The Lions may not be playing any rugby at the moment, but still find it hard to keep away from controversy. Head Coach John Mitchell will begin his formal disciplinary proceedings this morning and I am sure that between the 2 parties some kind of financially crippling solution will be reached.
It probably is still for the best and out of fairness to the team that everybody waited till the end of the round robin stages for these proceedings to start as I’m sure that some of the players may be called in to give testomany.
The team have been given the week off and no new Head Coach has been named yet, nor has any formal application process for the position been advertised. The GLRU are playing this by the book and are not giving Mitchell and his legal team any ammo to shoot with.
I have said this before and it is so pathetically obvious that after this, I’m certain that Mitchell doesn’t want to coach the Lions any more and the Lions don’t want him to coach them anymore. A clear cut meeting of the minds and a simple solution?
But still everybody has to dance the dance and the piper must get paid.
You can say many things about John Mitchell, but there is one thing that nobody can dispute – the man does not talk k@k. He will have a side to his story, a side that until now has not been splashed accross the media. A side that I’m sure will be made eloquently and empellingly and one that will be well worth listening to.
It still seems like he is fighting this thing alone and has not had the public support of any of his fellow coaching staff, players and administrators – perhaps out of fear or possibly out of self preservation.
No doubt details will emerge in due course.