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NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: Marching On (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 13:05

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Matt Ferguson joins saints
Posted by: Flapjack (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 12:52


Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: tedge (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 13:23

This is a welcome appointment as it has been obvious for some time that our forward pack is not as dominant when scrummaging as it used to and needs to be. Who will coach the other aspects of forwards play ?

Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: SaintMaul (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 13:26

I've never heard of him but good to hear as scrum has to be a coaching development area

Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: St.Sinner (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 13:39

Interesting itís not a being classed as a forwards coach appointment, maybe we have another on the way, good to have a scrum specialist. I bet the forwards canít wait to start work with him, a breath of fresh air.

Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: acl saint (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 14:06

Welcome Matt!!!
Another piece of the jigsaw fits into place.
In Boyd we trust!!!

Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: herbie85 (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 14:12

Has to be a positive step. Looks like Frank's may have recommended too if been at Irish

Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: Saint Jericho (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 14:13

A young coach so hopefully progressive and forward thinking in his approach.

Honestly not heard of him before but that's not a bad thing.

So as I see it, next year will be:
CB head coach
Ferguson scrum coach

Dickens defence?
Dowson forwards coach?

Have I missed anyone?

Let's hope Matt is as successful as the other Ferguson. Welcome Matt

Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: andysaint (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 14:13

Welcome to the club. I know little about his reputation so hope he can be a success here. Interesting that we have hired a specific scrum coach, with so many young props some additional support is always good for their development. It may also indicate that a new forwards coach maybe able to have more time working on the breakdown and other aspects of forward play.

Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: BrianB (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 14:21

Sam Vesty attacks coach!



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Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: Saint Jericho (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 14:27

Quote:
BrianB
Sam Vesty attacks coach!

Damn, knew I'd left someone out!

Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: St Jerome (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 14:34

Having read all the details on the web about Matt, I was impressed how not one article didn't include analysis. Read how he developed Bern for the Red Roses or the analysis of the shortcomings of London Welsh. Thoughtful, to the point and technically sound. Very happy.



St Jerome

A Supporter not a Moaner - according to the OSB definition!

Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: Duckonstilts (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 14:37

Looks like a good bit of business. A young coach with good experience at different levels looking to make a name for himself. I am happy too that we are expanding the coaching team to include more specialists.

Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: Fat Prop (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 14:38

Quote:
Saint Jericho
A young coach so hopefully progressive and forward thinking in his approach.
Honestly not heard of him before but that's not a bad thing.

So as I see it, next year will be:
CB head coach
Ferguson scrum coach

Dickens defence?
Dowson forwards coach?

Have I missed anyone?

Let's hope Matt is as successful as the other Ferguson. Welcome Matt

Youíve forgotten Sam Vesty as attack coach...
Not sure Dowse will get overall forward coach job yet - Iíd hope for more proven (SH ?) recruit to come ?
Dowse will probably stay as defence coach ?
Donít think Dickens role confirmed yet, but may still be head coach with Boyd as DoR ...?

Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: Chris Hoddle (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 14:47

I expect St Bart's "lad" will be able to give some useful inside knowledge on him?



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Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: Saint Jericho (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 14:57

Quote:
Fat Prop
Quote:
Saint Jericho
A young coach so hopefully progressive and forward thinking in his approach.
Honestly not heard of him before but that's not a bad thing.

So as I see it, next year will be:
CB head coach
Ferguson scrum coach

Dickens defence?
Dowson forwards coach?

Have I missed anyone?



Let's hope Matt is as successful as the other Ferguson. Welcome Matt

Youíve forgotten Sam Vesty as attack coach...
Not sure Dowse will get overall forward coach job yet - Iíd hope for more proven (SH ?) recruit to come ?
Dowse will probably stay as defence coach ?
Donít think Dickens role confirmed yet, but may still be head coach with Boyd as DoR ...?

Do you think we'll appoint a separate forward's coach as well then?
I'd like to see Dickens back as defence coach. Our defence was awesome whilst he was in charge. Not sure where that leaves Dowson though. That's why I thought they might make him forward's coach.

Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: Fat Prop (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 15:10

I donít disagree about Dickens as defence coach, but theyíve only just given that job to Dowse, and while everyone seem to rate him very highly, he is still relatively unproven and the overall forwards coach is a big job ...

Iíd also be surmised if Boyd doesnít want an experienced forward coach as his noí2, but who knows....

Iím usually wrong !!

Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: Casual Saint (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 15:51

Sounds like a positive signing, definitely looking to the future.



Once a scrum half .... always a scrum half

Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: smitferbrainz (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 17:56

Great stuff. Looks like a great appointment. Things are really looking up. We need fresh ideas and new ways of going about things.

Re: NEWS: New Coach for Saints Matt Ferguson
Posted by: shendy (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2018 18:29

Not someone I know anything about, but welcome! Onwards & upward!

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