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Tears from Cockerill

Post by Iain » Sun May 10, 2015 9:37 am

Should highlight to everyone how lucky we are to have a director of rugby who loves the club as much as we do. He's received a lot of criticism this season and not looked to deflect any of it, even though he legitimately could have done. After a difficult start to the season where we had the worst injury crisis I have ever known and morale was at a low, Cockerill has now most probably got us into a semi final that everyone told us was impossible.

If there are people who still want him out then I'm not sure what I can say.

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Re: Tears from Cockerill

Post by ellis9 » Sun May 10, 2015 10:16 am

100% agree with this. Even if we were to finish 5th my opinion will not change. This has probably been the hardest season to be a DOR or coach at Tigers with what has happened. If we get a top 4 finish then that is an achievement in itself.

I notice there has not been many Cockers out or negative posts recently. Those people seem to be extremely quiet.

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Re: Tears from Cockerill

Post by jgriffin » Sun May 10, 2015 10:24 am

Well said. Perhaps some of the worst offenders will now politely demur; however did notice that one of them made mildly critical posts regardless.
Well impressed with response from other fans on other boards, a lot of praise for Cockers, lot of respect for him even from Saints fans.
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Re: Tears from Cockerill

Post by WhitecapTiger » Sun May 10, 2015 10:25 am

ellis9 wrote:I notice there has not been many Cockers out or negative posts recently. Those people seem to be extremely quiet.
I don't mind those posts or posters so much as long as said posters also post constructively or positively when the team plays well or pulls out a magnificent performance like yesterday........oh wait

As for Cockers, got his faults yes, but he knows them, he's admitted them and I wouldn't want anyone else in his post. Would rather have someone who reacts to criticism they way he does because it's hurting the club and the players....rather than an automaton whose comments are due to their job being at risk.....Cockers knows his head is on the Tigers block everyday due to expectations....and thrives on it.
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Re: Tears from Cockerill

Post by simoscribbler » Sun May 10, 2015 11:39 am

Would hate to see Cockers end up leaving the club in the manner that Dean did. What he needs - and I hope is getting - is a coaching/recruiting staff with a slightly different set of skills and even mindset. His passion and skills in the forwards department is unquestionable - the pack just ripped it up yesterday, especially at the breakdown.

I hope the club never gets involved in trying to buy success (whatever the consequences) and that we put faith in a blend of home grown talent and the odd imported star. Cockers is old school Leicester, and he represents all of the values that most of us who waste our time on here share. Let's just see the balance shift back to bringing through a few more of our own players (whether academy or recruited in the 18-20 ish range) and I'll be a happy boy, so long as the team tries as hard as it did yesterday. I honestly don't care about results, if we always play like that.

No wonder the bloke was blubbing: our turnover of players has been too high, especially this year, but they all played for the gaffer yesterday.

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Re: Tears from Cockerill

Post by amazing tiger » Sun May 10, 2015 12:04 pm

Would love to see him stay for a lot longer. He hasn't done a bad job if you put it into context with all the injuries. Great to see all the emotion

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Re: Tears from Cockerill

Post by brooksey845 » Sun May 10, 2015 12:10 pm

Richard Cockerill has his limitations as a man but by good I am 100% sure we would look back with a new DOR and think the grass is potentially always greener. I admittedly questioned his ability during numerous parts of the early season but i fall on my sword. I hope Mauger/ Hansen will come in and provide him even more support.

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Re: Tears from Cockerill

Post by RugbyTiger » Sun May 10, 2015 1:02 pm

So many people have run him down and it was totally wrong. He loves the club - it was so obvious yesterday !! Tigers would be lost without him so those who rubbish him as the boss have not seen the emotional side of him as we all saw yesterday !!!
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Re: Tears from Cockerill

Post by Noggs » Sun May 10, 2015 1:21 pm

Have to say I've always been a 'happy clappy' with respect to Cockers. Just love the man, warts and all.

We've always been aware of his passion for the club and it was interesting to see him struggling to hold his feeling back in this way.

All bodes well for the future :smt023
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Re: Tears from Cockerill

Post by jonlin » Sun May 10, 2015 3:28 pm

amazing tiger wrote:Would love to see him stay for a lot longer. He hasn't done a bad job if you put it into context with all the injuries. Great to see all the emotion
So would the board, that is why they gave him a new 5 year contract.
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Re: Tears from Cockerill

Post by Knightonian » Sun May 10, 2015 7:57 pm

Seeing such passion in Cockerill was awe inspiring.

As a player, coach and manager he gives it all.

And as a player who wouldn't want to replicate that commitment and passion if you can't get motivated by that you never will

Richard is red, white and green in good and bad - always 100%, always his best.

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Re: Tears from Cockerill

Post by Big Dai » Sun May 10, 2015 8:22 pm

They'd be no need for tears if he'd sorted the team out earlier in the season!
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Re: Tears from Cockerill

Post by Grinsteadtiger » Sun May 10, 2015 8:47 pm

Just like to apologise to anyone who did not understand my earlier post on another thread I was being sarcastic. Oh well failed again. To put things right I have NEVER believed Tigers would not make the playoffs and although it will be tight still think we will be there.Cockers is a man who has been a pillar of Tigers, ok sometimes he gets it wrong but look at the end results. Yesterday we not only saw what the club means to the players but what it means to him. Although I can't be at Welford Road on Saturday be assured I will be watching on BT at least I can switch to record if the pressure gets to much. For those of you going please please give the lads a cheer for me and raise the roof with your support

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Re: Tears from Cockerill

Post by ellis9 » Sun May 10, 2015 8:57 pm

Big Dai wrote:They'd be no need for tears if he'd sorted the team out earlier in the season!
I seriously hope you're being sarcastic!

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Re: Tears from Cockerill

Post by WhitecapTiger » Sun May 10, 2015 9:07 pm

Big Dai wrote:They'd be no need for tears if he'd sorted the team out earlier in the season!
No doubt you'll be on your way to Oval park this week to share your vast knowledge, experience and gameplans.......and to lecture the players and coaches......

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