WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - Is it time for a new England coach?

Board index Super League Castleford Tigers Is it time for a new England coach?

 

Is it time for a new England coach?

Post Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:36 am
javachick Stevo's Armpit

Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:38 pm
Posts: 79
Personally I think its time to get shut of Macnamara. Fed up of seeing players playing out of position.If we play southern hemispere teams like this we'll get hammered. Time for a change.

Re: Is it time for a new England coach?

Post Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:49 am
kinleycat User avatar
100% League Network
100% League Network

Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:05 pm
Posts: 9949
Location: In the shed aerating my wort!!!

Not just the coach, the RFL too and then kick all the average overseas players out and bring back team GB.
READ THE AUP:
http://forums.rlfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=438945&tsmp=1381997916

Re: Is it time for a new England coach?

Post Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:08 am
the_grobs User avatar
Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:19 am
Posts: 646
Location: On the wing at every club !
javachick wrote:
Personally I think its time to get shut of Macnamara. Fed up of seeing players playing out of position.If we play southern hemispere teams like this we'll get hammered. Time for a change.


Lets be honest McNamara should never have been given the job in the first place. He hadn't proven himself at Bradford as a coach and should never have been a candidate for the England job. But as we know the RFL do move in mysterious ways at times.
The saying 'bent as a 9 bob note' has now been dropped.....corrected phrase is 'bent as the RFL!'

Re: Is it time for a new England coach?

Post Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:25 am
coco the fullback User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:48 pm
Posts: 1853
Location: Hiding behind a palm tree in the mountains
It's a bit of a poisoned chalice really. Any coach with an eye to a future career wouldn't set themselves up to fail by taking the England job.
************* LEAGUE *******ROLL OF HONOUR ********** CUP ************
2008 ****** mwildcat *****************************************************
2009 ****** mwildcat *****************************************************
2010 ****** Yorkshireone *************************** Devil's Advocate *******
2011 ****** LG83 ************************************ I'mWakefieldTillIDie *****
2012 ***** t drednowts is cumin/cheshirecat57 ******* Adelaide-giant.no9 *****
2013 ******t drednowts is cumin!************************Devil's Advocate******
2014 ********Daddycool********************************** Her in doors ******
2015 ********Chissitt********************************Dreadnaught(Little Leon)
2016 *******Her In Doors******************************************Chissitt***

Re: Is it time for a new England coach?

Post Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:29 pm
Fully User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:04 pm
Posts: 8265
I think the processes that McNamara has put in place have been pretty good. There seems to be a bit more enthusiasm from fans and clubs alike about getting players into the England and Knights squad. Certainly more than what I've seen before and there seems to be some disappointment when certain players aren't picked.

I think the England job has become a poisoned chalice because we change personnel so much at the top. The players haven't had the time to spend with the coach, get to know him and also spend time with each other. I'm certainly willing to give him time now that we're seeing some younger players come through but sooner or later I feel he has to start backing them over the tried-and-tested has-beens.
Image

Re: Is it time for a new England coach?

Post Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:41 pm
Bonzo User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2002 11:36 pm
Posts: 12415
Location: Castleford

I agree he should never have been given the job although it seems these days that it's the job for failed club coaches.

I watched about twenty minutes of the Exiles game the other night. The standard was so poor and the match so boring that I switched over to the Euros thereafter.
Getting older is mandatory; growing up is optional.

tb wrote:
I agree with Bonzo

Inflatable_Armadillo wrote:
I like you Bonzo, you are my kind of person... sensible!

Image

Re: Is it time for a new England coach?

Post Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:27 am
Fumper27 Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Tue May 15, 2012 7:47 am
Posts: 371
I cannot believe some of the selections made for Saturday's game.

1) Carl Ablett is not an international quality player nevermind an International centre ahead of Shenton, Cudjoe, Bridge, Yeaman
2) Kevin Sinfield is not a stand off
3) Rangi Chase is a stand off
4) Danny Brough is the best scrum half we have
5) Luke Robinson should be in the 17 every day of the week
6) JJB is about as good as Carl Ablett

Re: Is it time for a new England coach?

Post Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:17 pm
mdean User avatar
Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:02 am
Posts: 733
Location: Home or work
Agree Fumper with some of what you say - Playing Sinfield and Ablett is very much a statement of trying to be difficult to beat as opposed to play the best team.
(Before anyone gives me any grief Kevin Sinfield is just about the best England elligible player, role model for the sport and ambassador, he would be my loose every time)
BUT - Starting Brough and Chase in the halves, Sinfield at loose.
I would have played JJB though, he is a single use item - on to the ball at pace and quick PTB - that is what you are picking him for.

