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Re: State of the Nation : Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:13 pm  
bonaire wrote:
Its agents you talk to in the modern game

Hello its Richie Myler
Who?
Richie Myler
Who?


So why does it matter that Motu Tony knows loads of players over there is it’s all about knowing agents?

bonaire wrote:
Difference is Motu knew a lot of players in Australia and NZ and thats really what we need.
This appointment is a joke
Re: State of the Nation : Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:21 pm  
The games afoot wrote:
Your the joke….you ask for change and it’s happening,if the new investor is Mylers father in law and he is worth £160million…you would moan that he isn’t worth £161million…Myler played with loads of players from down under and pacific isles at Wire,Catalans and Leeds and may have kept in touch and have contacts.


Think you are getting a little excited
I am not interested in who comes in as an investor but to appoint Myler as the new DOR for me is a new low for the club when its such an important position.
Dont forget he will actually have more power at the club than a future coach
Stinks of nepotism if its true that his father in law could be an interested inverstor
Re: State of the Nation : Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:23 pm  
K-Diddy wrote:
So why does it matter that Motu Tony knows loads of players over there is it’s all about knowing agents?



If you think Myler is a good appointment fine
I dont
Re: State of the Nation : Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:52 pm  
bonaire wrote:
If you think Myler is a good appointment fine
I dont


You do that a lot, don't you.
Re: State of the Nation : Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:58 pm  
bonaire wrote:
If you think Myler is a good appointment fine
I dont


It's certainly a gamble, think most of us would agree on that!

Either Pearson (or someone else?) can see something obvious in Myler that the rest of us are missing, or it's another spin on the roulette wheel by a desperate gambler down to his last chips. To go direct from shop-floor worker straight up to the board-room doesn't tend to happen in most industries, but then professional sport (and especially Rugby League) don't tend to be run on similar lines as most other business sectors, hence the large turnover of staff and sudden, at times bewildering, changes in company direction.

I do wonder if Pearson has been casting around for the past few months for someone to fill this role, and everyone even vaguely half-decent he has spoken to won't touch us with the proverbial barge-pole due to the fact we have become such a basket-case of an organization? Like I said, does Myler represent a gambler's last throw, because from here it looks a bit like throwing the last ten pounds in your pocket on a 50-1 shot for the National!

Either way, if he's here, we have no choice but to back him (with our fingers crossed) and hope the gambler's punt strikes lucky for once!!
Re: State of the Nation : Sat Apr 13, 2024 8:22 pm  
bonaire wrote:
Think you are getting a little excited
I am not interested in who comes in as an investor but to appoint Myler as the new DOR for me is a new low for the club when its such an important position.
Dont forget he will actually have more power at the club than a future coach
Stinks of nepotism if its true that his father in law could be an interested inverstor


I think your getting more excited than me over this….anything the club does remotely wrong and your up and down like a Duracell rabbit…in your infinite wisdom,who would you have picked for such a oh so important position
Re: State of the Nation : Sat Apr 13, 2024 8:39 pm  
Stranger than fiction??

Well I've had 24 hours to think about this and in Beverley this morning I spoke to James Hoggarth who did the interview last night and we both agreed that Adam really did seem on the defensive from the off and that he was pretty withdrawn and reserved compared with his usual bouncy demeanour, Perhaps he was shaken by the threats he had received on line with pictures of his house etc. which of course just isn't on at all, but it certainly wasn't the Adam we have known for so long. But then again I thought perhaps in the middle of one of the worst if not the worst situation we have found ourselves in since heaven knows when, he was a bit desperate in searching for the answer to our demise

Then having read Dan Tomlinsons piece this morning (which I'm told this afternoon was based on a lot of fact and very little conjecture) the whole scenario got weirder and weirder and as some have said you can always rely on the FC never making it dull for us lot the long suffering fans. But none the less I couldn't really see the club plucking a player from Championship obscurity, a player for whom its generally known few fans have much time, (following his past actions on and off the field), who has no experience at all with the administrative jungle that is player recruitment and as many say who has little experience of agents or players down under; then if Adams arm is being twisted somewhat by a potential backer he must himself wonder what he is letting himself and the club in for.

No wonder he was a bit reserved and withdrawn as perhaps he is a bit sceptical himselft. Let's face it if he is having his arm twisted as many have implied he must be a tad desperate. Then he made a strong point early on in his interview that any recruitment had to be run past others which did make me think immediately that he was a long way down the line with sharing the burden of the financial strain with those others and they wanted their say perhaps even in exchange for their backing?

The fact is that so far we are left completely hoping that should this all come to pass Richie Myler is a great success. Who knows he may just be that. But few of us who really care, can't not honestly admit to having massive reservations.

Finally I look at our potential team for Saints and reflect on the fact that we have been nothing short of crap as a team of late yet we have just got rid of two of our 'senior' players with no sign of replacements being forthcoming any time soon. With good players being let go and not replaced like with like year on year, can anyone remember a worse team at the Kc since we went there than the lot we are now left with? Because I can't! With both players returning to Aus with horror stories of what being at the FC is like it won't make mid season NRL recruitment easy for a relatively green Football manager will it?

So, we all await the next twists is this tale (or this soap opera) that would be intriguing and fascinating to follow if it wasn't so close to home and involving the Club we all love, we wanted change, in fact the humiliation of the last four games left many demanding it. Adam was under tremendous pressure with no obvious public support from his Chief Executive etc, and no doubt felt the fans ire, as they held his feet to the flames on social media and in the press. However, perhaps it's a case of be careful what you wish for eh? However think on for if as fans we are struggling what must the interim coaches and the players be thinking particularly after their Coach was sacked whilst they were all together at the training ground on Thursday. No wonder 'The training programme was rescheduled. You bet it was!!!! Its better than Coronatrion Street!

So what do I think about it? Well I don't, because I just don't know what happens next but as one fan said to me in Marks and Spencers today, "If a coach of the calibre of Tony Smith can't make anything of a team in 18 months then that teams fans should be very worried indeed'

Its a fast moving scene indeed and who knows where we will be next week at this time, but one thing for sure we have witnessed one of the most extraordinary weeks we have ever seen at our beloved club since the one that started with Rovers Chairman trying to get us expunged from the competition and ended with us merging with Gateshead. . . What next? Who knows? But Adam is all we have and once again we have to support him and hope that he gets it right. I'm struggling to make head nor tail of it all But just my views and let's face it we all have em!
Re: State of the Nation : Sat Apr 13, 2024 10:55 pm  
For me there was one major sentence he said

“ I am re-energised “

What was he before that?

Communications is the last few days tell me that Adam is now committed and won’t be going anywhere.
He’s on board - be assured
Re: State of the Nation : Sun Apr 14, 2024 12:34 am  
Tarquin Fuego wrote:
For me there was one major sentence he said

“ I am re-energised “

What was he before that?

Communications is the last few days tell me that Adam is now committed and won’t be going anywhere.
He’s on board - be assured


he might be on board but the ship is sinking fast and the captain always goes down with his ship.
Re: State of the Nation : Sun Apr 14, 2024 12:40 am  
ComeOnYouUll wrote:
You do that a lot, don't you.


Give us your invaluable opinion on Myler as the new DOR instead of trying to belittle other peoples posts
you do that a lot dont you
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