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Re: New Boss
Post Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:07 pm
Posted by Ziggy Stardust on Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:07 pm
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DaveO wrote:
Who was that, because it wasn't me? I was ecstatic Noble had finally been given the boot.


It was AJ and RHJ, both the same person.
Re: New Boss
Post Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:22 pm
Posted by Trainman on Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:22 pm
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It could work both ways. The father could just as easily end up being harder on his son than any other player to prove there is no favouritism.
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Post Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:36 pm
Posted by Ziggy Stardust on Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:36 pm
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I don't think it would be a problem at all, and more than anything I would expect a father would be harder on his son than on anyone else when he is coaching him just to dispell the image that he is getting a free ride.

If Lam does get confirmed I do hope his son is our new Number 7, the only way is up concerning our current incumbent.
Re: New Boss
Post Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:19 pm
Posted by Tricky Dicky on Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:19 pm
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Any news on weather there is a press conference this week ref a new boss. Im getting bored of waiting. Its been months now.
Re: New Boss
Post Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:06 pm
Posted by Bigredwarrior on Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:06 pm
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DaveO wrote:
When the Dad is coaching the local juniors nine times out of ten it's because his son wants to play and the Dad has put his hand up to help with the coaching. I did the exact same thing myself a few years ago. So did a few others but it's a totally different thing having a go at coaching so the junior team and your son actually has a coach so they can have a game to making decisions at SL level.

We are talking SL and the needs of Wigan here, not the needs of Lam's son. If he's not played an NRL game then he is another young project player and given Wigan are crying out for a better option than Powell regardless of who's son he is, is that the sort of recruit we should be looking at? We have at least a couple of our own projects of a similar age and we'd be hoping a 20 year old Aussie junior with zero NRL experience is the answer. If he were not Lam's son I really doubt there would be a great deal of enthusiasm for such a signing.

If as some are suggesting this place would go ballistic if he turns out to be a sensation in the NRL because we didn't sign him that really is clutching at straws by predicting the future to excuse signing him. Can I have this weeks lotto numbers please? You can use that excuse to sign any kid you like. If he's got that much potential his Aussie club will be expecting him at 20 to break into the first team about now and as such I'd expect him to be already be commanding a wage we would struggle to match.

Apart from the nepotism thing I first mentioned, the risk as I see it is we have to take Lam jnr to entice his Dad to come so it's Wigan that can give his son a break he might never get in Oz whether we really want Lam jnr or not.


I was with you all the way on this until the point where you say his Aussie club will be expecting him to break through. I’d agree if he wasn’t up against Cooper Cronk and let’s face it, no 20 year old souls oust Cronk from any side.
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Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:32 am
Posted by DaveO on Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:32 am
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Bigredwarrior wrote:
I was with you all the way on this until the point where you say his Aussie club will be expecting him to break through. I’d agree if he wasn’t up against Cooper Cronk and let’s face it, no 20 year old souls oust Cronk from any side.


Quite right but if he is the outstanding 20 year old then there are 15 other teams in the NRL he can go to before coming here.
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Re: New Boss
Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:49 am
Posted by Last Son of Wigan on Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:49 am
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DaveO wrote:
Quite right but if he is the outstanding 20 year old then there are 15 other teams in the NRL he can go to before coming here.


Perhaps Lochlan Lam can use Super League experience to develop and improve his career, a step up from a feeder team rugby and an opportunity to have some life experience playing some big games while gain life experience living in another country. This very transition to new life would be made far easier if his father is also in the same country working with him at the same club.

Many NRL players have raised more awareness to their careers with a spell in SL, and then later gone on to be a success in the NRL, our very own Blake Green for example.

If I were in Lochlan's position, I would be very interested at hearing what such a move can offer.
Re: New Boss
Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:23 am
Posted by goobervision on Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:23 am
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Tricky Dicky wrote:
Any news on weather there is a press conference this week ref a new boss. Im getting bored of waiting. Its been months now.


Are you looking for some kind of announcement?
Re: New Boss
Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:11 pm
Posted by King Johns II on Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:11 pm
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Ziggy Stardust wrote:
Complete Nonsense.. :CRAZY:


Is my prediction of Lam 2019 / Edwards 2020 still complete nonsense?
King Johns II wrote: 11th July 2018
2019 - Lam (Edwards part time in background)
2020 - Edwards

Mr Lebron James replied with :CRAZY:

King Johns II wrote: 11th July 2018
I am just letting you know what I have heard is happening the moral or professional aspects are not being discussed.
Lam will be the main coach 2019 and Edwards will work along side but not in public view until 2020 maybe we will end up following the Leeds Rhinos director of rugby style.

And Mr Lebron James replied with !!!!!! :DRUMMER:

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Do you want to have a bet on that? I will bet whatever you want on it as long as there is a third party to hold the money.
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Re: New Boss
Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:49 pm
Posted by Itchy Arsenal on Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:49 pm
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King Johns II wrote:
Is my prediction of Lam 2019 / Edwards 2020 still complete nonsense?

Not as sure about Lam but I think your Edwards for 2020 could be spot on.

We need some radical change in direction that hopefully Edwards can bring and if that means a "holding" period by Lam personally I can put up with that as long as I see genuine effort week in week out and some improvements on the attacking front.
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