RE: English looking towards future of their game
August 15, 2012, 11:31:26
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Posts: 299 RE: English looking towards future of their game
August 15, 2012, 03:20:28
To be honest this sounds like typical over inflated Pommies talking themselves up. It is the nation with the least humility in the world- that is why everyone supports who ever plays against England.
Ok they got some gold olympics, and a good achievement for the British and foreigners reprenting them like cricket, rugby etc. (The united Kingdom has close to 100 million people- it is a small place but extremely densely populated).
When ever a new coach/manager gets a new sports job the brief is "how are we going to be the best".
The new coach, management, captain and players then proceeds to talk themselves up in the press on how they are going to be the world beater again. The Newspapers then publish them as favourites for any tournament entered. Sometime later everyone is fired and the whole cycle starts again. (Achieving the best was a failure)
Very unlikeable sportsmen really, and I enjoy a victory over England- rather a thrashing over England more than any other team. Except for the All Blacks which is then it is an honour, with England it is just putting some over talking big mouths in their place.
What type of team calles their team the" english rugby elite squad!- So pompous- exageration
We have to be careful not to get tagged as being overflated ourselves here. We are the last to point a single finger as far as Olympic achievements are concerned. We are not too far off when it comes to least humility ourselves. We are quite a whinging blaming lot ourselves. It is always because the ref was against us or the quota system or the isolation or anything but ourselves. If that is humility, then I don't know.
You have a few mistakes in your post. You are clearly confused between the British and the English. The Olympics was presented by the UK, and not England. The UK population is nowhere close to 100m. Yes, it is densly populated, but what has that got to do with the issue?
What is wrong with: "How are we going to ne the best................?". In fact, if that is not the brief to any coach, be that a new coach or not, then there is something seriously wrong. What was the general vibe just before and shortly after Heyneke Meyer was appointed? What was and still is, the vibe when Gary Kirsten was appointed?
So what if the call it a rugby elite squad? We have had many elite squads, and what have they achieved? We have a had high performance cricket set-up for many years, and we have been the no 1 test side for a brief period, and now have the opportunity to be be no 1 again. That is what we achieved in all these years of the high performance squad/centre. What we have managed pretty damn well was to choke every time when it mattered.
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