Is Graham Ford doing a good job as coach?

No, he is not and Sri Lanka need a new coach.
37% (26 votes)
Yes, he is doing a good job and should be allowed to continue.
63% (45 votes)
Total votes: 71


N.M.M's picture
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8 May 2016
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16 weeks 4 days

We have no idea whether a coach is good or not, so we shouldn't judge... The players and management will only know...

Sakala Bujang's picture
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8 April 2011
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27 weeks 10 hours

I think as a coach he's actually doing ok; it's tough to work with such a young team and he's pushed the development of players like Mendis and De Silva - its out on the pitch where the players have let themselves down. In the heat of the moment they've lost focus, and captaincy hasn't been decisive from Matthews; the only place that's lacking is to work on his tactical approach to captaining the team.

AmilaSaman's picture
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24 March 2014
Last activity:
26 min 57 sec

I am sure he is utterly disappointing to come back to Sri Lanka. Don't know what's his thoughts on Mathews been new ball bowler. I presume Mathews is more powerful than Ford and Mathews is the main force behind selecting the players and everything. Otherwise can't understand whey Mathews is wasting the new ball.

Great Bat's picture

I think Graham Ford should be taken to task. Two overseas series and our team was blown off the park in both. Let's not kid ourselves we were worse than an associate member side. Probably an Afghanistan would have put up a fight but sadly we didn't. No one even in their dreams ever thought we will win in South Africa. But not even in competing in any of the matches except for Lahiru Kumaras exploits we were not even got close of beating them in a session of play. After so much being said on the media about preparations before the tour.

I don't know if Graham was going easy because he still has affiliation towards his country of origin.

Like anything in life he needs to take blame for this disastrous tour. Compounded by lack of planning, lack of proper tactics, having plan B or C if plan A doesn't work, bewildering selection, toothless batting and short sighted reactive captaincy cost us everything we earned.

We lost respect as a test playing nation.

Until we remove politics and mercenaries from SLC this trend will continue.

Over to you Ranil Wickramasinghe.

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