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posted Nov 10, 2007
Gatland is the right man for the job. Shame we couldn't get the nessecary experience from the regions. I think that the overall system of Welsh Rugby needs to be reviewed. However as many international coaches have said the Welsh job is an extremely tempting one due to the tonnes of natural talent and passion coming through.
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posted Nov 11, 2007
Gatland left england to go back to his beloved homeland in search of a S14 Coach's job. He didn't get one so has opted for second best. Don't be surprised if he starts to look disinterested in wales after a few losses.
englandglory4everYou sound scared already mate
I am afraid that NIFICENT is right. Who ever coaches Wales is ultimately doomed to failure simply because we seem unable to produce the players with sufficient skills, power and intelligence particlularly amongst the forwards. This has been our big weakness ever since the original world cup. Twenty years on we are no further forward.
very pleased to have Gatland, at least we have a coach that the players want and none of them (hopefully) will throw their toys out and grisle about how THEY got the team to the final
I think the following players render your suggestion pretty redundantA WynJonesRyan Jones Ian EvansGive the regions a chance and skip the doom and gloom - GJ wasn't up to the job and who knows where we would have been now had Ruddock continued
Who do you think is the man for the job
posted Nov 12, 2007
Whoever is going to successful as Welsh coach has got to be strong enough to take intense pressures from the press and Welsh public, and defend his ideas/strategy fiercely.We have the potential to be amongst the great teams; we don't have to lose to the likes of FIJI.But we keep on losing the plot.That's down to poor leadership on and off the field;the captain has to have a major part in it,not just collecting the trophy.Our teams lose focus and concentration. We have to be absolutely clear what we are going to do from the first minute of the game,not wake up after 50 minutes and try to recover.We have great talents in fast play outthinking the opposition,but we need to be able to play together too.Shane Williams is not enough.The coach must instill strong discipline along with individual flair and speed.But delivering that on the field is very much down to the captain;he must be the coach's strongest ally,not the representative of the players.
posted Nov 16, 2007
LETS HOPE HE PICKS ON FORM , NOT ON PRESSURE AND LEAVES THE MONEY GARBBERS OUT OF THE SIDE.ITS ABOUT TIME WE GET SOME HEART PLAYERS NOT
The words silk purse and pigs ear come to mind. Doesn't matter how good the coach is if the players are not good enough, the standard of rugby they play week in week out is not high enough, and the governing body inept and unqualified. Best of luck to the man, couple of years and he'll wonder why he bothered taking the job as many have done before him
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