Just because someone 'puts their body on the line' it doesn't make them immune from criticism. If our players were amateur and a pint in the bar was their only reward for playing, then you might have a point. As it happens, they earn a very decent wage for what is a part time job. Ainscough's blunder today was utterly ridiculous, and probably unprecedented in terms of professional rugby. He's let four sets of people down today thanks to his stupidity - the fans who pay his wage, his team mates, his coach and the board. If fans want to express their annoyance at him on here, then so be it.
In summation, for you to tear into John Kear on virtually every single occasion you post - but to discourage people from criticising a player for a horrendous error, makes you an utter hypocrite.
Listen guy's, yes ainscough made a stupid stupid error today, but all could see how heart broken the lad was at end when he was in tears, he know's he messed up but until that mistake he was my man of match and no one will be hurting as much as he will be now so, lets support him and the lads because, it is not over yet, and that could kill his confidence if we don't get behind him,so try not to slate the lad but support him,
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But yet you slate John Kear at every opportunity? What's the difference?
ifxyou read back about your own comments mr nichol's it was you that actually did say that money was no object, and no i am not having a go like you have been about fans of late, calling them a so called 6, who have all the rite they want to comment on this forum has have you
I have heavily criticised Mr Nicholas this season. However, be did clearly say that money was 'not the problem', bur 'availability' was.
I'm happy that Squires is secured. He's been inconsistent, but realistically he's got into double figures in his first season of pro rugby in what is a very tough league. With the right sort of service he'll improve on that in 2016.
The Brambani signing has been mooted for a while, but I've heard that another quality Sheffield playmaker is also very much on our radar. I'd be quite excited if they were lining up for us next season.
If we stay up but once again fail to spend and wind up in another struggle next season, we'll lose even more fans. I fear people have lost their willingness to tolerate the 'small club punching above our weight' mantra that they've been fed for years.
I can only hope that the board realise this and speculate to accumulate a little in 2016.
Am with Redditch; why would we be cheering re-signings who haven't really cut it? Yes, the ones who have signed already are great news but we have some 2 year ones who haven't set the world alight and some we can't afford to carry. We need new, able blood from the top downwards and if we end up not offering contracts to some then that's
how it must be. One point; we have a problem at 1 and 5. If JC leaves and we can't keep Brown we will need new men in those positions anyway unless Morgan is to be retained and used as I felt he did well enough when thrown in. Fev fans reckon Hardman is on his way, any inside info!!
I actually think that most of regular XVII have 'cut it' this season, bar one or two notable exceptions - it's just that we haven't had the class and direction at half-back to win games. Hopefully that will be rectified during the close season.
I don't think there any particularly poor referees today. I've witnessed the likes of Colin Morris, Brian Galtress and Steve Cross in action. I
If you think Merrick, Hewer and co. are below par, quite frankly you don't know you're born.
believe me I watch him play week in week out and he gets a lot of undeserved stick probs cos he's a big name but I'd rather have him than crookes or squires that's for sure
Yeah, Prycey is terrific value for money. You must love to see him flopping into tackles like a Manatee.
For a 6'6, 20 stone back, his impact is laughably poor. I don't think criticism aimed at him is due to his 'big name' - more because he looks like Tarzan but plays like Jane.
Can the moderators of this forum please give some consideration to creating a permanent thread for this purpose - in order that we can isolate some of the ridiculous 'debates' which are currently taking over this forum?
Everyone loved Gary Thornton even though we flirted perilously with relegation during nearly every season he was in charge. He had a very responsible full-time job with a nationwide telecoms company. Karl Harrison was also popular, despite running his new kitchen fitting company through the day.
Can't see any difference between either of the above examples and Kear doing a bit of part-time punditry for Sky and a very limited bit of extra coaching with Wales.