I rather feel you have a valid point ale that the new DoR - when he or she is appointed - might very well have to start with a 'left over squad' and whilst that could make things a bit difficult for him or her it could also be a golden opportunity.
With that in mind let us all take a realistic view of the road ahead, think positively and pitch our aspiration to reflect the resources available
No doubt he or she will take on the Moseley task with his or her eyes open - preferably wide open - along with lots of enthusiasm and ideas.
Who knows, the new DoR might have visited Moseley already and witnessed the challenge waiting for him or her.
No doubt we shall find out - preferably sooner rather than later.
Boy or girl, man or woman I will giving him or her ALL my support.
Come on Mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooose
I certainly wasn’t trying to be pessimistic in the post at all, and I totally agree we will probably see who we are left with when we secure survival. It’s enevitable some will go and I don’t blame anyone for wanting a new challenge, and thank those that move on for their services. However, my point being, if we lost 50% of the squad, it’s a massive task to bring in those numbers for the new DoR. Personally I can’t see any DoR coming into the club with a fist full of players proven at Nat1 level, it’s a bloody difficult job. I look forward to the new appointment, but let’ us not forget we are not safe yet, and should Concentrate on staying up, if we were to slide, I’m not sure the new DoR position would be available or attractive to many that are qualified.
I think you are very right, Roth did rebuild, but the management had time to put those plans into place. Personally I’d like to see Colin get the job, but I have no idea whether he has even chucked his hat in the ring. My reasoning? His rugby connections are of the highest calibre, and I think that is what we need, Maggsy proved that season after season. I still don’t see Moseley as an attractive proposition in Nat 1, but we are where we are and we have to somehow build on our foundations and get out of this division, which is a hard task when you have the likes of fellow clubs such as Ampthill having playing budgets close to that of a championship club. In my view we have two choices, buy our way out, which already has proved to be disastrous, or we tread water keep nurturing players we have developed and somehow, keep hold of them. I really wish I had a magic wand but I don’t, and my heart and soul goes out to all the management and support team on and off the pitch that season after season sees players go through the turnstiles and go back out.
Post by Westcountry Mose on Apr 4, 2019 17:20:16 GMT
ale - I agree with most of what you say. However, given our performances/league position, I am left feeling that if the calibre of management had been better at the start of the season and we were fighting at the other end of the league then perhaps some of our better players may have been tempted to stick around for another season. How attractive is BMRFC to new players for next season?
Wait a minute..look at many posts on this site over the last many/few years. About this time of season we get the same contributions. Players leave for better or for worse, contacts end, contacts sorted. I like the idea of Collin O. being on board with more influence. Most often many miss his input pitch side pre-match. Many miss his input match time. Nobody can guarantee success but C.O.'s experience has got to count.In any case we'll all be there come September..rain, wind sleet or snow family tradition says I have to go..
Post by Westcountry Mose on Apr 5, 2019 8:47:35 GMT
No issues with CO or NM on the coaching side. Both are very good additions to the set-up but CO does not occupy the 'top seat'. Whilst many die-hards will continue to watch Mose next season (whichever league we are in) we have been far too poor this season to retain/attract quality players and to increase the numbers coming through the turnstiles.