By Cherry Picker
May 5 2012
Well, that's got that out of the way ... now we can look forward to a break and hope that everybody comes back refreshed and recharged for next season. One thing is for sure ... there's not a lot in 2011-12 for Gloucester fans or players to look back on with any degreee of satisfaction.
Losing the last game of the season at London Irish doesn’t help, losing it 52-18 leaves a bitter taste as Glaws are leap-frogged for seventh place by the home team. In fact Glaws dropped to ninth, and the fact that Bath jumped over them for eighth doesn’t help.
Apart from one or two rare highlights, it’s all been rather drab and disappointing and we go into the summer looking for a new coach and rebuilding job the old one started but surely nowhere near finished.
Before the Irish game, stand-in coach Carl Hogg claimed that the players had had a good week in training and that the team are hoping to finish on a high note.
They finished on a very low one, outplayed, outfought, out-thought and out-moved by an Irish side that scored six tries to the cherry and whites two.
The fact that both Glaws tries were scored by a man who is on the way out, Tom Voyce, hardly gives the fans a lot of hope for next season and there’s no doubt at all that Glaws are right now standing at a crossroads.
Rarely has the job of choosing choice of the right man for the job of coach at Kingsholm been so import.
With a few new players already on the way to the club and hopefully more to follow, the new man needs to stop the rot that has seen this season start badly and slowly fall apart.
If the wrong choice is made, there’s every danger that the slide could continue.
Glaws have found out this season that they have no divine right to success and while most clubs experience lows as well as highs, those that recover well and recover quickly from the downs are the ones that make a mark in the game.
Anybody know a miracle worker who is free to start work at Kingsholm quick?
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