RE: There is a school
September 04, 2012, 01:54:11
Thanks for a good insight Denny - I made a comment in an earlier post that I have never known or seen such a weak Bok backline ever and now we are asking a young Goosen to be in charge of directing it would in all purposes be suicide.
I think most on the forum collectively know that our backline play is very limited and lacks the bite, intelligent decision making and direction to be constantly effective in attack in its current situation. Even though JP will be back soon he alone wil not offer the desired outcome that we are looking for. I do ask why Peter Grant hasn't been given more opportunities as he certainly sits between a Morne and a Goosen in his style of play.
HM states in his last press release that a lot of the issues revolve around 'small tweaks' and that game plans are only a romanticised dream. Every coach in the world does small tweaks its just that the more strategic coaches do them smarter, faster and to better effect than those that dont.
But anyway I just hope we dont expect the earth off this kid to make a massive impact in the immediate future as this will be sincerely unfair on him.
He offers so much talent, promise and future prospects for changing our backline. I think with Goosen, Jordaan, JP, Lambie, Habana, Hoougard, Pienaar, Frans Steyn being the mainstay of our Bok back line then I have hope we can compete admirably even though our tactics and direction from our playing style may lcontinue to limit us?