Reluctantly I would agree with that. He is not a strong candidate After the last experiment with a Kiwi I would prefer a local but acknowledge there is not a strong candidate about.
I hope it runs well, I am less perturbed by Rennie than Johnson. He has no claim to his job that I can see...
Would not offer this as proof but it wasn’t hard to piece together weeks ago
She wouldn’t or couldn’t maintain a relationship with Cheika, Johnson was the buffer and came at a 4 year cost with a solution for the coaching vacancy.
Ok so Rennie has coached for a long while and last won anything of note in 2013. Johnson on what I can see has not won anything anywhere ever. He has 16 games as fill in coach for 5 wins, 3 of which were against Italy.
Again, where is the compelling rationale for either?
I cannot see how they found Johnson and on what basis they handed him the role he has? The rest is purely a result of that.
He has somehow talked his way into a role that his resume suggests is light years from his achievements.
Unless Wikipedia has been hacked his only highlights are winning the SR in 2012 and 3 wins with NZ under 20’s. Finals only in Europe without winning. That would make Cheika at time of appointment far more compelling.
You tell me what I am missing?
Larkham, with some senior assistants like Fischer.
Have a close look at Johnson’s coaching history and experience. Nothing there that says he is “compelling”. Lot of wins against Italy, not a lot against anyone else.
There’s a shock. Decision made 6 months ago. Another dodgy decision by a desperate CEO and an exiting Chairman. No process, came down to who would take the job on the basis of reporting to Scott Johnson, who was also plucked out of obscurity. Everyone appointed for 4 years. FFS
It’s a script...
Saw a bit of Graham Richardson baking Baird on Sky last night. By his account the lowest human he has ever encountered. Not sure Richo is a great character reference for anyone but the venom was obvious and was on the basis of his conduct to others, not the speaker. AJ nodding along in the...