and there's the rub Gaz. What is indeed required. If I had the answer I'd be an administrator of the sport or a coach. As it is I'm a nurse and as such my opinions are valid but not as experiential as others are!
All I would advocate is that the Status Quo is not maintained. We have repeatedly come up short and "in my opinion", given the finance/resource put into 'on field' operations, that isn't good enough. No NRCs and only 1GF in 3 yrs given whats available to FRRLFC is short of what I expected. Maybe my bar is too high?? But that's how I feel.
It is the $64m question of course. Undoubtedly, everyone will have an opinion, all equally valid, if not agreed with. The key ones are those of the BOD & possibly the coaching staff. I agree that something needs to change however if we are to continue to improve; despite yesterdays result, I do still feel that the club as a whole continues to progress, however standing still would lead to falling behind as other clubs also improve. I have my views as to potential areas for improvement, as I'm sure you do.
One thing I do think that a lot of our fans on here seem to miss however is the quailty of performances that we face. I'm glad to see that we don't appear to have gone down the route of "ref bashing" after yesterday, however the majority of comments seem to be about how we "choked", poor individual performances, etc. Yes, it might not have been our finest game, however to me, that was because of how well Sheffield played, and nullified our attacking prowess. Given the conditions, it was great to see the handling of both teams in the main was excellent, especially the length of the field try that Sheffield scored. Congratulations to them, on the day, they deserved the win.