paul Offiah Connolly Tuigamala Robinson the back line only the great Jenkins Todd Leytham and Miller came close to that and Boston Ashton perhaps
Nothing has come close to that

fozzieskem
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Re: Shaun Edwards to stay on as Wales defence coach

Post by fozzieskem » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:57 am

Wintergreen wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:45 am
ancientnloyal wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:26 am
£440,000 for Offiah was worth every penny.

Hasn’t Lenagan done similar deals with shirt sponsorship like Houses for Homes and animalates, both companies of his or involved with... bringing in I guess £0 for the privilege like Dave and JJb did?

I accept Mo’s second coming was bad financially but the 80s and 90s, a kid sat on the wall at CP I saw the best there ever was... Paul Offiah Connolly Tuigamala Robinson the back line only the great Jenkins Todd Leytham and Miller came close to that and Boston Ashton perhaps
Nothing has come close to that
And never will

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Re: Shaun Edwards to stay on as Wales defence coach

Post by josie andrews » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:46 am

Shaun Edwards has revealed the real reason why he won't be taking charge of Wigan - he doesn't think he is the best man for the role.


Wigan Warriors today issued a joint-statement with Edwards in which he admits he feels the club need a "more experienced rugby league head coach".


Edwards, who initially agreed to take on the role in August 2018, confirmed his intentions to club owner Ian Lenagan yesterday afternoon - hours after the Sunday Times reported he was due to extend his stay as Wales RU defence coach.

Edwards insisted money was not a driving issue.

He said: ''After much thought and deliberation, I wish to clarify my situation.

"I will not be taking up the head coaching role at Wigan, the reason being my lack of preparation. World Cup preparations have been brought forward a month and, as a result, I will be unable to spend eight weeks in Australia as planned on rugby league. I feel Wigan need a more experienced rugby league Head Coach than myself, to give the club and the people of Wigan the best team possible.

“The Wigan deal I recently received is very favourable to all other offers I have had so far. For me, this is not about money, this is about Wigan Warriors getting the best man for the job which, at the moment, I feel is not me.''

Today's confirmation will not come as a surprise to many given the events of the past few weeks.

Edwards had already cast doubts over his move before declaring - shortly after Wales' Six Nations triumph, for which he was widely lauded - himself a free agent at the end of this year.

"As it stands, come the end of the World Cup I'm unemployed," he said at the time. "I agreed to go to Wigan, but I never signed a contract. I'll consider all offers, league, union."

Lenagan gave Edwards more time to assess his options.

''I have been conversing with Shaun for a number of weeks since the completion of the Six Nations and, yesterday, Shaun revealed to me that he thought a combination of circumstances meant he would be under-prepared to take on the Wigan head coach job in November 2019," said Lenagan in the statement.


https://www.wigantoday.net/sport/rugby- ... -1-9712342
Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
that takes a lot of courage.

Mickw
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Re: Shaun Edwards to stay on as Wales defence coach

Post by Mickw » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:01 am

josie andrews wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:46 am
Shaun Edwards has revealed the real reason why he won't be taking charge of Wigan - he doesn't think he is the best man for the role.


Wigan Warriors today issued a joint-statement with Edwards in which he admits he feels the club need a "more experienced rugby league head coach".


Edwards, who initially agreed to take on the role in August 2018, confirmed his intentions to club owner Ian Lenagan yesterday afternoon - hours after the Sunday Times reported he was due to extend his stay as Wales RU defence coach.

Edwards insisted money was not a driving issue.

He said: ''After much thought and deliberation, I wish to clarify my situation.

"I will not be taking up the head coaching role at Wigan, the reason being my lack of preparation. World Cup preparations have been brought forward a month and, as a result, I will be unable to spend eight weeks in Australia as planned on rugby league. I feel Wigan need a more experienced rugby league Head Coach than myself, to give the club and the people of Wigan the best team possible.

“The Wigan deal I recently received is very favourable to all other offers I have had so far. For me, this is not about money, this is about Wigan Warriors getting the best man for the job which, at the moment, I feel is not me.''

Today's confirmation will not come as a surprise to many given the events of the past few weeks.

Edwards had already cast doubts over his move before declaring - shortly after Wales' Six Nations triumph, for which he was widely lauded - himself a free agent at the end of this year.

"As it stands, come the end of the World Cup I'm unemployed," he said at the time. "I agreed to go to Wigan, but I never signed a contract. I'll consider all offers, league, union."

Lenagan gave Edwards more time to assess his options.

''I have been conversing with Shaun for a number of weeks since the completion of the Six Nations and, yesterday, Shaun revealed to me that he thought a combination of circumstances meant he would be under-prepared to take on the Wigan head coach job in November 2019," said Lenagan in the statement.


https://www.wigantoday.net/sport/rugby- ... -1-9712342
Bullshit and waffle.

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Re: Shaun Edwards to stay on as Wales defence coach

Post by moto748 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:16 am

Silence would have been better than that garbage.

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