From Ivan in that article: "You need to remember there are some once-in-a-generation players in that Australian team and it's not always going to be that way"
..and when they move on there will be another set of once in a generation players (the next generation).Judging by this quote from Cleary, I'm starting to think that picking him as an assistant may have been Kearney's biggest mistake of this World Cup. So we need to wait for half this Australian team to retire before we can expect the Kiwis to have a chance, what a load of shit.
Another reason why Bellamy could be beneficial in the short term, all of the 'once-in-a-generation' players learnt their trade from him.
..and when they move on there will be another set of once in a generation players (the next generation).
Either way you look at it their both too conservative and not bold enough for me, they both don't have the courage to step outside their structured rubbish so they both should go,
Johnson not up to the task
The new Kiwis coach must ditch Shaun Johnson unless the Warriors No 7 has a personality transplant. Johnson wins the odd battle and loses every war. He disappears too often and his defensive softness places too much pressure on others. The Kiwis would have been more formidable with Foran at halfback and Sonny Bill Williams at pivot, no matter how crazy that sounds. Picking Johnson means the Kiwis are happy for rare wins if everything falls into place. This loser mentality has to be eradicated. NRL football is hard enough, but representative league is a brutal mind and body deal beyond a lot of players and Johnson - who plays a key position - is one of those.
Hard hitting article about recruiting Gould as Kiwi Coach.