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Problems run deep according to Mike Brown
Posted by: quins4ever
Date: 02/01/2018 13:08
Despite the high of BG10, I still feel there are fundamental, long-term issues with the culture and leadership of the team.

Mike Brown's comments in the Saturday's Times seem to back this up:
"Itís a few things,Ē Brown said, ďsome of which we wouldnít want to air in public. The international and senior players try and drive it. But we canít always be doing it. Thatís probably why you see the frustration sometimes. We try to take ownership of a lot of stuff, but itís not just us, the coaches and the other players need to do that as well.Ē: []

The decline started under COS, as we have gone from AP champions to 3rd, 4th, 8th, 7th, 6th and currently 7th. So, from a top 4 team we have slid back into mid-table mediocrity. The P11 year average AP position is 5.4.

Short term, I suggest we need a proper defence coach. Data from a separate thread shows just how bad our defence is: worst in the league in terms of tackle completion and we have shipped on average 27 pts a match.

Medium term, we need a world-class DOR to truly inspire and guide the squad to achieve its full potential if we are to achieve the club's stated ambition of being "the best sports team in the world, on and off the pitch".

Otherwise, we will stay a mid-table team with the odd high, like BG10, followed by disappointing lows.

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