No, you weren't expecting Parraball because you overestimate the players and tend to think they can do more than what they are likely capable of.
Pou, Emjaycee and myself all made the point that the coach has become conservative with his gameplans because it appears to be more effective.
We also suggested that any attempt to deviate from the plan often involves the players shitting themselves, running sideways and generally Parra f**ken balling.
The game against the Rooters was the very embodiment of what we were suggesting.
Not quite true, but to be fair, it's not what others were saying as well.
I'm not sure that anyone suggested we play Parraball.
It was more about being able to adapt to the game as it plays out, not necessarily just completely changing our tactics and game plan.
Every team plays differently. We need to adapt to that weekly, yet, we go head long in every week with the same tactics. That's why I believe we are becoming predictable and easy pickings, and other, smarter coaches can see this.
The past two weeks we have tried two very different game plans. One was the predictable. Easily countered by an enthusiastic defence. Last night was a throw the ball around approach which was also easily countered, even by a rather poor Roosters team (on the night).
I therefore think that both sides of the argument are correct. We neither have the coach, nor the players to win a comp.
In saying that, last week and last night were really, really dogshite to watch. I stuck it out, but couldn't change the channel to the Olympics quick enough afterwards.