Queensland may be heading for 10 straight State of Origin victories. That’s right, 10 straight. Oh the therapy!
At the start of the 2012 series there was an air about Sydney leading into game one that NSW could win the series.
Ricky Stuart built a team and had a plan but, not through lack of effort or pride, Queensland were just too good when it mattered (not to mention lucky).
NSW were taking it to the best side of all time and lost by only five points over the whole series.
Stuart was close but has now taken on a full time position with the Eels, surrendering the NSW coaching role to the next bloke.
It took Ricky two years to get that close – I pray it dosnt take Laurie Daley that long, as it will bring those northerners almost 10 straight series wins.
NSW has more than enough talent to pick the right team for the right game plan, however because NSW selections are now common knowledge months out from the series I sense the team and game plan has yet to be decided upon.
This isnt good news.
Daley has taken some stick recently for announcing his halfback so far out from selection when really the problem is opening his thoughts to the opposition and media, not pre-selecting his team and game plan.
NSW can’t match Queensland in some areas but there are areas Queensland can’t match NSW and that’s the key, that’s where the game plan is.
Hopefully Laurie can pick up where Ricky left off and start another NSW dynasty, because I can’t take it anymore, watching NSW lose is soul-destroying.
Laurie needs to be set in his team and game plan. I pray to the footy gods we get it right this year.