I loved the game and thought it was terrific. I had wanted the Sharks to win all week so that we don't end up with Peyton as a coach so the outcome was very helpful. I mean on what universe does Karl Lawton
start at second row ahead of a healthy Katoa
. And although I went on about it in the game thread; yes Jazz
gives 110% effort and yes he tries harder than anybody else on the field...so in that case why don't we get rid of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
/Tohu Harris Harris
/ and just replace them with a whole bunch of dudes who are 5 foot ten from the mangere hawks who try really hard and have a lot of heart but have no skill or any brains. Am I making sense. It doesn't matter how hard an athlete tries if they are a)a midget and b) an unco and c) thick. Jazz
is all three of those things. So back to my point the fact that Peyton was picking Jazz
over people like the 6 foot 5 Jack Murchie
and also ahead of King means a coaching run of Peyton for any extended period would be deleterious. So I am delighted we lost to put a nail in his coffin.
That said i am not certain it will act as a nail in his coffin as after 23 years in the business world have seen situations like this work in perverse fashion. Often low intelligence decision makers do something called "over cooking their answer". So if they over cook their analysis of this loss and the loss to the Titans they may conclude that Peyton is without fault as he had no chance of turning the team around in such a short time. And that furthermore by logical deduction the losses to the Titans and Sharks prove categorically that Peyton is the man for the job because the poor guy needs to be given a full 2 to 3 years to have a fair crack at putting his stamp on things.
Poor decision makers find sophisticated and convuluted logic to be compelling because it makes their egos think they are being clever even though every one else knows they are being dumb. The emperor has no clothes tale is an excellent example of poor decision makers buying into a sophisticated line of logic just because it is sophisticated. If Autex are inexperienced business people then perversely the loss tonight will seal Peyton in as coach rather than losing Peyton the coaching position.
The other reason I liked the game was I have had a very hard work. I told you fellas that I lost my grandfather and that has insidiously effected me more than I first thought. Tajhay cracked a joke in the game thread that the Warriors were like a circus act and they should go on the road entertaining young families with their comedy. That set me off laughing and began to struggle breathing from laughing so hard as I watched us knock the ball forward and make loser mistakes. Finally I began to worry I was going to die from not breathing from laughing so hard as I imagined the abject humiliation of the Warriors players standing beneath the goal posts in a circle after each additional try.
I also thought it was Hilarious with a capital H that Paasi
was penalised for tackling Rudolf "too hard". And also LOL'd at the sharks being 2 metres off side for the first twenty minutes but the only offside called was against the warriors. And also Lol'd when we fair and square pushed Nikora into the in goal area to force a drop out but somehow we got penalised for that too.
Don't underestimate the importance of the illegal shark line speed. We only made 40 metres instead of our usual 55 on our first set of six and they soon scored from dominant field position off the back of that.
The maligned Jamayne Tounua-Brown
couldn't build up a head of steam for any hit ups as their line speed was so marginal.
Finally, I am reading a book on chaos theory. A rugby league game qualifies as a chaotic system. Changing one factor in a chaotic system can lead to a profoundly different outcome according to chaos theory.
With that in mind the following players are prank players:
as a forward
If just those four things were replaced we would be a remarkably better team and may have won the last two games. All those things are on Peyton in my mind as even Hiku
doesn't have to be selected.