I concur. You can't disagree that the guy was passionate and I have no doubt really did give it his all. I look at the emotion he was feeling with the Wallabies result vs. Schmidt with the Ireland result and you know what, I want the guy who is truely distraught at having let people down. As you say, good luck Cheika where ever things take you.
Barnes said the same thing on the Fox telecast and gave me quite a laugh.That's some seriously amateur era thinking right there, that we should want someone simply because they were visibly upset whsn they failed. Its a bit like saying a coach is good becauae the players say nice things about him.
World Rugby and NZRU: LOL
You want the guy that is incompetent, but is rude, ill tempered and occasionally sheds a public tear, simply becuase he is upset it all went wrong after 4 bad years of everyone yelling it was going wrong but him not opening himself up to any kind of help?
Fuck that. I want someone who actually knows what they are doing. How often do you see Bill Bellichick cry in public? Would you see he is inadequately passionate?
That's some seriously amateur era thinking right there, that we should want someone simply because they were visibly upset whsn they failed. Its a bit like saying a coach is good becauae the players say nice things about him.
Well even that is stupid. You've no idea now either of them feel. Cheika could be upset about something else (his own position comes to mind) and Schmidt could feel absolutely awful about it without crying on TV.
I suggest you don't take up poker.
Based on what I know of Cheika and people who have talked to him, I choose to take a less cynical view and believe that he was distraught for the reasons he offered and the emotion shown. I preferred in this case seeing this as opposed to the potentially stoic display from Schmidt. I hardly believe this is stupid.
This is dumb.
Anyway, this game is in the history books now. Discussions of what's next are probably more interesting.