Monday, June 22, 2009

How Do These Guys Keep Their Jobs?

Namely Bob McCarthy, Bob Fulton, Geoff Gerard and Laurie Daley. These guys have had as much success as NSW Origin selectors as Nathan Brown had armed with the hottest squad in the NRL, unfortunately coupled with the tactical nous of an under 8's coach. That's about as much success as Brad Fittler trying to find his hotel room after 88 schooners. If NSW suffer a fourth consecutive series loss tomorrow night, then these fuckers must go. The latest in a fucking gi-normous list of faux pas, is picking a centre/winger to cover for the loss of the utility player. I am a big Josh Morris fan, but how Terry Campese, Ben Hornby, and Michael Ennis aren't better equipped as utility players is fucking beyond me. These clowns make me so fucking angry, year in, year out, but unlike everyone else in the world, seem to suffer no consequences of doing a fucked job.

Over the years, this group or members of this group of selectors have also been responsible for (in no particular order):

* Repeatedly picking a guy like Steve Simpson, even though he turned invisible whenever he donned a sky blue jersey.

* Selecting the two biggest softcocks in Origin history; Jason Stevens and Jason Ryles.

*Persisting with guys like Braith Anasta and Brett Kimmorley, when they clearly weren't good enough to get the job done, rather than blooding some youngsters.

* Seemingly for no reason, repeatedly snubbing/dropping Anthony Laffranchi, even though he is deemed good enough to be in the run-on side for Australia.

* Picking players out of their natural positions.

* Not giving new players second chances.

* Picking 53 year old second rower Craig Fitzgibbon as a front rower.

* Making NSW fans fucking angry with their perplexing selection processes and lame excuses after losses.

That's just a couple of points off the top of my head. If I had time to think about it, there'd be many more I'm sure.

Regardless of the selectors' incompetence, I'll always be a Blues man and hope they can give us something in Origin II. They need a QLD-esque performance, to win against the odds. Let's just hope that if Robbie Farah goes down, Josh Morris is as good at hooker as the selectors think.


Professor Chaos said...

The reason for Morris being picked:

If Wallace isn't getting it done, he comes off, barrett to 7, gidley to 6, hayne to 1, morris on the wing.

If that isn't the most negative, shit-house selection that I have ever heard, I don't know what is.

Why not Campese? You know, if Wallace sucks, you could just bring on Campese. Apparently, Campese is just so fucking awful that this makes more sense.

Captain Carnage said...

Gidley at 6...what a fucking horror show that will be. Campese has fallen below Gidley in the five-eighth pecking order now...fucktards.

Professor Chaos said...

Gidley is heroic and awe inspiring wherever he plays. He is the T. Cahill of the bogan game.

Captain Carnage said...

Captain Courageous...

the phil gould fan club said...

Major Turdler's optimal NSW side for Origin 3(if all were fit):

1. Hayne
2. El Masri
3. Jennings
4. Cooper
5. Monaghan
6. Campese
7. Barrett
8. Weyman
9. De Gois
10. Poore
11. Creagh
12. Watmough
13. O'Donnell
14. Wing
15. Galloway
16. Leahroyd-Lahrs
17. Laffranchi

Coach: Phil Gould

Notes: The lack of depth on our wings is disturbing. El Masri is there because he remains the best positonally defensive winger in the game. Monaghan is there as he has magic hands - something that is useful against Folau.

Very tough choice to go with Hayne over a fully fit Brett Stewart, however Hayne has been close to the best player in the comp this year, carrying an otherwise abysmal Eels lineup.

Peter Wallace, never to play for NSW again. Craig Bellamy, never to be allowed into NSW again. Great coach for Melbourne, club comp, when it is structured, and you have the biggest general in the game there (Cronk). Never has and never will work in Origin. Say what you will about Gould, that he is an arrogant egotistical dick, but his analysis of the game is second to none.

Captain Carnage said...

I've had a rough weekend...allow me Monday whilst bored shitless at work to mull over this...

Is your name really the Phil Gould Fan Club?! You were so much cooler when you were Major Turdler...