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Chipstead Quin

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Re: Thats the coaching sorted then
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 26-Jul-2018, 12:18 »
Alex Codling - Forwards Coach

Nick Evans - Skills and Off-the-Ball Coach

Adam Jones - Scrum Coach

Mark Mapletoft - Attack Coach

Commenting on his coaching team, Paul Gustard, who will also be responsible for defence in particular, said: We have a coaching team with a balance of new expertise and experience who are focused on preparing the squad for the start of the season. Im pleased that Alex Codling has joined us as I believe he has deserved an opportunity to coach at the top level in this country for some time.

Blucherquin

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New coaches - Mapletoft not Head Coach
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 26-Jul-2018, 12:22 »
Codling - forwards
Evans - skills and off the ball
Jones - scrum
Mapletoft - attack

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Re: Thats the coaching sorted then
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 26-Jul-2018, 12:24 »
Assume Williams is carrying on in his existing role?

so JK, Rowntree, Easter and Osborne gone, just Gustard and Codling in on coaching front (I know we have the GM as well).

Hopefully fewer voices will be a good thing

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Re: Thats the coaching sorted then
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 26-Jul-2018, 17:04 »
Assume Williams is carrying on in his existing role?

so JK, Rowntree, Easter and Osborne gone, just Gustard and Codling in on coaching front (I know we have the GM as well).

Hopefully fewer voices will be a good thing

The other key appointment (and David Morgan was already very impressed with his impact at the Quinssa dinner) is Billy Millard, whose job is effectively to allow Gustard to focus 100% on getting the right team with the right coaching onto the pitch on match day. That should free up a significant amount of coaching time.

In some ways it's a shame that we didn't make that change a year ago - JK was regularly referenced by coaches outside the club as being a highly respected Head Coach and might have done a better job without the off the pitch stuff to worry about. It reminds me a bit of Andy Robinson - great as England Head Coach, dire when given the additional responsibilities of selection, media, club and RFU relations...

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Re: Thats the coaching sorted then
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 26-Jul-2018, 17:39 »
Well, give credit to the club (and possibly JK) for recognising the problem and addressing it. Am trying not to get my hopes up too much after the disappointment last year. On paper, we had a really good team. On grass....

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Re: Thats the coaching sorted then
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 26-Jul-2018, 17:46 »
Seems good to me! I hope that we'll see some improved performances and a better finish than last season.
I'm not going to pretend that I think we'll make top 4, even though on paper we should be able to compete, but I hope 8th or above, 6th would be nice if we get top 4 I'll be ecstatic!

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Re: Thats the coaching sorted then
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 26-Jul-2018, 18:37 »
JK did the review that brought about the break up of the DOR job so we do have a lot to thank him for particularly if it works.w

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Re: Thats the coaching sorted then
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 26-Jul-2018, 20:02 »
I would imagine that the demotion of MM to Attack from HC will save some money.  I actually like the look of the set up now a blend of experience and newish.  Think that the ship will steady this season and with a few new additions next think well compete again.

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Coaching Lineup Finalised
« Reply #9 on: Friday 27-Jul-2018, 12:38 »
Interesting. Much leaner than previous seasons. 4 let go including JK and only 2 brought in (and one of those is now an admin role). It did always feel like we had too many cooks.

HARLEQUINS HEAD OF RUGBY PAUL GUSTARD HAS CONFIRMED HIS COACHING TEAM AND ROLES FOR THE 2018/19 SEASON.

Alex Codling - Forwards Coach
Nick Evans - Skills and Off-the-Ball Coach
Adam Jones - Scrum Coach
Mark Mapletoft - Attack Coach

Commenting on his coaching team, Paul Gustard, who will also be responsible for defence in particular, said: We have a coaching team with a balance of new expertise and experience who are focused on preparing the squad for the start of the season. Im pleased that Alex Codling has joined us as I believe he has deserved an opportunity to coach at the top level in this country for some time.

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Re: Coaching Lineup Finalised
« Reply #10 on: Friday 27-Jul-2018, 12:58 »
Hmm...

We did have two scrum coaches - albeit AJ was not experienced - but he is now. Minty - for whatever reason didnt deliver and PG is top division coaching this area - so a no brainer really.
Nev has yet to show his worth but my instinct would be its a good decision to keep him.  Along with Tofty -  It retains the continuity of the Quins style.

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Re: Thats the coaching sorted then
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 28-Jul-2018, 14:20 »
Oddly, no backs coach.

quinalan

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Re: Thats the coaching sorted then
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 28-Jul-2018, 19:44 »
Attack/Backs coach. I see that as the same.

Quaking Quin

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Re: Thats the coaching sorted then
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 28-Jul-2018, 22:33 »
Proof of the pudding is in the results on the field.

Quins' recruitment has hardly been stunning this summer and the existing galacticos have been an uncoordinated mess for the last three seasons.

Let's hope the newly appointed DoR/Head Whatever does not fall into the same clich ridden build-up - top 6 is a minimum but it takes 3 years to gel.

We will know by the end of November whether there is any lead in the pencil.

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Re: Thats the coaching sorted then
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 29-Jul-2018, 08:17 »
Proof of the pudding is in the results on the field.

Quins' recruitment has hardly been stunning this summer and the existing galacticos have been an uncoordinated mess for the last three seasons.

Let's hope the newly appointed DoR/Head Whatever does not fall into the same clich ridden build-up - top 6 is a minimum but it takes 3 years to gel.

We will know by the end of November whether there is any lead in the pencil.

Not entirely sure what point youre making.

There hasnt been any recruitment, it was done and dusted before we got a new boss. There isnt any business to be done.

Yes weve been poor for three seasons, thats specifically why weve got a new boss.

Do you mean you dont want anyone to say top 6 is a minimum? Me too, were rebuilding the side, dont care where we finish other than last as long as it looks like were changing the long-standing malaise. Id be amazed if Gustard sets a position finish target,

And much as Im sure again no one will say it at Quins, enough coaches/former players etc have said that it takes 3 years to change a squad these days that Im sure its probably right. Either way we dont actually know if we have a good squad or not because weve played such terrible rugby. Certainly we need to start finding replacements for our aging England contingent.

So yes, well see once they actually start playing - but Im still not sure what youre expecting? Or indeed what you think others are expecting? No one appears to have predicted a sudden challenge for the title.




 

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