Poll says fans wanted Ryan to go - but it's close


BR - in charge
By Cherry Tree
June 15 2009

The deed has been done, Dean Ryan has been shown the door and Bryan Redpath has been installed as Gloucester coach in his place. But only a small majority of Glaws fans believe that Ryan should have left, many of thgem feeling that he should have been given another chance to guide the team to some silverware.

That's the result of our end-of-season poll here on Shedloads.
We asked whether Ryan should quit as coach if he failed to win anything last season, and fans voted as we would have expected following the upsurge of unrest at the end of a disappointing season.
But it was close - t
he figures were 52.87 per cent in favour of Ryan going and 47.13 saying that he should stay.
Even allowing for the sort of friendly sabotage that goes on with such online polls - come on, who hasn't tried to sabotage a vote on Barf or Brizzzle websites? - we feel that is much closer than might have been expected.
Anti-Ryan feeling was high when the season ended, and he didn't help his situation with his comments on fans and their knowledge of the game.
We have now introduced a new Shedloads poll to tryo to guage support for Redpath. It's fairly simple - is he the man for the job or not, or could he do better if and when a director of rugby is appointed to take some of the wright off him?
Can Bryan Redpath get Glaws back on track?

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Poll says fans wanted Ryan to stay
Posted by: Shedloads (IP Logged)
Date: 15/06/2009 16:27

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Re: Poll says fans wanted Ryan to stay
Posted by: shawnsheep (IP Logged)
Date: 17/06/2009 15:58

I think the extra 1500 to 2000 Season tickets sold since the announcement is rather more telling than your poll.

Re: Poll says fans wanted Ryan to stay
Posted by: Two Sheds (IP Logged)
Date: 17/06/2009 17:44

1500 to 2000 sales in a few days? Where did that figure come from?

Re: Poll says fans wanted Ryan to stay
Posted by: cheerycherry (IP Logged)
Date: 17/06/2009 23:52

I suspect the poll was sabotaged by Bath fans.The surge in ST renewals does tell a tale though.

Re: Poll says fans wanted Ryan to stay
Posted by: Two Sheds (IP Logged)
Date: 18/06/2009 09:19

it does, but that figure above is huge.

Re: Poll says fans wanted Ryan to stay
Posted by: cheerycherry (IP Logged)
Date: 18/06/2009 09:50

ST sales/renewals are currently bouncing around the 5,250 mark with the post DR surge. I believe standing ST holders have until the end of this month to renew so there could yet be another surge after last nights meeting.

Re: Poll says fans wanted Ryan to stay
Posted by: Two Sheds (IP Logged)
Date: 18/06/2009 18:29

I wasn't there, but I'm told it was very it was all very positive. It's always easy after the event, but DR wasn't exactly a laugh a minute was he?
I suppose he'll say club rugby is a serious business, but it's supposed to be entertainment isn't it?

Re: Poll says fans wanted Ryan to stay
Posted by: cheerycherry (IP Logged)
Date: 19/06/2009 00:16

You ever seen DR smile/laugh? Frankly it is a scary sight, scowling suits him.

Re: Poll says fans wanted Ryan to stay
Posted by: Andy_m (IP Logged)
Date: 21/06/2009 08:25

Of course there was a surge; there was a deadline for seat renewals for heaven's sake.

Re: Poll says fans wanted Ryan to stay
Posted by: cheerycherry (IP Logged)
Date: 21/06/2009 21:05

A deadline that was put back until after the announcement of TW's review which suggests people were worried about DR staying. Once he went it was the greenlight for those people to renew that's what generated the surge not the deadline itself.

Re: Poll says fans wanted Ryan to stay
Posted by: Two Sheds (IP Logged)
Date: 22/06/2009 11:45

Agreed cc .. if the deadline had not been changed and there had been no delay in TW's decision, there might not have been a surge at all, just steady sales.

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