The general feeling amongst Bok supporters this morning is one of frustration after the Boks managed to choke out a win against the Scots.
I have read some thoughts from folks whose opinions I always enjoy and I am sure you will too.
Firstly, Tank Lanning was not impressed with the ‘acceptance’ that an ugly win is good enough. The Boks are better than this and we should not settle for being second best.
Go read his thoughts here:
“So are the Boks happy to scrap it out with Australia, France and England for that second spot on the log while the All Blacks skip off into the sunset?” http://www.frontrowgrunt.co.za/2012/11/boks-happy-with-second/
I also always enjoy the way Ben puts together thoughts from all over in his post-match analysis. From this piece you will see that Tank’s thoughts are pretty much shared by most supporters out there.
Go read more of this on his website, thebounce.co.za
“Finally we were all put out of our misery when Morne Steyn kicked the ball into touch. The Boks won, but calling that a success is much like expecting a high 5 from your mates after taking down a buffalo after too many tequila’s on holiday…”
Not everyone’s favourite, Mark Keohane demands more from the Boks and insists his criticism of the team has nothing to do with patriotism and that he won’t apologise for demanding more from the coach and players.
A good piece by Mark, read more here:
“I won’t apologise for demanding more from the coach and the players.” http://keo.co.za/2012/11/19/demanding-more-from-awful-boks/
Lastly, Craig Ray put’s an interesting perspective on the table when looking at the result. Winning ugly is still winning and there is no column on the score sheet for playing pretty. Craig’s views offer some perspective and is also a very good read, read more on Craig’s views here:
“I agree with Heyneke Meyer. I’ll take an ugly win over a glorious defeat any day” http://www.arenasport.co.za/2012/11/19/winning-is-enough/