What happens if they're still out of form come November, do you still pick them as British coaches historically have? I think this is much of the worry, in the past we have picked players because of what they can potentially do on their day regardless of whether they've done in the last 2 years or not.
Nope, at that time I would argue form is more relevant, but probably still from the players that have been heavily involved, you certainly wouldn't go and start again from scratch.
I disagree that this is the fans issue. Last year he selected two halves who had played in both the Challenge Cup Final and Grand Final, yet he still got slated, because the fans like Brough. Form is all opinion anyway, much of it depends what coaches want from their players,
Plenty of people wanted Briers for Britain, but he was ignored. This is very similar to that, but the way some fans are going on, I certainly think many have jumped on some form of bandwagon and have an agenda, if that's not you, fine, but there are too many wild criticisms which are way over the top.
Personally I have been quite happy with most of the performances - I like the way we took it to the Aussies at Wembley, and the way we comfortably beat the Kiwis last time we beat them.
I know think that we have some better players than at Wembley 2 years ago and could go one better. If that happens in Oct/Nov and we do beat the Aussies, how will opinion change?