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Jake can help – so says Fattmann


Written by Mike Rothquel (Fattmann)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 8 Sep 2010 at 09:32
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So Jake is causing quite a stir on the site with his comments and maybe he has a point I mean he has the experience of coaching a winning Rugby world cup side.

And before everybody says it was Eddie Jones that won us the world cup let’s put that into perspective If Eddie is such a genius why did he fail at Queensland? And what has he done since the RWC. I remember prior to 2007 everybody and their mother was saying that Alistair Coetsee was useless and Jones was making him look good. Now some of our learned commentators are calling for him to be the next Bok coach and he must take over now from PDV. Maybe it is only the Western Province guys!!!!!! Let’s say this Jake and Eddie guided the Boks to win the Cup. Does Jake have a role in the plan of retaining the RWC-something that no team have successfully done? I think “Yes” even in an advisory capacity because what I know of Jake is he sees things in a totally different light and he will have ideas that can take us forward.

So having had a look at the complete text of Jakes comments some of what he is saying PDV needs to taken on board. Defence has been worse than poor and to defend the coach he did try and get a defensive coach-who is supposed to be the best in the land- to sort out the problem and the twit elected to stay with province I wonder if that is going to come back and bite him. So they need a defensive coach.

I would also recommend a new analysis man – someone who can break down opposition attack and defence and find a way through it. There were times in this tri-series that we looked like world beaters which shows a little tweak here and a teak there will solve 95% of our problems but there were times when we reverted to bash and bash some more rugby which ultimately resulted in us losing last week.

We did play some great rugby over the last few games .Our comeback on Saturday reminded me of the test against the AB’s in Durban. The way we recovered in each of the tri-nation games when we lost players for discipline-Bakkies Danie Jaques- and when it came down to the final point difference it was only the points that were scored against us during the time they were off the field that we lost by. Yes many of the Boks are physically shot John Victor Habana Danie Morne even Spies are tired and need a break. They will be different animals in a few months time. Interestingly reports out of the Blue Bulls say that Bakkies has never looked this good and that his suspension has given him a new lease on life .

PDV has introduced new blood some have kicked on some haven’t and we have a few key players out with injury all of whom will be ready next year. We also have some exciting new talent in areas where we are weak-Lambie Jantjies-and plenty of talent in areas where we are strong-Alberts Vermeulen- So where to from here well the EOYT is looming fast and I believe that it is the time for a few new guys to have a go not with the view of replacing the “Stars” but what happens if When FDP got injured it took 3/4 tests to unearth Hougaard-who to be fair to PDV was injured at the start of the international season and really only got a chance when Ruaan got injured-as the logical replacement so he was faced with bringing in a new player who didn’t know the system or sticking to the ones who knew it so we had Ricky with Ruaan covering both half back positions.

So where to from here? To misquote Naas the RWC is not won in September 2010 but in October 2011 I don’t think it’s the end of the world that we are where we are. It could have been so different if we didn’t have so many yellow cards if Smith had not knocked on with an open line before him. If If if and there are may ifs in this tri-nations. What that shows me is we are not far off the pace. We didn’t have FDP we didn’t have Brussow we didn’t have Bismark and though the logs says differently we are not without hope here.

Yes we need tweaking and as the game has evolved over the last year we may need to adjust our play slightly but we are almost there.
I like what John Robbie said on Boots n All the other evening the race is entering the straight and we are nicely tucked in behind the pacemakers and the jockey has not even gone for his whip yet.



24 Comments

  • I like what John Robbie said on Boots n All the other evening the race is entering the straight and we are nicely tucked in behind the pacemakers and the jockey has not even gone for his whip yet.

    I hope we have a good kick in the last 400m and that the jockey is not scared to whip this horse!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.09.10 09:36:52 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Nice!

