'.... it was too slow, too pedestrian, and really not playing like they were supposed to.'
'I didn't think we worked hard enough in possession or out of possession.'
'... players running past ours far to easily.'
'There need to be a few home truths.'
'... another pathetic goal to concede.'
'Clearly our attitude wasn't right tonight.'
All quotes from the Paul Hurst interview after being knocked out of the cup by Exeter in August 2018, 2 years and 8 months ago.
Every comment could apply to our players now and, get this, five (FIVE) of the players who finished yesterdays game played in that Exeter game.
Those comments are when I believe Hurst may have started to lose the Dressing room. The players did not react well. Many on here were calling out Hurst saying he was wrong and out of order. We stuck up for the players and blamed Hurst. I'm no Hurst apologist but I think he was bang on.
Now Cook is saying the same things all these years later and we all agree. Remeber five players still there yesterday pulling the same stunt. Isn't hindsight a wonderful thing
Covid denier who claimed that he sent Goat and fruit samples that came back Covid positive has died having not been seen for a couple of weeks. Tanzania hasn't published any Covid figures for months and refused all Vaccines. Heart condition apparently ... Hmm
Yes, it was crap but did none of you notice that we were trying to play in a completely different way to 'normal'? I mentioned this on here at half time but the instructions were clearly to get the ball forward as quickly as possible, not as in a hoof, but to the feet.
The players struggled with it, I mean they are so in the habits ingrained in them. Even the opening kick off for the first time for ages we passed it to someones feet!! Then, every kick off after each goal it was back to the old hoof it into touch Rugby style.
Cook had to go with an unchanged side after the three wins and it will be interesting who is selected Tuesday when it is 'his' selection. I wonder whether he will bring Matheson in as full backs need to get forward. Maybe move Chambers into the centre. There will probably be a few who will be given a rest.
Once he gets his team playing his way I reckon it will be good to watch. I am not as pessimistic as a lot of you and feel some of our squad will really improve. Not all, and there will be new faces, but he has to get the current lot 'retrained".
... that Cook is already stamping his mark on the team. We are trying to get the ball forward far quicker than in the past. For a bunch of players used to tippy tapping it around it isn't coming naturally .... yet.
Wow ... A big thanks to everyone who has ever recommended this on various threads discussing Series' to watch. Only just got to it and just finished Season 2 ... Absolutely outstanding. The plot, the acting, cinematography, and soundtrack. What a rollercoaster. Brilliant.