1st Grade Fringe
- May 14, 2012
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Sorry bro u may well be right but Im just not seeing a marae stay and a maori poster in a shed as an obvious bias or even a problem. It can go overboard as in the Howie Tamati tenure for sure but i dont think it came close to those levels.It wasn't just the marae stay it was everything, I remember seeing a photo of the team sheds after a game and they had this big poster with maori sculptural designs and and everything on it. Kidwell clearly wanted to create a particular culture in the squad and it obviously didn't resonate with the non-maori players. Coaches don't dictate team culture, the players do.
The defections? Players know when their being coached by a shit coach.....the Tongan players simply had another option, im not surprised they took it. FFS as in Taumololo's case when the coach "forgets" to bring the world's most lethal forward back off the bench in a second half of the game....
Kidwell retardation pure and simple....id probably walk too.