What are you talking about!!!
We needed a TH not a 35 year old flyhalf; nothing except at least parity in the scrum or a total capitulation from England would have saved Ireland.
Tox56 Registered User
How on earth would ROG "give the team a lift", in a way that another player couldn't.
agree about the th being what was wanted , but there wasn't one available. darcy was having a shocker, so he needed to be taken off and sexton was defending well and was atuned to the game .
Then what the blazis is he doing for the 30-40 weeks of the year when he's not coaching the senior team?
outside chance that he might have been able to change the game ( a flyhalf is one of the most influencial players on the pitch ). as it turned out, he was as bad as the rest of them.
watching matches isn't the same as actually coaching players. youd be spending a lot more time with them for one thing .
seem to remember kidney and his coaching team going to the churchill cup with ireland A when he took over first of all , so some players like mcfadden he would know.
Looking at his 2 HCups in the cabinet, reading Thornley and Farrelly and dreaming of the good auld times
Then you watch the matches when the players are playing and arrange to meet the players when they aren't playing or training. You can also speak to their coaches and players who have played with them.
If you can't get to know a players personality, strengths and weaknesses from the above, you shouldn't be a professional coach.
I disagree but thats just my opinion.
Im actually speechless about that comment; Im not going to ignore you because I think your funny but at the same time your posts have trouble with a capital T all over them. Anyways keep it up, its refreshing on Friday afternoon.
irishbucsfan Registered User
Kidney has coached Leinster and Munster this season. That's where the photo that looks like Schmidt lecturing Kidney cane out of. Granted it was probably only as a spectator but he should know how all these guys train.
Also Kidney did coach the Wolfhounds in Denver in 09!