This might his reasoning after the fact to justify sacking Barrett. But watching Gould a few weeks ago he said he knows it is time to sack a coach when they keep changing their halves and can't decide on a halfback or halves pairing.
Our reasoning for changes over the last few years has partly been form but also a lot of injuries. Still it is a pretty damning stat in terms of our stability.
At the start of they year the main concerns were who would partner Johnson and how many games he'd play. We have gone quite well on the number of games we have gotten out of Johnson. His form, consistent partner and form around him have been an issue.