The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 1 (April 1, 1937)
Selectors and Criticism
Selectors and Criticism.
Considerable criticism has been meted out to the selectors of the New Zealand cricket team to tour England. It was anticipated and it duly arrived. When any team is chosen, for any sport, some good ones must be left behind, and selectors who prefer to ignore current form and chose a player possessed of the ability but “riding a tough luck trail” are not to be condemned.
When the “All Black” footballers of 1905 sailed they were considered a “very ordinary lot.” They returned as heroes and, to-day, are almost legendary figures. Footballers are gauged nowadays by the standard set by the men who were almost disowned when they left New Zealand on that memorable tour in 1905.
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