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Mitchell calls time on Force


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 24 Mar 2010 at 11:17
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Now I’m just pointing this out with no ulterior motive whatsoever! I promise!
John Mitchell, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, has notified the Western Force management that he will not seek a renewal of his current contract when it expires at the end of the 2011 season. The former All Black coach has had his fair share of disappointments since taking the reigns in Perth back in 2006  and it’s probably fair to say that he hasn’t quite managed to achieve all that he wanted to.

There have been problems with injuries, player exoduses and the like, but also far deeper problems between the coach and the players. Mitchell’s authoritarian style is apparently not universally appreciated in laid-back Perth and there have been any number of highly-publicised bust-ups, including the sacking of scrumhalf Matt Henjak in 2008.

So Mitch will be a free agent in 2011. Let’s not forget that he did show face in Durban during the Currie Cup last year and even took over as interim coach for a week while John Plumtree made a trip back to New Zealand. I, for one, wouldn’t be a absolutely gobsmacked to find Mitchell’s name strongly linked to the Sharks in the months to come.



38 Comments

  • 2012 is a long time to wait for a Sharks saviour…

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.03.10 11:21:30 by CapeShark Reply
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  • He has lost so much with the Force what will he be able to do with the Sharks?? :roll: Maybe working with better players he could do something but I am not too sure.

    Let him in slowly he can coach in the CC. :smile:

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.03.10 11:25:15 by Puma Reply

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  • He is a very good coach imo.

    Had a good record with both the Chiefs and the All Blacks.

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.03.10 11:27:01 by wpw Reply
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  • I wonder if his authoritarian style would be a problem for the players in laid back durban? ;-)

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.03.10 11:27:10 by war1 Reply
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  • Hopefully by then we’ll have settled the flyhalf debate… :razz:

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.03.10 11:28:01 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 4) : I would think yes and for that reason not want him to come to durban and anyway isn’t the official word that plum is about to sign a 3 year contract extension?

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.03.10 11:29:17 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 6) : hasn’t actually signed it yet, though…

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.03.10 11:38:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • does the Sharks really need another coach that uses the Plum system?

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.03.10 11:41:50 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 8) : :???: :???: :???:

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.03.10 11:47:54 by Charlie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : are you in any doubt he will?

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.03.10 11:51:20 by war1 Reply
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  • Not another kiwi, please.

    Rather get Earl Rose to coach. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.03.10 11:55:35 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 6) : oh shit and we wanted a new coach is this good or bad for sharks if he does :???:

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.03.10 12:07:55 by Chaz Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 11) : Earl Rose hmmm :cry:

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.03.10 12:08:56 by Chaz Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 11) : :evil: :twisted:

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.03.10 12:13:22 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 14) : I almost feel sorry for Earl, but luckily he’s not a Sharks fan, so he won’t be hanging around Sharksworld….or is he? :lol:

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.03.10 12:15:53 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 15) : hope not me don’t like him btw :oops:

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.03.10 12:18:05 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 12) : i guess time will tell, although i think 3 years is too long a contract

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.03.10 12:22:33 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 17) : yes it, is so for me he must not sign and get us another coach for thae contract but who :sad:

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.03.10 12:25:01 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 18) : IF he does not sign, there will be a number of options im sure, but if he does sign, there is no point speculating imho

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.03.10 12:27:27 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 19) : true

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.03.10 12:31:54 by Chaz Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 10) : the jury is still out, in my mind.

    Hey, how cool is that? I have an entire jury in my mind. Freaky :)

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.03.10 13:19:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 15) : Just hold thumbs no one in Sharks Country decide to sign Earl :shock:

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.03.10 13:24:53 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 22) : Yes, maybe as defense coach. :mrgreen:

    Not even Straeuli is that daft. I hope. :|

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.03.10 13:35:03 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : ;-)

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.03.10 13:38:06 by war1 Reply
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  • He (Mitchell) is an absolute head case….i wouldn’t go near him with a barge pole ! :shock:

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.03.10 13:40:24 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 11) : You like Kiwi’s really ! ;-)

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.03.10 13:41:22 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 26) : :oops: Nothing personal…just want a local Sharks man to take over from Plum.

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.03.10 13:49:36 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • ok – I’m outta here. Keep well guys. See yas later

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.03.10 13:50:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : You hitch hiking to the airport again? :grin:

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.03.10 13:52:32 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 27) : ;-) Makes sense !

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.03.10 13:57:34 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • I nominate the Maties coach :razz:

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.03.10 15:48:12 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 31) :

    Chean Roux??? :roll:

  • Comment 32, posted at 24.03.10 15:52:32 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 32) : He/they is/are not losing is/are he/they :roll: :wink: Do the basics right and things will go well

  • Comment 33, posted at 24.03.10 15:57:11 by JarsonX Reply
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  • 4 get Mitchell! Stay with Sean Everitt. Would cost less (we’ve wasted Millions on players), the players knows him and he knows them better (than Mitch).

  • Comment 34, posted at 24.03.10 17:34:50 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • @JustPlainSHARK (Comment 34) : agree, and his record aint to shabby either :smile:

  • Comment 35, posted at 24.03.10 18:07:43 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Mitchell’s authoritarian style is apparently not universally appreciated in laid-back Perth

    PRECISELY why he will never feature or make a success of it in Durban. There is no city more laidback than Dbn In SA.

    CT is not laidback it is zonked.

  • Comment 36, posted at 25.03.10 07:24:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 36) :

    No wonder your team is performing so poorly. They are too laid-back!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 25.03.10 07:56:12 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 36) : wh is your team may i ask pleaseee :lol:

  • Comment 38, posted at 25.03.10 08:15:59 by Chaz Reply

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