Coaching is really a poisoned chalice
The NRL’s New Zealand Warriors have not performed in 2012. Bluey McClennan has taken a sip from the poisoned chalice and passed it onto the next one.
The Auckland Blues totally under-performed throughout the 2012 Super Rugby season. So Pat Lam takes a drink from the same chalice, filled with maybe the same Auckland water, and two Knights ride in to save the day.
I can now only believe that the same chalice with the same poisoned water has been prepared for the Wallabies coach, Robbie Deans.
He will also take a sip from it when he leaves Auckland on Saturday night after playing the All Blacks and losing again.
Or is this all just coincidence?
It is fast becoming more than a conspiracy theory to think that it is the player’s tail wagging the coaching dog.
No team can have so much preparation prior to a major game and play as badly as did the Wallabies last Saturday.
The kind ones and the ones who need to express Clayton opinions will say that both the All Blacks and the Wallabies were a bit “rusty”.
The irritated among us simply insist that the referee being a northern hemisphere bloke was too bloody pedantic when he interpreted the rules.
Referees interpret the idiotic rules that the IRB decree players have to play under. Referees don’t drop balls, make forward passes, get off-side, hold onto balls at breakdowns and infringe by violating the multiple myriad of other breakables.
They just enforce.
We all want the team we support to win and as we play in a competition to decide who does, there will always be teams who end up last by their inability to be better than teams they play or simply infer they are.
I wonder if there are those among us who believe that Deans is wearing a John O’Neill fireproof protective suit?
To have continued so long in the job with the number of failures that Dingo Deans has managed to rack up during his tenure compared to other sporting coaches, leaves one asking why he is still there.
No coach with the success you had prior to your arrival Robbie could have possibly fallen so far without good reason.
It could be that the player agenda is such, that if we play bad enough, often enough, Robbie will relent and simply take a sip.
Robbie, you are on a horse that simply does not want to drink, and it can smell what is in the water.
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