Joe Gallagher

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He gets a lot of unfair stick but whether or not you rate him as a trainer he deserves credit for last night, well done Joe.

 
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Nice bloke, very humble. Obviously a great trainer too.

Looks a bit like a woodland creature though. Can't place it exactly. Either a badger or a squirrel.
 

Jack

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He's a very good trainer, and the criticism he's received over the years has been unfair. As soon as that unbeaten record went, fans jumped on him but he's always done a good job with the talent he's got.
 
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I dont see why he deserves so much credit for anything other than the crolla win and maybe smith-dodson, all the others were routine wins against nobodies. One things apparent though, most of his fighters are severely lacking in head movement
 
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He's a very good trainer, and the criticism he's received over the years has been unfair. As soon as that unbeaten record went, fans jumped on him but he's always done a good job with the talent he's got.
I think that was his problem, they all made a big deal about his unbeaten record. Didn't they all wear a t-shirt once with his unbeaten record on it for one of his fighters fight, i can't remember who it was.
 
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all the fighters in his gym grow shit fluff beards. joe does too.

seems to have improved as a trainer in the last few years...was good already. still needs that big world title win though. quigg should be the one.
 
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From what you hear he seems a great bloke to his fighters although this has caused conflict with some others. Got a lot of time for him and thinks he gets a lot of undue hate.
 
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There was an element of fair comment a few years ago. Around 2011/12 Stephen Smith, John Murray and Crolla all suffered bad defeats which seemed to be characterized by poor defense. People were especially critical of how long he left Murray in with Rios to get bashed up which Joe will never be able to refute was a bad decision.

However, I don't think you could fault the work he'd done with his stable in the build up to last night though. Crolla and Smith Jr especially produced composed displays with some obviously sound tactical work done by Joe.
 

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He's definitely made some changes to his approach, which was much needed.

The string of KO losses saw to that, clearly.

Good luck to him, at least he's been big enough to admit his flaws and make the changes, someone was going to get badly hurt otherwise.
 
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Joe seems like a good guy, very emotional and passionate about his fighters and the sport.

You can tell by every interview he does, boxing is his life.
 
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Anyone who was there who was sat near me in block D last night will know what Crolla winning meant to Joe last night by his reaction after the fight, he was clearly emotional in the ring and you could see him take a moment to compose himself on the ropes.
 
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His fighters all seemed to have the same sort of style and they were all worked out around the same time. Murray, Paul and Stephen Smith, Crolla all lost big fights due to their lack of head movement and people began saying "Joe only teaches come forward attack". I think that was a fair criticism at the time but Gallagher has improved since then and so have his fighters because of it. You've got to remember, he's only a young guy himself as a trainer (late 30s or early 40s), he hasn't been in the game that long so obviously he has lots to learn too.

I've never met him but personally, going off what I've seen, I think he's a bloke who likes the limelight a bit too much. He's always having these long-winded interviews and he's always sitting right up in front of the camera himself after the fight, it should really be his fighters' moment of glory. All that stuff about Kerry Kayes kicking him out the gym as well can't have helped. He and John Murray parted on bad terms too supposedly because John feels Joe didn't train him properly (Gallagher says Murray wasn't dedicated enough though so it's who you believe).

Overall, I think he's a very good up and coming trainer and he'll likely have some world champions before too long. Just wish he'd take more of a backseat sometimes.
 
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His fighters all seemed to have the same sort of style and they were all worked out around the same time. Murray, Paul and Stephen Smith, Crolla all lost big fights due to their lack of head movement and people began saying "Joe only teaches come forward attack". I think that was a fair criticism at the time but Gallagher has improved since then and so have his fighters because of it. You've got to remember, he's only a young guy himself as a trainer (late 30s or early 40s), he hasn't been in the game that long so obviously he has lots to learn too.

I've never met him but personally, going off what I've seen, I think he's a bloke who likes the limelight a bit too much. He's always having these long-winded interviews and he's always sitting right up in front of the camera himself after the fight, it should really be his fighters' moment of glory. All that stuff about Kerry Kayes kicking him out the gym as well can't have helped. He and John Murray parted on bad terms too supposedly because John feels Joe didn't train him properly (Gallagher says Murray wasn't dedicated enough though so it's who you believe).

Overall, I think he's a very good up and coming trainer and he'll likely have some world champions before too long. Just wish he'd take more of a backseat sometimes.
Think that's a fair point.

Did you see Bob Shannon before the Hatton/Senchenko fight? So cringe inducing.
 

Lazarus

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:lol: Funny comments. "Good trainer"

Last I remember, when he was on a losing streak, he was a "one trick pony", "can't teach defence", "shit", "can only teach one style".

Some people are fickle as hell.
 
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I don't think I'm fickle when it comes to joe
He has a great bunch of lads who work very hard,he has implemented a style with quigg stephen smith and crolla that is nice to see
They are lovely boxers

I don't like the way he blames his lads for not listening to him when they lose