@gt12 said in Risk Analysis / Confidence Levels:
@Damo said in Risk Analysis / Confidence Levels:
As for consequences if we lose. Hansen will be tarnished a little bit, but not that much. Foster won't become coach, and there will likely be a wholly new coaching panel appointed - hopefully including Jamie Joseph and Tony Brown.
Read's career will be somewhat tarnished I think. He'll be remembered as a captain that didn't quite live up to the hype.
I doubt there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth like in 1999 and 2007. We have won two in a row and got the monkey off the back.
I think the team has to go deep, otherwise Hansen's career as headcoach will be revisited - we've been on the downhill since Carter and McCaw left, couldn't set on a midfield since he lost two greats, loved SBW too much, chased away the obvious Kaino replacement, couldn't get the best out Barrett, waited to long to get rid of Franks (alternatively, should never had got rid of Franks), picked the wrong side for Ireland - leading to their first win, couldn't beat the Lions. I think anything less that a final puts all of these questions on the table.
Edit: Couldn't get world class assistants, couldn't find a way to beat the rush.
I'm sure there are more.