My name is Rob and I don’t have a clue how to fix what is wrong with the Sharks.
There, I said it. I’m sorry if you were all hoping for something more meaningful this morning; something to give you hope that things, at least in my view, will miraculously improve for the side. There’s a lot of anger and a lot of frustration at the moment – that’s understandable. I’d like you all to know that I share that frustration and no small amount of anger too. I’ve been accused of having a lot of different agendas but the one thing that I hope will stand above question is my passion and love for the Sharks. Seeing them play like this makes me sad and makes me angry – don’t ever doubt that.
Some will accuse me of trying to sugar-coat things, of trying to play down the problems I see. That is perhaps true, but please bear in mind the tight rope I must walk here. If I allow myself to descend into the seething pit of anger that so many others seem to be in, I’m very quickly going to burn what few bridges I have left. Trust me, that’s not going to help anyone in the long run.
So no, I’m not going to rant and rave. As one of the other authors said to me this morning, the feeling of seeing something you love in so much trouble, yet feeling completely powerless to do anything about it, is a terrible one. I will always have hope for the Sharks, but have to admit that my confidence in their ability to turn things around – and in my own ability to influence anything in their favour – is at a low ebb right now.
So there we go, fans. There are problems and I feel they are deep-seated. We’ve identified plenty of factors that we think need to change, but it also seems that a new set of issues crops up each week. If there’s somebody who honestly feels that they know how to fix this, it would be great if they could stand up now and do so… if that person happens to be John Plumtree, Rudolf Straueli or anyone else in the current set up, so much the better.
The feeling right now, though, is that they’re in the same boat as me and that, friends, is the most uncomfortable feeling of all.Tweet