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Wigan Warriors new gaffer ?

Started by: stevemul (412)

Seeing as how the club said they wouldn´t announce the new coach until after the end of the season but Wigan´s season effectively ended last weekend....but still no announcement.....any significance to the fact that Shaun Edwards is still out in New Zealand with the Wales crew ?????

Started: 5th Oct 2011 at 15:21
Last edited by stevemul: 5th Oct 2011 at 17:12:13

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

none whatsoever - no RL club can afford Shaun
He is revered worldwide in the RU code and has top jobs at Wasps and Wales

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 15:39

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

I don't know about a new coach, but they have now got a new clothing supplier called ISC.

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 16:48

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

ISC?

Ince Stitching Club?

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 17:09

Posted by: broady (18323) 

An Australian sports clothing company with it's British headquarters in Leeds.

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 17:13

Posted by: baker boy (15613)

if shaun wanes got the job we would know now. another aussie mr lenaghan?

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 21:52

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

baker boy

Could be, as they have the most success over here.

Sad, but true!

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 10:27

Posted by: curly (1064)

Head Coach Shaun Wane assistant Iestyn Harriss not Sculthorpe didnt like what was offered told my mate at the gym.

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 12:21

Posted by: baker boy (15613)

why the delay?

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 18:00

Posted by: curly (1064)

Because the Management wanted Mc Guire to be in charge until everything was over with so no distractions. So watch this space

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 22:08

Posted by: farrie50 (1710) 

curly did Scullie say what he didnt like ?ie money or role within the coaching staff or summat else?

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 22:13

Posted by: broady (18323) 

I would say Paul Sculthorpe!!!

Replied: 7th Oct 2011 at 01:40

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

From what I have been told, Sculthorpe is not happy with the way he has been treated by St Helens since he finised playing.

Anyone know if it is true?

Replied: 7th Oct 2011 at 08:23

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

Curly

What happen to the 'buy a brick' fundraising at St Patricks?

Replied: 7th Oct 2011 at 08:24

Posted by: albion (330)

cant see why shaun wane shouldnt take over hes seen how the aussie coaches work.why waste money when theres no need to do.an assistance coach is there to take over.if there not capeable to do it.they shouldnt have that job.

Replied: 7th Oct 2011 at 09:28

Posted by: fossil (7537)

Well I think lenegan loves saving money,one of my relatives was talking to a Warriors staff man very close to the team and he said he thought DW was tight but he also said "this mon's ten times wuss"

Replied: 7th Oct 2011 at 09:49
Last edited by fossil : 7th Oct 2011 at 09:50:58

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

fossil

Strange, someone told me the opposite!

Replied: 7th Oct 2011 at 10:10

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

I'm with you Ruddy - you here varying tales about anyone in 'power'

Lenegan was just what the club needed - a St. Pats lad from Scholes as well - need I say more?

announcement on coach well overdue - season tickets on sale, new sponsor (new kit I supose?) ......must be Wane for the top job, mustn't it?

Replied: 7th Oct 2011 at 10:15

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

wigvet

Looks like the intention is have the annoucement of the coach, season tickets coming on sale, new shirt sponser etc all at the same time in order to get the maximum publicity now that the season as ended.

More good marketing by the marketing team if you ask me!

Replied: 7th Oct 2011 at 10:33

Posted by: curly (1064)

Farrie Ruddy the buy a brick scheme is still ongoing just getting prices to have a plaque showing contributors put up in club. Scully from what I am told was offered job but then told it was Harris's and would he be interested in doing similair role as he does at Saints . You can well imagine he told them to stick it.

Replied: 7th Oct 2011 at 16:09

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

Curly

Thank you.

Replied: 8th Oct 2011 at 09:25

Posted by: fordie (724)

If you look who have been the coaches who have been the most succesfull in the last 25 years they were not good players, ie Monie, Lowe, Mclennan,Smith. Noble being the exeption. So i hope when Wigan make their choice they keep this in mind. Great players do not make the best coaches.

Replied: 8th Oct 2011 at 12:08

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

fordie

You missed out Bennett and Sheens!

Replied: 8th Oct 2011 at 12:50

Posted by: fordie (724)

Ruddy i was only using GB as an example . But you are right re the 2 persons you mentioned.

Replied: 8th Oct 2011 at 13:39

Posted by: kellysdad (inactive)

according to the bbc wane and harris are going to be confirmed on tuesday

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_league/15227430.stm

Replied: 8th Oct 2011 at 17:57

Posted by: shoue (427)

wane and harris,and for some reasone garath thomas ex crusaders

Replied: 9th Oct 2011 at 12:31

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

News conference at 2pm

It’s John Kear assisted by Shaun McRae!!!!!!!!

Relegation looms..........players leaving........attendances drop.......


ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ


Nightmare over!!!!!......... its Wane & Harris as predicted by all

Good luck Shaun – you have earned your chance

Replied: 11th Oct 2011 at 14:50

Posted by: fossil (7537)

Probably Gareth Thomas a quality centre who can pass and not leave Charnley exposed is what is needed!

Replied: 11th Oct 2011 at 15:19

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

fossil

I am more inclined to think that there is some kind of deep thinking in Wigan's appointment of Thomas.

