Tony Smith to HKR

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Tony Smith to HKR

Post by ancientnloyal » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:25 pm

Just been announced will face us on Sunday
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Re: Tony Smith to HKR

Post by thegimble » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:27 pm

Wait for the panic on here of we should have got him and is a real big announcement.

Wiganer Ted
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Re: Tony Smith to HKR

Post by Wiganer Ted » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:34 pm

Thank goodness, at least it means he isn't coming to Wigan!

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Re: Tony Smith to HKR

Post by medlocke » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:13 pm

Wiganer Ted wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:34 pm
Thank goodness, at least it means he isn't coming to Wigan!
First thing we've agreed on in a long time Ted :D

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Re: Tony Smith to HKR

Post by fozzieskem » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:25 pm

Good coach but past his best for me,same with Sheens to be honest

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Re: Tony Smith to HKR

Post by ian.birchall » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:15 am

But why was he still in the UK instead of having been deported back to Oz after being out of work after leaving Wire?
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Re: Tony Smith to HKR

Post by nathan_rugby » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:39 am

fozzieskem wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:25 pm
Good coach but past his best for me,same with Sheens to be honest
How do coaches get passed their best? Not disagreeing but interested to hear if you have any thoughts on the subject.

Is it motivation, is it a lack of changing styles/tactics, is it a slow down of the brain!
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Re: Tony Smith to HKR

Post by nathan_rugby » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:40 am

ian.birchall wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:15 am
But why was he still in the UK instead of having been deported back to Oz after being out of work after leaving Wire?
Probably has citizenship after all the years spent as coaches.

Even if not, who cares?
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Re: Tony Smith to HKR

Post by josie andrews » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:13 am

ian.birchall wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:15 am
But why was he still in the UK instead of having been deported back to Oz after being out of work after leaving Wire?
He took British citizenship when he was still coaching at Leeds I think it was.
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Re: Tony Smith to HKR

Post by fozzieskem » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:36 pm

nathan_rugby wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:39 am
fozzieskem wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:25 pm
Good coach but past his best for me,same with Sheens to be honest
How do coaches get passed their best? Not disagreeing but interested to hear if you have any thoughts on the subject.

Is it motivation, is it a lack of changing styles/tactics, is it a slow down of the brain!
A good question I think it’s as you say a combination of things plus the game itself just moves on and opens it’s self to new ideas.

What surprised about Smith was how young he is as he seems to have been around for ages,certainly at Wire he was just there far too long,we see of course how it pans out for him

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