I'd say it had a lot to do with many things mate. Sipley looks fitter, too. Give is a team without 8 starters being out, and we'll be perfectly fine. Unfortunately injuries have cruelled us year after year. So much so people say they aren't excuses anymore, but in my view, they just are.Was that down to Donny though or Des stopping Suli eating everything on the menu at Maccas?
Our conditioning is very poor we have no line speed and we leak easy points in the back end of games !! This all comes down to fitness this was an issue last year too.Nothing Wrong with our coaching staff that are one of the best in the Business
Fitness can take you so far feathered friend
Finesse will take you all the way
We need the right cattle on the field to conquer once again
Yep agreed well some tough decisions need to be made otherwise Des will lose his job !! The players are unfit it’s clear as day.Yes, does make you wonder.
Donnie has the CV but his role is more than just telling players how many pushups to do, he has been inspirational to past teams but I'd say he lost a lot of gloss if not respect with his vax stance and maybe his message is losing its impact these days. I don't think our squad is any less physically fit than others but the mental resilience seems lacking to me.
Almost impossible though to see Des letting Donnie go. Maybe Mestrov would have to pull rank.
Training 6 hrs a day, most days, does not ensure the team is "fit" (comparatively speaking) There are so many variables to fitness and how to manage it over a season. The seemingly smallest differences in approach and philosophy between clubs can show quite strikingly over a season. Not saying you are off the mark with your comment about mental fitness and captain, nonetheless.I have said for the last few years ,the team problems isnt "not being fit"
They train 6 hrs a day ,most days of the week.
Its mental toughness that is lacking ,and it permeates from the Captain down.