After yet another disappointing game on Saturday (so I hear and the fact that we lost), most of us are getting a bit tired of Heyneke Meyers’ poor excuses and poor decisions regarding player selections. Right or wrong? I will not hammer on player selections though, I think my fellow bloggers have covered that base exceptionally well over the last week or two.
So how can a man, a man we all called for and wished for now all of a sudden find himself public enemy NR1 and is it too soon to change the coaching staff?
Heyneke took over at the Bulls in 2000 and we all know where they ended up the following few seasons. Heyneke eventually took the Bulls to become Champions. Yes I know he is still coaching the same style now as he has done for the past 12 years. The fact is he took the Bulls from Nobodies to Champions.
Now there is 3 things I hate in life and they are:
- The Bulls
Yes, in that order, but we cannot deny the fact that he won silverware with the Bulls, so he must have some sort of credibility as a Coach.
Any case, if we do decide to fire the coach, who will replace him? Mr. Coetzee? I don’t think so. Naka? Seriously?
The only option would be to get a foreign coach, who has NO affiliation whatsoever with any of the franchises. No Blue Goggles, no Snoek samies and no black and white.
We all know, as long as we have a SA coach, we will always have bias towards a certain franchise. It happened in 1995 and it is happening 17 years later.
We need to decide. Do we stick with Heyneke and his philosophies with the hope that he could bring success the same way he did with the Bulls? Or do we do what Liverpool do, and fire the coach after every 3rd game?