Henry saids Wales won't win WC

Henry saids Wales won't win WC

Post by McGillyCudd » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Graeme Henry is back home in NZ for 2 weeks and appeared on "The Holmes
Show" , last night - complete with BBC film crew in attendance

Holmes asked him:

H>How did you create a winning team?
I set the expectations

H> Do you want to be the next AB coach?
Yes..after 2003 when my contract ends with Wales

H> Why did Wales beat SA recently at Cardiff?
There were the better team on the day and we have an excellent management
team & infrastructure

Then the big one..

H> Will Wales win the World Cup?

GH's answer was No!

Before you all get hot & bothered check out the BBC film crew's taping of
this segment

 
 
 

Henry saids Wales won't win WC

Post by Brian Gunnin » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00

I don't have any problems with that post.

a) I think most Welsh supporters would be happy to make the semi's (in
Twickenham!).

b) Henry is again being honest. That's not a bad trait as far as I'm
concerned.

I think Henry will work his ***off for Wales this year (pardon the
Americanism!) and will carry on doing so until the end of his contract.

However,you can't blame the man for *REALLY* wanting to coach the All
Blacks!

regards,

Brian.

 
 
 

Henry saids Wales won't win WC

Post by Alun Morga » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Is that like 'We won't beat England'

'We won't beat France'

'There is no way we will beat South Africa'

I happen to agree that Wales will not win the world cup, but GH says we
won't every interview, so this is hardly worth mentioning. What he tells the
players is clearly very different to what he tells the press. He will also
be 57 in 2003. My money is him going back in 2001, when he has a get out
clause.

 
 
 

Henry saids Wales won't win WC

Post by Mr_Biaatc » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Graeme Henry is back home in NZ for 2 weeks and appeared on "The Holmes
> Show" , last night - complete with BBC film crew in attendance

> Holmes asked him:

> H>How did you create a winning team?
> I set the expectations

> H> Do you want to be the next AB coach?
> Yes..after 2003 when my contract ends with Wales

> H> Why did Wales beat SA recently at Cardiff?
> There were the better team on the day and we have an excellent management
> team & infrastructure

> Then the big one..

> H> Will Wales win the World Cup?

> GH's answer was No!

> Before you all get hot & bothered check out the BBC film crew's taping of
> this segment

You can bet your left B-Bag that Henry is gonna do everything he can to make
Wales fire for the WC. He is playing games with the media. Good on ya Graham
Henry. Good luck Welsh!
 
 
 

Henry saids Wales won't win WC

Post by Kev » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>Graeme Henry is back home in NZ for 2 weeks and appeared on "The Holmes
>Show" , last night - complete with BBC film crew in attendance

>Holmes asked him:

>H>How did you create a winning team?
>I set the expectations

>H> Do you want to be the next AB coach?
>Yes..after 2003 when my contract ends with Wales

>H> Why did Wales beat SA recently at Cardiff?
>There were the better team on the day and we have an excellent management
>team & infrastructure

>Then the big one..

>H> Will Wales win the World Cup?

>GH's answer was No!

>Before you all get hot & bothered check out the BBC film crew's taping of
>this segment

Phew, the AB's are in with a chance again.

If you listen to what Henry says to the media you will notice he doesn't
really tell them what he really thinks.

Before the Wales SA match he said that he had no expectation of a Welsh win.

And as for coaching the AB's - his contract has a get out clause after 3.5
years, so could be sooner than you think.

Kev

 
 
 

Henry saids Wales won't win WC

Post by Ceri Griffit » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Phew, the AB's are in with a chance again.

> If you listen to what Henry says to the media you will notice he doesn't
> really tell them what he really thinks.

> Before the Wales SA match he said that he had no expectation of a Welsh win.

> And as for coaching the AB's - his contract has a get out clause after 3.5
> years, so could be sooner than you think.

> Kev

Three and a half years eh...hmm....he's been here um well nearly a year,
so that 2.5 years left. Great - I can't wait to apply again ;-) They must
interview me this time ;-)

Ceri

 
 
 

Henry saids Wales won't win WC

Post by m hu » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Henry also said,  prior to the game that he expected Wales to lose
against SA, and that he hoped they wouldn't put more than 50 points
past Wales.
 The guy nearly always speaks with his tongue firmly in his cheek!!!
 
 
 

Henry saids Wales won't win WC

Post by Kev » Thu, 08 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:



>> Phew, the AB's are in with a chance again.

>> If you listen to what Henry says to the media you will notice he doesn't
>> really tell them what he really thinks.

>> Before the Wales SA match he said that he had no expectation of a Welsh
win.

>> And as for coaching the AB's - his contract has a get out clause after
3.5
>> years, so could be sooner than you think.

