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Re: Mike Ford is on his way !!

Post by Scuttle » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:11 pm

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:03 pm
Don’t get what all the hate is for Ford senior. Our defence has been shocking recently even with Deacon coming in. Surely a set up like this would be much better than what we have now. Plus it should give us some stability going forwards which we can build on.

Head Coach: Murphy, deals with attack and backs
Senior Coach: Ford, deals with defence
Forwards Coach: Bakewell, deals with forwards
Scrum Coach: Stanko

Deacon and Allen can go back to coaching the academy lads coming up.
That sounds like a plan to me ! :smt038
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Re: Mike Ford is on his way !!

Post by chewbacca » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:26 pm

All good speculation but as yet no appointment has been made and if one were to be then in what capacity is again unknown.
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Re: Mike Ford is on his way !!

Post by Coops » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:32 pm

chewbacca wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:26 pm
All good speculation but as yet no appointment has been made and if one were to be then in what capacity is again unknown.
Yep 5 pages and 66 posts of total speculation!

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Re: Mike Ford is on his way !!

Post by TTRITH » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:46 pm

If we can't discuss speculation on an internet forum... where can we? :smt017
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Re: Mike Ford is on his way !!

Post by chewbacca » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:50 pm

Nothing wrong with it but it is just speculation, some are treating it as fact. Personally I would applaud the appointment of Mike Ford as the ensuing furore regarding dynasties and counter plots on here would rival Game Of Thrones :smt003
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Re: Mike Ford is on his way !!

Post by jaguar » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:20 pm

DingDong wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:04 am
Ford Snr's CV is impressive as a coach, Ford Jnr is a IRB World Player Award winner, current England player and British & Irish Lions player. These are proven facts and not hearsay as the digs on here are about why Ford jnr left and re-joined, this public domain won't keep the haters in life away, but at least they can be highlighted for their ignorance.
Yes impressive as a coach what happened at Bath RFC he was removed players had a vote of no confidence. Ignorance no just facts and common sense

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Re: Mike Ford is on his way !!

Post by voice of the crumbie » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:42 pm

chewbacca wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:50 pm
Nothing wrong with it but it is just speculation, some are treating it as fact. Personally I would applaud the appointment of Mike Ford as the ensuing furore regarding dynasties and counter plots on here would rival Game Of Thrones :smt003
Nice one Chewbacca. :smt023 Made me laugh :smt005 and ironically is probably true.
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Re: Mike Ford is on his way !!

Post by fortysix » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:50 pm

If he is coming, then lets just all hope he can sort out our :censored: massive problems so that in 4 weeks time we have our self respect back....

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Re: Mike Ford is on his way !!

Post by Tigerbeat » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:29 pm

Please can we stick on topic rather than reading squabbles between induvidual users....it is the season of goodwill :smt023
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Re: Mike Ford is on his way !!

Post by Scuttle » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:33 pm

Tigerbeat wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:29 pm
Please can we stick on topic rather than reading squabbles between induvidual users....it is the season of goodwill :smt023
Oh no its not :smt003
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Re: Mike Ford is on his way !!

Post by westwinds31 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:04 pm

Leicestertinytiger wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:03 pm
Don’t get what all the hate is for Ford senior. Our defence has been shocking recently even with Deacon coming in. Surely a set up like this would be much better than what we have now. Plus it should give us some stability going forwards which we can build on.

Head Coach: Murphy, deals with attack and backs
Senior Coach: Ford, deals with defence
Forwards Coach: Bakewell, deals with forwards
Scrum Coach: Stanko

Deacon and Allen can go back to coaching the academy lads coming up.
Can someone explain the improvement in the forwards since Bakewell came in ? There was an initial improvement, probably down to players thinking “I need to up my game to keep a starting spot”....then nothing. Forwards clueless, one off runners, carrying into contact, no latch to drive through the contact, no line breaks, no offloading - Bakewell, what are you doing ? Don’t start me on attack.

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Re: Mike Ford is on his way !!

Post by Spicer » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:44 pm

Is he supposedly coming in as a head coach, DoR or defense coach?

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Re: Mike Ford is on his way !!

Post by sapajo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:48 pm

Neil Fissler has recently tweeted

Hearing from multiple sources that Leicester Tigers are speaking to Mike Ford about joining their coaching team. Can’t say if it’s true or not. Working on it.
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Re: Mike Ford is on his way !!

Post by Dr H Flashman MBE » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:24 pm

I hope that's it's true. We need some impetus and some some ideas. Freshens things up and can't make things worse. If it's just for this season, what have we lost? We are going to be in a relegation dog fight anyway so what harm is there getting a proven coach to help out? This whole board is unanimous in waiting help for Murphy, now we could be getting, people have the hump because it's not Hanson!!
There is no one else out there at this time. Let's get some continuity and start to play like Tigers again. If worse happens then we get a Trip to Jersey and Cornwall next season...
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Re: Mike Ford is on his way !!

Post by Dangerous4 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:42 pm

By all means bring in Mike Ford as a defence coach, but please, not as a senior coach. We need better quality for that role.

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