[Poll] The final choice (AB Coach)






  • @Tim what about this Robinson guy that's often being mentioned?



  • @Bones He's no McGaw.



  • @Tim you mean Ritchie McGraw surely?



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  • Without knowing about assistants (which is vital), I think we should change. I like Robertson’s ability to weave stories into the season/campaign.

    However, that choice would change by assistants.



  • The assistant I most want to change is McLeod. I have nothing against him but under his expertise, the All Blacks' defence looked way too passive, not up to the standards shown by England or South Africa. I'd like to see Wayne Smith back in the assistants' team, particularly if Robertson is named as he would bring his great experience.



  • Foster.

    I would prefer they didn't make a mistake, but if they are going to at least make sure it isn't a mistake they've made before. We know it is too early for Robertson like it was for Smith and Mitchell/Deans.

    By no means is that an endorsement of the past four years, far from it.



  • @cgrant said in [Poll] The final choice (AB Coach):

    The assistant I most want to change is McLeod. I have nothing against him but under his expertise, the All Blacks' defence looked way too passive, not up to the standards shown by England or South Africa. I'd like to see Wayne Smith back in the assistants' team, particularly if Robertson is named as he would bring his great experience.

    If they are hell bent on picking Fozz, getting Robertson in as the heir apparent to learn the management secrets, with Smith back as a steady hand on the shoulder would quell my anxiety a little



  • thing is, if Wayne Smith was in on anyones team, the media would surely have got wind of it.

    But agree our defence under McLeod has been less than ideal, at times very good but at others, poor, seemingly unable to adjust and respond to a quick off-load game.



  • Cheika



  • @rotated said in [Poll] The final choice (AB Coach):

    Foster.

    I would prefer they didn't make a mistake, but if they are going to at least make sure it isn't a mistake they've made before. We know it is too early for Robertson like it was for Smith and Mitchell/Deans.

    By no means is that an endorsement of the past four years, far from it.

    We know Robertson isn't ready just as much as we know Foster hasn't improved as a head coach from the chiefs days. At least Razor's won something.
    Foster as Robertson's assistant might work, but so far we have no evidence that when Foster has the final say, good stuff happens.



  • Unless they have a relationship with a bit of trust and knowledge about each other’s areas of strength and weakness, I don’t want to see a Foz/Razor (ie, Grizz/Hart) combo just because it would quell the fan/media uprising.

    If one wants to be part of the team come what may, then that’s different, but I think each should be evaluated on their ability to get the best team together and their coaching record.



  • @gt12 said in [Poll] The final choice (AB Coach):

    Unless they have a relationship with a bit of trust and knowledge about each other’s areas of strength and weakness, I don’t want to see a Foz/Razor (ie, Grizz/Hart) combo just because it would quell the fan/media uprising.

    If one wants to be part of the team come what may, then that’s different, but I think each should be evaluated on their ability to get the best team together and their coaching record.

    Yeah I agree 100%. I reckon Rennie in Oz will get lumped with Ozzie assistants he is less than 100% happy with, possibly.



  • @Machpants said in [Poll] The final choice (AB Coach):

    @gt12 said in [Poll] The final choice (AB Coach):

    Unless they have a relationship with a bit of trust and knowledge about each other’s areas of strength and weakness, I don’t want to see a Foz/Razor (ie, Grizz/Hart) combo just because it would quell the fan/media uprising.

    If one wants to be part of the team come what may, then that’s different, but I think each should be evaluated on their ability to get the best team together and their coaching record.

    Yeah I agree 100%. I reckon Rennie in Oz will get lumped with Ozzie assistants he is less than 100% happy with, possibly.

    Apparently he agreed to the assistants which would be a good idea from the ARU; raising local competence. From his perspective I guess he'd want final say from a pool.



  • @antipodean for sure. Still different from totally BYO



  • @NTA said in [Poll] The final choice (AB Coach):

    Cheika

    yeah, nah...

    Lets for a moment imagine he was upto the task, NZ aint ready for a non-Kiwi head coach.



  • Razor With Greg feek and Jason Ryan and someone else is my pick.
    Daryl Gibson to take over crusaders head coach.



  • @chchfanatic said in [Poll] The final choice (AB Coach):

    Razor With Greg feek and Jason Ryan and someone else is my pick.
    Daryl Gibson to take over crusaders head coach.

    Foster to take over as Crusaders coach. If he's all that, like Steve and the NZRU would have us believe, then the titles will keep coming.



  • @chchfanatic is that 2nd prediction serious or sarcasm?



  • @voodoo who’s your pick for crusaders then. He’s back living in Christchurch. Makes sense



  • @chchfanatic Anyone but! He's a disaster mate. Has such a shocker with the Tahs, not just performance-wise, but internal management. Poor pre-season prep, awful player retention and succession, fcked the team around with his plans (demanded extension only to walk out on them once the assistants had made other plans). He is by all accounts a nice guy, but he is not a HC

    I have zero idea of the viable alternatives for the Saders, but you really don't want him


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