28 Jan 2008 15:08:23
Ferdi
SA Players to he rated on hit parade

An innovative plan by the new Bok coach, Peter de Villiers, is to have
an ongoing scale according to which all SA players in the S14 is to be
rated nationally on an on going basis.
Where they rate on the scale each week will be made public.

The players don't seem to like it but the rugby public probably will.

De Villiers says it will generate debate about the players' merit
among supporters and it will make the running of the national squad a
more open and transparent affair.

What he does not say and may possibly be the biggest advantage, is
that it may play a role in inhibiting race based interference and bias
in selection.

If he is told to pick a black player ahead of a white player, it can
be pointed out that the white player has consistantly rated higher -
if that is the case.

If he picks a black player and that draws criticism in the murky
atmosphere of rugby polititics in SA, he will be able to point out
that that player has consistantly rated tops over other player - if
that be the case.

To counter this, an overriding descision will clearly have to be one
based on skin colour.


28 Jan 2008 13:39:06
didgerman
Re: SA Players to he rated on hit parade

Ferdi wrote:
> An innovative plan by the new Bok coach, Peter de Villiers, is to have
> an ongoing scale according to which all SA players in the S14 is to be
> rated nationally on an on going basis.
> Where they rate on the scale each week will be made public.
>
> The players don't seem to like it but the rugby public probably will.
>
> De Villiers says it will generate debate about the players' merit
> among supporters and it will make the running of the national squad a
> more open and transparent affair.
>
> What he does not say and may possibly be the biggest advantage, is
> that it may play a role in inhibiting race based interference and bias
> in selection.
>
> If he is told to pick a black player ahead of a white player, it can
> be pointed out that the white player has consistantly rated higher -
> if that is the case.
>
> If he picks a black player and that draws criticism in the murky
> atmosphere of rugby polititics in SA, he will be able to point out
> that that player has consistantly rated tops over other player - if
> that be the case.
>
> To counter this, an overriding descision will clearly have to be one
> based on skin colour.

I'm usually all for live and let live, but anyone who can dream up this
kind of abject stupidity is just taking up space.
Why not pull 32 names out of a hat, and then let a blindfolded darts
player do the rest? It works for us.


28 Jan 2008 16:40:08
Stex
Re: SA Players to he rated on hit parade

On Jan 28, 11:39=A0pm, didgerman <didger...@rfu.com > wrote:
> Ferdi wrote:
> > An innovative plan by the new Bok coach, Peter de Villiers, is to have
> > an ongoing scale according to which all SA players in the S14 is to be
> > rated nationally on an on going basis.
> > Where they rate on the scale each week will be made public.
>
> > The players don't seem to like it but the rugby public probably will.
>
> > De Villiers says it will generate debate about the players' merit
> > among supporters and it will make the running of the national squad a
> > more open and transparent affair.
>
> > What he does not say and may possibly be the biggest advantage, is
> > that it may play a role in inhibiting race based interference and bias
> > in selection.
>
> > If he is told to pick a black player ahead of a white player, it can
> > be pointed out that the white player has consistantly rated higher -
> > if that is the case.
>
> > If he picks a black player and that draws criticism in the murky
> > atmosphere of rugby polititics in SA, he will be able to point out
> > that that player has consistantly rated tops over other player - if
> > that be the case.
>
> > To counter this, an overriding descision will clearly have to be one
> > based on skin colour.
>
> I'm usually all for live and let live, but anyone who can dream up this
> kind of abject stupidity is just taking up space.
> Why not pull 32 names out of a hat, and then let a blindfolded darts
> player do the rest? It works for us.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

wot, like appoint Clive Woodward as coach you mean?

Stex