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"It has also been reported that relations with the players are so bad, that Mitchell was asked to leave the dressing room before the Lions last game against the Sharks and that the coach¿s game plan was completely abandoned by the players, who went out and played the match how they felt it should be played. I¿m sure that no one will need to be reminded that the Lions beat the Sharks 38 ¿ 28."
Posted 08:49 27th June 2012
I can't wait to hear what it is John Mitchell did that was SO terrible that grown men couldn't deal with it for 3 more weeks... Did he touch their totties in the shower or something? I mean really.
Posted 04:06 27th June 2012
Maybe if the players did as the coach instructed..............
Posted 18:09 26th June 2012
Hmm can't see this helping the Lions much. Ackermann is not the brightest nor the most articulate. Maybe not a disadvantage playing in the second row but a big disadvantage when coaching a S15 team that's battling.
At least Ackermann won't coddle the players, which is what they seem to want... Lions are a mess right now and all of this is playing into the Spears' (and the politicians') hands.
Posted 15:49 26th June 2012
Now the Lions deserve to be relegated, not because of their players or fans
but because of their idiot administrators!
Mitchell is a great coach and the Lions have just shot themselves in the foot.
Posted 14:24 26th June 2012
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