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    Posted: 02 Oct 2012 at 18:11
A faltering Birkenhead Park have appointed ex caldy Tallismanic centre Shaun woof as player coach!

No doubt an impressive player in his day, but will his body hold up after such a lay off and will his players respect being coached by an ex caldy stalwart as many at BP have a chip on their shoulders about their free flowing rugby styled neighbours!

Interesting in many ways, will still get relegated IMHO
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2012 at 19:11
A most talented player in his day and developed a very potent relationship with Mike Mullins at Blundellsands in his day. Nice guy but question whether he is the answer to BP's problems. Best of luck nevertheless.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2012 at 22:43
good solid player-unknown coach .never did much coaching at caldy.
is it stours year yet
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2012 at 10:25
Oh, so you know 'many' of the current BPFC squad do you, MTM?

Seems to me that you're the one with the preconceived ideas about our attitudes. True, there is a rivalry between the two clubs but nothing more than a healthy competitive rivalry.

Looking forward to the new coaching set-up and will be giving it all to support them, the team and the club.

A massive thanks to Biff Handley who has led from the front for the past 6/7 years and took us to our highest league position ever! Good luck to him and his wife on going from two kids to four! Looking forward to seeing him down the club soon.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2012 at 11:00
Hahaha the badger as head coach.....is this not a late/early Aprils fool?!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2012 at 11:29
Shaun Woof I de say ex Waterloo first a foremost considering it was at us where he played his highest level of rugby!!! Decent player in his day
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2012 at 12:10
GaryOwen1984 I think you will find that Shaun played his highest standard of rugby at Leeds were he played in the Premiership.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2012 at 12:22
I can assure you that the whole club is behind the new coach.
You can safely say everybody respects him for the level of rugby he has played, whatever club it has been for and are looking forward to seeing him in a Park shirt.
Everyone at the club  knows that this is his first step into coaching and are prepared to back him 100 %. 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2012 at 12:25
Van Vader fair play Shaun woof ex Leeds then
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2012 at 13:30

Woofie is one of life's good guys and I wish him every success in his new role. He is still a very good player. If he plays Park will have a forceful and powerful centre who will take some stopping. Hopefully with his guidance and assistance Park will start to move away from the relegation zone.

Although Shaun was a Premiership player for a number of seasons theoretically his highest level may have been playing for England under 21 against the Junior All Blacks whom he scored against.
 
Facts about Shaun Woof which may not be known by those at Park:
 
1. He has enormous calves which normal sized jeans do not accomodate
2. He once featured in a question on the BBCs 'A Question of Sport'. Surprisingly at the time Shaun did not know the answer !
3. He played for the Salford Reds in Super League
4. He is hugely competitive
5. He was quick enough to play on the wing in the Premiership and is still deceptively quick for a 16 and a half stone player
6. He never played 12 until he came to Caldy
7. While still a 25 year old Premiership player he turned out to play with his mates for Caldy 2nds against Chester 3rds. (He was rested for a Saturday by Leeds Tykes as they only had a cup match against a National 1 side) After playing as a link man and coasting through the first half he subbed himself to give another Caldy lad a game but then switched to play for Chester who were a man down through injury. The players in the Caldy side were fearful when they saw the glint in his eye as he prepared to play flat out against his Caldy mates. Chester thought having been subbed he must have been Caldy's makeweight. Accordingly they never gave him the ball!
8. He should have played for England at 13 or 14
 
Exciting times for Woofie and Park. I think his presence will lift the players and his knowledge and experience will have a big impact on the club and the team. I look forward to catching a game at Upper Park to see Woofie and his new team.


Edited by Big Eddie - 03 Oct 2012 at 15:44
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2012 at 13:35
Woofy is a most talented player and a good guy but as we all know, great players dont necessarily make good coaches. Its a bold move by BP as I thought he would ply the coaching trade initially at a lower level.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2012 at 14:38
That will come soon enough!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2012 at 14:58
Originally posted by down with the trumpe down with the trumpe wrote:

That will come soon enough!

LOLwhatever your allegiance you have to laugh at this witty retort
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2012 at 17:10
Good luck to Shaun.
Top Bloke and I am sure if he had stayed at Caldy he would be a first team starter without a shadow of doubt.
Not sure about chips on shoulders but my memories of playing against B Park is when they were 2-3 leagues above Caldy at the time, and they seemed to enjoy giving us a good kicking when we met in the Cheshire Cup! Mind you so did New Brighton, Winnington Park...!
Never really been any issue between B Park and Caldy to the best of my knowledge.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2012 at 17:30
Originally posted by Big Eddie Big Eddie wrote:

Woofie is one of life's good guys and I wish him every success in his new role. He is still a very good player. If he plays Park will have a forceful and powerful centre who will take some stopping. Hopefully with his guidance and assistance Park will start to move away from the relegation zone.

Although Shaun was a Premiership player for a number of seasons theoretically his highest level may have been playing for England under 21 against the Junior All Blacks whom he scored against.
 
Facts about Shaun Woof which may not be known by those at Park:
 
1. He has enormous calves which normal sized jeans do not accomodate
2. He once featured in a question on the BBCs 'A Question of Sport'. Surprisingly at the time Shaun did not know the answer !
3. He played for the Salford Reds in Super League
4. He is hugely competitive
5. He was quick enough to play on the wing in the Premiership and is still deceptively quick for a 16 and a half stone player
6. He never played 12 until he came to Caldy
7. While still a 25 year old Premiership player he turned out to play with his mates for Caldy 2nds against Chester 3rds. (He was rested for a Saturday by Leeds Tykes as they only had a cup match against a National 1 side) After playing as a link man and coasting through the first half he subbed himself to give another Caldy lad a game but then switched to play for Chester who were a man down through injury. The players in the Caldy side were fearful when they saw the glint in his eye as he prepared to play flat out against his Caldy mates. Chester thought having been subbed he must have been Caldy's makeweight. Accordingly they never gave him the ball!
8. He should have played for England at 13 or 14
 
Exciting times for Woofie and Park. I think his presence will lift the players and his knowledge and experience will have a big impact on the club and the team. I look forward to catching a game at Upper Park to see Woofie and his new team.
Must have been a prodigous talent to be getting a call up before his first shave.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2012 at 17:44
LOL Bubba. He was a prodigious talent at an early age. Fast and extremely powerful he was bloody hard to stop. Despite some of the earlier quizzical posts he got his first coaching badges whilst he was a fully pro player. I think he will surprise a few with his coaching ability.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2012 at 18:10
Best of luck to Shaun and BP.  Frankly, we've got enough trips to the north east already and are loving the local derbies so fingers crossed he can get their season moving in the right direction and we keep ours going too!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Oct 2012 at 20:09
Nice. If you want to play more games against North West sides just drop down a level.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Oct 2012 at 09:22
Originally posted by Aspirant Aspirant wrote:

Nice. If you want to play more games against North West sides just drop down a level.
 
Don't want them quite that much!  But I do want BP to stay up, biggest game of each season for both clubs and lots of friends on and off the field.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Oct 2012 at 09:31
Originally posted by Aspirant Aspirant wrote:



Nice. If you want to play more games against North West sides just drop down a level.


Would rather Bill got relegated and another North West team came up!
WooHoo Waterloo!
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