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By Shamu
#26783
Shortage of available applicants - or not seen as a good career move ?

Keeping it in the "Glammy family" - when it cries out for new blood.

Not the most inspiring appointment !
By glamman
#26784
Insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expecting to get a different result.
By glammysupporter
#26785
Got to say it makes sense.

I was woried about the timescales involved in getting everything done in one winter.

Matthew has done all the pre season work and wil head up the pre season tour so it would be wrong for someone else to come in this year.

We are not going to be promoted, we cannot get relegated but it would be good to see some pride back in the shirt this year.

We al await news on possible new players, the overseas for the season, a second overseas for T20 and the captaincy on all formats.
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By hujon64
#26786
I agree with glammysupporter and have no problem with Maynard’s appointment for this season. He did well last time he was in charge almost gaining promotion with Jamie Dalrymple, his signing as Captain. He was ‘forced’ to resign because of the underhand activities which made his tenure impossible so he deserves another chance. He has all the credentials and has this season to prove himself in order to have the possibility of a permanent appointment (if he wants it). I wish him well.
Also read somewhere, may have been Twitter, that the emerging, young Glamorgan Academy players are now coached by Maynard and Steve James in batting with Darren Thomas and Mark Wallace also becoming involved. Pretty good lineup of Level 4 coaches there even if they are all Glamorgan!!!
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By glamman
#26787
With the big unknown that is Marsh's availability we are still in desperate need of that experienced top 4 batsman who can average in the 40s and act as an anchor for the greener batsmen. Without that it could all end up in a heap again. Ingram will be absent for the 50 over competition and if we cannot win some of those games we will be on the back foot before the season has begun.
Here's hoping that it all comes good.
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By Bubbles
#26788
Not surprised.

We are all battered in to submission and most fans that I speak to just laugh.
I foresee and have seen nothing in coaching methods to think that our fortunes will change. Yet again the season will comprise of pensioners getting out from under their wife's feet and youngsters looking for a night out on the pop when T20 comes around.
Have heard the same spiel for years. Perhaps if we saw promotion and relegation from Div 2 perhaps we might be frightened to :evillaugh take some realistic action!
By Nick_Glam
#26789
I have no issue with this appointment. He has a fine CV and has much more experience than Croft had when he was appointed.

I would say though that he has a huge job on his hands as the squad still looks very weak.
By Dismayed1
#26790
I am amazed by Grammy supporter's comments regarding Maynard's appointment, and saying its OK with him, because we are not going to be promoted or relegated. If that's the cade why bother appointing anybody, might as well let the players get on with it and save a good deal of money. Hujon64's comment that it is good we have a pretty good line up of level 4 coaches to work with the team is meaningless unless they are experienced enough to coach at county level. Only Maynard has coached at this level and his record last year was abysmal, just 14 batting points from 14 games, you might as well say that passing a driving test makes you a good driver, which it doesn't, it just shows you were OK on the day.
Glamorgan's is a good example of what the problem is with cricket in England and Wales, too many counties have jobs for the boys, giving ex-players who have just retired from playing cricket positions as head coach or specialist batting or bowling coaches, with no experience of how to set up individual practice routines for different players. At present there are at least 10 counties who have recently appointed one or more of these retired ex-players to coaching positions, this can't be good for the game.
I hope I am wrong but it doesn't look good for the coming season.
By Nick_Glam
#26792
Dismayed1 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:59 pm
I am amazed by Grammy supporter's comments regarding Maynard's appointment, and saying its OK with him, because we are not going to be promoted or relegated. If that's the cade why bother appointing anybody, might as well let the players get on with it and save a good deal of money. Hujon64's comment that it is good we have a pretty good line up of level 4 coaches to work with the team is meaningless unless they are experienced enough to coach at county level. Only Maynard has coached at this level and his record last year was abysmal, just 14 batting points from 14 games, you might as well say that passing a driving test makes you a good driver, which it doesn't, it just shows you were OK on the day.
Glamorgan's is a good example of what the problem is with cricket in England and Wales, too many counties have jobs for the boys, giving ex-players who have just retired from playing cricket positions as head coach or specialist batting or bowling coaches, with no experience of how to set up individual practice routines for different players. At present there are at least 10 counties who have recently appointed one or more of these retired ex-players to coaching positions, this can't be good for the game.
I hope I am wrong but it doesn't look good for the coming season.
Well, to be fair, we also have Maynard's past record to go on and he has proven himself to be a capable coach in the past.

The batting last year was abysmal, but the players themselves were also probably not good enough and I don't think Maynard takes sole responsibility for their failings.

It would be a huge challenge for any coach to take control of this set of players, but I think Maynard has proved in the past that he will not simply be a yes man and that he will fight to try to improve things.
By exileKT8
#26796
glamman wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:42 pm
With the big unknown that is Marsh's availability we are still in desperate need of that experienced top 4 batsman who can average in the 40s and act as an anchor for the greener batsmen. Without that it could all end up in a heap again. Ingram will be absent for the 50 over competition and if we cannot win some of those games we will be on the back foot before the season has begun.
Here's hoping that it all comes good.
On Talksport yesterday, not always the most reliable place for sporting information I know, they were discussing the lack of red ball warm up games prior to Test Series. England`s recent shambles in first two tests used as a prime example. It was said Cricket Australia are considering bringing an A team over to play red ball warm up games v their Ashes side. Not a good omen if we want Marsh or Khawaja.
By glamman
#26797
exileKT8 wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:17 am
glamman wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:42 pm
With the big unknown that is Marsh's availability we are still in desperate need of that experienced top 4 batsman who can average in the 40s and act as an anchor for the greener batsmen. Without that it could all end up in a heap again. Ingram will be absent for the 50 over competition and if we cannot win some of those games we will be on the back foot before the season has begun.
Here's hoping that it all comes good.
On Talksport yesterday, not always the most reliable place for sporting information I know, they were discussing the lack of red ball warm up games prior to Test Series. England`s recent shambles in first two tests used as a prime example. It was said Cricket Australia are considering bringing an A team over to play red ball warm up games v their Ashes side. Not a good omen if we want Marsh or Khawaja.
The fact that counties don't get to play touring sides is disappointing. However when they have had these games in recent years they field weak sides so you can understand why Australia want to bring over an A team to give meaningful warm ups. Counties should want these games and do touring sides the decency of playing strong XIs.
By johnwales
#26799
Matthew Maynard is up there with the best. I am sure he will get results from his young team, all of whom are a year older now and will hopefully have benefited from closed season practice. It is important that they get a good start so that they benefit from that very important commodity - confidence.

Good luck Glamorgan, and all who sail with her !!
By glamman
#26801
Farbrace going to Warwickshire.
I am sure from a family point of view county jobs are more attractive than international ones. If Glamorgan would only put their hand in their pockets I am sure the right person is out there.
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