Dunno why everyone blames kidwell, we were crap last year as well. The players Need to shoulder more more responsibility if we are going to become good for any length of time. He might be shit but they are the ones on the field playing the game, these are professional players ffs.
They won the 2015 Anzac test but just lost the series to GB without Foran, Johnson, Tommy & Mannering.
You're right about the players but it's the coach's job to sort them out mentally. He was set up to fail. An Assistant Coach promoted to the KIWIS alongside a recently sacked NRL Assistant & a SL coach. Their misuse of the bench in Perth (which even Gus n Joey were screaming about during the game), the selection of the squad (despite the injuries to key personnel), and the Harris/Martin debacle, all of which many of us keyboard warriors complained about (there's a worry) before the series kicked off.
Even SK was entrusted with Wayne Bennett as a mentor before the 2008 World Cup. You know yourself - If you take the job, Make it happen.
If the boys played with mana (yet still lost) I don't think the fans would be shitting on him so much.