Coetzee backs Stormers attack

2012-05-14 23:08

Cape Town - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee said on Monday that he believes they are not too far away from producing a vastly improved attacking display.

"We are at the tipping point, and we just need to get the balance right, we can't attack at all costs. If one looks at the results you'll see attack-minded teams are losing games.

"Our backline is getting limited opportunities. We have [playing] systems and if players do their own thing mistakes can be costly."

Coetzee would not be drawn into who was guilty for the second-half fracas against the Cheetahs, which played itself in front of a packed grandstand, and which resulted in Stormers flank Rynhardt Elstadt getting a yellow card.

"The team had a video session and we've all had a look but it's difficult to say. [Assistant referee] Jonathan [Kaplan] was right there and he made the call," was all Coetzee would say.

As expected, Coetzee has turned to the Western Province Vodacom Cup side to solve the squad's loose forward crisis. He has called Nick Fenton-Wells and Don Armand but he'll make a call later in the week about which one will be included in Saturday's match-day squad against the Waratahs.

"Both players are flankers and essentially we need a No 8. Don gives is us a lineout option and Nick is a genuine forager, a scavenger at the breakdowns," said Coetzee. "One of them will make the squad and the other will return to Western Province to play in the Vodacom Cup final against Griquas on Friday.

"It's tough to be drawing players from a team that is preparing for a final, but that's the way it is. I have not stopped looking elsewhere for loose forward reinforcements.

"It's important to look abroad because really we need someone that can offer what we get from a player like Duane Vermeulen or Nick Koster.

"What we are doing at this stage [of the injury dilemma] is to change the roles of players. Siya Kolisi is one such player in point and he'll go all the time, and do what is required.

"But we need to manage players like him or else he'll also break down."

Coetzee said he was very pleased with the debut of Canada and London Irish loose forward Jebb Sinclair last Saturday.

"It's still too early in the week to say he'll be in the starting line-up against the Waratahs," said Coetzee. "But he won't let the side down. He's done so well considering he was not at all our training sessions last week but we got what we expected from an international player. He played on instinct."


  • grootrot.vanzyl - 2012-05-15 00:38

    Allister, I am at a total loss here. Do you remember the things you say to the media? In about week 4 of the competition you said the Stormers don't worry about scoring 4 tries, because they are winning and are top of the log. Now the Stormers have lost one game (against the Crusaders) and you are not no 1 anymore and now you want to score 4 tries per match? The round the corner quote is out of the book of one Greame Smith who said in CWC 2011 a big score is round the corner, but in hindsight we know he was talking about an Irish girl. Now can you please state to us for what you are training the Stormers squad? To win or not to loose? You mentor, Jake White, said that the Tri Nations is won by bonus points, did you not learn? Please, what is the story or do you think that we are all as stupid as Ricky January?

      Harold - 2012-05-15 05:51

      He thinks we are as stupid as Duanne Vermeulen.

      Jed - 2012-05-15 06:42

      Harold that's your Springbok number 8 you talking about.

      Harold - 2012-05-15 06:50

      Do you charge cover, vallem?

      Tokolos - 2012-05-15 07:34

      Sakkie... En volgens jou gaan die try fest dan sommer al teen die Waratahs die naweek begin ne!!! In your dreams ou perd! Julle het 'n serious wake up call op pad die naweek!!! Julle support mos die Kroesaders daar onder in die Kaap so Tokolos kan dan seker maar die Waratahs support met hierdie enetjie ne!!! GO WARATAHS!!! (Tahs met at least 14 punte)

      Jason - 2012-05-15 07:36

      @Groot, nowhere in this article does Alistair state he wants the Stormers to score 4 tries per game. "Our backline is getting limited opportunities. We have [playing] systems and if players do their own thing mistakes can be costly." this is the reason we are not scoring 4 tries, its about the structures in place. We only get a few solid chances in the game to convert..............what JDV was eluding to in the press conference is the backline are not using the few opportunities they get.

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-15 07:49

      @Jason, good morning! So actually what he is saying is that the guys don't stick to the game plan. You have to create opportunities and shouldn't hope for a miracle. There is no creativity in the Stormers backline, you cannot fault the players for that, your backline coach is the main culprit! I read somewhere since Fleck took over the tries have dried up dramatically over the years, now it could be because of the defense strategy or simply because the backline coach is useless.

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-15 08:20

      @Blue, morning. I believe Nienaber is the best in the business, however, like anything in life, there must be a balance. Something lacking in this team at the moment. When the opposition has the ball - DEFENSIVE MODE, when you have the ball - ATTACK! Let's wait and see if Toetie's team can produce the goods - every week we hear (hope) from their supporters about the promised tries! Time will tell, but they are running out of weeks

      John - 2012-05-15 09:07

      Take the 4 points and move on. This competition has a long way to go. At this stage all a side wants to do is stay in contention. What should have been a Stormers try ended up in an interception try for the Cheatahs. So if we really want to split hairs the score could easily have been 23 - 7. Like AC keeps telling okes like you who appear to remain confused. 1st you win the game then you look for the bonus points. Trust me AC is not too worried about the bonus points right now. His problem is finding replacements for the injured.

