Diamond leaves Sale! - Alex Sanderson takes over!

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Re: Diamond leaves Sale!

Post by mol2 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:27 pm

He's an amiable guy when not doing his former day job.

Sounds like he's been through some tough times with bereavements and family illness and needed a break.

Would probably make a more insightful addition to the commentary box than some of the ex-players we have dribbling on.....
It sounded like he was touting for a bit of work with BT Sports.

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Re: Diamond leaves Sale!

Post by fentiger » Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:28 pm

Full of respect for the bloke. Yes, not everyone's cup of tea but his heart is in the right place.
Hope all his family issues conclude with a happier ending.

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Re: Diamond leaves Sale!

Post by Scott1 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:27 am

Alex Sanderson taking over Sale?

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Re: Diamond leaves Sale!

Post by JP14 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:23 am

That's what is being touted. When I first heard the rumour on the Rugby Pod, Big Jim and Goodey were skeptical thinking that Sanderson would rather wait to get the top job at Sarries with Jim hinting that if the salary cap scandal hadn't have happened it's possible that Rugby's no1 Taylor Swift fan would have taken over from Mark McCall by now.
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Re: Diamond leaves Sale!

Post by kk20gb30 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:20 am

...stil be surprised to see him leave Sarries in the immediate future for Sale.

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Re: Diamond leaves Sale!

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:53 am

kk20gb30 wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:20 am
...stil be surprised to see him leave Sarries in the immediate future for Sale.
Maybe just maybe he's heard rumours that there won't be any promotion relegation, and doesn't want to be stuck in the Championship too long?
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Re: Diamond leaves Sale!

Post by Cardiff Tig » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:39 pm

JP14 wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:23 am
That's what is being touted. When I first heard the rumour on the Rugby Pod, Big Jim and Goodey were skeptical thinking that Sanderson would rather wait to get the top job at Sarries with Jim hinting that if the salary cap scandal hadn't have happened it's possible that Rugby's no1 Taylor Swift fan would have taken over from Mark McCall by now.
I don't think its that surprising. The top job at any club would be tempting, and its not like Sale are need a major rebuild like SB had with us or Gustard to a certain extent with Quins. Plus, unless McCall has a guaranteed exit date from Sarries there's a risk in hanging around too long.

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Re: Diamond leaves Sale!

Post by Noggs » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:58 pm

It's going quite well for Sale at the moment. If it ain't broken.......
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Re: Diamond leaves Sale!

Post by JP14 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:18 pm

Cardiff Tig wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:39 pm
JP14 wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:23 am
That's what is being touted. When I first heard the rumour on the Rugby Pod, Big Jim and Goodey were skeptical thinking that Sanderson would rather wait to get the top job at Sarries with Jim hinting that if the salary cap scandal hadn't have happened it's possible that Rugby's no1 Taylor Swift fan would have taken over from Mark McCall by now.
I don't think its that surprising. The top job at any club would be tempting, and its not like Sale are need a major rebuild like SB had with us or Gustard to a certain extent with Quins. Plus, unless McCall has a guaranteed exit date from Sarries there's a risk in hanging around too long.
True Sale aren't in need of a major rebuild but for me their squad isn't very sustainable and it wouldn't take much for what happened with Ackermann and Gloucester to happen at the Sharks with a mass exodus of their Afrikaners if they don't get their way or things quickly take a bad turn.
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Re: Diamond leaves Sale!

Post by kk20gb30 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:21 am

Personally still find it a surprise , but Alex Sanderson taking over at Sale is looking increasingly likely :

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/alex-san ... aro-itoje/

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Re: Diamond leaves Sale!

Post by Noggs » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:19 am

Just been confirmed in the Rugby Paper

https://www.therugbypaper.co.uk/all/dom ... harks-dor/
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Re: Diamond leaves Sale!

Post by Noggs » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:26 am

Life can be unpredictable, so eat your pudding first!

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Re: Diamond leaves Sale! - Alex Sanderson takes over!

Post by MCC1964 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:16 pm

Good for him. Hope he does well (Sale are my ‘second’ team as my Dad used to play for them). Also good to see another Englishman taking the helm at a Premiership club. Here’s hoping one or two of them do well enough to take over the National side at some point in the future.

That’s quite a team he’s inheriting though. Bet a certain GM has a rueful smile on his face...

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Re: Diamond leaves Sale! - Alex Sanderson takes over!

Post by Scott1 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:19 pm

Strange knowing that he was next in line at Sarries. I understand that having experience as number 1 at Sale furthers his course but if it doesn’t turn out well does that wreck his future Sarries cause? Good luck anyway!

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Re: Diamond leaves Sale! - Alex Sanderson takes over!

Post by Tiglon » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:27 pm

Very good signing for Sale.

Perhaps McCall had decided to stay for much longer, perhaps Sale pay very well! Lots of factors when deciding on career moves, and with all the uncertainty facing Sarries' future, the Sale job is a huge opportunity.

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