jobo wrote:When they shook on the deal, did Edwards stipulate that he wanted his own backroom staff?
As far as I can gather, backroom staff only became an issue after Edwards began to get cold feet.
As for IL lying, I personally think that's as daft as most other conspiracy theorys.
Caboosegg doesn’t believe Edwards story that he didn’t take the post because he could not bring in his own backroom staff.
IL confirmed Edwards wanted to do this but also said he wouldn’t allow this.
So the pair of them are in fact on the same page in that regard.
So unless Caboosegg thinks IL is lying about this he doesn’t have a point.
I did not accuse IL of lying but pointed out both IL and Edwards both mentioned the issue of the backroom staff. So you don’t just have to believe Edwards.
The fact IL mentioned the back room staff at the fans forum which was before Edwards piped up again about the issue suggests IL was aware of what Edwards wanted. If Edwards had never mentioned back room staff appointments why would IL?
If as you suggest Edwards only mentioned back room staff after he got cold feet why didn’t IL announce Edwards was not going to be coach due to what IL considered unreasonable demands?
After all there was no contract because IL didn’t get him to sign one! So IL could have ended the arrangement as soon as Edwards demanded his own staff.
I’d also expect IL to say Edwards only started making these demands late in the day if that was the case.
He has not. He agrees Edwards asked for his backroom staff.
It’s blindingly obvious Edwards asked for this from the off but IL announced him as coach without doing anything about the backroom staff when Edwards thought it was a done deal.