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Posted by The Phantom Horseman on Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:40 pm
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As a neutral it's interesting to contrast this thread with the gushing tributes to Marshall in today's League Weekly after the London game.

The opening paragraph in the match write-up by Ross Heppenstall reads;

"Richard Marshall is one of the brightest young coaches outside of Super League and it is surely only a matter of time before he is plying his trade at a higher level.
This victory confirmed the excellent job that Marshall is performing with the part-timers, who have been a force in every season of his reign."

It continues in much the same vein about Marshall's achievements for two or three paragraphs before he even starts to discuss the game. Certainly makes an interesting contrast with some of the views on this board.
Posted by Bullseye on Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:45 pm
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I think some journos don’t follow the championship that closely so can be found wanting in up to the minute knowledge.

For example Dane Chisholm was in the RLW Championship team of the month earlier this season. I think he got picked on the strength of him being someone they’d heard of.
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Posted by Beaujangles on Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:06 pm
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The Phantom Horseman wrote:
As a neutral it's interesting to contrast this thread with the gushing tributes to Marshall in today's League Weekly after the London game.

The opening paragraph in the match write-up by Ross Heppenstall reads;

"Richard Marshall is one of the brightest young coaches outside of Super League and it is surely only a matter of time before he is plying his trade at a higher level.
This victory confirmed the excellent job that Marshall is performing with the part-timers, who have been a force in every season of his reign."

It continues in much the same vein about Marshall's achievements for two or three paragraphs before he even starts to discuss the game. Certainly makes an interesting contrast with some of the views on this board.
A little bit of knowledge is always a dangerous thing.
Posted by The Phantom Horseman on Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:27 pm
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Bullseye wrote:
I think some journos don’t follow the championship that closely so can be found wanting in up to the minute knowledge.

For example Dane Chisholm was in the RLW Championship team of the month earlier this season. I think he got picked on the strength of him being someone they’d heard of.


Yes that's a fair point, and I think Heppenstall covers soccer and RU as well as RL. That said, Marshall does seem to be a bit of a media darling and there was a similar piece in League Express last year after a big Fax win though that was by Matt Shaw who is a Fax fan (though I think he's a very good RL journalist).


From a neutral point of view I think you could genuinely argue either way as to whether Marshall is over-achieving or under-achieving.
Posted by faxcar on Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:13 pm
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Beaujangles wrote:
A little bit of knowledge is always a dangerous thing.

Yep one game is hardly enough to base an objective opinion on.

And this raises another topic that has been mentioned before.

Namely information, or lack of coming from the club.

We never really know what is going on, are we doing okay, are we struggling, are we somewhere in between?

We too are often left with just a little bit of knowledge so as far as we know with the cards he is holding RM could be doing a great job, blundering along or anywhere in between depending on who you listen too.
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Yep one game is hardly enough to base an objective opinion on.

And this raises another topic that has been mentioned before.

Namely information, or lack of coming from the club.

We never really know what is going on, are we doing okay, are we struggling, are we somewhere in between?

We too are often left with just a little bit of knowledge so as far as we know with the cards he is holding RM could be doing a great job, blundering along or anywhere in between depending on who you listen too.

Fair points.
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With A T possibly making a return , RM could be considering to partner Murrel at halfback.!!
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The Phantom Horseman wrote:
As a neutral it's interesting to contrast this thread with the gushing tributes to Marshall in today's League Weekly after the London game.

The opening paragraph in the match write-up by Ross Heppenstall reads;

"Richard Marshall is one of the brightest young coaches outside of Super League and it is surely only a matter of time before he is plying his trade at a higher level.
This victory confirmed the excellent job that Marshall is performing with the part-timers, who have been a force in every season of his reign."

It continues in much the same vein about Marshall's achievements for two or three paragraphs before he even starts to discuss the game. Certainly makes an interesting contrast with some of the views on this board.


Yet Halifax in no rush to offer him a new contract when his runs out in the matter of a few short months. You would think it would be high on the agenda unless they see the things that other people on this board have seen.

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