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Another Tigers player to be a Tigers coach?

Post by 1989Tiger » Sat May 04, 2019 10:58 am

This will ruffle a few feathers.

Is Matt Smith being prepared to become a future coach for us?

https://www.leicestertigers.com/news/sm ... evens-side

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Re: Another Tigers player to be a Tigers coach?

Post by sam16111986 » Sat May 04, 2019 11:27 am

He'll be coaching at a private school when he retires. I'd put money on it. A good man to be coaching the youngsters as he's Tigers to the core and his expectations will be the kind of commitment he's always shown in a Tigers shirt.

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Re: Another Tigers player to be a Tigers coach?

Post by CitizenSmiff » Sat May 04, 2019 11:51 am

The issue isn't having ex-Tigers coach, it's having under-qualified ex-Tigers parachuted in over better candidates. If Matt wants to coach that'd be fantastic, I'd wish him well on every step of his journey as I'm sure everybody here would, I just wouldn't want to see him take on a job he's not ready for.

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Re: Another Tigers player to be a Tigers coach?

Post by 1989Tiger » Sat May 04, 2019 11:58 am

CitizenSmiff wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 11:51 am
The issue isn't having ex-Tigers coach, it's having under-qualified ex-Tigers parachuted in over better candidates. If Matt wants to coach that'd be fantastic, I'd wish him well on every step of his journey as I'm sure everybody here would, I just wouldn't want to see him take on a job he's not ready for.
Not for some people. Some have said we need to stop appointing ex Tigers players. Quality hasn't been mentioned. If they have a playing past with Tigers, they should be ruled out completely by some.

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Re: Another Tigers player to be a Tigers coach?

Post by MikeR » Sat May 04, 2019 12:11 pm

I'm not sure I have a problem with retired Tigers players helping out with Coaching at a lower level , but I do have a problem with Senior Coaches having little or no experience of Coaching at Tigers or anywhere else . I think you need a strong outsider to be Head Coach -- who will bring both new ideas and a sense of direction to the Coaches below him . Sean Edwards ?

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Re: Another Tigers player to be a Tigers coach?

Post by wellstiger » Sat May 04, 2019 1:03 pm

S.Edwards - Yes please.....Pretty please :smt007 :smt007
Post World cup u'll do........... :smt035

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Re: Another Tigers player to be a Tigers coach?

Post by RagingBull » Sat May 04, 2019 1:08 pm

He's already been coaching the academy this season.

Why would it ruffle feathers?

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Re: Another Tigers player to be a Tigers coach?

Post by teds » Sat May 04, 2019 1:18 pm

wellstiger wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:03 pm
S.Edwards - Yes please.....Pretty please :smt007 :smt007
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Hasn’t Edwards signed a four year deal with France?

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Re: Another Tigers player to be a Tigers coach?

Post by BFG » Sat May 04, 2019 1:23 pm

I see no problem with Smith coaching just as long as he retains that hard edge that made him a good player.

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Re: Another Tigers player to be a Tigers coach?

Post by FrontRowUnionMember » Sat May 04, 2019 1:57 pm

BFG wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:23 pm
I see no problem with Smith coaching just as long as he retains that hard edge that made him a good player.
Watch the Academy documentary. First episode they put 50 points on Saints, but Smith is far from impressed with some of the basic skills and game management early in the game, and tells them very bluntly it’s not acceptable for anyone wearing a Tigers jersey.

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Re: Another Tigers player to be a Tigers coach?

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Sun May 05, 2019 9:14 am

Dossers lad is the exact type of person to be coaching in the Academy, he is a Tiger through & through, same as his Dad (first of many quality 7's, I have seen play for us), no doubt his lad will be the same.
If he can pass on the what it means to play for us onto to the young players that is an important part of being a coach at that level, personally I think its at that level you want ex players definitely involved as coaches, the Smiths, Deacons of this club are the type of people who help you win things.
At the first team level it should be coaches by ability.
It used to be our strength that our fringe players came into the side when required & did the job, that has been a big part of the decline recently, the improvement at Academy level hopefully will restore to the club.
To win is not as important as playing with style!

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Re: Another Tigers player to be a Tigers coach?

Post by NONAME » Thu May 09, 2019 5:04 pm

I'm sure Matt will do a fine job but to lose Anthony Allen is a big mistake. I wish them both well.

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