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Eddie Jones Leaves Saracens!

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posted Mar 13, 2009

Eddie Jones should be in the England coaching team.

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posted Mar 13, 2009

Last I heard he was going back to Japan, but said he was going to fulfull his contract to the end of the season. Thas was on an earlier story today from the BBC

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posted Mar 13, 2009

Sorry, you were right emiatts, just seen it on Sky.

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12321_5046996,00.html

Saracens have confirmed that director of rugby Eddie Jones has left his post at the Guinness Premiership outfit.

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posted Mar 13, 2009

Eddie announced that he would be leaving Sarries at the end of the season.

EJ should not be allowed within 20 miles of HQ.

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posted Mar 13, 2009

it was clear that he was not at one with the owners. it's no surprise.

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posted Mar 13, 2009

Portnoy is still complaining after all these years I see....

But he is right, keep him well away from HQ. As for totally unseen. Well, if you continually bad mouth your employer and incite players to leave, what do you expect to happen? He engineered this situation by provoking the board of directors.

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posted Mar 13, 2009

Can't believe this has now happened.

What the hell is going on at Sarries???

What are the board trying to do,I can't believe for one minute Jones would have wanted to go now.Surely he would have wanted to see out the remainder of the season and try and win something for the team and fans or atleast get a few more wins under his belt.

This news is very very dissapointing!!!

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posted Mar 13, 2009

If we're that deluded, pal, then what are you doing on a British forum? Hmmmm.

On a serious level, I think this is a serious turn of events and I am fairly fearful for what could be in store for Saracens. Loading sides that compete in domestic competitions with foreign imports is simply wrong and the RFU must make a stand.

Edward Griffiths, the Saracens Chief Exec, reckons that there will be minimal change. Let's remember that he is also a Saath Efrican.

The real victims are the stalwarts such as Kevin Sorrell. A great and unheralded player, he's now out of contract for next season according to reports. What a shame.

And Eddie Jones has his detractors and fans, but one cannot doubt his commitment to the cause. Just a shame that commitment wasn't reciprocated by the board (based in Durban, Joburg and Cape Town etc).

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posted Mar 14, 2009

Eddie Jones should be in the England coaching team.
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No he should not.

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posted Mar 14, 2009

This is an appalling mess. The powers that be at Saracens have made a complete hash of this. I'm not a Sarries fan ('Quinsman 'til the the day I die!) but I hate to see any team in such turmoil off the pitch. It harms the game overall. My sympathies to the Saracens players who are being shown the door, to Eddie Jones who was put in such a difficult position after such a short time in charge, and to the loyal Saracen fans. ale

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comment by Kat (U5487465)

posted Mar 14, 2009

Eddie came to the club with a long term plan and recruited some great players (Borthers, WVH and Owen to name a few), he also gambled and gave Cato, Goode and Saull a chance to shine and develop.

I will always Thank Eddie to coming to us when we were 10th in the league and fighting a relegation battle. The man pulled us up and took us to Premierdhip survival. He was integral to recruiting Gaffney, who saw us to 4 SF's in 2 years and I am sure would have pushed us further if it wasn't for the turmoil bubbling under at the club.

IF he as odds with the management it is only bacuse he can see the bumbling Screw up Sarries has become (and as a loyal FEZ it really upsets me to type that)

Thanks Eddie for all you have done.

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posted Mar 14, 2009

Forgive me if I'm repeating what other Sarries fans have said but I am so angry that the soul has been plucked out of this club. What I always liked about Sarries was the feeling that we were a little bit mad but in a nice sense. Now we just seem to be a commodity that gets bought and sold by people who know nothing about us and care even less. We have become laughing stocks and that hurts. What is the RFU doing to allow such a cynical takeover? What do we say to all the local clubs - we value our connection with the local area but you only count if you're South African?

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posted Mar 15, 2009

Don't be a Goose. Eddie cost the Walabies the 2003 RWC and he will never be forgiven for that travesty back home. Rod MacQueen handed him RWC 2003 on a plate and he still managed to figure out a way to blow it! Up North whilst you basked in the glory of 2003 you never realised how fortunate you were that Eddie was coaching the Wallabies.

He rode the coat tails in the Boks winning the RWC in 2007 and he has achierved B..... All else apart from a few successes with the mighty Randwick Team in Sydney. Again an inherited dynasty!

You are better off with him gone as he always bails out before the S... hits the fan..

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posted Mar 17, 2009

If my memory serves me correctly, the Wallabies were a real outsiders bet for the RWC 2003. They were maybe a 4th favourite but behind the likes of England and New Zealand.

I think Eddie Jones is an intelligent man with a fairly shrewd rugby brain, judging by his articles and comments, and you get the feeling that he was really hurt by the Sarcens debacle.

I'm sure he'll bounce back and return to a job of profile rather than in the Japanese leagues.

His verbal and mental battles are th stuff of modern Rugby history...

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comment by imd321 (U9466356)

posted Mar 17, 2009

I'm afraid the only way to punish the new owners and to try and avoid this happening to other clubs is for fans to stop going to see Saracens. If they have to play to an empty stadium for the rest of the season then they may have second thoughts. Unfortunately this will also hurt the players and other remaining employees of the club but its that or wait for London South Africa to take hold.

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posted Mar 18, 2009

Just what is needed give them an excuse to move the club to fulham like they want. If no fans turn up they can use it to their advantage

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