I dunno - you could also add Brad Shields and Willi Heinz to the list at this rate...
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RE: Is Japan a WC too far for Hansen?
@WillieTheWaiter I like Stormy, he was very good for the Chiefs, but want neither Fozzie nor Stormy near the 2020 ABs. Really think we need a complete change how we think/analyse/prepare.
One of the takeaways from 2015 should have been, that if the head coach wants to step down - then let him, rather than throw money at him. It;s obviously his time, and maybe he doesn't have the heart or stoamach for the fight anymore. Time for some new blood.
Is Japan a WC too far for Hansen?
Man our prep for Japan has been bloody awful.
Two more matches and then catapulted into a pretty important firtst-up bragging rights takes all match against the Boks.
We look STALE. Hansen and co look too fat and comfortable in their chairs.
I am starting to get an uncomfortable feeling that we are underdone - but also LACKING in many areas, that quite simply should have been sorted out a lot earlier in 2017/18. We are hanging onto too many players past their sell-by dates and by reputations only and I.m now including the coaches in that.
We seem confused about which is our best back row / midfield ./ 10/15 combo.
Our offensive defence has been a steaming pile of doggy doo-doo. we are being blown off the ball seemingly with ease and look bereft of creativity and clueless in attack.
Maybe we should have dispensed with Hansen;s services a couple of years ago, and built into 2019 under new management. For me, after sitting through that aberration - whatever it was -Japan 2019 seems like a gig too far for Hansen. Thoughts?
RE: Counties v Taranaki
What the hell was I watching?!
Counties scrum turned back the clock to the good old days of Spiers Ketels and Dalton, but overall their game management and ball secuirity was a horror show.
Ltes be honest. SBW's best days are long gone, and he looked gun-shy for most of that match, the comms kept talking about SBW injecting himself. Well, I wish he would,. Blow me, arpart from a few nice touches in the first spell, and a decent break towards the end, he was nowhere to be seen. Japan-bound on that showing? I hope not but he will probably go barring injury.
Kellaway was a revelation at the back, he was fizzing in that last quarter if only he could have linked up with his wing three-quarters.
We were killed at the breakdown by Boshier, Brown and Sowakula, the TO rate must have been off the scale.
Decision making. Yes still a ways to go there - I want to see improvement in the coming weeks.
And what the hell is that thing in the middle of the badge these days??
RE: Bledisloe #1
Well if our attack was "clunky" against Argie, apart from Goodhue's excellent break, I'd say it was "lateral" against the Boks. Going into that match without Cane and Ardie cost us the win I reckon.
And I sure as hell want to see our attack sharpen and improve. And we need to be much more dominant in the contact areas. Oh and hold on to the ball.