RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
22 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!
WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - Assistant Coaches
Re: Assistant Coaches Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:59 am  
The Railwayman Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:16 pm
Posts: 730
Always been impressed when seeing / hearing Hendo interviewed. Thought Powell might keep him on. My frustration with Briers is I don't really understand what he does and thus cannot say one way or another
Re: Assistant Coaches Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:03 am  
Fantastic Mr Catpiss 100% League Network
100% League Network

Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2002 7:35 pm
Posts: 37569
The Railwayman wrote:
Always been impressed when seeing / hearing Hendo interviewed. Thought Powell might keep him on. My frustration with Briers is I don't really understand what he does and thus cannot say one way or another



How do you know what Henderson does?
Re: Assistant Coaches Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:29 am  

Alffi_7 wrote:
Alffi_7 Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:36 pm
Posts: 2038
I think we're judging based off what they have done previously, Henderson was a coach I was pleased we brought in, as he had his London team playing some good stuff. Conversely Richard Agar had been sacked from Hull FC & Wakey and you couldn't find many fans that had a good word to say about him, so that impression was carried over to us.

Truth is, we don't really know what assistant coaches do day to day, and we don't know what influence they are having in the backroom, Henderson went from a head coach to an assistant, Agar went from Assistant to head coach of Leeds and a challenge cup winners medal - he can't be that bad?
Re: Assistant Coaches Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:48 am  
Lord Tony Smith User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:14 pm
Posts: 9192
Location: Warrington
Fantastic Mr Catpiss wrote:
How do you know what Henderson does?

I was about to say the same thing.

Yes Henderson comes across as a decent bloke but lets remember he and Briers are there every day in training, they are the ones coaching the players, instructing them what to do, relaying information and discussing tactics. They are also part of the problem.
Re: Assistant Coaches Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:49 am  

User avatarCaptain Hook wrote:
Captain Hook User avatar
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:54 pm
Posts: 3081
Location: Sitting on the naughty step
The constant problem with criticising assistant coaches is that no one knows what their input is and how much the coach listens to, and implements their ideas. I see criticism of assistants as a way of venting frustration.
Just my opinions unless it's a FACT, in which case it's a fact.
Re: Assistant Coaches Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:58 am  

User avatareasyWire wrote:
easyWire User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:15 pm
Posts: 1685
Location: Dubai
Maybe they’re all great coaches in their own right. One thing is clear though - it’s not working for us, and hasn’t really delivered for 3 years (in terms of a consistently high standard). Maybe it’s just not clicking despite what happens in training. It’s quicker to refresh the coaching team than the playing team - although I’m sure we’ll see some stalwarts move on too - so let Powell bring in his own back room team and style and see what happens.
Re: Assistant Coaches Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:02 pm  

User avatarSaddened! wrote:
Saddened! User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:52 pm
Posts: 28313
Location: Warrington
It seems positive for you lot that these changes are being made. Henderson seems to have a good reputation in the game, but perhaps needs to be a head coach somewhere now. Briers is more of a surprise as he seemed part of the furniture like Paul Wellens at Saints. I'm not sure which direction he'll go in now if this is true, whether he'll stay in coaching at another SL club or look for a head coach role further down the ladder.

I wonder if there will be more changes. Your youth recruitment isn't good enough, at the last two age groups now you've completely missed the best players in Warrington. Last year too many went to Saints/Wigan, this year because of covid a couple have just been missed completely. Several incredibly average players have been given scholarships, including some playing in the lower divisions, yet a couple of the best players in the top league in the age group are sat unsigned waiting for the first club to come along and take them. If you can't even put the effort in to get your own town looked at properly it's not good.
Re: Assistant Coaches Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:15 pm  
sally cinnamon User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:26 am
Posts: 15802
Imagine if Briers took over from Woolf as the next Saints coach, the atmosphere on Merseyside would be electric, it would help right the anomaly that probably Saints greatest ever home grown player only managed a handful of games in the red vee, but now he'd have the chance to coach the team. It would be like us appointing Bobby Fulton.
Challenge Cup winners 2009 2010 2012 2019
League Leaders 2011 2016
Re: Assistant Coaches Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:19 pm  
Lord Tony Smith User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:14 pm
Posts: 9192
Location: Warrington
Captain Hook wrote:
The constant problem with criticising assistant coaches is that no one knows what their input is and how much the coach listens to, and implements their ideas. I see criticism of assistants as a way of venting frustration.

If you were an assistant coach under pressure (like Briers and Henderson) and the coach hadn't listened to your ideas for three years, would you still be at the club or would you have left a long time ago?
Re: Assistant Coaches Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:23 pm  
Lord Tony Smith User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:14 pm
Posts: 9192
Location: Warrington
sally cinnamon wrote:
Imagine if Briers took over from Woolf as the next Saints coach, the atmosphere on Merseyside would be electric, it would help right the anomaly that probably Saints greatest ever home grown player only managed a handful of games in the red vee, but now he'd have the chance to coach the team. It would be like us appointing Bobby Fulton.
James Roby?
PreviousNext

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alffi_7, CW8, Fourpointtry, karetaker, lefty goldblatt, Matt King's kitten, Mighty_Wires88, MorePlaymakersNeeded, morrisseyisawire, roo67, rubber duckie, silvertail-wolf, Sparky1967, WalterWizard, Wiremansam and 287 guests

Quick Reply



Subject:
Message:

   
Please note using apple style emoji's can result in posting failures.