      Harold - 2012-05-15 09:14

      John, if he was worried about getting at least one bonus point, his team would have been top of the log right now. If it's not a concern, then you need a different coach.

  • Tokolos - 2012-05-15 02:38

    "If one looks at the results you'll see attack-minded teams are losing games." Really Allister?

      Koos - 2012-05-15 06:09

      Ek dink julle is nou onredelik. Ons moet hom prys vir sy goeie werk. Dink so daaroor, as daar iemand anders was sou die Chokers dalk, miskien per ongeluk die bekers gewen het. Bloubul groete.

      Akk3d1s - 2012-05-15 06:23

      Sy verklaring is gebasseer op feite. Ek vat sy woord daarvoor want dit is sy werk om elke dag al die statistieke te analiseer.

      BlouJob - 2012-05-15 06:37

      So Akkedis, ek neem aan jy glo aan die en paashaas en tandmuis ook?

      Harold - 2012-05-15 06:40

      BlouJob, he believes in fairies and unicorns as well. He also believes that the Stormers are going to win the cup.

      Saffa - 2012-05-15 06:54

      @Johan as dit by IK kom moet jy eerder stilbly

      Koos - 2012-05-15 06:57

      Hy is oortuig dat die foto van bekker en die parkie bank girl ge photoshop is.

      Saffa - 2012-05-15 07:43

      @KoosvdMerwe - my my but you certainly are the poster child for a 'certain' stereotype.......V V and V#kkol intellect old chap? Anyhow, you mentioned 'photoshop' - there might be a few of your kin folk on here who are not up to speed on what 'photoshop' is. Might I suggest you use the example of a photo published in the Raport recently, one of a certain fairy actually making physical contact with an opposition player? That old clutchlate = photoshop.

      Koos - 2012-05-15 08:15

      Ons is nie almal van die Kaap af nie. Ons van die Noorde is tegnologies gevorderd. Bloubul groete

      Therealmakoy - 2012-05-15 11:10

      Koos...Skyline tappet tuning in jou crocs op n Sondag oggend in Benoni , Krugersdorp , Danville , Boksburg is hardly tegnologies gevorderd. Gaan speel met die "block and tackle" want ek sien die rekenaar is steeds n uitdaging vir jou.

      Akk3d1s - 2012-05-15 18:38

      @BlouJob en Harold Kyk na die stats!!! Julle is albei gesertifiseerde idiote!

  • Richard Gouws - 2012-05-15 04:36

    Ja Allister!!As ek na di inlating van Jepp Sinclair kyk,soek j ervaring!So my vraag nou is,wt het dan gewrd van Hilton Lobberts?Slot,Flank en Agste man?X Springbok,bulls player,en steeds 25jr oud?

      thyronrambo.dennis - 2012-05-15 08:24

      Ai bloujob js mos n rassitiese moer mneer wa kan j ieman n aap noem sal ma net jule tipe mense wees , en richard sy spelpeil nogi da wat dt mun wees ni

      Harold - 2012-05-15 08:35

      Rambo (wtf?), you are a pathetic, narrow minded piece of scum.

      thyronrambo.dennis - 2012-05-15 09:03

      Dude u calling me narrow minded I wud not hav reacted that way if blou didn't call da guy an ape, and u calling me narrow minded dude a scum as well , u hav sum nerve bra lees asb reg !!!

      Harold - 2012-05-15 09:16

      You are narrow minded for thinking that the word 'ape' must always be a racist remark. Idiot.

      thyronrambo.dennis - 2012-05-15 09:22

      Ai harold bra in my mind that's racism dude j kan ma wat se, sal j davan hou om n aap gnoem t wod? Wi gee ve hom di reg that's just plain rude bra , su I dnt gave a damn what u say bro!!!

      Paul Botha - 2012-05-15 09:30

      Wake up Rambo your coffee is cold boet!

      Harold - 2012-05-15 09:31

      But you do give a damn, why else would you reply? Where did you learn to spell, by the way.

      Rohann - 2012-05-15 10:34

      Chillax on the racism remarks, sure he didn't mean it that way. Anyhow, Lobberts is a penalty machine and he he isn't half the player he was a couple of years back IMHO. As for what we are gonna do on the loosie front, I don't know. Kitshoff might have been the solution but he is gone now.

      thyronrambo.dennis - 2012-05-15 10:38

      Net in di land sal dt okay wies om iemand n aap t noem neh Harold of mun x se oupa harold van dus hu os jongmnse vdg spell wod gnoem sms taal bra

      Harold - 2012-05-15 10:55

      Us old people call it dislexia.

