Thorpster has a look here at whether the coaches of our wonderful game will end up like those in football...
|Lamb...more cuts than George Osborne|
Roll up, roll up, all aboard the magic roundabout. I have to chuckle every time that I peruse the sports pages, which is quite often with my sports fanatics technique of reading rags back to front, and read of another football manager jumping on or off. Today it's Brian McDermott sacked from
and jumping back on at Reading Leeds with rumours of
Colin Wanker aka Neil Warnock who has in recent seasons gone from Sheffield United to Palace to QPR to Leeds,
now heading back to Bramall Lane.
As some have highlighted on Twitter, Leeds
United and Leeds Rhinos now both have coaches called Brian McDermott. I’m showing my
age by saying that the football Brian played in my first visit to Highbury (now
sadly replaced by the Bank of ’s
soulless bowl) in the late 70’s. Basically once you've had a few jobs and your
names been around a bit, no matter how shit you are, there's always a fairground
somewhere with a seat on a merry go round, with your name on it. Stanley
|And the new manager of Leeds United is....Gail Porter|
In recent times the influence and significance of the role of coach has steadily grown, like the popularity of The Middle Stump and the fiscal deficit, despite George Osborne using the cut shot more often than ex
Duncan Fletcher is one, who like the now late MP for Finchley and ex Prime Minister, is seen by some as a divisive figure. He has been coach of England, been a consultant coach for
Mickey Arthur, who is now playing the schoolmaster role of David Elleray with Australia, was the former long time coach of South Africa, meanwhile John Wright the former Kent coach, was at the helm for
2000-2005 and between 2010 and 2012 was coach of his native India . New Zealand
With the advent of so many franchised competitions and players joining counties on shorter and shorter term contracts, will coaching follow suit? Will we see the cricketing press start touting Mick Newell for Surrey, Chris Adams for Hampshire or Giles White for Middlesex? Will there be a flurry of familiar names moving from County to County taking their backroom staff and favourite journeyman with them, dancing to the tune of rich overseas businessman who have strolled into town and purchased this countries famous sides as playthings? When Jack Walker bought Blackburn Rovers just over 20 years ago, the newspapers marvelled at the richest man in football with a fortune estimated at £300 million, chicken feed by today’s standards, if you pardon the poultry/Venky’s based pun. The constant changes in ownership of footballs stalwart clubs has contributed massively to the national winter sports crazy coaching carousel, and I often wonder will cricket follow suit?
Only time will tell.