Re: Is it time for a new England coach?

Post Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:35 pm
Fully User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:04 pm
Posts: 8265
Plus JJB has a magnificent beard, which is worthwhile being on television alone.
Image

Re: Is it time for a new England coach?

Post Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:24 am
BrisbaneRhino User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Joined: Wed May 08, 2002 11:46 pm
Posts: 8022
Location: 10 mins walk from Suncorp Stadium
Seems to me that McNamara is doing a very good job in terms of getting structures in place, seeking to widen the play pool etc. He also has a tough job made more difficult by the fact that a good core of his best team aren't available mid-season, and the fact that fans always seem to blame our national coaches for failure when the reality is that they face a near-impossible task of trying to match Australia.

Having said that, I'm not entirely convinced his selections are that great, or that he's necessarily a great coach. Sadly, unlike Australia, our lads actually need coaching to play for England. Tony Smith had to do extra training sessions with the squad in Australia because they simply had no idea how to defend against some fairly bog-standard NRL plays (partly due to rule differences).
Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

Quick Reply

Subject: Message:
   

Return to Castleford Tigers


POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORD (DATE)
4,544,4121,33775,8874,491 (28-03-2016)
Google Analytics Unique Monthly Users : 118,226 (May 2016)
DOWNLOAD OUR NEW ANDROID APP CLICK HERE!
YOUR CLUB : Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
R
L
F
A
N
A
L
Y
T
I
C
S


Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Change these prefs/or turn this off...

FIXTURES/RESULTS

W/D/L DATE COMP HOME AWAY
Sun 23rd Jul SL WAK STS
Thu 6th Jul SL WAK CAS
Sat 1st Jul SL WAK WAR
Sun 11th Jun SL WAK LEE
Fri 26th May SL WAK HUD
Sun 30th Apr SL WAK CAS
Mon 17th Apr SL WAK WIG
Fri 7th Apr SL WAK WID
W Thu 23rd Mar SL WAK 28 24 LEI
W Sun 12th Mar SL WAK 24 22 SAL
L Sun 12th Feb SL WAK 8 12 HFC
L Fri 23rd Sep SL STS 32 12 WAK
L Fri 2nd Sep SL CAS 46 22 WAK
L Sun 21st Aug SL WID 40 8 WAK
L Fri 5th Aug SL WIG 60 12 WAK
W Sat 16th Jul SL CAT 28 30 WAK
L Fri 8th Jul SL WIG 22 18 WAK
W Sun 12th Jun SL HUD 2 10 WAK
L Fri 27th May SL SAL 38 8 WAK
W Fri 29th Apr SL WID 16 18 WAK
W Mon 28th Mar SL LEE 16 20 WAK
L Fri 18th Mar SL HFC 22 4 WAK
L Fri 11th Mar SL STS 44 4 WAK
L Fri 26th Feb SL WAR 34 16 WAK
W Sun 21st Feb SL HKR 12 14 WAK
L Sun 14th Feb SL CAS 40 6 WAK
Tab two Tab three

Copyrite RLFanalytics 2016
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
  Thu 30th Mar : 10:05
NRL-R5
CANTERBURY
v
BRISBANE  
  Thu 30th Mar : 20:00
SL-R7
SALFORD
v
ST. HELENS  
  Fri 31st Mar : 08:00
NRL-R5
SYDNEY
v
MANLY  
  Fri 31st Mar : 10:05
NRL-R5
NQL COWBOYS
v
SOUTHS  
  Fri 31st Mar : 20:00
SL-R7
CASTLEFORD
v
HUDDERSFIELD  
  Fri 31st Mar : 20:00
SL-R7
LEEDS
v
WIGAN  
  Sat 1st Apr : 05:00
NRL-R5
CRONULLA
v
NEWCASTLE  
  Sat 1st Apr : 07:30
NRL-R5
CANBERRA
v
PARRAMATTA  
  Sat 1st Apr : 09:30
NRL-R5
MELBOURNE
v
PENRITH  
  Sat 1st Apr : 15:00
SL-R7
WARRINGTON
v
HULL FC  
 > Sat 1st Apr : 18:00
SL-R7
CATALANS
v
WAKEFIELD < 
  Sat 1st Apr : 20:00
SL-R7
LEIGH
v
WIDNES  
  Sun 2nd Apr : 05:00
NRL-R5
NZ WARRIORS
v
GOLD COAST  
  Sun 2nd Apr : 07:00
NRL-R5
WESTS
v
ST GEORGE  
  Sun 2nd Apr : 15:00
CH-R8
ROCHDALE
v
TOULOUSE