We get into real trouble when we go by feel. There's a lot of smoke here, but the vast majority of it is double and even triple hearsay from Ciara, combined with a vague "go get em girl" from Andrea Neil. I've read Ciara's original post in full. I need more than what she offers to hang BB, and I won't apologize for that.Mtkb you have a bizarre take on this whole thing. I get it, anyone can make allegations but does it really feel like that to you ? On top of that you said your background is the boys game and knew nothing about him. Why when he was hired as an HPL coach do you assume nobody knew of his past. Because they stayed quite?
My understanding was his name was seen in the paper after he coached his daughter to a national championship in HPL. That is what brought this to life. That he was still coaching girls in the same stream. That combined with the current climate made it the right time to tell the story.
I don’t think for a second they are lying. I also don’t think this is a criminal situation. This guy shouldn’t be coaching, successful coach or not. The white caps for their handling of this have questions to answer. I’m surprised Bobby L hasn’t had to walk the plank for this one to show fans they are taking it seriously.
I know exactly what the BCSPL board was told about his hiring, because I was the MUFC rep at the time. I have a crystal clear recollection of how that discussion went, but because I'm not remotely convinced this matter doesn't end up in court at some point, I'm not going to share the content here.
You make an excellent point about BB being interviewed about winning nationals. Perhaps the fact that he was back coaching at u-17 is what triggered Ciara's post. Not that women should be dismissed out of hand for making dating allegations - they shouldn't - but this is by far the most logical explanation I've heard offered to date.
I don't say she's lying. I don't say she isn't lying. I don't know how reliable her allegations are, because I haven't seen the evidence. I don't necessarily mean saved texts - back in 2008 texting was so new that I'm not sure we can expect the texts to have been retained.
But, I would have expected at least one girl involved in one of the specific allegations Ciara relays via hearsay to come forward, somehow - even anonymously - and say "I'm the girl involved in that specific incident and what Ciara says is 100% accurate"... maybe someone can point me to that evidence, because I don't recall seeing it.
Given that, as much as I agree that I don't think it appropriate for BB to be anywhere near female soccer out of an abundance of caution, I reject the Spanish Inquisition approach of some other TTP'ers as premature and a quite likely overreach...