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    I don't know if any other clubs have yet been affected but Wigan have let at least two go. Mick Cassidy, head of youth and Paul Johnson head of conditioning are leaving or have left their posts.

    That may give some insight into the new strap line"never gonna stop" I thought it related to paying rent.

    Worrying times for a sport with poor and fragmented governing bodies. Strong talk regarding Bradford sneaking back into SL next season. Wood lurks in the background around Bradford like a bad curry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyprus View Post
    I don't know if any other clubs have yet been affected but Wigan have let at least two go. Mick Cassidy, head of youth and Paul Johnson head of conditioning are leaving or have left their posts.

    That may give some insight into the new strap line"never gonna stop" I thought it related to paying rent.

    Worrying times for a sport with poor and fragmented governing bodies. Strong talk regarding Bradford sneaking back into SL next season. Wood lurks in the background around Bradford like a bad curry.
    Cassidy left a good few weeks ago. He’s got his own plumbing firm now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Yellow Giraffe View Post
    Cassidy left a good few weeks ago. Hes got his own plumbing firm now.
    Big money for plumbers if they're doing boiler repairs this time of year


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyprus View Post
    I don't know if any other clubs have yet been affected but Wigan have let at least two go. Mick Cassidy, head of youth and Paul Johnson head of conditioning are leaving or have left their posts.

    That may give some insight into the new strap line"never gonna stop" I thought it related to paying rent.

    Worrying times for a sport with poor and fragmented governing bodies. Strong talk regarding Bradford sneaking back into SL next season. Wood lurks in the background around Bradford like a bad curry.
    If there was a strong Bradford I would say yes . But they have had so many chances and have gotten it wrong so many times. I think with them it should be 3 times bitten 4th time shy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    If there was a strong Bradford I would say yes . But they have had so many chances and have gotten it wrong so many times. I think with them it should be 3 times bitten 4th time shy.
    Bradford playing in front of 20k at Odsal, great.
    Bradford playing in front of 2k at Dewsbury, not such a good idea.

    The RFL have a vested interest in getting Braford into Super League, but clearly not such a good idea for the sport as a whole in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyprus View Post
    I don't know if any other clubs have yet been affected but Wigan have let at least two go. Mick Cassidy, head of youth and Paul Johnson head of conditioning are leaving or have left their posts.

    That may give some insight into the new strap line"never gonna stop" I thought it related to paying rent.

    Worrying times for a sport with poor and fragmented governing bodies. Strong talk regarding Bradford sneaking back into SL next season. Wood lurks in the background around Bradford like a bad curry.
    Cassidy and Johnson were both out of contract at the end of the season, just like players they come and they go. i knew there were issues with the youth development position and was told last week that Johnson was leaving.

    I think whoever came in after Mark Bitcon was always going to be in a difficult position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogues gallery View Post
    cassidy and johnson were both out of contract at the end of the season, just like players they come and they go. I knew there were issues with the youth development position and was told last week that johnson was leaving.

    I think whoever came in after mark bitcon was always going to be in a difficult position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues Gallery View Post
    Cassidy and Johnson were both out of contract at the end of the season, just like players they come and they go. i knew there were issues with the youth development position and was told last week that Johnson was leaving.

    I think whoever came in after Mark Bitcon was always going to be in a difficult position.
    Why? He's hardly Jeff Cavaliere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyprus View Post
    I don't know if any other clubs have yet been affected but Wigan have let at least two go. Mick Cassidy, head of youth and Paul Johnson head of conditioning are leaving or have left their posts.

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    In the case of Cassidy ,third man in , first man out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Fridge View Post
    Why? He's hardly Jeff Cavaliere
    He was that good that he was wanted by one of the worlds top football clubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues Gallery View Post
    He was that good that he was wanted by one of the worlds top football clubs.
    Elite performance coaches cannot be underestimated, they are a vital part of a top clubs personnel.
    Scully named Mick McGurn as the best he worked with, McGurn went on to soccer teams, the Irish RU and steered Bernard Dunne to World boxing title changing his diet and training regime significantly.
    Recruiting a good one can be hit and miss, there are more Magic Mikes than McGurns and Bitcons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallaght Tiger View Post
    Elite performance coaches cannot be underestimated, they are a vital part of a top clubs personnel.
    Scully named Mick McGurn as the best he worked with, McGurn went on to soccer teams, the Irish RU and steered Bernard Dunne to World boxing title changing his diet and training regime significantly.
    Recruiting a good one can be hit and miss, there are more Magic Mikes than McGurns and Bitcons.
    Agree, I think Bitcon also worked with Martin Murray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues Gallery View Post
    Cassidy and Johnson were both out of contract at the end of the season, just like players they come and they go. i knew there were issues with the youth development position and was told last week that Johnson was leaving.

    I think whoever came in after Mark Bitcon was always going to be in a difficult position.
    Was it Mark Bitcon who had something to do with Zak Hardakers drug suspension reduction or am I thinking of someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STIDDY View Post
    Was it Mark Bitcon who had something to do with Zak Hardakers drug suspension reduction or am I thinking of someone else.
    Was it not Prof. Chris Brookes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues Gallery View Post
    Was it not Prof. Chris Brookes?
    Yes, it was but I thought I heard the name Bitcon at the time.


    EDIT: From Editorial:- "Prof Chris Brookes, a non-executive director at Wigan, and the club's director of performance Mark Bitcon were among those who provided evidence. They have both worked with the player in the England set-up - Brookes is the chief medical officer for the England side."

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