The thing I found most annoying about Brown was his press conferences, especially the line, " Oh but we trained well, we just couldn't transfer it to the game." ... Training and playing are 2 completely different things haha.We have had some poor seasons but this would have to go down as one of the worst as after a few years of trending downwards it looked like they were making steps to turn thing around. They cleared out players from the previous years and brought in new guys. The aim was also to change the role/body type of some positions moving like moving from bigger wingers to guys with a bit more pace or adding some size up front.
Even after all of those changes, we fell apart. It looked like they would be competitive and we'd be in close games either winning or losing close. The season ended with some massive losses.
Like 2004 after a few years in the finals or 2009 (can forgive this one due to circumstances) after a good 2008 we should have had reason to look up. So to me this year is similar to those as there was a good case we should of improved whereas some of the others were just poor in general. Also results wise this is one of our worst seasons.
The reasons for the terrible season probably vary.
- Fitness and conditioning.
- Coaching. Coach seemedrelaxaxed on poor performances like it would eventually turn around. Also we were lacking tactically (offense and defense).