>> Kev

>Three and a half years eh...hmm....he's been here um well nearly a year,
>so that 2.5 years left. Great - I can't wait to apply again ;-) They must
>interview me this time ;-)

>Ceri

What ? you didn't get an interview last time ? You gotta stop mentioning
restarts all the time, it puts them off ;-)

Kev

 
 
 

Henry saids Wales won't win WC

Post by Adam Camer » Thu, 08 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>Graeme Henry is back home in NZ for 2 weeks and appeared on "The Holmes
>Show" , last night - complete with BBC film crew in attendance
>...
>H> Will Wales win the World Cup?
>GH's answer was No!

He said a similar thing at the dinner for the launch of his website (I
don't know the URL, fwiw), and the Welsh faction of the audience
were... *horrified*... to say the least (and that is understatement).

I agree that it is realism: Wales has come *a long way* during his
tenure, but there is not enough time for them to be able to stand up
against some of the other teams competing, especially when it comes to
the crunch time of the semis.

Interestingly (or perhaps not!), Zinzan Brooke was interviewed on some
(UK) radio station or other a month or so ago, and was asked who would
win.  His reply was that it would be either SAf or England.  SAf I
could see, but *England*?  I guess he knows who pays him these days.

For my vote (*), I would like to see Wales being narrowly beaten by
New Zealand in the finals.  Nothing against Wales - obviously I want
the to excell and make it as far as the final - but I reckon NZ will
be the better team on the day.

Adam

(*) I didn't say I *expect* this, I just would *like it to happen*.

 
 
 

Henry saids Wales won't win WC

Post by rick boy » Fri, 09 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> If you listen to what Henry says to the media you will notice he doesn't
> really tell them what he really thinks.

He'd be an unusual international coach then, wouldn't he? Aren't most of
them startlingly honest, tell you exactly and honestly what they think
of their chances and the opposition's, and answer fully and truthfully
all questions about the tactics they plan to use.

Strewth! About the only thing you can ever rely on a coach not to lie
about is his name. And I'd check his passport just to makes sure.

-- Rick Boyd

Perth-Bayswater Rugby Union Football Club, Western Australia
club homepage: http://www.wt.com.au/~boyd/perth-baysw.htm

 
 
 

Henry saids Wales won't win WC

Post by rick boy » Fri, 09 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> I've been pouring over my tape of the W/RSA game

<pedant mode>

No wonder you can't make any sense of it. You should try poring over it
instead.

</pedant mode>

Sorry.

-- Rick Boyd

Perth-Bayswater Rugby Union Football Club, Western Australia
club homepage: http://www.wt.com.au/~boyd/perth-baysw.htm

 
 
 

Henry saids Wales won't win WC

Post by Ceri Griffit » Fri, 09 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:


> > I've been pouring over my tape of the W/RSA game

> <pedant mode>

> No wonder you can't make any sense of it. You should try poring over it
> instead.

> </pedant mode>

> Sorry.

> -- Rick Boyd

It was exactly as I stated - "pouring". I was haveing a few sherberts Rick
;-) Y'know like that Pooheys stuff you drink?

Ceri

 
 
 

Henry saids Wales won't win WC

Post by Kev » Fri, 09 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>I've been pouring over my tape of the W/RSA game  - and it seems there is
>some light at the end of that particular tunnel. It looked as if we'd
>actually done some preparation in terms of protection for a jumper and
>managed to catch some restarts ;-)

>It is woefully inept at times as well - so althouch an improvement was seen
>it needs to be continued and accelerated ;-) Does that sound like a
>soundbite ;-)?
>The campaign starts here !

>Ceri

A deffinate improvement on the Argentinian game where almost no restarts
were collected. Even though we managed to get a jumper competing for the
ball (a revelation in itself ;-) ), there still, sometimes,  remained a lack
of support (as you say)  for him, which in those cases inevitably led to a
turnover. Of all Jenkins' kicking skills his restarts remain mediocre. He
hasn't got a good consistency in keeping it near the 10m line, unlike Van
Straaten who had some superb restarts. Still, its better than having a
scrumback.

Combating the rolling mauls remains a problem, perhaps even more of an
achilles heel now than the restarts. The only defence seems to be to bring
the damn thing down. SA, in the 2nd half started out with this tactic, and
invariably gained good yardage or got a penalty, but then let it drop, much
like in the England game. Hopefully teams will continue to ignore this
weakness. ;-)

Kev

 
 
 

Henry saids Wales won't win WC

Post by John Hi » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>No wonder you can't make any sense of it. You should try poring over it
>instead.

></pedant mode>

Dick mode.

John Hill

 
 
 

Henry saids Wales won't win WC

Post by rick boy » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:



> >No wonder you can't make any sense of it. You should try poring over it
> >instead.

> ></pedant mode>

>*** mode.

> John Hill

Your posts always are, Molehill. Try therapy.

-- Rick Boyd

Perth-Bayswater Rugby Union Football Club, Western Australia
club homepage: http://SportToday.org/~boyd/perth-baysw.htm