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Re: Lam to stay on in 2020 Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:12 pm  
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Great news
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Re: Lam to stay on in 2020 Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:15 pm  

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We certainly have turned a corner but I’d have said that coincided with Matty Peet returning, it would be good to know who it’s down to.


Seems a bit of a stretch to put our change in form down to our former Head of Youth becoming an assistant coach. Not that I'm saying an assistant coach can't make a difference, they obviously can and do, but they are still working under the head coach.

We've probably turned the corner by having a run of winnable games, Farrell returning from injury and being able to field a more settled halfback partnership alongside a hooker who looks to be making big improvements to his game.
Re: Lam to stay on in 2020 Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:24 pm  
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Jury is still out for me - Hope I’m wrong but it has the feeling of Solskjær getting the Man U job permanently, prematurely.

We haven’t won a game against any of the teams currently above us this season in league or cup and while we should all be happy with the upturn in results and form it needs to be put into context of the teams we’ve played.
Re: Lam to stay on in 2020 Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:03 am  

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We were 10th/11th in the table for a large period, of course we’ve beaten teams above us.

We’ve played Hull once and lost by one point. Against Warrington we lost at Magic 3 tries to 2 - hardly gave a bad account of ourselves - and the cup game by 2 points. Fair enough Saints have beaten us comfortably twice but I’d rather lose to them in July and beat them in September.
Re: Lam to stay on in 2020 Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:22 am  
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Time will tell with Lam.

At times we've been terrible, at others great. In all honesty we've had 2 excellent performances all season, only 2. V Cats and v Hull KR. But...perhaps Lam has had it tough? Not sure.

I pray what we saw last week becomes the norm. I don't think at this stage, losing to Saints would be all doom and gloom, as long as we perform and keep improving so we're ready for when it really matters.

Hopefully this is the right appointment, at the end of the day we all want the same thing, a successful entertaining RL team.
Re: Lam to stay on in 2020 Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:52 am  
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Wigg'n wrote:
We were 10th/11th in the table for a large period, of course we’ve beaten teams above us.

We’ve played Hull once and lost by one point. Against Warrington we lost at Magic 3 tries to 2 - hardly gave a bad account of ourselves - and the cup game by 2 points. Fair enough Saints have beaten us comfortably twice but I’d rather lose to them in July and beat them in September.


I said the teams “currently” above us - the teams we’d need to beat if we stay in the play-off positions. The record is:

P 6 W 0 L 6
Re: Lam to stay on in 2020 Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:19 am  

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I doubt anyone would argue that Lam still has a lot to do to impress, but maybe this is reflected in the fact that he's only got an extra year.

I'm not sure how long it takes to source, sign and bring over a top coach, but I suspect that would have been very difficult in time for 2020 given that we owed Lammy at least a few months to try and turn things around this year.

If we'd reached July and Wigan were still near the bottom, the decision would have been easier - the 'find a new coach' ball would probably have started rolling by now. However, we're not at the top of the tree either, so giving him a one-year deal would seem like a reasonable response.
Re: Lam to stay on in 2020 Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:26 am  

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In my opinion I think he’s only been given the job to snare Hastings, hence the 1 year deal to fire him off if he gets any worse otherwise if they had any faith in him it would have been a 3 year deal.

Lam for me isn’t the answer, if he was things would have been better from the start and despite our recent upturn I don’t believe he is the answer and we should be making plans with other coaches or at least having one in mind to take straight over should we feel the need to pot Lam.
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Re: Lam to stay on in 2020 Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:39 am  

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Wigan6/Leeds1 Andy wrote:
Jury is still out for me - Hope I’m wrong but it has the feeling of Solskjær getting the Man U job permanently, prematurely.

We haven’t won a game against any of the teams currently above us this season in league or cup and while we should all be happy with the upturn in results and form it needs to be put into context of the teams we’ve played.


Fair assessment and one which I agree with. The upturn in form is very much welcomed and goes without saying its been a huge confidence boost, but the real test comes Friday. If he wins that, regardless of how many by etc that will go a long long way to convincing the unconvinced it’s the right choice. Equally a good performance against Saints with a small loss would too.

My one fear is that if we get a drubbing the good feeling we, and the club have currently will be eroded away and we’ll go back to the early season Wigan rather than unlikely GF contenders.
Re: Lam to stay on in 2020 Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:58 pm  

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Wigan6/Leeds1 Andy wrote:
Jury is still out for me - Hope I’m wrong but it has the feeling of Solskjær getting the Man U job permanently, prematurely.

We haven’t won a game against any of the teams currently above us this season in league or cup and while we should all be happy with the upturn in results and form it needs to be put into context of the teams we’ve played.


The same comparison was made to me today, at work. I felt it was a fair one.
Not convinced he’s the answer but also not convinced the great Wigan RL can attract a bigger name. It’s either him or a punt on a Chester or Watson & let’s face it, that’s not going to sell many tickets, either.

Time will tell, I suppose
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