WHY DES HASLER HAS TO GO
In the last few weeks I have read posts from very disappointed Dogs fans. These are typical examples: “Never in my 25 years supporting the Dogs have I seen Dogs supporters so let-down and bewildered with the club’s direction.” “There is no joy in any Bulldogs games. Even when we win, it feels like a loss.”
Can’t Des Hasler see what every other Dogs fan sees ? When our players get close to the opposition tryline it’s just so damn obvious in their body language that they have no clue whatsoever what to do with the ball. What does Des do at training ? He fails to realise safety-first completion rates don’t score you points. Forwards running one-out constantly make them easy targets for the opposition, and eventually when you’re behind late in a game players are forced to throw more risky passes in an attempt to play catch-up.
I think it’s pretty obvious that Des is out of ideas. He is incapable of change, or too stubborn to change. I think it’s time we got a new coach with new ideas. Coaches should develop and encourage the skills of their players — skills that got them noticed and got them into first grade in the first place. For our board to offer to fund Des’ holiday for another two seasons is just madness.