Against South's we had the forward advantage, we had the majority of possession too. Yet still couldnt get a win. But the truth is we had no idea what to do with the pill, we threw very little at the rabbits in attack. Give some credit to the bunnies defence, it wasnt a weak wall yep but I think they stuck the cue in the rack very early and thats the real reason Mcguire had the halftime ****e+s, the bunnies they we're comfortable defending, with very little really to defend against and took the soft option. Our backline looks far from world class ATM, Taufua catching has gotten worse. Our game control and kick game non existent. As much as it hurts me to say it, I think we have too much work and improvement still to do in the time we have to be a top 8 threat. Seriously one player DCE being out doesn't mean 17 other players have an excuse. I am all for flying under the radar. But Barrett's post match conferences are now just excuse after excuse and planting the seed for an excuse for next week's loss. Now it's the players need 3 days rest, then we have such a long trip to NZ followed by another short turn around. How can we possibly win rah rah rah. What your really saying over and over in your head Trent, ' We didn't look capable of winning what we should have won.'. Ohhh ****!!!!!! Will the next post match interview be we weren't used to a 9 day turnaround, and having so much rest. We didn't know what to do with it, and the plane flight made us tired so the players had to sleep more then the 3 solid days I have been giving them off. Toovs had the same problem as a first year coach. Barrett is being to bloody nice to the playing group. He is being too f'''':n soft. Yes I get a new coach thinks he needs to win the players over, show he cares about them. Earn respect and all of that. Bull****. Players work out if you care or not. I am not seeing a coach who is being tough enough. Great coachs demand respect. They don't dilly dally around with this ****. Hell Bennetts return to the donkeys had him telling Thaiday we may not have a place and he was fightinh for a contract. Toovs needed the senior playing group to tell him to be tougher and Barrett's fallen into the same trap. The senior players looked to have had it way too easy in the off season, most started well after the reserves and sorry but even with a big turn over of players, other teams in a similar boat haven't started the season so far off the pace like we have. Now its excuses about the draw, and only a 20 mins coaching session for the halves to remember how to play ball. Bull ****. Next it will be about how cherry is impossible to replace and Blah blah blah. Cry us a river princess. Dear Des at the bulldogs isnt whinging about the reduced interchange. LOL the cunning old Fox is playing serious mind games with the opposition and saying it should have been reduced by another two. What do you think if those apples. LOL Trent my friend, you have had long enough to play this nice and polite card. A loss is a loss. A loss when it should have been a win, makes the loss even worse, and sorry that's not the right time to bring out the excuses card. Enough of the excuses already. I don't want to hear how you couldn't go into the dressing room and be upset at the players who lost when they should have won. There is such a thing as being too nice on the players as a coach. Trent my friend as a coach i think its about time you took a rather big teaspoon of cement.