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Nursedude said...

I have to ask, just what IS the consensus in New Zealand about Deans coaching the Wallabies? For us in the States, it would be like Phil Jackson coaching the Russian or Chinese basketball teams at the next Olympics.

All I know, is that the Wallabies look a lot better now with Deans coaching them for one season compared to how they looked at last year's World Cup-and that last game against New Zealand at Brisbane in the Tri Nations was a dog-fight. It will be interesting to see what he can do if he can stay in charge untill the 2011 RWC.

sesenta y cuatro said...

At the beginning there was a big anti-Henry feeling in New Zealand. This added to a strong pro-Deans bias made people to either lose interest in the All Blacks or even publicly stating they would support the Wallabies. (indeed)

But players, not coaches, do go out there and hit and are hit. So eventually as results were there, people switched to a more traditional All Blacks fanaticism and started seeing Deans as "the good old boy playing for the enemy".

Deans is respected, is admired and could eventually be loved again... if he comes back to coach the All Blacks.

Time has softened the anti-Henry and the pro-Deans feelings, although I think there's (and will always be) a big soft spot for Deans in every new zealander.

But this, my friend, is only how I see things going in New Zealand watching from Spain.

Nursedude said...

are you on vacation in Spain, or do you live there? If you live there, what part do you live in? I myself have only been to Barcelona, and that is more "Catalunya", not Castillian Spain-and that was a long time ago, back in February of 1982 when I took a study break while in Montpellier, France. I would love to see more of the country. I remember years ago reading one of James Michener's few non-fiction books, "Iberia", and it just sounds like an interesting place. I would love to go to Cordoba, Madrid, Sevilla and the Galicia region.