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