Internationals Sack coach Kearney

If we lose the Series is it time for Kearney to go ?

  • Yes, sack Kearney if we lose

    Votes: 6 16.2%
  • No don't sack Kearney if we lose

    Votes: 29 78.4%
  • Sack him either way, win or lose the series.

    Votes: 2 5.4%

  • Total voters
    37
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Kerney has shown up the old nz league fallacy that "scoring more points than the opposition" is the best ideal to focus on.

He's gone for 1% champions and has been rewarded nicely with a champion team.

Its all about placing process goals above results goals in the priorities.

Of course they want to score points, but they want to play high quality footy more than that, so they can walk off the field with pride, with or without victory...

And funny enough, they have only lost one test in the last two years... 7 from 8. Not bad...

But year I totally get why people want kerney sacked. Lol..
 
Remember all the hooplah during the WC when we were using the 'Roosters defensive system ?

There was an article about how the Roosters players had persuaded the coach to try thier system (most effective defence in the NRL at that time).

We don't have JWH or SBW this time round....I imagine the pattern changed after those two were no longer in favor /available...and the campaign turned to shit.

Interestingly we conceded lots of points in that WC against the big two.

That WC squad in 2013 was a disastrous squad on and off field. Went from the messiah Bennett as assistant to Cleary and it showed in terms of all round squad discipline. Didn't hear a whisper when Bennett was involved in the first WC triumph fast forward to 13' we had Foran & SBW and the energy drinks & pills scandal among other rubbish. Just a total disaster campaign.

Certain players in that squad compared to the personnel we have now some of the guys in the squad at that time wouldn't get a look in at a training camp let alone the actual team now days.

Locke - Troubled soul
Hoffman - Hardly played
Bryson Goodwin - Meh
K. Inu - Tackle bag carrier
Frank Paul Nuuausala - Looked cool sitting in the stands
E. Taylor - Did nothing
Kasiano - Did nothing
 
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And funny enough, they have only lost one test in the last two years... 7 from 8. Not bad...

Technically it's three matches in the last two years (including the 2013 world cup final, the 2014 ANZAC test and the first test against England).
 
Yep. He's a class above Tui at the moment. I think tui maybe caught in that konrad hurrell trap of thinking he's made it without putting in the hard yards.

Or maybe they're trying to turn Tui into something he's not...he looks like a duck out of water playing in the halves. but looks like an absolute natural on the wing.

If it walks like a winger, talks like a winger, and looks like a winger...maybe it's a winger.
 
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Well i guess if he couldn't defend, could barely catch, couldn't kick, had no real ball skills to speak of, had very limited footwork and took longer to turn than the queen Mary, and who's only real talent was running straight and hard, then yes, he would probably suit prop more than any other position.:p
I'll wait till he gets named International Winger of the Year a few times before I pass judgment as to whether he's a better winger than Manu then. :p
 
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Dont like the selection of Peta Hiku at stand off but who else could Mooks have selected there. Only other option was Tuimoala Lolohea.

Considering the players that were available I think Kearneys done a good job. He wont be getting sacked anytime soon...
 
Dont like the selection of Peta Hiku at stand off but who else could Mooks have selected there. Only other option was Tuimoala Lolohea.

Considering the players that were available I think Kearneys done a good job. He wont be getting sacked anytime soon...

Exactly, that's also one of the reasons I haven't reamed Hiku, picked to play a test series, in England, in a position he's never played, that requires a skill set he doesn't have, hard to blame him really. Benji may have been the short term answer, but was never going to be the real answer, so I'm still OK with that call, but maybe a untested young half would have been a better choice rather than a untested winger/FB.
 
Dont like the selection of Peta Hiku at stand off but who else could Mooks have selected there. Only other option was Tuimoala Lolohea.

Considering the players that were available I think Kearneys done a good job. He wont be getting sacked anytime soon...

Luke at stand off and Cherrington or Brown at hooker? Brown at stand off? Would have been options I'd have considered

I won't suggest something ludicrous like taking Marshall or Isaac John at this stage ;) - Hoffman could have been useful though?
 
Dont like the selection of Peta Hiku at stand off but who else could Mooks have selected there. Only other option was Tuimoala Lolohea.

Considering the players that were available I think Kearneys done a good job. He wont be getting sacked anytime soon...

Very obvious answer to that question bud and that's on Kearney. Select the best team available. We could have won a test series in England without a lot of our top players ffs if he had just gotten over himself and selected at least one specialist half who happened to be available and was vastly superior to anything we had on offer in that series.
 
JWH would have been selected for this tour and the ANZAC test and last year's Four Nations if not for injury and making himself unavailable, there's nothing in that one.
Plus given his form of late Kearney and I look forward to seeing him transfer that to the Kiwi's jersey before the WC
I believe Kearney thinks my way or the highway???
 
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Kerney picked the best defensive team he could, and it's got us to No1. So I'm happy with his selections given the injuries he's had to contend with.

Shaun Johnson
Foran
Taumalolo
Eastwood
Mannering
Vatuvai
Leuluai

7 of his first choice players out of action and he still had the balls to stick with his values and leave Benji at home to maintain the teams attitude. He's a great coach IMO..
 
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