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.09.10 09:40:02 by Ice Reply
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  • we are nicely tucked in behind the pacemakers and the jockey has not even gone for his whip yet :cool:

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.09.10 09:45:33 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • JAKE SE GAT !!! :evil:

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.09.10 09:57:24 by Charlie Reply

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  • Very good article.
    The Bloem Test did remind me of the Durban test in many ways except the end result.
    I hear Alan Solomons name being thrown around and I have to laugh to myself.
    This guy could be Pdivys understudy in the circus!
    It’s not all doom and gloom for the Green and Gold though. I feel that there is still time to correct the wrongs of 2010.
    The squad we have is quality. The end of year tour will provide us with some insight into the long term plan.

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.09.10 09:59:39 by blueski palooski Reply

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  • Nice read fattmann, I really enjoyed it.

    I agree, it’s not the end of the world. I don’t think the Boks are as far of pace as it has seemed in the Tri-Nations.

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.09.10 10:11:36 by Letgo Reply
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  • John Robbie said on Boots n All the other evening the race is entering the straight and we are nicely tucked in behind the pacemakers and the jockey has not even gone for his whip yet.

    Is John Robbie on crack?

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.09.10 10:15:07 by klempie Reply

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  • Nice article. Some constructive criticism if you don’t mind: clean up the grammar in the article.

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.09.10 11:03:14 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 7) : The only thing John Robbie is good for is starting some sort of scene. I switch off as soon as Robbie is on Boots, his comments are always controversal when they don’t always need to be. His time has come, he is the ultimate one trick pony in my eyes.

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.09.10 11:29:59 by blueski palooski Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 8) : I’ve given up on trying to sort out fattmann’s grammar :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.09.10 11:31:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @blueski palooski (Comment 9) :

    I LOVE John Robbie!! :grin:

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.09.10 11:32:34 by Ice Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 8) :

    Take the man as he comes… ;-) I am sure grammar is not making his post less great a read?

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.09.10 11:34:22 by Ice Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 8) :
    There was a time in my life when i are a salesman now i are a writer!!!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.09.10 13:18:02 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 2) :

    Hy vat kanse met die nick van hom. Daar’s net plek vir een fatman op die site en dit is ek!! :evil: :roll:

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.09.10 13:21:57 by wpw Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 12) : Nope, but it makes it more difficult to read which is a shame. A few minutes with Word’s spell and grammar check will sort out most of the problems.

    This should by no means be interpreted as a personal attack Fattmann. I really did enjoy the article! I’m just of the opinion that anyone can and should improve their writing (myself included).

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.09.10 13:30:59 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Great article big guy!

    I like the fact that you note the existence of a middle-ground here – that neither Jake or PDV is perfect or a villain.

    And I fully agree on us being well-placed for next year.

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.09.10 14:05:45 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 16) : Thanks sir

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.09.10 18:12:43 by Fattmann Reply
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  • In the 4 years that Jake coahed the Boks, they have the following record:
    Australia: 55% of matches won by Boks
    Ireland: 50% won by Boks
    France: 25% won by Boks
    All Blacks: 33% won by Boks
    England: 71% won by Boks
    Shocking stats if we take into account that Jake is supposed to be the “Mr Fixit” for next years WC.

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.09.10 08:59:08 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 18) : i think his general winning ratio is like 66%, which is not too great – I think Graham Henry’s is like over 80%.

    But he’s got the cup. Few coaches can say that.

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.09.10 09:05:45 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 18) : from all these books that were published by him and the players it’s quite apparent that he concentrated on winning WC and the rest was of a lesser importance.

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.09.10 09:06:55 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • @rekinek (back to rugby) (Comment 19) : 66% if you include games against Fiji, Tonga & USA!

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.09.10 09:35:09 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 21) : yip .

  • Comment 22, posted at 09.09.10 09:56:27 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • @rekinek (back to rugby) (Comment 19) : @rekinek (back to rugby) (Comment 20) :
    PDV’s also set on winning the WC…On the way to the Palace (WC) alot will happen, mostly not good, as the saying goes, it’s not how you start, but how you finished… ;-)

  • Comment 23, posted at 09.09.10 10:25:19 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 23) : we all hope he finishes well, but now his finish is bit in doubt because he seem to be off the road.

  • Comment 24, posted at 09.09.10 10:42:49 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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