I do not think you understand what a metaphor is, the implication from your statement is quite clear. Your patronising explanation of your logic being contrary to your statement is interesting 'logic'.You're not unpacking the logic behind what I'm saying. I'll make it easier for you:
- I'm not saying Chris Scott didn't do anything that year
- I'm not saying Chris Scott didn't coach
- I'm not saying the playing group did their own thing and didn't need a coach (The phrase I used "coached themselves" was a metaphor)
Incorrect. He inherited a team which had lost its premiership coach and best player. An ageing team which was thrashed in the Prelim and written off by most as being probable finalists but unlikely premiers.What I am saying is the following:
- Chris Scott inherited one of the best teams to ever play the game, and I'd honestly struggle to imagine any coach getting in the way of those guys winning that flag. He inherited a behemoth tumbling downhill toward the finish line. All he had to do was help stay the course.
Yes the circumstances were different. Putting a qualitative value in ranking Scott's 'ownership' as being less than others is your subjective view. The question remains could any other coach have gotten that team to a premiership? I do not know, but Scott did. I won't devalue his contribution because they were a champion team which he had been given.One can't be intellectually honest and suggest that premiership belonged to him in the same way Hardwick's belongs to him, or Beveridge, or Simpson.
A continuation of your argument, which is subjective and irrelevant. Scott said straight after the game, "You cannot overestimate the part played by luck in winning a premiership". Although he was not talking of inheriting a champion team but other factors. Relatively few injuries, the opponent had relatively more injuries and so on.I like Chris Scott - I think he's a smart bloke and seems like a decent guy. I'm not bringing an agenda to the argument - merely acknowledging the fact that he wasn't as pivotal in that Grand Final as other coaches have been...
If the Cats won the premiership this season, which of the two flags would mean the most to Chris Scott?
Most probably it would be the team this season, since it is NOW and far more the team he has built. The question is irrelevant to your original claim that "The team coached itself".