  • Harold - 2012-05-15 05:51

    ''that he believes they are not too far away from producing a vastly improved attacking display''. He said the same thing after week 4.

      BlouJob - 2012-05-15 06:37

      He actually says it every week.

  • Blouvitrioel - 2012-05-15 06:06

    Hy moet eerder sy 'back' hou. Elke press conference is dieselfde storie.

      Saffa - 2012-05-15 06:56

      Jou spelling is net soos jou span FU

      Harold - 2012-05-15 06:57

      Top of the log.

      Koos - 2012-05-15 07:00

      MU is 'n span.

  • Koos - 2012-05-15 06:16

    "We are at the tipping point" Dis nou so na aan die waarheid, Self as 'n pap snoek hom tref sal hy dit nie eens besef nie. Dis nou daar waar die moere begin loskom en die wiele afval. Dis tyd dat julle 'n ander afrigter moet kry. Nuwe idees en 'n nuwe bestuur. Raak van al die hasbeens ontslae en kry spelers vir wie dit 'n trots sal wees om in daai trui te mag speel. Maar miskien is dit jul (ondersteuners) se eie skuld. Ek weet daar is niks om te doen nie maar is dit regtig nodig om die stadion vol te pak al stem julle nie saam met hoe dinge verloop nie? Of is julle nes een van daai vierkantige(box) jelly visse, ruggraatloos? Dis of dit of jou vrou laat jou nie toe om by die huis te drink nie. Bloubul groete.

      BlouJob - 2012-05-15 06:28

      Dis feite Koos. Die dom pliksem weet nie of hy Arthur of Martha is nie.

      Albert Kulsen - 2012-05-15 06:42

      Koos jy is n trek uit jou safaripak en klim terug in die bed. Die treine sal oraait wees sonder jou vandag. In die Kaap steur ons nie aan komentaar van agter die boerewors gordyn nie! hehehe

      Harold - 2012-05-15 06:50

      It looks like you are busy crapping yourself, Albert.

      Koos - 2012-05-15 06:55

      Hier in my binneste kry ek julle eindlik jammer. Mens wil graag he jou medemens moet ook sukses smaak, maar nou ja. Dat so baie mense so dom kan wees. Moet seker die berg wind wees.

      Saffa - 2012-05-15 06:56

      Keep going BlouJob

      Harold - 2012-05-15 07:45

      Axo, it's not that the Stormers are newsworthy, it's the fact that News24 is manned by a bunch of Stormers supporters.

      Therealmakoy - 2012-05-15 10:59

      BlouJob...ek dink nie dis n goeie idee om persoonlike informasie op jou Facebook account te hou met sulke uitlatings nie...jy`s nie die skerpste potlood in die pakkie nie ne ?

  • Pomene - 2012-05-15 06:52

    Okay but the proof of the pudding is in the eating of it ...................wys ons dan maar doen dit so gou moontlik asseblief - ons nodig 4 driee in soveel as moontlik games ??????????/

      Tokolos - 2012-05-15 07:29

      Pomene! Not gonna happen on this side of eternity!

      Pomene - 2012-05-15 08:32

      @Tokolos - We are praying, hoping and believe - more than that we cannot do !!!

  • Eduard - 2012-05-15 07:08

    Stormers are so predictable, that is why they never really get points in the second half.

  • Anton - 2012-05-15 07:17

    Ok kom ons gee die Stormers n kans om te wys of Ac dit kan regkry, onthou "not far away" is n baie wye term. Wat dit vir AC beteken is nie noodwendig dit wat die span verstaan nie.

  • Charl - 2012-05-15 07:29

    what attack?

  • reagan.titus.5 - 2012-05-15 08:49

    Structure structure structure systems systems systems....................................................................................\r\nLet it be known that if the stormers don't win the S15 it will be because of AC systems and structure

  • reagan.titus.5 - 2012-05-15 08:49

    Structure structure structure systems systems systems....................................................................................\r\nLet it be known that if the stormers don't win the S15 it will be because of AC systems and structure

  • jacques.ackermann - 2012-05-15 13:44

    the problem is not just the gameplan its from the management to the coach down to the players. the stormers has the most depth of any of the unions but yet no cups coetzee is still in charge. the normal wp flair has been replaced by this 1962 style of 9 to 10 kick attacking pattern. the problem is with this type of tactic is that it takes a lot of the players we can see with the huge amount of injuries. the coach and management is to blame for the tactics. the racist mnr wakefield made sure rassie was booted now there structures will erode over time sending them back to the medievil ages when they were stranded before rassie came to there aid. robbie fleck was the coach of a losing UCT side a couple of years back and some how found himself in the stormers coaching setup where there are far better options in south africa. just shows how the backroom politics are in the WP. the stormers caint even score in a brothel at the moment.

      Anton - 2012-05-15 16:05

      @jacques i said the same thing on another post. The problem is on top that's why Rassie was worked out.

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