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Cockers out

Post by sjm » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:06 pm

News just on RL but who will replace him full time as AM will be in charge until the end of the season

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Departure of Cockerill

Post by TigerintheCatStand » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:07 pm

Thank you Richard for all you have done. Your enthusiasm and commitment was always appreciated.

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Re: Cockers out

Post by jgriffin » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:12 pm

IMO a tragedy, but now we find out just how wonderful AM is :smt013
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Re: Departure of Cockerill

Post by jgriffin » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:14 pm

Thanks for saving the club when the board made.Shiite appointments and being the heart and soul of the club for so long. :smt038
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Re: Cockers out

Post by Clowbeck » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:15 pm

Yesterday's performance against Sarries was reasonable so would expect decision was already made before last weekend, perhaps the board were just waiting for a ping back from there top two or three candidates that they are up for challenge as our new DoR before making the chop.

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Re: Cockers out

Post by Big Dai » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:21 pm

Here we go then! The dawn of a new era. Personally I thought more performances like yesterday would have been enough for him to keep his job......but apparently not. Deano revisited?

"The change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fold, that's all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they are flown in the next war

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again, no, no" :smt035 :smt035
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Re: Departure of Cockerill

Post by Soggypitch » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:28 pm

Yes a sad day and Richard deserves all our thanks for his incredible loyalty and passion for Leicester Tigers.

I wish him well in his future career.
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Re: Departure of Cockerill

Post by CJ » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:35 pm

I agree it's sad. He's a Tiger through and through and thanks are due for some fabulous years.
Best of lid for the future, Richard.

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Re: Departure of Cockerill

Post by Norfolk & Goode » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:38 pm

Right decision and overdue. I hope Cockerill is still a part of the Tigers structure somewhere, enthusiasm and passion will always be a key part of any club and squad. We need a DoR who can convert that passion into the cohesion amongst the players in the way that EJ has done for England. The talent is there, the cohesion with consistency is not.

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Re: Departure of Cockerill

Post by teds » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:39 pm

Good luck to RC and thanks for fronting up as both player and coach.

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Re: Departure of Cockerill

Post by pipkoi » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:42 pm

Overall probably the inevitable decision but sad to see a stalwart of Tigers leaving. Dignified to the end
Thank you Richard for your years of Service as a player, coach & DOR
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Re: Departure of Cockerill

Post by Jon » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:46 pm

Good luck for the future Cockers - Tigers Legend.
Time will tell if it's the right call.

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Re: Departure of Cockerill

Post by Bowden Tiger » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:47 pm

The board, again, have got it wrong. The man who should fall on his sword is the CEO. He is the poison in our club, and is the reason why we have our hands tied behind our backs with regard to recruitment, and the loss of so many players who seem to have done well elsewhere!
We were certain that something was on the cards when the chairman trudged across the pitch after the game!

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Re: Departure of Cockerill

Post by fleabane » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:47 pm

I echo pipkois sentiments, but believe the time had come for a change. A lack of consistency and commitment on the pitch had been going on for too long, and the coaching team was unable to successfully address the issues, for which Cockers had ultimate responsibility.
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Re: Departure of Cockerill

Post by G.K » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:49 pm

A sad end to a long and distinguished career at Tigers but unfortunately it's a results orientated Business and sooner or later this had to happen.

All credit to him for all he's achieved thus far and good luck for the future. :smt023
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