Return to Warrington Wolves


POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDTEAM
5,169,5681,93078,6306,308LOGIN
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
When you register you get access to the live match scores, live match chat and you can post in the discussions on the forums.
YOU HAVE RL CHAT OFF
RLFANS Match Centre
Sat 19th Jun
NRL
LIVE
Newcastle10-6NZ Warriors
Fri 18th Jun
NRL RND: 15 NQL Cowboys24-26Cronulla
NRL RND: 15 Penrith32-18Sydney
SL RND: 10 Huddersfield8-9Salford
SL RND: 10 Wigan8-18Hull KR
Thu 17th Jun
NRL RND: 15 Brisbane0-46Souths
SL RND: 10 St.Helens2-6Warrington
Wed 16th Jun
SLRND: 10 Wakefield12-18Castleford
Mon 14th Jun
NRL RND: 14 Canterbury28-6St.George
Sun 13th Jun
WSL RND: 5 Hudds W8-44Wire W
NRL RND: 14 NZ Warriors16-42Melbourne
NRL RND: 14 Parramatta40-12Wests
CH RND: 9 Dewsbury12-56Toulouse
CH RND: 9 Featherstone44-0Bradford
CH RND: 9 Halifax30-6York
CH RND: 9 Swinton30-36Newcastle
CH RND: 9 Whitehaven20-24Batley
CH RND: 9 Widnes22-24LondonB
L1 RND: 6 Coventry12-30Workington
L1 RND: 6 Keighley70-12West Wales
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
National Rugby League 2021 ROUND : 14
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Melbourne 14 472 178 294 24
Penrith 14 418 133 285 24
Parramatta 14 400 224 176 22
Souths 13 341 282 59 20
Sydney 13 379 223 156 18
Manly 13 315 282 33 14
 
St.George 14 299 312 -13 12
NQL Cowboys 13 264 383 -119 12
Cronulla 13 244 298 -54 10
Gold Coast 14 318 380 -62 10
Canberra 13 257 321 -64 10
NZ Warriors 13 281 347 -66 10
Wests 14 292 374 -82 10
Newcastle 14 231 366 -135 10
Brisbane 14 232 436 -204 6
Canterbury 13 162 366 -204 4
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVI ROUND : 10
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Catalans 9 268 142 126 16 188.73 88.89
St.Helens 9 208 76 132 14 273.68 77.78
Wigan 9 166 154 12 14 107.79 77.78
Warrington 10 308 159 149 15 193.71 75
Hull FC 9 179 143 36 11 125.17 61.11
Hull KR 10 241 212 29 12 113.68 60
 
Castleford 10 203 244 -41 10 83.20 50
Leeds 8 150 136 14 6 110.29 37.50
Huddersfield 9 158 171 -13 6 92.40 33.33
Wakefield 10 175 249 -74 4 70.28 20
Salford 10 115 297 -182 4 38.72 20
Leigh 9 134 322 -188 0 41.61 0
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2021 ROUND : 10
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Toulouse 7 347 70 277 14 495.71 100
Featherstone 8 306 76 230 16 402.63 100
Bradford 9 228 216 12 14 105.56 77.78
Batley 8 228 160 68 12 142.50 75
LondonB 9 226 216 10 11 104.63 61.11
Halifax 9 271 135 136 10 200.74 55.56
 
York 9 219 180 39 8 121.67 44.44
Sheffield 9 211 249 -38 8 84.74 44.44
Widnes 9 226 263 -37 7 85.93 38.89
Dewsbury 8 115 227 -112 6 50.66 37.50
Newcastle 8 168 246 -78 5 68.29 31.25
Whitehaven 9 160 278 -118 5 57.55 27.78
Oldham 9 134 330 -196 4 40.61 22.22
Swinton 9 152 345 -193 0 44.06 0
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2021 ROUND : 6
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Barrow 6 251 66 185 12 380.30 100
Doncaster 6 250 126 124 10 198.41 83.33
Workington 6 210 106 104 10 198.11 83.33
Keighley 6 228 147 81 6 155.10 50
Hunslet 6 146 147 -1 6 99.32 50
Coventry 5 118 144 -26 4 81.94 40
 
Rochdale 6 161 196 -35 4 82.14 33.33
Crusaders 6 122 218 -96 4 55.96 33.33
LondonS 5 114 212 -98 2 53.77 20
West Wales 6 82 320 -238 0 25.63 0
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Womens Super League 2021 ROUND : 6
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
St.HelensW 3 230 6 224 6 3,833.33 100
LeedsW 3 214 22 192 6 972.73 100
WiganW 3 158 18 140 6 877.78 100
CastlefordW 3 104 24 80 6 433.33 100
YorkW 3 76 102 -26 2 74.51 33.33
Wire W 4 86 154 -68 2 55.84 25
 
FeatherstoneW 4 74 164 -90 2 45.12 25
BradfordW 4 60 180 -120 2 33.33 25
Hudds W 4 46 222 -176 2 20.72 25
WakefieldW 3 16 172 -156 0 9.30 0
RLFANS Recent Posts




X