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Re: Mark McCall
Posted by: Banzai1314
Date: 19/01/2020 18:01

McCall may well be a much better coach than Dai, but maybe he isnt even close. We'll never actually know now will we? Because every win you got for over half a decade was built on cheating the system to ensure you had an unfair advantage. Even today Sarrie's fans are celebrating a win despite still playing a squad assembled by ignoring the regulations you agreed to stick to.

This is the sad fact as a result of the “financial doping”.

I suspect that the remarkable culture Sarries fostered will have gone a long way towards their success.

I also suspect Mark McCall is a great DoR.

However, neither of those factors can be recognised in isolation from the salary cap issues, and will therefore never get the recognition that they probably deserve.

And that is a crying shame. Sarries could have had a massive impact on rugby in England. McCall could well be the best coach around and we could all have improved because of him (See Gats and Edward's when they were with us). But this has destroyed any chance of that. He'll always be associated with the regime that destroyed what may possibly have been one of the greatest club setups around with systematic cheating over years.

One of the greatest potential legacies in Rugby is now one of the worst.

We have continually developed average and academy players into England and Lions players - and you don’t think that will be remembered?

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