McNamara's a pretty poor coach. Fact. Lets face it though, the team that played against Italy could have been coached by Warren Jowitt and should still have won at a canter. I'm also fairly sure that he won't have encouraged Gareth Hock and his fellow morons to have gone on a post-match booze up to celebrate that defeat. The events of the last week say far, far more about the mentality and professionalism of our 'elite' players than McNamara's coaching ability.
I disagree, we don't genuinely know what has happened or the issues surrounding the night out. Some say Hock smacked Graham for instance.
But what is clear about the England camp is that there is something not right and that for me has to fall with the coach. Australias pre RLWC training was done in the UK, in British conditions yet when the Aussies rolled up the England team were chilled out by a pool in South Africa.
I remember right before the RLWC furore took pace and Mcnamara was talking about how he doesnt know if this will be his last year as England coach - Uncertainty in a role which was given to him to provide certainty!
By this afternoon we may all be reassured that Mcnamara does actually know what he is doing and I hope England do go on and beat Australia later today.
I guess we'll know soon enough
*edit* Doesnt help when Mcnamara strops off when questioned on his selection: http://www.bbc.co.uk...league/24675754
Edited by funkmaster flex, 26 October 2013 - 07:46 AM.