After all, he is a well respected figure in rugby, especially in the valleys of South Wales where our game has not had a big signing for a long time.

Replied: 11th Oct 2011 at 15:24

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

Ruddy – you got me thinking of ‘quality’ players we did sign from the valleys

No doubt some bright spark will ‘google’ and list plenty but here’s my starters – have you any to add?

Bill Boson, Keri Jones, Glyn Shaw, Scott Quinell, David Willicombe

Replied: 11th Oct 2011 at 15:46

Posted by: broady (18323) 

"I am more inclined to think that there is some kind of deep thinking in Wigan's appointment of Thomas"

Have I missed something?? I don't think they have signed Thomas. I read one report in which IL dismissed the story as rumour.

Replied: 11th Oct 2011 at 15:50

Posted by: broady (18323) 

"Gareth Thomas (born 25 July 1974 in Sarn near Bridgend), known as Alfie, is a Welsh professional rugby footballer who plays rugby league for the Wigan Warriors in Europe's Super League"

I have just copied this from Wikipedia. The mystery deepens.

Replied: 11th Oct 2011 at 15:53

Posted by: fossil (7537)

Broady wikipedia seem to be the first with a lot of info!
When the latics signed Crusat it was on wiki before anything else,and 3 or 4 days before the WEP

Replied: 11th Oct 2011 at 17:08

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

wigvet

Bert Jenkins, Jim Sullivan, Johnny Ring, Ted Ward, Rees Thomas and even little Jimmy Nulty.

Just these from memory.

Replied: 11th Oct 2011 at 17:35

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

bloody hell Ruddy how old are you?
Johhny Ring!

didnt know Nulty was Welsh

Replied: 11th Oct 2011 at 18:59

Posted by: broady (18323) 

I see people are criticising the appointment of Harris because he doesn't come from Wigan. Wigan have managed to hire a guy with immense experience. He played for Warrington, Leeds and Bradford in Super League. He played for Cardiff, Wales and the British Lions at Rugby Union. He has coached at Featherstone, Crusaders and is the current coach of Wales. He will have studied great coaches and all types of training methods in his time and can only be an asset to Shaun Wane.

Replied: 11th Oct 2011 at 19:07

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

broady - he never played for the British Lions

Replied: 11th Oct 2011 at 19:41

Posted by: broady (18323) 

Correct. It was the 2003 World Cup in Australia. Whilst we are correcting posts I don't think Wigan signed either Shaw or Willicombe from the Valleys. They signed Shaw from Widnes and Willicombe from Halifax. Welsh they may have been but Wigan didn't sign them from there. Peter Rowe may have been Welsh I think but as ever I stand corrected if he wasn't.

Replied: 11th Oct 2011 at 20:05

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

point taken broady.......and by the way we signed Peter Rowe from Swansea RU; I think thats near a Valley

Replied: 11th Oct 2011 at 20:14

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

Wigvet

My age has nothing to do with it. Just a loyal supporter who knows a bit about the history of the most famous Rugby League club in the World.

Having said that, I forgot Peter Rowe.

Replied: 12th Oct 2011 at 07:22

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

apolgies Ruddy

Ness Flowers also sprang to mind this morning

Replied: 12th Oct 2011 at 07:38

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

wigvet

Memory must be going as I also forgot about Ness Flowers who came fron Crynant RU in the Valley of Neath. I may be wrong but I thing he was spotted playing for Neath RU.

I wonder if ihe is related to Ben Flowers who played for the Crusaders.

And you were right, Nulty was not from Wales.

Replied: 12th Oct 2011 at 07:53

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

always thought Nulty was a Widnes lad I must admit

was Brian Juliff Welsh?

Replied: 12th Oct 2011 at 08:01

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

wigvet

Yes, indeed he was, but he was first signed by Wakefield Trinity at around the same time they signed Steve Diamond, who I believe is now a coach at Sale Sharks.

Replied: 12th Oct 2011 at 08:12
Last edited by ruddy duck: 12th Oct 2011 at 08:13:32

Posted by: davey (262)

I give you ....Keri Jones, another welsh dud...

Replied: 12th Oct 2011 at 20:18

Posted by: broady (18323) 

39 tries in 57 games. Not a bad strike rate.

Replied: 12th Oct 2011 at 20:33

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

and he represented Great Britain broady - anything but a 'dud'

Replied: 12th Oct 2011 at 22:52

Posted by: baker boy (15613)

good luck to the new management team at wigan,lets hope they do the treble next season.

Replied: 12th Oct 2011 at 23:06

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

A first class team for a first class club.

Come on, you Warriors!

Replied: 13th Oct 2011 at 08:58
Last edited by ruddy duck: 13th Oct 2011 at 19:18:59

Posted by: bambam (2567)

whey hey, tha reet ruddy duck don't think saints will do double on us next season, cos we be ready for um come on yee cherry an whites.

Replied: 13th Oct 2011 at 19:46

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

bambam

Looking forward to playing them at their fine new stadium which from what seen so far is nicer the the one we have to now rent to play our games.

I understand it even has a indoor ticket office.

Replied: 14th Oct 2011 at 08:43

 

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