Originally Posted by jm08
Have you ever even tried to compare the starting team 2 years ago to the one starting on Saturday.
How any of that is relevant to what I said I'm not sure I'll ever know. You claimed DK has been picking up the pieces from EOS, but the last 2.5 years the team has been in decline. The results, lack of any form of silverware and seeding all show that quite clearly. Let's not even talk about some of our performances.
Originally Posted by Riskymove
I only posted the stats because people posted DK stats
It was simply a way of comparing them and showing that overall there is very little difference in the win ratios etc despite some of the comments
I made no judgements or opinions on either coach
My point is that statistics only go so far as a guide to rating anyone. As people have pointed out, some games Ireland did not have a full team etc
However, skewing the stats to suit your agenda doesn't sit right with me and I reacted to that
The main issue at present for me is not simply statistics or win ratios, it is about performance and that for me is the main issue DK has to answer at present
We're probably in agreement for the most part. I was reacting to a post that claimed that the difference in achievements was stark. I don't think it is. I do think DK has had a longer run of poor results than EOS did and given that we are talking about the reaction from the media towards them based on results I reckon it's fair enough to call it into question. I didn't "skew" anything though. I took a point in time that was relevant to the debate and provided the data.
I agree that performance is the big one though. It just wasn't part of the context of the debate. That said if you take care of the performance you're doing 90% of the work towards taking care of the results....