England Lost To Australia

Forlorn England Coach Lancaster

Yeah, I called last night's result, but it was a no-brainer. In a previous post I predicted England would lose and get dumped out the World Cup. You only need look at Lancaster and his record at the England helm to see he's not up to the job.

It's not only in the results, it's also in his body language. He exudes the body language of a loser. Arms folded, to shield against the external world. Po-faced look at all times. I do not recall seeing him smile in any photo or interview. Honestly, I haven't seen that many, nevertheless, you'd expect a solitary smile.

Look at the Aussie coach Cheika, last night. Look at Wales coach Gatland, or the New Zealand coach Hanson. Their positive body language is strong, filled with resolve and a determination to win.

Lancaster may be a smashing guy, but that's not what you need in sport. You need winners. Lancaster has the look of a loser. It's not difficult. Answer this question: "Would Lancaster be appointed Head Coach of New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, France?"

I don't understand English sport hierarchy's fixation with selecting losers to head up national teams. Forget patriotism, select the best coach your money can buy. Selecting home grown losers is a recipe for spectacular failure.

The England football team coach, Roy Hodgson, is another example of failure waiting to happen. Before Hodgson, we had McClaren, Keegan, Hoddle, Taylor.

Hire Australian, South African, Argentine, Brazilian, Spanish, Portugese, or Germans. Go for the best in each sport. If your goal is to win, appoint the best coach, irrespective of nationality.