Who’d you have as next coach?

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Next coach?

Poll ended at Sun May 12, 2019 1:37 pm

Adrian Lam
Trent Barrett
Paul Deacon
Shaun Wane
Chris Chester
José Mourinho
Tony Smith
Current NRL coach/ast
Current SL coach
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Who’d you have as next coach?

Post by ancientnloyal » Sun May 05, 2019 1:37 pm

Semi-random list of potentials and long shots
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Re: Who’d you have as next coach?

Post by medlocke » Sun May 05, 2019 3:16 pm

Lam is the man, In time he will have us playing good stuff

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Re: Who’d you have as next coach?

Post by Firestarter » Sun May 05, 2019 3:26 pm

Especially if he brings lachlan to partner jackson

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Re: Who’d you have as next coach?

Post by East Stand Faithful » Sun May 05, 2019 4:28 pm

Stick with Lam. He needs to be given a chance and the squad is poor this year. IFL needs to get his wallet out or sell up.
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Re: Who’d you have as next coach?

Post by wall_of_voodoo » Sun May 05, 2019 4:55 pm

Shane Flanagan

Sorry but after 14 games I haven't seen any improvement in this side. We lack shape, fitness, tactics and defensive structure (although that has improved with a little help from the opposition/weather).

With "poorer" players Danny Ward had London playing to structures and game plan. It was key errors at certain times and poor fitness that cost them. Simply put, I do not see any reason fans can say Adrian Lam is good enough to coach us. The only explanation any fan can say is to prevent any sort of coaching merry-go-round

If he isn't good enough then he shouldn't remain imo.
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Re: Who’d you have as next coach?

Post by fozzieskem » Sun May 05, 2019 5:02 pm

He’s pretty much halfway through his contract and if anything the club have gone backwards,can’t defend no attack worthy of the name,it’s not going well at all.

I’ll say nowt till the magic weekend as I always thought that was the acid test.

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Re: Who’d you have as next coach?

Post by EagleEyePie » Sun May 05, 2019 5:21 pm

Lam deserves a bit longer to see what he can do with the current side. His job has been made so much harder by losing Bateman, Tomkins and Sutton from last years side and then dealing with the injuries we've had. Add to that a few players in the squad who probably aren't really good enough to carry greater responsibility and it's hard to see how this was going to be anything but a tough season. We've had a tough period where we lost far too many games, although most were tight contests where we were always competitive. We've come out of the Easter period and started picking up wins which is the right way to start. If we were playing good rugby but still losing it would count for nothing. Now we've got more points on the board it's time to start competing against the better sides.
If Lam can turn things around though then that's an impressive feat and he deserves the job. There don't seem to be a huge number of outstanding candidates knocking around.

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Re: Who’d you have as next coach?

Post by morley pie eater » Sun May 05, 2019 5:52 pm

I'd be happy with Chester, because he's created a real *team* without signing star NRL players (no good for Meds). But I don't think we'd pay Wakey, so I voted for SW.

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Re: Who’d you have as next coach?

Post by southportcdm » Mon May 06, 2019 11:16 am

It's simply not logical at this stage to say that Lammy would be fine with a good squad just because he hasn't had an easy time of it this season. If he's being considered a serious candidate after the performances so far we're showing a lack of ambition. Give him a few more weeks if you must but I don't think he'll improve things markedly. Perhaps if we win the next three matches he could claim that we're making progress. I'd say that our first three matches were better than our last three in terms of performance rather than results.

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Re: Who’d you have as next coach?

Post by Mickw » Mon May 06, 2019 12:01 pm

Iams doing ok with the mess that he's inherited, whether he'll ever get the right support from above remains to be seen.

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