It appears reasonably accepted as common knowledge that the game at the highest level is largely mental. I was interested to read about Jamie Lyon's thoughts about not wanting to play Origin. He refers to the critcism he received and how it affected his confidence. http://www.foxsports.com.au/league/state-of-origin/manly-sea-eagles-star-jamie-lyon-reveals-why-he-said-no-to-a-state-of-origin-return-for-nsw/story-fn31yxah-1226378817668 He doesn't say exactly whose criticism in particular hurt him. But it makes me wonder about the effect in general of fans bagging players. Which as we know is all part of the fun of being a fan. However, when we occasionally hammer our own players, especially the young ones still developing their game, we cmight do well to remember they are only human, and have feelings like anybody else.