@anotherposter I agree and to be honest I still think there is time to recover and try and get something from this season if we get a coach in, the longer we go without just worsens things in my view. 4 weeks is a long time.
We will be extremely lucky to get anything out of this season, too far behind for playoff now, with fev,Leigh,barrow to come and York,fax at home
thankfully too far away from relegation
only hope is new boss can get the best out of the squad and launch for the crucial next season
The players seem fed up. The interim coach seems fed up. The staff seem fed up. The directors look fed up. Fans are more than fed up. Just what is going to be done to turn things around?
Getting routinely beaten by Championship teams now. Whatever criticisms are made of the recruitment, the squad that Widnes have should be competing more than they are.
The frustrating thing is it seems to be the same issues and themes week in, week out.
We can only hope that a coach will come in and shake it up - though judging by the comments about the recruitment process, I won't hold my breath. To sack your coach and then a month later still not be in a position to announcement a replacement is mind-boggling.
Season will be over if we lose either one of the two games over Jubilee weekend - given the coach was sacked Apr 26, there was a free hit against Fev, and then there's been two weekends off (either side of the Whitehaven/Sheffield game), there was ample opportunity to get someone in and up to speed.
I thought that Ryan O’Brien looked shell shocked in the post match interview, saying that the players failed to follow the game plan. Seems he does not have the respect of the players, who must shoulder a large part of the blame for the abysmal performances this year. Whoever gets the Head Coach job needs to put his mark down from day one and make clear that anyone not giving 100% will have no place at the club in 2023.
I agree that we need someone in as soon as possible to sort out the current malaise and be looking at potential signings for 2023, but I suppose it depends on who is available and wants to come to Widnes.
An announcement is needed in the next week on the coaching position. Otherwise, fans will continue walking away from the club. The Bradford game should be one of our highest attendances, but judging by the disillusionment shown on here, there is more chance of the numbers attending the picnic, exceeding those wanting to watch the match!
If there is any truth in the claims that Finney is selecting the signings and running the team, maybe he should be given the coaching job to the end of the season - and there is an ideal candidate who regularly posts on here who could be his Assistant. Seriously, we need an experienced Coach who can sort out the squad this year, get rid of those that do not want to play for Widnes or are simply not good enough; and be given free reign with whatever funds are available, to identify signings to strengthen the squad in 2023.
Not one to criticise the board but its obvious they are out of their depth as are Finney and his best pal Obrien, cant see any light at the end of the tunnel.
To make things worse the M1/M62 junction was closed and to carry on going up the M1where the diversion signs disappeared and I had to guess which way to go. Then I was dropping my mate off in Halifax and the road to Halifax from the motorway was also closed and another diversion both ways. Finally got home at 12-15.
Which is why I choose not to drive very far these days.Absolute nightmare, anywhere you go.
To make things worse the M1/M62 junction was closed and to carry on going up the M1where the diversion signs disappeared and I had to guess which way to go. Then I was dropping my mate off in Halifax and the road to Halifax from the motorway was also closed and another diversion both ways. Finally got home at 12-15😡
Mackenzie was playing in a charity game at Wakey on Wednesday, and the junction was closed again. There was one further diversion sign along the M1, then we followed the M621 signs, and joined the M62 after passing Elland Road. Put no more than fifteen minutes on our journey home.