Is Matt O'Connor coming back?

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Is Matt O'Connor coming back?

Post by sammy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:21 pm

The Mercury say he's a "strong favourite" to lead Tigers next season. http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/matt- ... story.html

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Re: Is Matt O'Connor coming back?

Post by Scott1 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:23 pm

Please God no!!!

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Re: Is Matt O'Connor coming back?

Post by Soggypitch » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:25 pm

Scott1 wrote:Please God no!!!
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Poor at Tigers and leinster - why would he even be considered? Also he's a backs coach, we need a forwards coach.
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Re: Is Matt O'Connor coming back?

Post by RagingBull » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:26 pm

Soggypitch wrote:
Scott1 wrote:Please God no!!!
+1

Poor at Tigers and leinster - why would he even be considered? Also he's a backs coach, we need a forwards coach.

Not sure how having a backs DOR stops us from also signing a forwards coach?

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Re: Is Matt O'Connor coming back?

Post by Scott1 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:28 pm

Hopefully it's lazy journalism! Why hire a crack consultancy team if you're just gonna go for MOC?! Makes no sense to me,if we do have him back it will tell me all I need to know about the club!

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Re: Is Matt O'Connor coming back?

Post by ellis9 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:29 pm

Hopefully not!

This subject is really annoying me now! The names mentioned just aren't good enough!

Soggypitch, it doesn't matter what position the DOR used to play. If he is a former back then he will need to employ a forwards coach.
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Re: Is Matt O'Connor coming back?

Post by Soggypitch » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:33 pm

ellis9 wrote:Hopefully not!

This subject is really annoying me now! The names just aren't good enough!

Soggypitch, it doesn't matter what position the DOR used to play. If he is a former back then he will need to employ a forwards coach.
I'm trying to save the club some money...if we can get a DoR who is also a top forwards coach there would be no need to employ an additional forwards coach. eg. Rob Baxter.
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Re: Is Matt O'Connor coming back?

Post by Tigerbeat » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:33 pm

ELLis 9, it may be annoying you but it is a name in the mix. MOC did have a successful time at Tigers and left of his own choice to join Leinster.
Not sure that he would be the right choice in my opinion, but he has a proven record at Tigers.
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Re: Is Matt O'Connor coming back?

Post by Scott1 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:35 pm

Id rather have Jake White any day of the week!

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Re: Is Matt O'Connor coming back?

Post by tigercaspian » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:36 pm

Scott1 wrote:Hopefully it's lazy journalism! Why hire a crack consultancy team if you're just gonna go for MOC?! Makes no sense to me,if we do have him back it will tell me all I need to know about the club!
Consultancy = Give me your watch & I'll tell you the time for a fee ( and you will finish up knowing what you knew anyway)

Which is that MOC should not be let anywhere near this parish.

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Re: Is Matt O'Connor coming back?

Post by ellis9 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:37 pm

Tigerbeat, none of the names have been good enough though!
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Re: Is Matt O'Connor coming back?

Post by jgriffin » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:37 pm

Scott1 wrote:Hopefully it's lazy journalism! Why hire a crack consultancy team if you're just gonna go for MOC?! Makes no sense to me,if we do have him back it will tell me all I need to know about the club!
Dear Scott, while we may differ on some issues, we are 100% on this one. To have a coach I consider to be mediocre back as DOR will tell me the BoD are braindead and the club is sailing blithely up the brown creek.
I do not agree with Tigerbeat, as my eyes and the quality of play told me otherwise (ad nauseam from me at the time, sorry)and IMO we succeeded because we had some darn good players who knew to play what was in front of them when the tactics were rubbish (hence the famous post Chiefs meeting and episodes of Flood changing tactics on the park).
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Re: Is Matt O'Connor coming back?

Post by Iain » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:40 pm

Where has this agenda that he was poor for us come from? When he left us we were champions. We've not got to a final since. The one criticism leveled at him was that the play made the defence a bit loose, but to say he was poor is completely disingenuous. He left because he was approached to take a rather prestigious role.

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Re: Is Matt O'Connor coming back?

Post by jgriffin » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:45 pm

My rugby criticism was that our playbook was one-dimensional and inflexible (my posts must be archived somewhere!). He was not the only architect of our success BTW, indeed I credit the players we had at the time as being the main factor, not to mention other coaches and the DOR.
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Re: Is Matt O'Connor coming back?

Post by Iain » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:48 pm

jgriffin wrote:My rugby criticism was that our playbook was one-dimensional and inflexible (my posts must be archived somewhere!). He was not the only architect of our success BTW, indeed I credit the players we had at the time as being the main factor, not to mention other coaches and the DOR.
Undoubtedly. Far more to it than just O'Connor.

But Cockers rated him highly for a reason. Leinster approached him for a reason. He's good - and his departure coincided with the end of our era of dominance.

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