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Mitch to face the music


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content on 17 Jul 2012 at 08:16
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According to the friendly folks at Beeld, suspended Lions coach John Mitchell will finally get his day in court, with his disciplinary hearing scheduled to start this morning.

Mitchell was temporarily relieved of his duties as head coach just under a month ago, following dark mutterings of a player revolt. Union president Kevin de Klerk later came forward to reveal that player unhappiness was only one of the concerns behind the Lions’ decision to suspend their coach, with several other (more serious and far more sinister) issues also on the table. Perhaps, after today, we’ll finally get to hear what those issues actually were.

The Lions are apparently hoping that the matter can be concluded by the end of the week, but Beeld’s Pieter Jordaan goes on speculate that the relationship between the parties is now so irrevocably tainted that it’s unlikely Mitchell could ever continue in his former capacity, even if exonerated of any wrongdoing. What the Lions want, of course, is shot of him so they can get on with finding a new coach in time for the Currie Cup.

In the meanwhile, former Sharks Johan “Ackies” Ackermann will continue to act as head coach.



36 Comments

  • I kinda think Ackers would do a good job..he certainly has put in some good work with the forwards..dominating Stormers and then Bulls..

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.07.12 08:40:24 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 1) :

    Surely you mean ‘dominated the Sharks’ as they did beat you!! :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.07.12 10:12:16 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 2) : You’re forgetting one technicality – that was Mitch’s men who dominated the Sharks, not Ackers’ men ;-)

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.07.12 10:14:50 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) :

    Dude, any team who loses to the Lions should be ashamed!! :twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.07.12 10:19:06 by wpw Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) : ahahaha, actually I think you’ll find the Lions forwards have been Ackermann’s the whole year, including the game they klapped you guys, while they supposedly dominated us they didn’t look like ever winning the game (and this with our seriously understrength team at that). And the Bulls gave them even more of a PK (and subbed quite a few senior players in the 2nd half without conceding a point).

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.07.12 10:26:20 by molly Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : you don’t think we are ashamed about that?

    At least we beat you guys, though. That makes it better

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.07.12 10:26:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : BTW, looks like you didn’t learn much from yesterday’s little holiday. Hope you have your passport ready today :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.07.12 10:28:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) :

    They beat us in the CC semis last year so we pretty much know how you feel. :roll:

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.07.12 10:28:53 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : Right, and we beat you at home too. So that… and the Bulls twice, Cheetah’s twice, Lions twice. Ja, you’ve got it good ;-)

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.07.12 10:29:12 by molly Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) : Actually if some reports to are to be believed, it was niether one’s team for the sharks game.

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.07.12 10:29:20 by Greg Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 9) : you’re only as good as your last game :)

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.07.12 10:32:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : That would explain why the one win out of the last 4 games against us is your sole focus ;-)

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.07.12 10:35:49 by molly Reply
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  • I see Wes and Molly is on the same bandwagon again..SW’s own Laurel and Hardy.. :twisted:

    I was talking about dominating the scrums, not winning the game. Now ya’ll WP supporter need to crawl out the mountain for a change and learn to READ…

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.07.12 10:37:54 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 13) :

    You didn’t only mention the scrum did you?? :lol:

    You said ‘he certainly has put in some good work with the forwards..dominating Stormers and then Bulls..’ :roll:

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.07.12 10:43:29 by wpw Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 13) : haha, funny one. You know dominating means more than just in the scrum, right? Easy to come back and change your meaning now once you’ve realised your mistake. And as I said in my comments above (which you can feel to read as well), we were playing with quite a 2nd choice pack that day. And don’t you guys claim Carstens as your own anyway?

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.07.12 10:44:17 by molly Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 13) : @molly (Comment 15) : @wpw (Comment 14) :

    Can we all just agree to disagree?? ;-)

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.07.12 10:46:01 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 14) : ja, but I obviously underestimated the level of intelligence bloggers on here..or some. Was refering to forwards..that would imply domination in that region..nowhere else. :twisted:

    Let’s re-phrase…learn to READ bewteen the lines! :lol:

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.07.12 10:54:37 by Ice Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 15) : ja well, Molls..as they say: “assumption is the mother of all f-ups”..

    I know what I meant…I am sure of that.. :grin:

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.07.12 11:00:03 by Ice Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 16) : Have a big fight rather, much more interesting, liven up the day :lol:

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.07.12 11:07:11 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 19) :

    Nee dankie. :???:

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.07.12 11:13:01 by wpw Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 18) : yup, and you just assumed people would be able to decipher all that in your rather broad comment.

    @Greg (Comment 19) : haha, Rob is trigger happy on the banning, lets see how long I last.

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.07.12 11:14:24 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 21) : that’s what I said about assumtions Molly..I assumed (looking at your comment 5) that you indeed knew I was talking about the forwards…

    But I assumed wrong..

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.07.12 11:29:12 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 22) :

    Hou op kak soek, Auntie! :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.07.12 11:37:34 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 20) : Spoilsport :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.07.12 11:47:25 by Greg Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 23) : :mrgreen: if you have a line in the water and you get a bite, you must reel for dear life, give a bit slack and then reel for the landing! You are a fisherman, you should know! :lol:

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.07.12 12:00:48 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 25) :

    I’m not so sure how much fishing is still allowed on SW? :roll:

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.07.12 12:04:29 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 26) :

    Yeah! :???:

    The site needs more banter. No personal attacks though… especially about someone’s hairdressers or boep pense. :roll:

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.07.12 12:14:26 by wpw Reply
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  • man what did i miss …

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.07.12 12:15:17 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 27) :

    Not unless he’s been part of the site for at least 4 year!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.07.12 12:15:44 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 27) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.07.12 12:21:31 by Ice Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 29) : @Ice (Comment 30) :

    GGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.07.12 12:37:34 by wpw Reply
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  • Jinne but some people really read a lot into some comments :roll:

  • Comment 32, posted at 17.07.12 12:41:50 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 21) : you go away and come back meaner ;-)

  • Comment 33, posted at 17.07.12 14:00:14 by lostfish Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 27) : agreed, except that we should be able to make bona fide enquiries about the recommended hairdressers. All within the spirit of gathering useful information – this is after all such an informative site ;-)

  • Comment 34, posted at 17.07.12 15:03:44 by rekinek Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 33) : like ‘lost_mean_fish2′ or ‘reki_reckless_bis’ or ‘cold_ice’ :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 17.07.12 15:05:02 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 34) : @wpw (Comment 31) : @Ice (Comment 30) : :roll: well there is a reason Rob does not allow hair dresser fights in here yanno!!! :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 36, posted at 17.07.12 19:00:02 by sharks_lover Reply

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