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Neil Doak Head Coach Queens

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 1:14 pm
by TheSnapper
Has this been confirmed ?

Re: Neil Doak Head Coach Queens

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 1:24 pm
by Russ
Yes

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Re: Neil Doak Head Coach Queens

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 1:50 pm
by nonplussed
Was Darryl Callaghan not in that post?

Re: Neil Doak Head Coach Queens

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 1:56 pm
by TheSnapper
No

Re: Neil Doak Head Coach Queens

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 2:23 pm
by thecrouch
So the head coach of Ulster's next gig is to be head coach in the 2nd division of the AIL?

Re: Neil Doak Head Coach Queens

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 2:51 pm
by Cockatrice
Says a lot really.... either that or no one anywhere was interested. He would surely improved as a coach to have taken a leaf out of McCalls book and tried the big world.

Re: Neil Doak Head Coach Queens

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 3:01 pm
by Russ
Are UR still paying Doaks wages at QUB?

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Re: Neil Doak Head Coach Queens

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 3:07 pm
by scrum5
I expect Queens to be in 1A in a couple of years......NOT

Re: Neil Doak Head Coach Queens

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 3:13 pm
by scrum5
When Les gets the sack, at least the world wide search for the new coach won't have to look to far, I know Neil has a young family but this shows a complete lack of ambition on his behalf

Re: Neil Doak Head Coach Queens

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 3:15 pm
by CIMANFOREVER
In fairness to Doak, he may just lack experience for the biggest job as yet. He coached Ireland A's backs etc.. with Foley as I recall so he must have something.
In hindsight, apart from the alleged feud with Clarke, to me the issue is one of familiarity and staleness ie he's bringing nothing new to the players and they need a different message to re-invigourate.

In many management jobs, I was always told by those whose word I trusted, that when starting out, give a job 3 years- 1st year to familiarise yourself, 2nd year to stamp your mark, 3rd year to be looking for your next move onwards and/ or upwards before you become stale... he's past that stage imo. Not many coaches in a job for that many years. Not good for him either I would surmise.

Would Wavey Davey Glaws not be interested? :duck:

Re: Neil Doak Head Coach Queens

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 4:17 pm
by dublane
Expect to see him confirmed as dor of a school in the coming days mcglock style

Re: Neil Doak Head Coach Queens

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 4:19 pm
by UR13IRFU
I remember he coached Dromore a few years ago before getting into the Ulster senior set up and he got them relegated!!

Re: Neil Doak Head Coach Queens

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 4:22 pm
by BlackStuff
dublane wrote:Expect to see him confirmed as dor of a school in the coming days mcglock style


Methody?

Re: Neil Doak Head Coach Queens

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 4:57 pm
by Amiga500
CIMANFOREVER wrote:In many management jobs, I was always told by those whose word I trusted, that when starting out, give a job 3 years- 1st year to familiarise yourself, 2nd year to stamp your mark, 3rd year to be looking for your next move onwards and/ or upwards before you become stale...


Balls. Total manager bull that.

1st year to blame the other guy you replaced.
2nd year to make your own decisions on matters you don't understand (aka f**k ups).
3rd year to hide in your office when you realise everyone under you knows you don't have a clue and search for a way into another similar managerial job before those above you also realise you don't have a clue and fire you.

Re: Neil Doak Head Coach Queens

PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 5:23 pm
by DWFinn
Doak took a session at Queens when I was there. Chewed the hole off me during a training match for taking a calculated risk that didn't come off. Never liked him since. >minigun