Losing is definitely something no rugby nation likes to face ... and really
there is not that much of a gap between the 3 nations. Yes NZ will be back
and this time with better players ... we mustn't forget that we have a lot
of players in the depths waiting to prove themselves ... fueled by their
child hood dream of wearing that BLACK jersey ... a lot of things have been
written recently about how the ALL BLACKS will not be regarded as worthy or
even held in awe as the Mighty Blacks ... how wrong they are ... I feel they
only write it in the HOPE that this is so.
A lot has been said about the older BLACKS how they should be axed ... well
maybe true ... I personally think we should get behind them and support who
ever wears the JERSEY LOSE or WIN , I think the guys know they didn't do so
well ... they don't need us the guys that could only dream of wearing a
jersey like theirs to tell them what they should do ... remember theyr'e
like you and me people with hopes, dreams and fears.
Michael Jones is a Friend I frequent with alot, along with Junior Tonu'u,
Andrew Blowers and Eroni Clarke. It hurts them alot when the media or Talk
back shows comment on their performance ... and I guess many other players
must feel the same too.
Its not so much the criticism of their play its more the personal attacks
wrapped around clever phrases. Look no one likes to lose and when your
playing at this level I guess its what you must expect ... when you are a
winner every body PRAISES you and wants to KNOW you ... when you lose ...
well you get a STONE HIM !, HANG HIM ! ...
Wake up NZers , lets support whoever coaches, plays whatever ... lets show
our young generation an example of being a good loser , by making
constructive criticisms that serve only to encourage not to destroy.
Is WINNING the most important thing we need to encourage our youth ?
Because if it is ... then someone better explain to them that suicide isn't
the answer when they lose.
>I agree - well said - things are down now but ...
>We'll be back ...
>bigger, better, stronger