Being new to this writing gig, I am now getting to know how sensitive people are to comments, whether positive or negative.
I am glad that I have inspired the Wallabies to a fabulous win over the hapless Welsh so that Michael Cheika can say “I told you so.”
I will be happy every game if he has a reply to my articles because it means that the Wallabies have won, which at the end of the day is what I also want.
Being critical at performances of teams that are under achieving may be the Australian way, but also being on the front foot to congratulate them on a good win I think balances the ledger.
I am sure I wrote that the Wallabies would beat both Wales and Scotland easily and if they kept their momentum going, will make for great games against Ireland and England, so if the team feeds off my criticism even better.
Some might say that Wales were under done or that some of their better players were absent for various reasons, but that is not the Wallabies fault, you can only play what is in front of you.
The Wallabies left at least four tries that went begging mainly because of poor skills but their performance was much better than what we have seen this year.
They played with pace and nous and cut the Welsh to pieces on most occasions.
You can see the influence Mick Byrne is having because I have never seen the Wallabies forwards pass the ball so much with some good offloads shot in.
Winning our set piece ball and getting over the advantage line with our big ball runners created space and time for Bernard Foley and co to pick the Welsh defence apart.
Foley continues to lift his game along with Folua, Timani and Haylett-Petty who had his best game in the Wallaby shirt.
The next game against Scotland should be an easy win for the Wallabies, as it will give Cheika and his team a chance to further improve their combinations and rhythm for a rejuvenated Ireland who did the impossible to beat the unbeatable All Blacks.
Where did this come from?
It was the first time Ireland have beaten the All Blacks for thousands of years, or a very long time anyway.
The only thing that scares me is how we play in wet greasy conditions and that is what we are likely to encounter on Saturday night in the Scottish capital.
It is well documented that the Wallabies kicking game is not that great but Cheika might have to rethink his ball in hand game and play more field position pending on the weather conditions.
I think it was a great decision to include the form Wallaby player Will Genia straight back into the starting line up even though I thought Phipps did OK last week.
It will be up to both him and Foley to steer the Wallabies around the park, especially if the weather turns, as you need these experienced players to step up when needed.
It is rare these days that the Wallabies can put two good games back to back but you can feel to mojo within in this team that has been lambasted from pillar to post in 2016.
Add to that an angry coach wanting to prove that he can lead the Wallabies to the promise land and who knows, maybe he can.
- Glen Ella, exclusively for Sportsta.