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New coach shortlist revealed on Radio Cumbria!!!

Offline Jaypeet

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On the half four sports bulletin there was a "the BBC understands" announcement with regard to the new Haven coach shortlist.  I'm not going to repeat the names on here  because they aren't names that anyone has mentioned (at least I don't think so).

None of them had the initials PC!
None of them are what I would call 'high profile' as stated in one of the RL weekly papers.

The BBC rarely broadcasts anything unless it believes it to be cold hard fact, so what the h*ll is going on????

Des said in his interview that all applications were addressed directly to him and for his eyes only, which I thought was a strange way to go about things.  I suspect by now that the applicants have been discusssed by the BOD members, so just who has leaked the shortlist??

Or is this an attempt to weed out a club mole????
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Reply #1 on: 03 Oct 2007, 04:58:05 pm
WIGAN ASSISTANT? OR SOMETHING TO DO WITH WIGAN. AUSSIE CALLED BARNES.ELLIOT WHO USED TO PLAY FOR KELLS NOW AT WARRINGTON I THINK.NOT SURE WHO THE OTHER ONE WAS.
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Reply #2 on: 03 Oct 2007, 05:26:45 pm
Stuart Wilkinson ( Wigan acadamey had coach ) would be my choice
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Reply #3 on: 03 Oct 2007, 09:54:57 pm
The plot thickens - see main web site - the shortlist on Radio Cumbria and in the Whitehaven News is inaccurate.......I smell a rat on board the ship!!!!
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Reply #4 on: 03 Oct 2007, 10:16:40 pm
I hope that the mole is caught, skinned and strung up on Haven harbour!!!!!


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Reply #5 on: 03 Oct 2007, 10:19:58 pm
It sounds fishy to me. They wouldn't say who's on the short list until a new coach is appointed.  :-\ :-\


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Reply #6 on: 03 Oct 2007, 11:59:24 pm
ANZAC has gone.


Offline Full80mins

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Reply #7 on: 04 Oct 2007, 04:51:42 pm
ANZAC has gone.

Does Anzac mean he's topping himself?
Is this a coded message?


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Reply #8 on: 04 Oct 2007, 05:55:57 pm
By looking at another post maybe ANZAC could become a Barrow fan instead?


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Reply #9 on: 05 Oct 2007, 09:21:51 am
according to our chairman, and the official website none of the 4 mentioned are on the shortlist, if this is the case surely haven should be suing radio cumbria and the whitehaven news for libel?

thats asuming, of course, the shortlist isnt true! ;)
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Offline Jaypeet

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Reply #10 on: 05 Oct 2007, 04:48:06 pm
Both Radio Cumbria and the Haven News used the phrase 'we understand' which allows them to say pretty much anything they like. 

Don't have a go at the media, we should be having a go at the person who supplied the list to them - IMO they wouldn't have broadcast or printed the list if they didn't believe it to be true and from a reliable source!!!

All Des has said is that the list is inaccurate, not that the four names aren't on it, in fact what the website says is that at the time the names where announced, the shortlist hadn't been decided.

I'm sure in a subsequent radio interview, Des said ONE of the names hasn't even applied.
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Reply #11 on: 05 Oct 2007, 06:04:44 pm
I've been told that if widnes lose, Steve Mc is back, if not it's Karl Harrison.
Maybe that's why nothing is being said til next week


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Reply #12 on: 05 Oct 2007, 06:38:31 pm
Yet another rumour IMO!!

Lets analyse the Ste Mac bit!!

1. Would he have filled in an application? I don't think so! (could be in SL on Sunday evening)
2. Would Haven have approached him? I don't think so!
3. Would he have approached Haven? I don't think so! (see No 1)

If he does come back it would be great, but I can't see it. With all due respect to our great club it would be a backward step in many ways for Steve. If he was sacked, then that is a different matter. But would he want to start travelling up and down the M6 again. One of his big reasons for leaving was to spend more time with his young family.



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Reply #13 on: 05 Oct 2007, 09:50:24 pm
When asked on the radio tonight about the club saying the short-list was 'inaccurate; John Cox said there were "8 names on the shortlist.... 4 surnames and 4 christian names but one name was wrong....a christian name...it's Gary Wilkinson not Stuart Wilkinson".

Apart from that, John Cox said the shortlist on RC and in the Whitehaven News is 100% correct.





Offline Jaypeet

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Reply #14 on: 05 Oct 2007, 10:39:24 pm
After what Cresta said on the radio tonight too, I think another name has been added.
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