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Toulon axe Ford - Cockerill to take charge!

Post by Tigerbeat » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:46 am

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Re: Toulon axe Ford - Cockerill to take charge!

Post by Coops » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:50 am

Wonder if RC can get out of his Edinburgh contract and run Toulon full time as DoR?

Much better climate than Edinburgh.

Can't keep a good man down.

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Post by jgriffin » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:52 am

You couldn't make it up. If Boudjellal wanted a bloke to set Toulon on a better footing, he couldn;t do much better. Edinburgh will be a colder, but probably longer term job.
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Re: Toulon axe Ford - Cockerill to take charge!

Post by wormus » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:57 am

jgriffin wrote:You couldn't make it up. If Boudjellal wanted a bloke to set Toulon on a better footing, he couldn;t do much better. Edinburgh will be a colder, but probably longer term job.
This is also posted on Transfers Non Tigers thread but the Telegraph has an article on Ford - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/ ... -cup-loss/ :smt039

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Re: Toulon axe Ford - Cockerill to take charge!

Post by JackFlashJonny » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:57 am

Coops wrote:Wonder if RC can get out of his Edinburgh contract and run Toulon full time as DoR?

Much better climate than Edinburgh.

Can't keep a good man down.
Toulon have Fabien Galthie coming in from the start of next season...considering how long Mourad has been courting him I cannot see that changing unless Cockerill wins the Top 14

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Re: Toulon axe Ford - Cockerill to take charge!

Post by Roly » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:51 pm

Rumour has it that Ford Snr will be joining MOC at Tigers.
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Re: Toulon axe Ford - Cockerill to take charge!

Post by Phil B » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:03 pm

Get sacked. Get temporary job until end of season. Man who hires you gets sacked - you replace him.

That is the world we live in now. :smt022
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I could agree with you...but then we'd both be wrong.

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Post by tigercaspian » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:07 pm

Phil B wrote:Get sacked. Get part-time job until end of season. Man who hires you gets sacked - you replace him.

That is the world we live in now. :smt022
Totally unfair, Phil B ! They are very clearly building for the next two months!!

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Re: Toulon axe Ford - Cockerill to take charge!

Post by tigercaspian » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:11 pm

Roly wrote:Rumour has it that Ford Snr will be joining MOC at Tigers.
I'll ask Northamptonshire Police to let me know how many Fords they've recently seen on the M1..........

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Post by strawclearer » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:17 pm

tigercaspian wrote:
Roly wrote:Rumour has it that Ford Snr will be joining MOC at Tigers.
I'll ask Northamptonshire Police to let me know how many Fords they've recently seen on the M1..........
Or...you could ask how many Rolys you need to run a rumour mill! Can't keep a good man down! :smt031
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Re: Toulon axe Ford - Cockerill to take charge!

Post by mol2 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:33 pm

Guess it's so he can get started at Tigers before the end of the season :smt007

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Post by Robespierre » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:17 pm

Good for Cockers! Wish him well.
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Re: Toulon axe Ford - Cockerill to take charge!

Post by Roly » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:43 am

Serious misjudgment by Toulon owner. Money buys players, especially those that are near,or past, their "best before" date. Coaches however need vision/long term strategy. Keeping a defined short-term coach, RC, over an incumbent for such a short period of time will cause confusion and complacency, especially amongst such avaricious players. The next Coach is being set-up for failure.
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Re: Toulon axe Ford - Cockerill to take charge!

Post by mol2 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:35 am

It takes a strong and respected coach to be in charge of a squad of superstars, many with the egos to match who are all getting to the stage where many are getting to the stage of their careers where they don't feel they need coaching. Or they feel that they have been coached by better ones at international level.

What many players don't seem to comprehend is that although as individuals they can understand what's best for them, the team still needs coaching and blending into a winning outfit.

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Re: Toulon axe Ford - Cockerill to take charge!

Post by fleabane » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:27 am

Valhalla I am coming!

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