@pukunui said in Blues 2019:
So, the Blues already have another coach ready for the scrap heap?
I only see one poster suggesting that.
The squad quality has been talked about quite a lot. Including prior to this season. Unfortunately poor selections linger for years as we wait for contracts to expire.
The lack of trust in 2nd tier players has been talked about constantly too.. which is fine if the players not trusted by the current coaches do not get extensions.
As for Leon the jury is out. Like many other Blues fans I thought he pretty much had a free pass this year.
I don't think he has made the most of that leeway.
For instance, my prediction at the start of the year was that the Blues would be shite again (too many holes in the squad) and the second half of the season would be about experimentation looking forward to 2020.
I was right about the first part (insert shitty joke here) but why not the second part?
It was a missed opportunity to not look at Tale'a in the midfield earlier. Why did we wait until the last game to look at Robinson as a lock? Is Dalton as good at 8 as he is at 6? Can Sotutu be trusted with a start? Renata was worth a look from the bench rather than playing our props for 80mins. Is Pierce ready for this level?
It was missed opportunity to test a handful of things