One of the most frequent discussions on this site is the performance evaluation of players. In most cases some players are continuously -
* supported when in fact they have some serious deficiencies; and
* based on personal prejudice and with no regard to performance are constantly denigrated,
Some of our members are experts in doing both the above. Take for instance the cases of Am and Jesse Kriel as an example. The attacks on Kriel on the part of some members were continuous and to support their tirades on the issue the praising of Am was continuous,
I always pointed out that both have their positives and negatives - but more so I said that the real deal was a guy by the name of Simelane. After a year of near to total balls-ups by Mapoe, Simelane was at last selected to start for the Lions in their game against the Jaguares it became clear that Simelane is really one of the future stars we have looked for for years.
I am still trying to find a no 12 center. The fact is that De Allende is not perfect and the promotion of Esterhuizen is a hoax in bad taste, I have always asked members to make suggestions as to who should really be the better inside center and in the end the crazy promotion of Esterhuizen was all that came out.
Come now - as long as we cannot find any better player - fact is that De Allende is a better player than Esterhuizen - so find some alternative and motivate such a proposal properly. Fairy tales would not work at all - real factual sugg estions is what is needed,