I read the following article this morning:-
After reading this well-written article, I thought about Ivan Cleary’s reactions in press conferences, when the team has lost. If my memory serves me correctly, he is usually complimentary about the general performance of the team, followed by a “but”". Some of these “buts”" have been:-
1. We need to learn to perform like that for the whole eighty minutes.
2. We performed well, but for some of the big moments, we could have done better.
3. We are trying to change the defensive pattern and this takes time.
Ivan does NOT criticise the refereeing and the bunker.
Ivan does NOT blame the players, but he does indicate where they need to improve.
I am glad he is our coach.