I'm sorry too Jimmy, if my posting of information..... relevant to your club..... got in the way of the normal discussions about whether the Seals should remain and who is the hottest cheerleader.
I am allowed to offer my opinion, yes?
I have met and spoken to Phil on a couple of occassions and found him pleasant, informative and a genuinely nice guy.
FYI....I DIDN'T say Smyth shouldn't go to the states, in fact I think it's a psitive move, I just think that noew could prove to be a VERY crucial time to be around the league.
Example......Phil jets off to the US.....Next week, the Razors officially fold and guys like Khazzouh, Rush and Harvey are all looking for new teams. With no anti-poching rules in place (Razors don't exist any more).... Wouldn't it be mart to have a coach here to talk to them, work out there likes, dislikes and desires and get a feel for whther they may fit his plans?
It's not personal, dude, don't make it so.