Excuse me Northern Eel, but I did say at the time that Diskin was the wrong choice, and got loads of flak for it. I also said that recruitment hadn't been good enough and got loads of flak for that as well. In all honesty, look at our recruitment; a centre from a team which finished about 6 places below us, a returning 2nd rower who had given probably his best 4 seasons to a club which also finished below us, a 2nd rower from a team which finished below us, a player who'd been out of the game for a while, and 2 lads who have come to learn their trade. Where was the kick on of recruitment looking for players to take the side further from its' brilliant season of 2016? We re-signed all but 2 or 3 of that squad and gave them great new, financially better contracts, but that's not guaranteed to make them into better players just because they've got more money! I would say without exception that each and every one of those players last season gave everything they had and a drop more on top to achieve what they did, and probably didn't have any more to give this time. they knew their limitations and played to them effectively but they probably also know that this new game isn't up their street and are being made to look foolish by being asked to play it. Without a serious re-jig of tactics and the systems, we're going to carry on getting it wrong according to the coach and consequently we're going to get dragged down. Hard to see where the next winning, never mind commanding, performance is going to come from. We showed where we can be in the first 25 minutes today, then had a holiday until the last 10 minutes, and still couldn't get in a position on the last set to fashion a winning kick when we knew we had to. Yes, that's bad decision making on the field and the coach can't take the blame for that, but what he can take the blame for are the systems and shapes which let us turn a 12 point lead into an 18 point kick up the backside. As MANY have said, where has that brilliant tackling display gone? Even in poorer seasons under John Kear we had a 'you're not getting past here' attitude, in fact that is proven by the number of close losses we had under the bonus point system, and I would lay a bet that under that system we took more 1 point bonuses for losing than any other team in either Championship division. So how come that almost same team is getting 40/50 past it all of a sudden? Who's not performing, and why? IF it's really the players then bring in the Hills and O'Sullivans and Cowlings and previously the Squires' of the team to see if they have any more appetite. IF it's not the players, then someone else needs to start examining the reasons. I'd love to say the season isn't yet dead, but nothing out of the next 3 games and it will be.