Painful…but I was not as angry as I expected, you could see it coming.
Maybe we all need to start being honest about the team?
Brooks and Benji = a long, long, long established history of not closing out games. Repeat sets and 7 tackle sets gifted today. Almost a masterclass in how to lose a lead. Why will they ever change? There is nothing to suggest Brooksy will ever learn how to close out a game. It has been a long time. He is not a kid.
The wingers…crucial mistakes yet again when under pressure. No other teams has a pair who give the opposition so many gifts. This, again, has been happening for years. This is not a surprise at this point.
The pack…once the opposition gets vocal and starts hunting as a pack and back slapping each other, no one in our pack ‘ever’ takes it up at that moment. No one grins and says “boys, follow me”. Once a pack dominates us, we always go missing. We have a lot of guys who can post nice stats sometimes, but no one who says.
Goal kicking…again, easy pot shots missed.
Reality = today we played a team who had not won for a year /had half of them playing almost their first real mins all season / and we had big leads twice.
You just can’t lose these games, but we have made an art form of it.
This is not meant to sound negative. It is meant for us to maybe all be honest and sit down and work out what we need.
We need halves with real IQ (at least one)…
****We need a pack leader…****someone who barks at the others and wants the dirty hit up.
And we need a goal kicker.
And we need much better wingers.
Being honest, can anyone really disagree?