The Derek Beaumont Column – 8th June 2017

The Derek Beaumont Column – 8th June 2017

This column first appeared in the Match Day programme of the Leigh Centurions Vs Wigan Warriors Game on 8th June 2017. Tonight is the biggest game of the season for me and I hope we get a good following and our biggest crowd of the season. To play Wigan Warriors, our local rivals, in a massive derby in Super League is the realisation of the years of hard work and investment. They come to us in difficult circumstances with poor form of the back of horrendous injuries but you can…

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The Derek Beaumont Column – 29th May 2017

The Derek Beaumont Column – 29th May 2017

This column first appeared in the Leigh Centurions vs Castleford Tigers programme on 29th May 2017. So this last week saw the second Betfred Super League coach removed from his post with Laurent Frayssinous being sacked by the Catalan Dragons. This decision is arguably the biggest in terms of the dismissal of a coach given the length of time he had been in the post along with his special and close relationship with the club’s owner. I commented in a previous column on the potential for this decision after Bernard…

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The Derek Beaumont Column – 6th May 2017

The Derek Beaumont Column – 6th May 2017

This column was originally published in the Leigh Centurions Vs Wakefield Trinity match day programme on 6th May 2017. We are doing it tough, as the saying goes, at the moment but we are still in the fight and, more importantly it’s a fight we picked. It’s a fight we want to be in and it’s one we knew would be tough and one we would have to fight to the bitter end. When we arrived at Saints on Friday night my first job was to do an interview with…

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The Derek Beaumont Column: 17th April 2017

The Derek Beaumont Column: 17th April 2017

This edition of the Derek Beaumont Column originally appeared in the Leigh Centurions Vs Hull FC Matchday Magazine on Monday 17th April 2017 Last week in my column for the Catalans game I apologised to all our loyal supporters for letting them down badly with what we offered against Widnes Vikings. Accountability is paramount in any organisation and our fans are a vital part of it. I was therefore disappointed when joining the North Stand to hear some of our fans booing the lads. Now admittedly the first 30 minutes were…

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The Derek Beaumont Column: 7th April 2017

The Derek Beaumont Column: 7th April 2017

This edition of the Derek Beaumont Column originally appeared in the Leigh Centurions Vs Catalans Dragons Matchday Magazine on Friday 7th April 2017. Please let me start with an apology to each and every one of you who paid over your hard-earned money to watch the Widnes fixture. Now before I go into this I want to point out that I do not wish to take anything away from Widnes here as they came with what they had, topped with a commitment and desire to win the game and executed…

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The Derek Beaumont Column: 1st April 2017

The Derek Beaumont Column: 1st April 2017

This column first appeared in the Match Day Magazine at the Leigh Centurions Vs Widnes Vikings game on 1st April 2017. As some of you may know I am now back on twitter having a bit of banter with my good friend Dr Koukash and I recall tweeting last Friday morning how good it feels waking up on a Friday, safe in the knowledge you already have your two Betfred Super League points in the bag with your weekend ahead of you to enjoy whilst everyone else fights it out….

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