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Beeno1

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Bringing Mike to account
November 19, 2012, 08:38:04

Mike you thought, I believe, that the Boks would lose both to Ireland and the Scots? Well they didnt.

Next you told us all how uselss Guthro was and he wasnt as he had a reasoably good test with some solid scrumming - whil ehe and jannie were on we had no probems. I will give you half a mark re CJ but only one half. CJ as Moz and I have said for many years is a losehead and has always struggled as a tighthead.

Next we go to your other bete noir De Jong. Well given how he hardly got the ball (given the team tactics) one could not really rate him so you saying he had a bad game is not on. Pleas eals onot etha tthe whole Stornmers backline was poor on attack and th ishad to hav eeffected De Jongh. I am no tsaying though tha tde Jongh is our long term answer for th boks but be fair to the player.

Mike I am sure your luck will turn at some point! Hahhahahahahahaha keep predicting the Boks will lose and at some point you will be proved right.


clevermike

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RE: Bringing Mike to account
November 19, 2012, 09:43:27

Beeno

You really are talking crap here.   I was hessitant about the issue of the Irish and Scottish tests.   In the case of the Irish I really believe we would lose and I still think on the day the very inexpereienced Irish team showed us up badly.   We were not convincing at all.    Matter of fact is that the Irish outplayed us and was very unlucky to lose.

Every team in the world often enough beat Scotland and I did say we have a change to beat them by a much smaller margin than people predicted.   The Scots had oodles of chances to kick at goal and did not use it.   The outplayed us badly in both backline play and in scrummaging.

Now onto Steenkamp - he was firm in 3 scrums and then collapsed  like a house of cards.   If you could not see that clearly - what is wrong with your eyesight?   As for the rest he was so obviously unfit that he contributed zilch to the game.   He could not be much worse than he in fact was.  A "reasonably good test"  -- my ass,  he was no asset.

I did not expect you to find an excuse for the disastrous performance of Van der Linde.   He struggled on tighthead - then why did Meyer in the first instance chose him to play there?   He flopped in the test against the Irish and was a disaster on Saturday.  

Then De Jongh - he was useless.  He knocked on the first ball that came his way - did make one forward move gaining five meters with the secoind one and did zilch with the third one.   He missed on tackle as well.   Showed nothing else worth mentioning.   As useles as they come.

For heavens sake - I was a Meyer supporter - but has lost 90% of the faith I had in him as a coach.   At present he makes De Villiers look like a megastar coach   He has so far shown nothing that is even remotely satisfatory - but he deserve one further chance and that is all that should be accorded to him.

 


carpetmuncher

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RE: Bringing Mike to account
November 19, 2012, 09:48:45

first off lets be honest mike's views are spot on in regards to how the boks play. as to the way how the boks play under the HM its not wonder the bok faithfull are feeling uneasy. the wonderfull manner in which the boks scraped through against a 8th and 9th placed sides could as easyly be considered a loss in my books. the irish are woefull and the scots even worse so.

 

the boks have evolved to nothing as there game play are as easy to read as a wynberg street whore. if you take any confidence out of the irish and scotish game then you are really a strong character my dear beeno


Beeno1

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RE: Bringing Mike to account
November 19, 2012, 10:57:28

Had the energy levels been good against Scotland it would no doubt have been a rout. As Meyer and Jean rightyly said all the necessary work had been done in the first half but the tanks were empty come the second half. As they have been inprevious matches as I indicated.

Winning is the thing right now as we want that second ranking. Lets leave the fancy stuff for next year. Meyer knows this but the bleaters have no clue really as to what is important right now. Hahahahahahaha thankfully I am here to set them straight!!! 

Win ugly for now if needs be I say.


clevermike

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RE: Bringing Mike to account
November 19, 2012, 11:09:42

Beeno

Thanks for setting us right - and no thanks.   Meyer deserve one more chance and I stated that before.   Us beating the 8 and 9 ranked teams means zilch.   If in the test series in June Meyer keeps on with robotic play plan instructions and with crazy player selection - he should be sent packing


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